Strawberry Chocolate Vanilla Shared Parfaits

Parfait Pour Deux

A couple of weeks ago, I won 3 bars of Amano Artisan Chocolate from After going through some unnecessary drama with FedEx, I finally was able to get my chocolate on Friday! I was eager to try each bar, but I reserved myself. So 2 days later, I finally had my first taste of it.

Since Amano chocolates, all containing 70% Cacao dark chocolate, come in three flavors, I read about each one to see which one would best complement my dessert idea. There’s Cuyagua Premium Dark Chocolate is flavored with a mix of spices and melon. The Madagascar Premium Dark Chocolate is a combination of light chocolate flavor and deep lemon and raspberry flavors. Finally, the Ocumare Grand Cru Dark Chocolate, which I used, contains a hints of red fruit.

I decided to make a somewhat healthy dessert for our dinner tonight. We had a couple of boxes of sugar-free Jell-O pudding in the cupboard, along with some strawberries. I felt this was a great opportunity to make a treat and use some of that Ocumare Grand Cru Dark Chocolate.

After making the pudding, I began layering it with the strawberries and grated chocolate into 2 cappuccino glasses. Each glass is enough for the 2 of us to share, or if we’re feeling gluttonous, we can each have our own. I snuck a bit of the pudding with strawberries with chocolate square. It was so good! So I cannot wait for us to have this tonight!

Here’s the recipe below:


  • 1 box of sugar-free Jell-O vanilla pudding (If you like regular pudding, I’m sure it’ll be excellent)
  • 2 cups of cold milk (I used skim)
  • 1 cup of sliced strawberries
  • 2 to 2.5 tbsp of grated premium-quality chocolate (I used Amano Artisan Ocumare Grand Cru Dark Chocolate)


  1. Prepare pudding according to directions on box. If you do not have the directions, add the pudding mix to 2 cups of cold milk
  2. Whisk for 2 minutes
  3. Begin layering pudding, strawberries and grated chocolate into prepared cups or glasses
  4. Wrap lightly with plastic wrap and place in refrigerator until ready to use

Next time I make this, I plan on incorporating some bananas. I also will make a version of this with white chocolate pudding and cooked bing cherries. When I do, I hope to be post photos.


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