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Chocolate Parfait with Irish Cream

Chocolate parfait with Irish cream is a flavour combo made in heaven. It's like ice cream but richer and more grown up

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  • Serves 4

  • Prep time 20 mins

    plus freezing
  • Skill level Easy

  • Calories 675 per serving

  • Freeze yes
  • Prepare ahead yes

Ingredients

  • 50g caster sugar
  • 125g dark chocolate
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 300ml double cream
  • 4tbsp Irish cream liqueur

Preparation

For an easy dessert recipe that tastes great and looks a little bit posh, give this chocolate parfait with Irish cream a go. Parfait is a bit like ice cream and a bit like mousse, but this version with Irish cream is richer and a little more grown up.

Using ingredients you’ll probably have in your cupboard (and drinks cabinet,) this dessert recipe is really easy to whip up last minute if you fancy something sweet or have friends coming over.

You’ll need to do a little bit of prep, like boiling the sugar and processing the chocolate with the eggs and sugar syrup, but it’s really easy to throw together.

This recipe makes enough parfait to serve four, so it’s great as a post dinner family treat but you could easily double the recipe if you’d like.

So for a slightly boozy, chocolaty pudding that will fast become a dinner party favourite – give this posh parfait a go. Serve it in individual glasses for even more of a wow factor.

HOW TO MAKE CHOCOLATE PARFAIT WITH IRISH CREAM

  1. Dissolve the sugar with 4tbsp of water then boil for 4 minutes. Put the chocolate into a food processor to finely chop. Add the sugar syrup and egg yolks, and process until smooth. Place in a large bowl.

  2. Lightly whip the cream then fold into the chocolate. Divide between 4 freezerproof dishes or glasses and cover with clingfilm. Freeze for at least 4 hours. Remove from the freezer 30 minutes before serving. Top each one with a spoon of liqueur.