I know I’m not known as a prolific source of Paleo dessert recipes—and that’s totally cool with me. As I explained in my first cookbook, Nom Nom Paleo: Food For Humans, I don’t make it a habit to whip up sweets and treats ’cause I’m a recovering sugarholic; if I spent my days and nights perfecting grain-free treats, I’m sure I wouldn’t stop eating them ’til I burst. Besides, after completing a couple rounds of the Whole30, I recognize that I feel a lot better when I avoid sugary treats most of the time.
That said, it’s not like I don’t make (and eat!) desserts on occasion. It’s just that when I do, I make sure that the sweet treat I’m preparing is crazy-delicious and worth every bite. That’s why even though my cookbooks, cooking app, and blog contain just a handful of treats, all of them are showstoppers that’ve wowed even my most discriminating non-Paleo pals. Our upcoming cookbook, Ready or Not!, is no different: It contains a highly curated list of meticulously tested desserts that are definitely worth the time and effort to make, including my Tangerine Dream Tart, Rustic Chocolate Cake, Cherry Chocolate Chip Ice Cream, and Strawberry Almond Semifreddo + Berry Balsamic Sauce.
Dude—if you haven’t yet preordered my new cookbook, what are you waiting for? Seriously! IT COMES OUT IN JUST A FEW WEEKS, PEOPLE! And if you don’t preorder it before August 1, you won’t get my awesome preorder bonus gifts! Don’t miss out—preorder Ready or Not! already by clicking here. As I explained a few weeks ago, this book is bonkers.
Can’t wait until the book drops on August 1st for an indulgent, grain-free sweet? Fine. Here’s a creamy, berry-riffic pudding parfait in red, white, and blue—just in time for Independence Day! Fair warning, though: This dessert’s ROI (Return On Investment) is quite high—meaning it’s a breeze to make, but yields exponentially lip-smackingly awesome results—so just promise me that you won’t go crazy and make it everyday, m’kay?
- 1 can (13.5 ounces) full fat coconut milk, divided
- 2 teaspoons gelatin
- 2 tablespoons honey (or more to taste)
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- ⅛ teaspoon Diamond Crystal brand kosher salt
- 2 cups mixed berries, cut into bite-sized pieces (e.g. strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, etc.)