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Cherry vegan dessert

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Written by Veronica Lavenia

This cherry vegan dessert is a must for me in Summer. A very delicate and fresh sweet, with the taste of cherries just picked from the tree. Of course, you can replace cherries with other fruit. The date syrup can be replaced by coconut sugar or raw cane sugar, Muscovado variety (or, for a vegetarian version, with organic honey). Vegan yogurt can also be replaced with creamy vegan cheese (diluted with plant based milk, for  more creamy texture, if desired).

This recipe, if served very cold, enhances the taste of natural ingredients and, of course, is perfect also as a hearthy snack for kids. It could also be delicious to stuff small pies or for cake toppings. In both cases, the desserts should be served immediately and the filling put at the last moment, to prevent the desserts from getting too wet. If the dessert is for adults only, you can sprinkle the cream with some good liqueur or dessert wine. Conversely, if it is only for children, you can also add whole sugar free crispy cereals for an even more delicious snack.

Cherry vegan dessert: Ingredients

Serves 4

150 g (5 oz) vegan cream

3 tbsp dates syrup

200 g (7 oz) cherries

250 g (9 oz) natural vegan yogurt

1 tsp organic vanilla “Bourbon” powder

Cherry vegan dessert: Method

  1. Whip the cream with dates syrup.
  2. Wash the cherries and remove the core. Set two cherries aside for each cup. Blend the remaining cherries with yogurt and vanilla until you get a creamy mixture. Add the vegan cream and blend for another minute.
  3. Pour the dessert in  glass cups.  Cool 30 minutes in the fridge before serving.

Ph: Veronica Lavenia

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About the author

Veronica Lavenia

PhD (former University academic). Italian based food writer, food consultant and magazine contributor. Authors of six books (five cookbooks), some of her works have appeared and appears in the most popular International food magazine, as “Gluten-free Heaven”; "Vegetarian Living"; "Veggie Magazine"; "Lifestyle FOOD"; "Australian Good Food & Travel Guide; "Chickpea";" TML" (The Mediterranean lifestyle), among others.