Mocha Latte Parfaits
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips, divided
  • ½ teaspoon shortening
  • chocolate jimmies
  • 3 tablespoons half and half cream
  • 2 egg yolks, lightly beaten
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon instant coffee granules
  • 2 teaspoons instant coffee granules
  • 1½ cups heavy whipping cream, divided
  • ⅓ cup confectioners' sugar
  1. In the microwave melt ½ cup chocolate chips and shortening together in a small bowl. Stir until smooth. Dip the rims of four parfait glasses in melted chocolate. Sprinkle with jimmies. Let stand until dried and set.
  2. In a small saucepan, combine the half and half cream, egg yolks, vanilla, coffee granules and remaining chocolate chips. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture reaches 160°. It should be thick enough to coat the back of a metal spoon. Let cool, stirring several times.
  3. In a small bowl, dissolve coffee granules in 1 tablespoon of the whipping cream. Add in remaining cream. Beat cream mixture just until it begins to thicken. Then add confectioners' sugar. Beat until soft peaks form. Fold in 1½ cups of cream mixture into cooled chocolate mixture.
  4. Spoon about ¼ cup chocolate mousse into each parfait glass. Spoon or pipe about ¼ cup cream mixture over mousse. Repeat layers.
  5. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
Recipe by Gather for Bread at