Sunday, January 23, 2011

Oh yes, I do have a sweet tooth!

It dawned on me that I haven't shared a dessert recipe.  That's just not like me because, boy, do I love sweets.  So, after serving this taste treat to a group of friends, I decided I better share it with you.  It is light in calories and fat, and it is simple to make.

Tiramisu Parfaits
(idea from a Taste of Home recipe)

1 3/4 cups cold nonfat milk
1 1-ounce package sugar free instant vanilla pudding mix
4 ounces fat free cream cheese
3 ounces angel food cake, cut into small cubes
1/3 cup Amaretto liqueur
2 cups fat free whipped topping, such as Cool Whip Free
2 tablespoons miniature chocolate chips
1 teaspoon cocoa powder

In a medium bowl, whisk milk and pudding mix for 2 minutes.  In another medium bowl, beat cream cheese with electric beaters until smooth.  Slowly beat in pudding until smooth; set aside.

Place angel food cubes in a small bowl.  Add Amaretto and toss; let stand for 5 minutes.  Divide half of angel food cubes among 6 parfait glasses.  Top with half of pudding mixture, 1 cup whipped topping and 1 tablespoon chocolate chips.  Repeat layers.  Sprinkle with cocoa powder.

Cover parfaits with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least several hours.  Makes 6 servings.

Note:  If you prefer an alternative to alcohol, substitute strong coffee for the Amaretto.


  1. This recipe is delicious and beautiful when served as shown! My husband couldn't believe it was "light." Thanks, Tracy