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Cinnamon Mocha Parfaits

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. + chilling Cook: 15 min.


4 servings

By modifying a standard pudding recipe, I came up with this smooth and creamy indulgence featuring my two favorite flavors. Besides making desserts, I enjoy crafting and gathering wild edibles around our rural acreage.


  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons baking cocoa
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons instant coffee granules
  • Dash salt
  • Dash ground cinnamon
  • 1-1/3 cups milk
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/4 cups whipped topping, divided
  • Chocolate curls


  1. In a saucepan, combine the first six ingredients; gradually stir in milk until smooth. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from the heat; stir in butter and vanilla.
  2. Spoon 3 tablespoons into each of four parfait glasses. Pour the remaining pudding into a bowl; cover and refrigerate for 20 minutes. Fold in 1 cup whipped topping. Spoon into parfait glasses. Garnish with remaining whipped topping; top with chocolate curls.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 230 calories, 10g fat (7g saturated fat), 16mg cholesterol, 90mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (23g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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