Sep 17, 2008


I must say, I don’t mind spending a lot of time on preparing desserts. Actually, it also depends on what the dessert is… some of them inevitably need many hours- or even days- to prepare. But I tend to find that fruit based desserts are usually quick to make and ever since the government here has been bombarding us with “5 fruits & vegetables a day” campaigns (which by the way, I think is a good thing- encourage people to get healthy!) I have been using more fruits in my desserts. I have no problem eating my 5 veggies a day (I’m a total vegetable addict!) but fruits…hmm… I have a bit more difficulty with that. I don’t know why, but I’ve never quite befriended fruits.
Maybe the only thing I like about them is that they are colourful and pretty to look at, and here I am presenting a quick & easy to make strawberry red and coconut white based dessert. There’s also a dash of lime juice in there too, all presented in a cute cup I totally fell in love with the other day while “food props” shopping. As a final touch, I added marshmallows coated in white chocolate and rolled into toasted coconut. I had done that marshmallow thing last year for Christmas but the coconut was not toasted, to give an impression of “eatable snowballs”. Anyway, the short and sweet recipe for this fruity cup is at the end of my post- but of course the strawberry-coconut matchup is versatile. My second option had been a strawberry-nougat duo… I’m sure both flavours create a tasty couple, but that will be for next time!

Recipe for strawberry lime-coconut cup:

Ripe delicious strawberries
Freshly squeezed lime juice
Coconut ice-cream
Grated coconut- toasted
White marshallows
White chocolate- melted

This is easy to make and the images should be almost self explanatory. Dice the strawberries. In a bowl, squeeze the lime juice, add some sugar, mix and gently throw in the strawberries. For the marshmallows: melt some white chocolate to then coat the marshmallows. Then roll the coated marshmallows in toasted grated coconut. Then fill in the cups with the strawberries, top off with a scoop of coconut ice-cream and decorate with the marshmallows and optionally white chocolate Mikado sticks. Enjoy!


Peter G | Souvlaki For The Soul said...

Marianna, I'm really enjoying your fruit desserts that you have been making lately...this one is very "dreamy" the combination of flavours.

Darius T. Williams said...

This is something I'd totally go for!

Looks good!


Leonor de Sousa Bastos said...

I love your pictures!

And I love your combination of coconut, strawberry and lime!!


Anonymous said...

i don't mind you spending a long time making desserts either!

love this combo. maybe one day soon i'll get off my ass and make marshmallows like i've been planning for a thousand years.

Anonymous said...

Love the combo of flavours you used and the presentation in the cup is gorgeous!

Patricia Scarpin said...

And then you go and put together such favorite flavors of mine, dear!
This looks fresh and delicious.

Anonymous said...

'Toasted coconut, white chocolate marshmallows' is sending me into overload.

Seriously impressive dessert, Marianna!

Daziano said...

The toasted coconut marshmallows bring me back memories when I was a child!!! Thank you for this recipe!