Snowman Themed Dessert Cheese Ball

Looking for an easy winter themed dessert to take to a holiday party or gathering? This snowman themed dessert cheese ball comes together in a snap. With white chocolate, sweetened cream cheese, and coconut flakes, this snowman cheese ball is as delicious as it is adorable and makes for a perfect centerpiece for your holiday dessert spread.

snowman themed dessert cheese ball

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Coconut Cream Pie Donuts #Brunchweek

This post is sponsored in conjunction with #BrunchWeek. I received product samples from sponsor companies to aid in the creation of the #Brunchweek recipes. All opinions are mine alone.

A solid donut recipe, these Coconut Cream Pie Donuts are the whole kit & kaboodle in breakfast and brunch form. Sweet & a tad savory, they’re the best of both worlds.

Coconut Cream Pie Donuts 

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Brazilian Strawberry Soup with Mint and a Coconut Cream Drizzle

Did you know soup doesn’t have to be hot or savory? A bowl full of this Brazilian strawberry soup is cool creamy comfort, especially on warm Summer days. Take the heat out of your meal, and make it a real treat with a coconut cream drizzle and a mint leaf garnish.

Brazilian Strawberry Soup

Chilled Strawberry Soup is a perfect treat for any hot day. Matter of fact, it’s pretty dang spectacular. Just think of it as ‘slurpin up some Summer’.

It’s smooth and creamy, and a perfect end to any meal, but also a totally excusable snack. We like ours rich and creamy so I opt for the full fat coconut, but if you’re looking for a lighter option, or counting calories, then you can use light coconut milk or even omit it altogether.

You can add some extra yogurt to get the creamy effect, or more oj for a soupier effect, adjusting the sugar accordingly. Just taste as you go.

For us, as written, its perfectly sweetened, and however you end up tweaking it, it’s loaded with flavor from the strawberries. It’s cool and creamy, with just the right bit of texture from the puréed berries.

The sons love theirs topped with a heavy-handed dollop of whipped cream, but for the hubs and I? It’s several fresh mint leaves and a drizzle of some coconut cream.

It’s so simple, yet so scrumptious. It’ll have you scraping every last drop out of your bowl and still licking the spoon.

It doesn’t get any easier. Throw everything together, blend it all up, and voila! It takes 5 minutes. Tops.

Brazilian Strawberry Soup

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Brazilian Strawberry Soup

A rich, creamy dessert soup that tastes just like Summer in a spoonful.

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs fresh strawberries
  • 1 cup vanilla Greek yogurt we've made this with plain Greek yogurt as well, but then added extra vanilla and sugar to taste
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 3 -4 tbsp sugar
  • 1/3 -1/2 cup coconut cream from can of full fat coconut milk chilled overnight so the cream and water separate)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon

Garnish

  • mint leaves
  • orange zest
  • whipped cream or whipped coconut cream

Instructions

  • Add all the soup ingredients to a food processor, or a blender. Blend everything together until the soup is smooth. We stop there, but if you want to avoid any seediness, you can go the extra step of straining the mixture through cheesecloth.
  • Serve as is, or chill for an hour or two. Garnish with a drizzle of coconut cream, or coconut whipped cream (whip the chilled coconut until soft peaks form), or a dollop of whipped cream, followed by a sprinkle of orange zest (optional), and a few fresh mint leaves.

recipe adapted from Carlsbad Cravings

 

Thai Chicken Coconut Soup

We all have at least one version of chicken & rice soup we enjoy. This Thai chicken coconut soup version up’s the ante by adding Thai flavors and giving it an Asian flair. It’s hearty, with just the right amount of subtle sweet & savory flavor notes, and finished off with a tangy garnish of chopped fresh cilantro leaves.

thai chicken coconut soup in a soup pot and shown in two small black bowls, topped with fresh cilantro leaves

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