Coconut Lime Chia Pudding Parfaits with Coconut Whip


This deliciously messy layered recipe for Coconut Lime Chia Pudding Parfaits was submitted by Arlene Erlbach as a Sweet entry in the BIG Snackable Recipe Contest (entries are now closed, but the winners will be announced on that post!).

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Lime in the Coconut Crunch Cups Recipe - Creamy, crunchy layers of dairy-free goodness, with chia seeds, too! Gluten-free, vegan optional.To qualify for the contest, this recipe for Coconut Lime Chia Pudding Parfaits uses CocoWhip and Coconut Milk Beverage from So Delicious Dairy Free.

These snack- or dessert-worthy coconut crunch cups offer tempting and complimentary layers of sweet toasted coconut (tons of it – for coconut lovers only!), chia pudding, and lime cream.

They’re a perfect afternoon pick-me-up when you’re craving something sweet or a wonderful reward for after school. You can even pile these coconut crunch cups a little shorter, seal with a lid, and send them in a lunchbox for a midday treat!

Coconut, Lime Cream, Honey Crunch Cups

Special Diet Notes: Coconut Lime Chia Pudding Parfaits

By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, grain-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, optionally vegan / plant-based, and vegetarian.

Coconut Lime Chia Pudding Parfaits
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 4 servings
  1. Place the milk beverage, chia seeds, 2 tablespoons of honey, 1½ tablespoons of lime juice and 1½ tablespoons of lime zest in a small bowl, and stir thoroughly to combine. Cover and chill in the refrigerator for 3 to 4 hours.
  2. Place the shredded coconut in a skillet over medium heat. Saute for 4 to 5 minutes, until golden brown but not burnt. Place in a container, cover and refrigerate until cool.
  3. To make the chia layer, stir ¼ cup of the CocoWhip into the chilled and jelled chia mixture.
  4. To make the coconut crunch layer, set aside ¼ cup of the toasted coconut for garnish. In a small bowl, stir the remaining toasted coconut with 2 tablespoons of honey and ½ cup of CocoWhip.
  5. To make the lime cream layer, stir the remaining 1¼ cups CocoWhip with the remaining 2 tablespoons of honey, 1½ tablespoons of lime juice and 1½ tablespoons of lime zest until well combined.
  6. To assemble, place 1½ tablespoons of coconut crunch mixture in each of four ½ cup dessert jars or dessert glasses. Top with all of the chia mixture, followed by ½ of the lime cream mixture, then the remaining coconut crunch mixture, and finally the rest of the lime cream mixture. Sprinkle each serving with the reserved toasted coconut.
  7. Enjoy immediately or cover and chill until ready to devour.

About Author

Alisa is the founder of, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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