When I discovered kahlua was vegan I got very very excited. So did Jaye.
While neither of us is much of a drinker these days, kahlua is something we have very fond memories of.
So we were immediately thinking of the possibilities! Kahlua Dom Pedros! (Coming!), Kahlua Coffees! (Also coming!).
But right away I wanted to make some kahlua and cream parfaits!
This was inspired by seeing some awesome Bailey’s Cookies and Cream Parfaits. These parfaits weren’t vegan but oh my – looked so damn good!
And while Bailey’s has brought out a vegan option (made with almond milk – oh yay!), I really wanted to go with kahlua for this one.
And let me tell you this is all kinds of delicious! I made a chocolate ganache with coconut cream and vegan dark chocolate and mixed Kahlua into that as well as some whipped coconut cream.
And then I layered the kahlua chocolate ganache with crushed oreo cookies and whipped coconut cream. Top with a sprig of mint and you have the most delicious dessert.
If you’re not familiar with kahlua, it’s coffee liqueur. It’s quite delicious on its own, though of course it’s liqueur so it has a strong taste and if you’re drinking it on its own, you’ll sip it very slowly.
However, mixed with the chocolate ganache, the flavors work together wonderfully, to create this deliciously boozy coffee flavored chocolate mousse. Layered with light and fluffy whipped coconut cream and crushed oreos, you have yourself a bit of heaven in a glass.
However, as you can imagine, this is a rich dessert! For anyone looking for a low calorie treat, this is not for you! This is an indulgence for sure, a really really really good one!
You will love these vegan kahlua and cream parfaits! They are wonderfully rich, creamy, chocolatey, smooth, layered, cookies and chocolate coffee cream, decadent and simply wonderful!
With the added little kick of the kahlua to give you a little buzz, it doesn’t get better than this….