15 min prep time
4 hours (to set) cook time
Serves 6 people
Nuts for Life - Lime and macadamia parfait


  • 400g tin coconut cream
  • 2 tsp vanilla bean paste
  • Finely grated zest and juice of two limes
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/3 cup caster sugar
  • 1/2 cup macadamias, toasted and roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup pine nuts, toasted and roughly chopped
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1 cup seasonal fruit of choice, sliced
  • 1/3 cup shredded coconut, toasted


  1. Line a 12cm x 22cm loaf pan with cling film.
  2. Stir together coconut cream, vanilla and lime zest.
  3. Place egg whites in a large bowl. Use electric beaters or a whisk to whip eggs to soft peaks, then slowly add the sugar, whisking all the time, until a stiff, shiny meringue is reached.
  4. Use a whisk to fold egg white mixture and coconut mixtures together. Fold through macadamias and pine nuts. Spoon mixture into the loaf pan and smooth with a spatula or knife. Freeze for four hours or overnight until firm.
  5. Place shredded coconut into a small saucepan over high heat. Cook, stirring, for 30 seconds or until golden and fragrant. Tip into a small bowl and wipe out the pan. Add lime juice and honey to the pan. Use the residual heat of the pan to dissolve the honey into the lime juice, then remove from heat. Pour over the sliced fruit and stir to combine.
  6. Turn parfait out, remove cling film and cut into slices. Divide parfait slices between plates, top with fruit, lime syrup and toasted coconut.


Folding the nuts into the mixture of the parfait rather than just sprinkling them on top helps to enhance the texture of this frozen dessert. This method ensures a delightful crunch in every bite!


Recipe developed by Sprout (https://sprout.edu.au) for Nuts for Life
Nutrients per serve
Energy 1,944kJ
Protein 5.9g
Fat 38.6g
Saturated fat 17.5g
Carbohydrate 24.2g
Sugars 23.9g
Dietary fibre 3.4g
Sodium 31mg

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