Skinny Chocolate Parfaits

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Skinny chocolate parfaits are a rich, creamy chocolate treat made from semi-sweet chocolate, fat-free milk, vanilla and cornstarch. Layered with a little whipped cream, it’s a perfect ending to a special dinner.

Skinny chocolate parfaits are a rich, creamy chocolate treat made from semi-sweet chocolate, fat-free milk, vanilla and cornstarch. Layered with a little whipped cream, it's a perfect ending to a special dinner.Skinny Chocolate Parfaits

Perfect for Valentine’s Day or date night. A few other recipe ideas I love making for the occasion are Homemade Chocolate Cake, Mixed Berry Pie, Vanilla Bean Panna Cotta and Chocolate Crepes with Strawberries. You can also check out this full list of Valentine’s Day recipes.

Skinny chocolate parfaits are a rich, creamy chocolate treat made from semi-sweet chocolate, fat-free milk, vanilla and cornstarch. Layered with a little whipped cream, it's a perfect ending to a special dinner.

I don’t have dessert every night, but once in a while, on special occasions, I like to enjoy a sweet treat. Valentine’s Day is certainly one of those nights. What’s great about this dessert is that you actually make the pudding the day before, so it’s easy to assemble just before you are ready to eat.

Skinny chocolate parfaits are a rich, creamy chocolate treat made from semi-sweet chocolate, fat-free milk, vanilla and cornstarch. Layered with a little whipped cream, it's a perfect ending to a special dinner.

I love these little glass dessert cups, they are actually from the salvation army but a champagne glass would also work great too.

My light whipped topping of choice is Truwhip – I love that it contains all natural ingredients, no HFCS, hydrogenated oils, transfats or GMOs. They also have a light version, but I can’t always find it. There’s a store finder on their website if you want to find a store near you that sells it. I also heard Trader Joe’s sells their own brand with the same ingredients.

Skinny chocolate parfaits are a rich, creamy chocolate treat made from semi-sweet chocolate, fat-free milk, vanilla and cornstarch. Layered with a little whipped cream, it's a perfect ending to a special dinner.
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Skinny Chocolate Parfaits

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10
SP
217 Cals 5 Protein 30.5 Carbs 10 Fats
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 45 mins
Chill Time: 2 hrs
Total Time: 2 hrs 50 mins
Yield: 6
COURSE: Dessert
CUISINE: American
Skinny chocolate parfaits are a rich, creamy chocolate treat made from semi-sweet chocolate, fat-free milk, vanilla and cornstarch. Layered with a little whipped cream, it's a perfect ending to a special dinner.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups fat free milk
  • 2 1/2 tbsp sugar
  • 1-1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 4 oz 4 squares Semi-Sweet Baking Chocolate Squares
  • 18 tbsp Tru Whip

Instructions

  • In a medium non-stick saucepan, combine milk, sugar, and cornstarch; whisk well and simmer on medium-low heat, whisking constantly until mixture has thickened, about 15 to 20 minutes.
  • In a medium bowl whisk egg yolk.  Slowly add about a cup of the hot milk mixture to the yolk, whisking in about a tablespoon at a time to temper the egg so the egg doesn't cook.
  • Once the egg is tempered, whisk into the saucepan with the milk mixture.
  • Melt the chocolate squares in the microwave 20 seconds at a time, up to a minute, stirring in between until the chocolate is melted.  Pour melted chocolate into the sauce pan, whisk well.
  • Add vanilla; simmer on low for 15 minutes, whisking constantly.
  • Transfer the chocolate pudding into a large bowl, cover with wax paper, touching the pudding so that it doesn't allow a film to settle on top.
  • Refrigerate for at least two hours or overnight.
  • When cold, place 3 tbsp pudding into each glass, then add 2 tbsp of Truwhip in each, then 2 tbsp more pudding and top with a dollop of Truwhip.

Nutrition

Serving: 6servings, Calories: 217kcal, Carbohydrates: 30.5g, Protein: 5g, Fat: 10g, Saturated Fat: 2.5g, Cholesterol: 33mg, Sodium: 73mg, Fiber: 1.5g, Sugar: 22.5g
Blue Smart Points: 10
Green Smart Points: 10
Purple Smart Points: 10
Points +: 6
Keywords: chocolate parfait, chocolate pudding parfait, chocolate pudding recipe, Skinny Chocolate Parfaits, valentine's day desserts
Skinny chocolate parfaits are a rich, creamy chocolate treat made from semi-sweet chocolate, fat-free milk, vanilla and cornstarch. Layered with a little whipped cream, it's a perfect ending to a special dinner.
Skinny chocolate parfaits are a rich, creamy chocolate treat made from semi-sweet chocolate, fat-free milk, vanilla and cornstarch. Layered with a little whipped cream, it's a perfect ending to a special dinner.
Skinny chocolate parfaits are a rich, creamy chocolate treat made from semi-sweet chocolate, fat-free milk, vanilla and cornstarch. Layered with a little whipped cream, it's a perfect ending to a special dinner.

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58 comments

  1. I have yet to try a SkinnyTaste recipe  – sweet or savory – that I wouldn’t make again and this chocolate pudding is yet another great one.  I was surprised to see it only had 1 rating, so I thought it was about time I left a review and a big thank you to Gina!  This is an easy & delicious recipe – just the right amount of chocolate and sweetness.  I did mess with the recipe just a bit because I just can’t help myself – I used whole milk and poured the pudding into a pre-baked pie crust to make a delicious chocolate cream pie.  I was looking for a home-made version of the pie my mom would make as a kid with a boxed mix, and this was perfect without being too fancy, overly rich or fussy.  Thank you, Gina!

  2. I also had to thicken mine on medium high heat, to the point that it was boiling. I used an ice bath to cool it instead of putting it in the refrigerator, and that only took about 20 minutes, if that.

  3. Hi Gina,
    I can't have the sugar in the tru whip. Do you have another option? Thanks Debbi

  4. This chocolate really good and healthy for health and it really doing well to get proper food value from it.

  5. I currently have almond milk at home, do you think this would work instead of the fat free regular milk?

  6. I had the same problem doubling the recipe. I stirred it for over an hour, with no thickening. Finally, I added another 2 T. cornstarch to a cup of the hot milk whisking constantly to work it in, and continuing with the recipe. Doubling made about 10 small servings. Very rich chocolate flavor, so small serving is perfect. I did use real whipped cream. Elegant! Adding a splash of Kahlua or other liquor over each serving would be even more exotic – except for the additional points. Oh, little kids didn't like it. Not sweet enough for them.

  7. i love this recipe and have made it several times. the other night however i tried to double it, and it never formed pudding, but rather stayed liquid. any idea what i did wrong? by doubling ingredients, was i maybe supposed to also double the cooking time? thanks gina!

  8. This was very yummy! Another skinny taste win!

  9. Mine thickened! 🙂 I followed her recipe exactly, kept whisking for 20 minutes after I mixed the chocolate with the milk. I kept it in the fridge for 4 hours before serving. Problem was there were some lumpy pieces in there, not sure if this is because I didn't put in the fridge long enough. Any ideas? Would love to make this again wihout the lumps. We still ate it, we mixed kahlua with it 🙂
    ~Princy

  10. Mine didn't thicken either. It was like chocolate milk. I just tried Joy of Cooking's pudding recipe to try to regain my confidence and it worked.

  11. Mine didn't thicken either 🙁

  12. This looks delicious! I am a huge fan of chocolate and always want to try out new things. This is definitely something that I have to prepare some time. Thanks for the recipe!

  13. Attempted to make this two nights ago to take to a dinner date with friends. I followed directions as specified but my pudding never thickened either. 🙁 I plan to retest later this week to see if I went wrong somewhere.

  14. I re-made this as per your comments, and I had the same results, perfect. I added the thicken time in my directions to help. The end results were very much like a pudding after it cooled in the refrigerator.

  15. I had this made in 15 minutes (plus setting over night)and if I had realised how easy it is to make chocolate mousse I would have tried it years ago. Everything was perfect and thoroughly enjoyed by hubby and myself as a Valetines treat with some strawberry's.

  16. Mine never set correctly either, and I'm not sure if I didn't let it thicken long enough on the stove or if I didn't leave it in the fridge long enough. It was still warm coming out of the fridge, so I imagine that was it. I'd like to try it again but I don't want to end up with runny pudding again, so I'll be watching the comments for suggestions!

    • It's not super hard, I like that it's a little soft but I am going to retest this just to be sure I didn't make a mistake when writing it up.

  17. Mmm…delicious! Thanks so much!

  18. I followed the directions closely and did everything correctly, but unfortunately the pudding mixture never set in the fridge even overnight. What did I do wrong? I did as the recipe said simmering it for 15 minutes should I have cooked it longer to get the pudding to be thick like I did with the milk/cornstarch.

  19. I tried making this last night and unfortunately, it just didn't come out right. The milk and cornstarch mixture never thickened, I had it on the stove for about 1/2 hour…should I have cooked it even longer?

  20. Your pudding looks so thick, creamy and full of chocolatey delight! I've never tried covering pudding with wax paper and I love this idea because ever time I've used plastic wrap, I've ended up with drops of moisture on top of the pudding. gorgeous!!

  21. I would love to know if this would work as well with almond milk. We religiously use vanilla (sweetened) almond milk. I imagine it would be fine since it's sweet and we use it in place of milk anyway in other recipes.

  22. I wonder if the temp in the begining when thickening is actually suppose to be medium high. Mine would not thicken until I cranked up the heatg.

  23. YES! ^^ this person read my mind! lol I LOVE your rainbow whisk! and the dessert looks yummy 🙂

    I'm not sure if this would be any "lighter" for a topping but what about meringue?

  24. okay everyone is tempting me with cocolate right now, this looks scrumptious but really I came to say… i love your whisk lol

  25. Do you think this would work with Almond milk?

  26. This looks amazing and pretty easy to make! I may have to give it a try!

  27. Do you think I could use arrow root instead of cornstarch?

  28. Fabolous dessert!!! I just love chocolate parfaits!!

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  30. I think I would just try this without the egg yolk. Looks tempting!

  31. Can you give us a homemade alternative to tru whip? Alot of your subscribers are not from USA & aren't able to buy the pre made products you have in your recipes.

    • It's pretty easy to make your own whipped cream with whipping cream. http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Whipped-Cream/ Then you don't have to worry about any additional ingredients either!

    • I meant a low fat version! I think most of us know how to whip cream 🙂

    • I've tried making low fat whipped cream from scratch with little success. A great cleaner cream alternative is to use yogurt sweetened with honey or raw sugar, with some vanilla added.

      I also love using coconut cream as a non-dairy whipped cream option, but it's not light, it still has fat in it. If anyone has any ideas, I'd love to hear it!

  32. what is the point value without the Truwhip?My new thing is to add a touch of vanilla creamer to ff greek yogurt and use it as a topping

  33. This looks soooo good! Wish I would have seen this recipe before I went to the grocery store this morning. I don't have any chocolate sqaures, but I have semi sweet chips. Would those work?

  34. Those little dessert cups are an awesome find! They are perfect for a parfait!

  35. Def looks AMAZING. YUM! Need to go get the ingredients asap!

  36. This looks delicious! I will definitely have to try this one out for a healthy snack or even valentines day!

  37. My son is allergic to eggs, any suggestions for substitutions ? Would love to make this on thursday !

    thanks

  38. This looks so delish!

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  39. Can i use semi sweet chocolate chips instead? I have those on hand

  40. That looks DELICIOUS! Can't wait to try it 🙂

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  41. What's truwhip?

  42. Looks yummy. Throw a few raspberries on top and I'm sold!

  43. Looks Amazing!! Can't wait to try it!