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Mango Coconut Parfaits
Nathan Congleton / TODAY
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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.


    • 1½ 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


1. 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.

2. 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.

3. Garnish with toasted coconut.

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