Today I share my Chocolate-Cherry Pudding Parfait and feature the fun recipe video I filmed with my friend Sharzad Kiadeh. Sharzad is one of my fave people online. Seriously. If you want someone fun, creative, hilarious, sparkly-fabulous and super down to earth to follow, this is your girl.
Sharzad Kiadeh runs a crazy-popular YouTube channel, among other shiny, fabulous online things and projects. You may have seen her as a co-host on The Mom's View -- or remember her from the last time I shared our video collab here on HHL.
Sharzad has been adding LOADS of vegan recipes to her diet and featuring them on her YouTube channel (woo-hoo!) so I am happy to share some of my vegan recipes with her audience -- who are mostly busy mamas and people less familiar with vegan cooking -- so they want FAST, EASY and DELICIOUS. Done and done.
I have not been doing a whole lot of own on-camera videos lately just because I haven't felt up to it as I work on pulling myself out of my difficult-winter-funk / burnout, as I talked about a tiny bit here. But I am so glad I said yes to this video with Sharzad! I mean, laughter with friends is one of my favorite forms of therapy.
And basically I adore spending time with Sharzad because she is one of those people who just makes you feel GOOD. And usually I end up cracking up in fits of uncontrollable laughter about something, and yup, sure enough...
Laughter Is Literally The BEST. This time I ended up cracking up over something about math. And the fact that we both went completely blank trying to figure our what 1/3 cup times four was... I think we had on-camera brain because we literally could not figure out that it is (duh, obviously) 1 and 1/3 cups. So hilarious. (Our math-glitch didn't make the video, so you will just have to imagine me needing a moment to collect myself because I literally could not do recipe math on camera and couldn't stop laughing about it. If you have ever had a camera pointed at your face and been asked a left brain question, you might know what I mean! I think that is how Jimmy Kimmel gets all those people to look like they do not know answers to basic questions! ha.)
Sharzad does a really fun recipe theme for her channel called "My Dancing Kitchen." Last time I made Pumpkin Alfredo Pasta with her and shared my Britney Spears dance moves. (That video is below too.) This time I went into a really spur-of-the-moment cheerleading routine. Not sure where that came from but OK! I think it was because we were both talking about growing up in Santa Cruz and my school Aptos High. Where I was not, by the way, a cheerleader but that didn't stop me from knowing plenty of the cheer moves. Actually now that I think of it I DID go to "junior cheer camp" in junior high and that is where I picked up this silly cheer song. Some random fun facts for you today!
But FYI to Sharzad.. I now remembered that I know the entire dance to "Bye Bye Bye" by *Nsync, so obviously the next time you want to invite me on, I know exactly what moves I will be busting out. Bye Bye Bye, bye BYE! ;) #1999HighSchoolGradRightHere
Now THIS pudding...
That coconut whip though...
Watch us!... Sharzad's Dancing Kitchen: Chocolate Pudding with berries and ginger-almond crumble
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Vegan Chocolate-Cherry Pudding Parfait! For today's recipe I take the yummy chocolate pudding Sharzad and I made together (you have to see the gorgeous avocados we used!) and I added some of my fave dessert flavors, cherries and coconut whip and some crumbly ginger-snappy and almond crumble in there too...
Cherry Chocolate Pudding Parfaits
Chocolate covered cherry flavors with coconut whip and ginger-snap alond sprinkle on top!
- 2 cups vegan chocolate avocado pudding - recipe Sharzad and I made OR use this one here on HHL
- 1 cup coconut whip
- 1 cups dark cherries, frozen (thawed to room temperature or slightly warmed)
- 2 sprigs of fresh mint
- 1 cup vegan gingersnaps
- 1 cup raw almonds (or another nut)
- Process the gingersnaps and nuts until crumbly like a fine powder. (You could also use graham crackers)
- You can let the cherries thaw on your counter or run the frozen bag they come in under hot water to quickly thaw.
- Layer the parfaits! Crumble, pudding, cherries, whip and repeat. Top with fresh mint and serve. You can make these up to a day ahead of time. (The coconut whip will lose its fluff a bit in the fridge bit is still delicious.)
Yield: 2 parfaitsPrep Time: 00 hrs. 15 mins.
Total time: 15 mins.Tags: vegan,dessert,chocolate,pudding,avocado,coconut whip,vegan parfait,cherries,chocolate cherry
Check out my Coconut Whip video on Facebook!..
In case you missed Sharzad and I's Pumpkin Alfredo video from last fall!..