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Mocha Latte Parfaits Recipe

Mocha Latte Parfaits Recipe

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 YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 606 calories, 50g fat (30g saturated fat), 234mg cholesterol, 48mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (37g sugars, 3g fiber), 5g protein.

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nuhawthorne User ID: 3151067 159523
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!"

StudioSAngle User ID: 3361897 164524
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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