Chocolate Parfait

There's something about a pretty petite glass packed with chocolate layers that takes us back to the days of soda shops, grandma's dessert table, and ice cream parlors. At first we think it's the presentation that pulls us back in time– those enticing stacks of chocolate and whipped cream. One bite in, though, and we know it's the rich, chocolatey flavor that sparks our favorite memories. This Chocolate Parfait will not only take you back in time, but it will also help you treat yourself to dessert on the lighter side. You can use either a regular pudding mix or a sugar-free instant pudding mix. We tried both, and surprising preferred the sugar-free chocolate parfait. It's always a treat when the trick to cutting calories is actually just as tasty.Though we call for whipped topping and grated chocolate, this recipe is versatile. Try layering in fresh fruit to make it your own.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Chill Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 20 mins
6 servings


  • 1 (1.4-oz.) package fat-free, sugar-free chocolate instant pudding mix

  • 2 cups 1% low-fat milk

  • 1/2 cup light sour cream

  • 1 (8-oz.) container fat-free frozen whipped topping, thawed and divided

  • 3/4 cups chocolate graham cracker crumbs (4 cracker sheets)

  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated chocolate


  1. Whisk together first 3 ingredients in a bowl until blended and smooth. Fold in 1 1/2 cups whipped topping.

  2. Spoon 1 Tbsp. crumbs into each of 6 (4-oz.) glasses, and top with 1/3 cup pudding mixture. Repeat layers with remaining crumbs and pudding mixture. Top each parfait evenly with remaining whipped topping and grated chocolate. Cover and chill at least 1 hour.

    Chocolate Parfaits
    Southern Living

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

196 Calories
5g Fat
32g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 196
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 2g 12%
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 306mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 32g 12%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Protein 5g
Calcium 101mg 8%
Iron 1mg 4%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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