Thursday, May 10, 2012

Vanilla & Mocha Parfait Mini's

This is something my daughter, aka "mini me", and I created together.  This child is my ultimate "mini me".  She adores mocha, as so does mommy!! Something about the flavor of vanilla, coffee, cream and chocolate!!  Well, just downright goodness at it's best, really!!  This recipe is simple, easy, light, creamy and totally delicious!!!

We served them to an entire house full of New Year guests!! Everyone loved them!! My mom had a double portion (shhhh):-)
I hope you enjoy them as much as we did!! (should I say my mommy ;-) )  Ready for the recipe?

Here we go:

6 slc poundcake
1 pkg vanilla pudding
1/3 c kahlua *or coffee liquor*
2 c cool whip, defrosted
3 Tbsp chocolate syrup
2 Tbsp slivered almonds toasted lightly
1/2 Tbsp mini milk chocolate chips
1- 1 1/2 Tbsp confectioners' sugar
2 tsp cocoa powder
2 tsp espresso powder, instant

Slice off the required amounts of poundcake and cube small, place on a plate and set aside.
In a small bowl, prepare your vanilla pudding using the instructions on the package. Set aside.
Using a small saute pan, place on stove at medium high heat. Add your slivered almonds and toast for about 1-2 minutes till edges are lightly starting to toast. Turn off heat and set aside.

Layering: Add your cubed cake cubes to the bottom of your parfait glasses. Drizzle with Kahlua, and a drizzle of chocolate syrup. 
Next add your vanilla pudding to almost to the top of each parfait glass. Set aside.

In a bowl add your defrosted cool whip, sprinkle in the confectioner's sugar, the cocoa and the espresso powder. Mix till all thoroughly incorporated. Place in a pastry bag (if desired), or just spoon topping ontop of parfaits. Place on a beautiful dallop of the gorgeous now flavored cool whip ontop of the parfaits. 
Place a mini chocolate chip in center of each parfaits. Decorate sides with slivered almonds standing on end.

When you serve this, watch the smile of your guestsfaces... this is the best thank you, a cook can ever have!!!

Till next time!!

Dishin with Didi


  1. Replies
    1. Thank you Daniela! I can't even compete to your level...

  2. Ooo, I'll take 2 please!! YUM!

    1. I'll make you as many as you want!!!!!

  3. Didi, this looks DIVINE!!!

    1. Thank you Diane, very, simple and easy!!!

  4. Happy Mother's Day Didi! You are doing a great job and are an inspiration to all the wannabe cooks (that would be me)!


    1. Happy Mother's Day Patti!!!
      You know, I scored bigtime when your watching FoodNetwork, YES, YES, YES!!!

      Now... I'll come over and we'll cook together!! ;-)

  5. Didi, I have some glasses just like these, I'm thinking I need to fill them with this!! Thanks for sharing!

    1. They are the cutest glasses aren't they? Seriously, love the minis!!!

  6. Wow! This looks great! I am so impressed!

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    1. Hi Lily and welcome! Thank you and very easy!