Skinny Chocolate Pudding Parfaits

Silky soft homemade chocolate pudding, a lite Cool Whip topping, and fresh berries make these skinny parfaits the perfect light dessert. Plus, they’re just 125 calories per serving!

Skinny Chocolate Pudding Parfaits – Silky homemade chocolate pudding and fresh berries make these skinny parfaits the perfect dessert. Just 125 calories per serving! |

Happy Valentine’s Day, lovelies! I hope you have something sweet in store for your evening, or at the very least, get to cozy up on the couch with your favorite food. I know I could go for a Bachelor marathon and a batch of gooey mozzarella sticks, personally. But, I suppose I can settle for being whisked off to a steakhouse by hubby and treated to a little fine dining. Trading dirty dishes for a cute cocktail dress would be nice for an evening!

Skinny Chocolate Pudding Parfaits – Silky homemade chocolate pudding and fresh berries make these skinny parfaits the perfect dessert. Just 125 calories per serving! |

It’s been a season of spending in our house, with baby on the way and all the bits and pieces involved. And, I was tempted to just call off the reservation, buckle down and bang out a fabulous meal at home. There’s nothing better than dining by candlelight in your best pj’s, after all!

If there’s one thing this mama-to-be needs, though, it’s a little fancy pants dinner where I don’t need to lift a finger… just a fork! Can’t say I’ll be getting many nights out after this baby comes, so might as well take advantage while I can.

So, cocktail dress, here I come!

Skinny Chocolate Pudding Parfaits – Silky homemade chocolate pudding and fresh berries make these skinny parfaits the perfect dessert. Just 125 calories per serving! |

At home, a batch of these incredible pudding parfaits will be waiting for us. The first time I made them, hubby could hardly put his down! Mixed with the Cool Whip, the velvety smooth pudding takes on the texture of chocolate mousse, and it’s an amazing medley of taste and texture. All at just 125 calories a serving!

Skinny Chocolate Pudding Parfaits – Silky homemade chocolate pudding and fresh berries make these skinny parfaits the perfect dessert. Just 125 calories per serving! |

Topped with your favorite fresh berries, the homemade chocolate pudding alone is a dessert to remember. Scrumptious, smooth, and creamy, with a hint of vanilla, this pudding is the most perfect one I’ve ever made. It’s lick-the-bowl good and you won’t believe how easy, too!

If you’re looking for a last-minute treat to spoil your sweetie, these parfaits are the perfect dessert. I can’t think of any other way I’d rather spend an evening with my Valentine than sharing a pair of parfaits… in our finest pj’s, of course!

Skinny Chocolate Pudding Parfaits

Skinny Chocolate Pudding Parfaits

Yield: 6 parfaits


  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups fat-free milk
  • 2 Tablespoons 1 oz. semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups Cool Whip Lite
  • Fresh raspberries/strawberries/blackberries, optional


  1. In a medium saucepan, whisk together sugar, cornstarch, cocoa and salt until combined. Whisk in milk until well blended.
  2. Heat mixture to boiling over medium heat, whisking constantly, until mixture thickens slightly, 10-15 minutes. Remove from heat and whisk in chocolate and vanilla until smooth.
  3. Transfer chocolate pudding to a medium bowl. Cover with plastic wrap, touching the surface pudding so that it doesn't allow a film to settle on top. Refrigerate for at least two hours or overnight.
  4. Once pudding is cold, alternate layering pudding with Cool Whip in individual serving glasses. Top with fresh berries, if desired.
  5. Enjoy!

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  1. Happy Valentine’s day to you, too! This looks awesome!

  2. These looks absolutely deeeelicious Georgia! And the raspberries on top adds that little bit of freshness, bliss!
    Enjoy your night out, you deserve it! And of course jammies is the way to go afterwards! Enjoy :) x

  3. These parfaits look divine, Georgia.

    Have a wonderful Valentine’s Day, too!

  4. Wow, Georgia…..this looks luscious! There is nothing more comforting in the dessert world for me than chocolate pudding! I can’t wait to try this lightened up version! Happy Valentine’s Day! : )

  5. I agree, a cocktail dress and a night out with your husband sounds great…as does your pretty parfaits.

  6. Love these skinny little devils. All of these beautiful Valentine’s Day desserts I’ve been seeing on my favorite blogs make me feel a wee bit guilty because (as of this moment) I haven’t made anything for dessert tonight. I suppose I’d better think quick and get busy. Hope you have a wonderful evening Georgia!

  7. Yes! Go out! It might your last chance for a good while :) Enjoy :)

  8. 125 kcals a serving?? Now, this is too good! These parfaits look so creamy and delicious that I think I’d be able to eat two in a row. Or… like seven, maybe. They sound SO GOOD.
    Happy Valentine’s Day Georgia! :–)

  9. Have a wonderful night out, Georgia! These parfaits look like the perfect way to end a lovely meal.

  10. aw! Enjoy your night on the town ladyy! :D

    and ooooh la la laaaaa these parfaits look so decadent yet light and just perfect :)

  11. Yes please! I’ll take a few of these :) Love making chocolate pudding from scratch!

  12. Beautiful & delicious. Bookmarked.

  13. This looks too good! I love parfaits especially when they are chocolate!

  14. I am loving the color contrast on these parfaits. Perfect for valentine’s day and loving the fact that they are skinny. Hope you are doing good future mama :-)

  15. Georgia,
    You’ve taken these parfaits to a new level, and the resulting post as well. Beautifully done! Happy Valentine’s Day to you!

  16. Happy Valentine’s Day!! Since these are skinny… I want at least two of them. :) They look fabulous.

  17. Looks absolutely divine! Perfect dessert for Valentine’s Day :)

  18. We are V-date twins!!! The hubs and I are going for dinner, then home for some (I’m not kidding) dark chocolate pudding that I made last night. Now I want to add cool whip and berries like your perfect parfaits. Have so much fun tonight and Happy Valentine’s Day!

  19. Yes please to to guilt-free pudding parfaits!

  20. I’ll be spoiling myself with these tonight! :)

  21. Skinny and chocolate, oh yes please! They look delicious!

  22. um, YUM! totally wanting this NOW. happy valentine’s day to you, too! :)

  23. What! Skinny and so beautiful and delicious looking? Yes. I need these now! Good for you for getting out–hope you had lots of fun! :)

  24. I agree you should go out as often as you feel up to it. You won’t feel like it when you’re living on no more than 2 hours of sleep at a time. :) Thankfully that does improve.

    Your parfaits sound wonderful.

  25. I made pudding for V-Day also! Although mine was absolutely not light…though now I’m kind of wishing it were since these look so good! Hope you had a lovely night out!

  26. Hope you had a great dinner out – sometimes it’s just so nice not to do the cooking! Love these parfaits, who wouldn’t enjoy these??

  27. Whoa!! I wouldn’t have even known these were skinny. Think I could eat it for breakfast?!

  28. What a perfect little skinny dessert!

  29. A nice night out is always a lot of fun! Although most years, we dine in on Valentine’s Day, then go out to a restaurant a night or two later (we can avoid the crowds that way!). Lovely parfaits — these look wonderful. Thanks.

  30. Chocolate is always the right answer!

  31. 5 stars
    Loving this recipe, Georgia! So sorry to have missed you this past week. We’ve been down with the flu at our house. I hope you’re staying healthy and strong, girl. Thanks for sharing. Will be pinning tonight. Meanwhile, hope you had a lovely Valentine’s Day! xo

  32. Georgia, these look amazing. I love that they’re skinny. We celebrated Valentine’s in our pjs. I didn’t feel like fighting the crowds. Pinned.

  33. 5 stars
    What a delicious dessert my friend, these puddings are so creamy!

    Choc Chip Uru

  34. Mmmm…these look delish! And being lite doesn’t hurt either!

  35. Hello, do we have to use fat-free milk? Can other milk types be used? Thank you!

  36. Hi Sunnie – Any type of milk should work fine, only the nutrition info for this pudding may not be the same.

  37. Beth Ellen Murray says:

    The flavor was great, but the resulting pudding was much too thick. 1/4 cup of corn starch might be too much for only 2 cups of milk. Mine thickened within 2 minutes of starting to cook it. The result was more solid than pudding-like.

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