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:
|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