Four Scrumptious Low-carb Chocolate Parfait Recipes

Sometimes, we think desserts are the best part of a meal. Everyone on our team has a sweet tooth, and we’re big fans of chocolate! That’s why we were so excited to learn that National Chocolate Parfait Day is coming up!

No one knows how the holiday was founded. But the recipe dates back to France in 1894. It’s so delicious we’re not surprised it’s stuck around. Parfait means perfect in French, and that sums it up! We are curious about what the original recipe was like. As it was 1894, we’re guessing it wasn’t as decadent as many of the chocolate parfaits you see today are. Today, we’re looking at four different low-carb chocolate parfaits you can enjoy without worrying about your blood sugar.

Low Carb Neapolitan Parfaits


If you love Neapolitan ice cream, this is the parfait for you! The layers of vanilla whipped cream, chocolate whipped cream and fresh strawberries taste like a perfect summer day! This recipe is so simple. The only possible danger is overwhipping the cream and having it break. People who have made it praise it for how easy it is. One even said the longest, most difficult step was simply slicing the strawberries! A serving has 233 calories, nine grams of carbs and two grams of fiber. Get the recipe.

Chocolate Mousse Raspberry Parfaits


The name of this recipe leaves out one crucial piece of information: cookies. This wonderful dessert is a mix of chocolate mousse, fresh raspberries and chocolate cookie pieces. We appreciate that this dish has three different textures and a blend of flavors. Sometimes you want a bit of crunch along with soft mouse! While you can bake the cookie component in advance, don’t assemble the parfait until it’s time to eat: it will go soft, and you want to keep the cookies crisp in the layers. A serving has 389 calories, 14 grams of carbs and seven grams of fiber. Get the recipe.

Dark Chocolate Parfait


This parfait is made with 80 percent dark chocolate making it a rich, deep chocolate flavor. It’s also made with coconut milk, making it incredibly creamy. That balances out any bitterness you might expect from the dark chocolate. Mixing the chocolate and the solid cream from a can of coconut milk, you make a rich and thick mousse. Then, it’s layered with nuts and strawberries for crunch and extra flavor. We think this simple recipe is sure to be a winner in your home. Be aware that it claims to be vegan, but, even very dark chocolate can contain milk, so read the label. A serving has 358 calories, 16.2 grams of carbs and 3.9 grams of fiber. Get the recipe.

Nutella Cheesecake Parfait


This is your choice if you don’t want whipped cream or mousse and instead want a thick “cheesecake” dessert. We would actually describe this as two cream cheese icings layered together. It is effortless to make. For us, it’s a bit too sweet and a bit too rich. However, everyone has their own preferences. If eating icing sounds like a dream come true, run, don’t walk to make this one. It has just four ingredients. It might be your favorite. A serving has 354 calories, 19.3 grams of carbs and 16 grams of fiber. Get the recipe.  

With these recipes, you’ll enjoy cool, summery parfaits in no time flat. They are delicious, especially as days heat up.

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