Oh what fun! Yummy paleo, gluten and dairy-free dessert, or as I refer to them – #smartsplurges. If you are on a paleo diet, and are watching your sugar intake, this is a wonderful option to try.

Homemade coconut cream will be your new favorite. Make this ahead of time and keep chilled in the fridge. A lovely desert for special occasions, or when you need a treat.


  • 1-15 oz can organic pumpkin puree (or make your own!) 
  • 2 tbsp coconut milk 
  • 1 tsp cinnamon + extra for topping 
  • ½ tbsp coconut sugar 
  • 1-13 oz organic coconut cream 
  • Crushed walnuts 
  • Anise stars, for garnish 


In a medium bowl mix pumpkin puree, coconut milk, cinnamon, and coconut sugar. In a stand mixer, whisk coconut cream until soft peaks form (use a chilled bowl if desired). Alternate layers into your parfait ending with a dollop of coconut cream. Sprinkle with walnuts and cinnamon. Garnish with anise. Enjoy!