Sunday, August 26, 2012
How Can Something So Evil, Be So Darned Delicious?
Come to mama, little chocolate sandwich cookie, let me crumble you into my glass.
I’ll spoon some silky, chocolate pudding over you.
And after, a smooth cloud of creamy, chocolate fluffiness, I’ll then sprinkle in a bit more of you, little chocolate sandwich cookie.
And layer more velvety goodness over top, until my entire glass has been filled to the brim, with dark chocolate richness, and your sweet, crumbled cookie-ness.
Chocolaty Cookies N’ Cream Parfaits
16 oz. whipping cream, cold
2 tbsp. sugar
2 (16 ounce) tubs chocolate pudding, divided use
24 all natural chocolate-vanilla sandwich cookies, crushed into chunky consistency
1 (1ounce) square semi-sweet chocolate, to shave for garnish
In the bowl of a mixer (or using a hand-held), add the cold cream and begin whipping; once thickened slightly, sprinkle in the sugar and finish whipping just until stiff peaks form; set aside for a moment.
In medium-large bowl, add 2 cups of the chocolate pudding (reserving the remaining pudding) and begin adding the whipped cream to it in several increments, gently folding in to keep a fluffy and light consistency, as this is the “chocolate mousse” part of the dessert; once all whipped cream is incorporated, set aside and prepare glasses.
To Assemble (for 6 servings in 6 ounce glasses):
Begin by adding equal amounts of the crushed cookies to the bottom of each glass (about 3 tablespoons), next a layer of chocolate pudding (about 3 tablespoons), and next a layer of the “chocolate mousse” (about 3 tablespoons); repeat this process again for each glass, with another layering of crushed cookies, then the pudding, then the “chocolate mousse”, finally finishing with a final sprinkling of crushed cookies and a decorative dollop of “chocolate mousse”; garnish by shaving a little of the semi-sweet chocolate square with a vegetable peeler over the tops of each glass; refrigerate until ready to serve, or serve immediately.
To Assemble (for 4 servings in 10 ounce glasses):
Follow assembly instructions above only increase the quantity of each layer to about 5 tablespoons in order to fill each glass.