easy dessert

Strawberry Banana Sorbet

Now that the summer heat is in full effect here in Florida, I have been craving something cold and refreshing during the day. I used to turn to ice cream, but the high calories and fat content add up pretty quickly. Sorbet has always been a favorite of mine, so I decided to make my own with fruits and a surprising ingredient, coconut oil. Coconut oil is a healthy fat that is made up of medium chain triglycerides which are used directly through the body for energy – talk about a boosted sorbet! Adding coconut oil to this sorbet recipe […]

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Chocolate Dipped Coconut Macaroons

With Easter weekend right around the corner, I’m starting to plan out what delicious desserts I’ll be making for family and friends. Chocolate and coconut are two combinations that are a must have for me during Easter. Last year, I created these chocolate coconut nests which were such a hit that I decided to stick to my coconut theme. Chocolate dipped coconut macaroons are on the menu for this year and I’m so excited to be using coconut oil in the chocolate coating for this recipe! My mom always taught me to add butter into chocolate when melting to keep […]

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White Chocolate Pumpkin Mousse

It’s getting to that time of year again…pumpkin everything! I’m beyond excited because I’ve become absolutely obsessed with anything pumpkin related. To recreate one of my all-time favorite desserts, I decided to turn the traditional chocolate mousse into a white chocolate pumpkin mousse. I can’t even being to describe how incredibly good this turned out. Not to mention, I found the perfect way to melt white chocolate…with coconut oil. Incorporating coconut oil into the white chocolate in place of butter when melting gave me the smoothest consistency; no more clumps or burnt chocolate. Let’s take a look at what you’ll […]

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