May 1, 2012

Today is Chocolate Parfait Day!

This dessert is just perfect - parfait means "perfect" in French!
American parfaits are usually  prepared in a tall glass filled with a layer of ice cream 
or pudding and whipped cream with the addition of your choice 
of any other delicious ingredients!
This recipe calls for pudding...

Growing up...I remember my mom making chocolate pudding for me 
and my 6 siblings.
She made it on the stove - the cooked kind!
 As it cooled in the fridge it would form a thin layer on the top that was quite thick.
Any body out there remember this?
I never liked this top layer - yuck -  so I would scrap it off with my spoon before I ate it! 
"Instant pudding" hadn't come out yet!  I  prefer that today!

Quickie Chocolate Parfait

1 12 ozs instant chocolate pudding mix (fudge)
2 cups skim milk (cold)
4 tsp vanilla
2 ozs cool whip (lite) 
1Beat pudding mix into milk in bowl with whisk 2 minutes.
2Add vanilla and cool whip lite and continue to whisk until smooth.
3Pour into glasses layering with cool whip or whipped cream of your choice.
4Refrigerate till ready to serve -- at least 5 -10 minutes.


Krysta said...

I love pudding. Your picture is beautiful!

Tresa said...

I remember the cook and serve pudding. I didn't like to eat the top layer but it was intriguing to me. Your parfait looks delicious! The picture is beautiful. Enjoy!

Monica said...

I'm going to check my pantry right now to see if I have some chocolate pudding .... yum!!! And yes, my mom used to make pudding as well. And I, like you, never liked the "skin" that formed on top. Supposedly if you press a sheet of plastic wrap on top of it as it cools, that will prevent it. Anyway, yay for "chocolate parfait day" :)

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Carrie,

Oh yum! I remember having Parfaits for dessert. Yours looks delicious.

Have a happy week

Joanne said...

Oh I have to have this right NOW!!!! It looks soooo yummy!
Blessings, Joanne

wendy said...

Now, that's just one more "quickie" I can enjoy
HA HA HA HA (sorry, couldn't resist)

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

This Chocolate Gal thanks you for a new recipe! YUM!

Deborah said...

Oh how I remember that! Always pealed it off, made my mother mad. And how was I so underweight way back then eating like that????
**happy smiles** Deb

vintagegirl said...

Looks delicious! My mom used to make pudding that way too, and I also didn't like the top and would take it off. Will definitely try this one out:)


Country Dreaming said...

Ooooo,yummy! I much prefer instant pudding over cooked!!!!!!


Beverly @ My Sew Sweet Studio said...

Looks so yummy. Yes, my Mom made the cooked kind too(with the thick part), but I love the instant for most things. I even love the sugar free made with non fat milk.
Thanks for sharing this pretty idea for making an easy treat.

greenthumb said...

Oh yuck I hated that skin. Your desert looks much nicer.

Antique Bedroom said...

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Just a little something from Judy said...

I can't believe that I did not know about this day and my day is almost over. Good looking picture.

Leslie said...


M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

What a lucky have a mom who is a wonderful cook! Did I ever tell you I tried your lunch sack microwave popcorn? Turned out perfectly! Thanks for sharing!

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