double chocolate parfait

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This chocolate parfait is fluffy, sweet, and intensely chocolate. It’s layered with two types of chocolate mousse and crushed cookies for a stunning dessert!

  • Author: Indi Hampton
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 8
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Mixer
  • Cuisine: American


  • 8 oz bittersweet chocolate (min 70% cocoa solids), chopped
  • 8 oz milk (or semisweet) chocolate, chopped
  • 1 1/4 cups heavy cream
  • 1 tbsp espresso (can substitute rum, cognac)
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/8 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups crushed chocolate cookies
  • Shaved chocolate, for garnish
  • Whipped cream, for garnish


  1. Put bittersweet and milk chocolate in separate heatproof bowls. Heat heavy cream in a saucepan until bubbles just begin to form along the edges. Pour 3/4 cup over the bittersweet chocolate and the remaining 1/2 cup over the milk chocolate. Let sit a few minutes to melt, then whisk each smooth.
  2. Separate eggs, placing 2 yolks in the bittersweet chocolate, 2 yolks in the milk chocolate, and the whites in a large mixing bowl. Whisk the yolks into each chocolate mixture until smooth.
  3. Whisk espresso into the bittersweet chocolate mix and vanilla into the milk chocolate mix; set both aside.
  4. Add salt to the egg whites and beat with a handheld mixer until soft peaks form. With the mixer running, slowly add sugar, and continue beating until peaks are glossy and just stiff.
  5. Scoop half the meringue into the bittersweet chocolate mixture and fold in until just combined. Divide mousse among 8 small glasses or jars. Sprinkle with 2 tablespoons crushed chocolate cookies. Add remaining meringue to milk chocolate mixture and fold through until evenly combined. Spoon on top of the crushed cookie layer. Cover and chill until firm, at least 3 hours.
  6. Top each parfait with 2 tablespoons crushed cookies. Garnish with whipped cream and chocolate curls before serving.


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