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Mango Coconut Parfaits

Nathan Congleton / TODAY


  • cups heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure coconut extract
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 3 large ripe mangos, diced
  • 1 store-bought pound cake, diced into 1/2-inch cubes
  • Shredded toasted coconut

Chef notes

These parfaits taste like the took hours to make, but they come together in just a couple of minutes using just a handful of ingredients. The fresh mango and toasted coconut add an irresistible tropical flavor to these treats.



Combine the heavy cream, sugar, coconut extract and salt in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment (or in a bowl and use and handheld mixer) and beat until stiff peaks form.


Place a couple spoonfuls of diced mangoes at the bottom of 8 parfait cups. Top with a layer of diced pound cake, followed by a few spoonfuls of coconut whipped cream. Repeat with the rest of the mango, cake and whipped cream.


Garnish with toasted coconut.