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Party Pudding Parfaits

The possibilities are endless with these fun cups of deliciousness. Everyone loves them, young and old, they are a favorite treat to celebrate most any holiday or special occasion!
Party Pudding Parfaits

Pudding parfaits are perfect for the busy holiday season for so many reasons. One, they can be made ahead of time. Two, they can be served in disposable cups. So you can get a jump on your menu, and look forward to not having anything to clean up in the end!


Party Pudding ParfaitsParty Pudding Parfaits are also great to make for a crowd, the recipe easily can be doubled, triple, or quadrupled, to make dozens of dessert favorites. They just need to be refrigerated until ready to serve, so make sure you have room in your refrigerator or rent out space in your neighbors fridges….you can pay with parfaits!



Party Pudding ParfaitsNot only is this dessert fabulous, and easy, it’s an awesome recipe to enlist the help of your kiddos!  Layering the pudding and whipped topping, with favorite cookies and candies, is easy and a fun activity.



Party Pudding ParfaitsYou could make this recipe with boxed pudding mix, but why? Honestly,  homemade pudding is so easy, you will ask yourself why you haven’t made it before! No preservatives or extra coloring. Just simple easy ingredients, you always have on hand! Flour, sugar, vanilla, butter, cocoa, and milk! Cooking with milk is an easy and delicious way to add calcium and other essential nutrients to your holiday dishes. Winner, Winner eat Pudding for Dinner!!


Party Pudding ParfaitsIf you know you me,  you know that more than anything I am passionate about getting families around the table together and making sure that kids are cared for, by having healthy food available to them. I would love for you to help me raise money, this holiday season, for the Great American Milk Drive.

American Dairy Mideast Twitter Party #GiveGallonsInteresting fact I did not know until recently: Of the thousands of pounds of food available in food banks, only 5.3%  is dairy, and 95% of food banks say they don’t receive enough milk to meet their clients needs. With out milk, families miss out on high quality protein and milks 9 essential nutrients that kids need to grow healthy bodies!

Party Pudding Parfaits

Pudding parfaits are a favorite treat to celebrate most any holiday or special occasion!
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Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12 parfaits


  • 12 small parfait cups I like to use 9 ounce clear plastic disposable cups, makes for easy clean up!


Vanilla Pudding

  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 5 egg yolks separate yolks from eggs
  • 4 cups whole milk
  • 1 tbsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp butter

Chocolate Pudding

  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 2/3 cup cocoa powder unsweetened
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 5 egg yolk separate yolks from eggs
  • 4 cups whole milk
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp butter

whipped topping

  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract



  • Measure all dry ingredients together in a medium sized sauce pan and stir to incorporate.
    In a large pourable bowl or measuring cup add milk, vanilla, and egg yolks whisk until smooth.
    Pour wet ingredients into dry and whisk together. Place pan over medium high heat and continually whisk until mixture comes to a low boil and becomes thick enough to coat the back of a wooden spoon. Remove from heat and stir butter into hot pudding. Place a piece of plastic wrap over the surface of pudding and let cool. (this is so a skin doesn’t form on pudding, step can be skipped! That is if you don’t mind having a few lumps in your pudding parfaits.)
    Repeat this process for chocolate pudding

whipped topping

  • Place ingredients in a bowl and whip with electric mixer on high until soft peaks form. Place in refrigerator until ready to make parfaits.

parfait assembly

  • 1/2 cup pudding in bottom of 9 ounce clear disposable cup, a dollop of whipped cream, a tablespoon of extra add-ins of your choice, more pudding to cover, another dollop of whipped cream. Cover with plastic wrap, and store for up to 2 days in refrigerator. When ready to eat, sprinkle more add-ons to the top.
  • Parfait Add Ins: Crushed Oreo Cookies, Crushed Vanilla Wafers, Crushed Ginger Snap Cookies, Crushed Peppermint Candies, Mini Chocolate Chips, Chopped up Candy Bars any and all are delicious, Toffee Bits, sprinkles, nuts, the sky is the limit!
Keyword chocolate, dessert, easy, pudding, vanilla
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  1. I remember my Grandmother making a similar desert for us when we were little, I thought they were the best in the world. They really meant a lot to me.