Mocha Parfait


Makes 4 servings


1-1/2 tablespoons margarine
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 cup boiling water
1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon instant coffee granules
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 pint coffee nonfat frozen yogurt
12 whole coffee beans (optional)


  1. Melt margarine in heavy saucepan over low heat. Add cocoa; cook and stir 3 minutes. Add boiling water, sugar and coffee; cook and stir until thickened. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla. Cool to room temperature.
  2. Place 2 tablespoons frozen yogurt in bottom of each of 4 parfait glasses. Top each with 1 tablespoon sauce. Top sauce with another 2 tablespoons frozen yogurt; top frozen yogurt with 2 tablespoons sauce. Repeat layering twice more. Top each parfait with 3 coffee beans, if desired.

Cook's Note

Cocoa powder gives desserts rich chocolate flavor without adding fat since practically all of the cocoa butter has been removed.

Nutritional Information

Calories 265
Calories from Fat 16 %
Total Fat 5 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Carbohydrate 54 g
Protein 5 g
Sodium 109 mg

Dietary Exchange

Starch 3
Fat 1

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