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Mocha Latte Parfaits Recipe
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Mocha Latte Parfaits Recipe

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When hosting a small dinner party, our home economists suggest you serve these pretty parfaits. Assemble them earlier in the day for a no-fuss dessert!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon shortening
  • Chocolate jimmies
  • 3 tablespoons half-and-half cream
  • 2 egg yolks, lightly beaten
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon instant coffee granules
  • 2 teaspoons instant coffee granules
  • 1-1/2 cups heavy whipping cream, divided
  • 1/3 cup confectioners' sugar

Nutritional Facts

1 parfait equals 606 calories, 50 g fat (30 g saturated fat), 234 mg cholesterol, 48 mg sodium, 40 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 5 g protein.


  1. In a microwave, melt 1/2 cup chocolate chips and shortening; stir until smooth. Dip rims of four parfait glasses in chocolate; sprinkle with jimmies. Let stand until set.
  2. In a small saucepan, combine the cream, egg yolks, vanilla, coffee granules and remaining chocolate chips. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture reaches 160° or is thick enough to coat the back of a metal spoon. Cool, stirring several times.
  3. In a small bowl, dissolve coffee granules in 1 tablespoon whipping cream. Add remaining cream; beat cream mixture until it begins to thicken. Add confectioners' sugar; beat until soft peaks form. Fold 1-1/2 cups of cream mixture into cooled chocolate mixture.
  4. Spoon about 1/4 cup chocolate mousse into each parfait glass; spoon or pipe about 1/4 cup cream mixture over mousse. Repeat layers. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Mocha Latte Parfaits in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2006, p53

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Reviewed Jan. 4, 2010

"Easy and elegant presentation. Super decadent and rich. I only made half a recipe for two servings but next time I would even divide that amount into 4 smaller servings. I used elible silver glitter on the rims of martini glasses for a New Year's Eve dinner and it was really a dazzler!"

Reviewed Feb. 11, 2009

"This was absolutely perfect for a luncheon dessert. We served a mixed veggie salad followed by this deadly dessert! There wasn't a smidge left in each serving glass. Raves all around!"

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