The pudding is made with either low fat or no fat milk, low sugar and is thick and creamy just as if there was cream, making it a deliciously lower calorie treat!
The beautiful thing about these parfaits is you can customize them with any cookie or candy that you’d like, making these healthier chocolate parfaits your very own. They are even a great way to get your children involved in the kitchen. Put them on stove duty. There’s a lot of stirring involved with pudding!
However, you decide to dress them up, have a happy chocolate parfait day!
3 cups milk (I used 1%, but you can also use skim)
2 1/2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons cornstarch
2/3 cup dark chocolate chips (I used Ghirardelli 60%)
1 egg yolk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup heavy cream
3 tablespoons powdered sugar
In a pot over medium heat, heat the milk, sugar and cornstarch together until slightly thickened (about 15 minutes), whisking constantly.
Meanwhile, melt the chocolate chips in a microwavable bowl, 20 seconds at a time, stirring in between until melted. Set aside.
Temper the egg yolk in a medium bowl, by slowly whisking in some of the hot milk mixture to the egg yolk until warmed and tempered. Whisk the egg yolk mixture back into the milk mixture.
Whisk in the melted chocolate and vanilla. Continue to whisk the mixture while simmering on low for 15-20 minutes until thickened.
Pour into a medium bowl and cover with plastic wrap, making sure to have the plastic wrap touch the top of the pudding so that a skin doesn't form. Place the pudding in the fridge to chill for at least 2 hours.
Once you're ready to assemble the parfaits, beat the heavy cream and powdered sugar on high for about 20 seconds until it forms soft peaks. Be sure not to over beat.
Layer the pudding and whipped cream (optional oreos too). Serve cold.
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