Hugo: Parfait recipe

February 21, 2012 8:27:13 AM PST
Layers of dark chocolate mousse and sweet whipped cream; Recipe from MJ Catering & Events

Cheater Tip: use pre-packaged chocolate pudding mix

  • 6 oz. bittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 3 cups heavy cream, well chilled
  • 3 large egg whites
  • 2 T. and 1 T. granulated sugar
  • 1 T. pure vanilla extract
  • Shaved bittersweet chocolate, for garnish
  • Fresh raspberries, optional


Place chocolate in a microwave safe bowl and microwave, stirring every 30 seconds, until melted. Place in refrigerator while whipping cream.

Whip cream, vanilla and 2 T. sugar until soft peaks form, reserve approximately 1/3 of the whipped cream for topping.

In separate bowl, with clean beaters, whip egg whites until soft peaks form. Gradually add 1 T. sugar and continue whipping until firm.

First fold melted chocolate into egg whites until almost incorporated, then fold in 2/3 of the sweetened whipped cream.

Place a whole raspberry (if using) on bottom of martini glass. Spoon chocolate mousse into glass until approximately 2/3 full, top with whipped cream and garnish with chocolate shavings.

NOTE: To shave chocolate use a vegetable peeler and shave ribbons from the side of a chocolate bar onto a plate --- place shavings in freezer for 1-2 minutes to set.