Happy Sunday everyone!!! Having a cook out tonight and not sure what to put together for the dessert? I am just about DYING to try this at our next dinner party so I figured I’d share - Chocolate Cookies N’ Cream Parfaits. Sadly, I tend to forget about dessert – and usually make one of our guests bring it if they volunteer a dish – but this one is definitely a must make.
I love that I can make this in various sizes so if we’re having a bigger party we can do them more like small bite desserts (though I would probably eat more than one).
(Makes about 6 servings in 6 ounce glasses, or 4 servings in 10 ounce glasses)
- 16 fl oz whipping cream, cold
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 2 (16 ounce) tubs all natural Belgian chocolate pudding*, divided use
- 24 all natural chocolate-vanilla sandwich cookies*, crushed into chunky consistency
- 1 (1ounce) square semi-sweet chocolate, to shave for garnish
- In the bowl of a mixer (or using a hand-held), add the cold cream and begin whipping; once thickened slightly, sprinkle in the sugar and finish whipping just until stiff peaks form; set aside for a moment.
- In medium-large bowl, add 2 cups of the chocolate pudding (reserving the remaining pudding) and begin adding the whipped cream to it in several increments, gently folding in to keep a fluffy and light consistency, as this is the “chocolate mousse” part of the dessert; once all whipped cream is incorporated, set aside and prepare glasses.
Assembling (for 6 servings in 6 oz glasses)
- Begin by adding equal amounts of the crushed cookies to the bottom of each glass (about 3 tablespoons),next a layer of chocolate pudding (about 3 tablespoons), and next a layer of the “chocolate mousse” (about 3 tablespoons);
- Repeat this process again for each glass, with another layering of crushed cookies, then the pudding, then the “chocolate mousse”, finally finishing with a final sprinkling of crushed cookies and a decorative dollop of “chocolate mousse”; garnish by shaving a little of the semi-sweet chocolate square with a vegetable peeler over the tops of each glass; refrigerate until ready to serve, or serve immediately.
Assembling (for 4 servings in 10 oz glasses):
- Follow assembly instructions above only increase the quantity of each layer to about 5 tablespoons in order to fill each glass.