121/365: National Chocolate Parfait Day

May 1st is the “perfect” day to celebrate chocolate desserts: it’s National Chocolate Parfait Day!

It also marks a special occasion: today we are 1/3 of the way through our food challenge. Four months down, eight to go. We still have a lot of ground to cover, but we’re making progress. I’ve begun dreaming of 2014, when we’ll be able to eat whatever we feel like on any given day. Seems like such a novelty now. Which is not to say that I’m not enjoying this project. I am. We both are. But it’s definitely a lot of work! And expense.

As alluded to above, parfait is a French word meaning perfect. It was invented in 1894 in France (duh) and was originally a frozen dessert consisting of cream, sugar syrup, and eggs. Nowadays it may also contain frozen custard, whipped cream, sauce, and fruit, and is usually served on a plate rather than in a glass. The preparation varies by country. In the U.S., parfait describes a chocolate mousse or pudding layered with whipped cream, fruit, and cookie crumbs or other toppings. No matter how you partake of your parfait, you will find it c’est magnifique!

We partook of our parfait by preparing a prepackaged pouch of pudding perfectly. Instant chocolate pudding, to be exact, and both fat-free and sugar-free, to boot. We layered that in a glass with generic Cool Whip and crushed graham crackers, and voila! A quick and easy parfait.

Chocolate Parfait

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7 thoughts on “121/365: National Chocolate Parfait Day

  1. Momma Tracy

    That’s something that even I can make!


    • We actually tried KFC first – Tara remembered a chocolate parfait they used to sell, but alas, it appears that has been discontinued. Fortunately, these were pretty simple to make, and tasted great!


  2. Momma Tracy

    Oh yes…they used to have them. I was a little bummed that they were discontinued. They were pretty good, actually.


  3. Shweta D'souza

    I wish indians celebrated this in Mumbai! Looks so delicious! Even I posted something about mousse but with some different ingredients!


    • Yours sounds good, too! We have fresh blackberries around here every August. I’m always looking for interesting things to do with them.


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