Introducing the Very Merry Berry Pavlova Recipe … Did you know that Pavlova was named after a Russian ballerina named Anna Pavlova and that the Kiwi’s and Ozzies fight over who gets to claim its origin? But because i’m married to a Kiwi and our children are half and half [South Africa / Kiwi] we are collectively as a company going to go with the fact that it originates from New Zealand 🙂

… Awaiting mass hysteria from the Ozzies.

Never the less this very Merry Berry Pavlova is something to behold and originates right here by our very own South African Mariza over at @lifeinthesouth. It’s vegan, it’s decadent, it’s fruity and it’s just so delicious that it’ll be a must this festive season.

I always find Christmas desserts a bit heavy especially after the fact that I usually over eat before pudding but REFUSE to admit defeat at main course and soldier through to my final course only to be horizontal for a good half hour afterwards – Am I right!

But isn’t that what the festive season is all about! Indulging in your amazing family, feasting on beautiful food and making memories to look back on and laugh.

My family have always done a “Non-Traditional” Christmas style feast every year and we tweak it here and there to our new tastes and styles as we have gotten older and I must say I think we NAIL IT! It’s filled with dishes made by everyone in the household and from our friends who come over too. Bringing together everyones little bit of Christmas feasting into one.

My point is try not pigeon hole yourself into the traditional feasts, try something new, add something vegan – like this Berry Pavlova! 

Add some beautiful wine [My favourite being Simonsig Rose] and you have yourself a memory for a life time.

Berry Pavlova

Festive Berry Pavlova

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This festive Vegan Berry Pavlova is delicious, light and fruity and great for any occasion
Serves: 4



  • Fresh Berries
  • Berry Jam
  • Passion Fruit
  • Whipped Coconut Cream
  • Nut Butter
  • Fresh Herbs / Edible flowers


  • Place the chilled aquafaba in a bowl and start to whip for about 3-5 minutes until soft peaks form.
  • Gradually sift in the icing sugar until stiff peaks for, takes about 5-7 minutes.
  • Now use a spatula and slowly spoon in the almond flour until well combined, scoop the
    meringue on to a parchment paper lined tray, use the spatula to make the form in to a circle
    bring op the edges to a round pattern and bit of a dip in the middle for the filling.
  • Place in the oven to bake for three hours at 100 degree Celsius to dry our completely.
  • Serve the pavlova with whipped coconut cream, fresh fruit, nut butter, herbs, edible flowers
    and berry jam.