Red, White & Blueberry Coconut Parfaits

It’s red, it’s white, it’s blueberry, it’s coconut…it’s the perfect little something for your July 4th celebrations!
I’ve said it a hundred times but I’ll say it again, trifles, parfaits and such are great for entertaining because they’re prepared in advance and kept in the fridge until it’s time to enjoy.  A girl’s best friend when she’s hosting is a dessert that needs no work.  Assemble and go.
Make just a few for your family or a whole bunch for a party…either way, huge hit!

This recipe makes enough for about 6 to 8 parfaits (depending on your serving size).

Shopping List
1 (3.4 oz) box of instant coconut pudding (use vanilla if you can’t find coconut)
2 cups of milk (I used 2%)
about one cup of Cool Whip, thawed just a bit
half a (14 oz) can of sweetened condensed milk
about 3 cups or so of sliced strawberries
about 3 cups or so of fresh blueberries
about 4 cups of sweetened flaked coconut
1 (7 oz) package of short bread cookies (you won’t use all of them), crushed just a little
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together your pudding and milk for about two minutes.  After two minutes it should be thickened up a bit and then whisk in your Cool Whip and half of a can of sweetened condensed milk.  
Slowly spoon a little of the pudding mixture across the bottoms of your serving dishes.  Next, add in a few sliced strawberries, blueberries a little coconut and a sprinkle of shortbread cookie crumbs.  Repeat.  Top each parfait with coconut and a few more cookie crumbs.
Refrigerate until you’re ready to serve.  These stay fresh in the fridge up to 48 hours.
That’s it!  A little coconut pudding, a little fruit, some shredded coconut and cookie crumbs and you have yourself a dessert for any red, white and blue occasion!
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  • Erika Slaughter June 23, 2016 at 11:07 am

    Holy yum!!! All of my favorite things mixed together!! Making these ASAP!

  • Narci June 23, 2016 at 11:25 am

    What a fun and festive dessert!! This looks delish!

  • Emily Harrison June 23, 2016 at 1:18 pm

    I think I may double or triple this recipe in my trifle bowl for the 4th. This looks delicious.

  • Jaren June 23, 2016 at 5:40 pm

    Love how festive these are! Anything with sweetened condensed milk is a friend of mine!

  • Joanne Voth June 24, 2016 at 1:53 am

    This looks so festive and delicious! I might make it in a trifle bowl with cubed Angel food cake for July 4th.

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