Nutella Parfait

Hi everyone! It’s Shelly from DIY Mama with a easy but yummy treat for you! I’ve been a real slacker in the world of baking lately. One, because I’m supposed to be on a diet. Two, because it’s just so much effort when I’d rather be doing…anything else. I wanted to think of an quick and easy recipe with very little ingredients but still looks cute and tastes good. That’s a lot of wishful thinking but I was successful! My Mom always used to make Jello and pudding parfaits with fruit in the Jello for a quick, light dessert. I used this idea but it turned into being more chocolate based and then more Nutella based in the end. 😉

Nutella Parfait

Nutella Parfait, layers of Nutella whipped cream, hazelnuts and fudge pudding... I'll take 5!

The ingredients are easily found at any grocery store and can be switched up to customize to your tastes. The recipe I made up includes the following:

  •  3 c. 2% milk
  • 1 box of Chocolate Fudge Pudding (you can substitute this flavor for any other flavor)
  • 1 bag of chopped hazelnuts
  • 16oz whipping cream (not creamy Cool Whip like I did)
  • A few heaping spoon fulls of Nutella

ingredients

Just so you know, I’m not a real stickler for following directions when cooking. USUALLY when baking, I like to follow to a T, but since I was making this recipe up as I went, I don’t have exact measurements for everything. As any good chef will tell you, the best part about cooking is tasting it along the way. If you can’t taste the Nutella well enough, just add more!

The first thing I recommend doing (because I wish I had) is to chop the hazelnuts smaller before laying them out on a pan to roast in the oven. I put them in our toaster oven at 325F for 12 minutes, tossed them around a bit and put them back in for a few more minutes. This time will probably vary slightly if you chop the hazelnuts smaller so check on them before 12 minutes.

While your hazelnuts are roasting, make your fudge pudding according to the directions on the package. It should only take 5 minutes to set in the fridge. At this time, if you were me, you’d realize you didn’t ever drink milk, and contemplate if pudding could be made with water. Do not attempt this. Run to the neighbor’s to borrow some milk. (Thanks neighbor!)

milk

While the pudding is setting, you can move on to the part that I demolished, the whipped Nutella! What you’re supposed to do: ‘In the bowl of a mixer (or using a hand-held), add the cold cream and begin whipping; once thickened slightly, sprinkle in the sugar and finish whipping just until stiff peaks form; set aside for a moment.’ I thought I was doing this but mine turned out a bit more like this:**

whip

*womp womp* I didn’t let it stop me! I mixed in my Nutella and just pretended t wasn’t supposed to be light and fluffy. It still tasted amazing! Now that all the fixins’ are ready, it’s time to layer in your dish. This recipe makes 6 servings in 6oz glasses or 4 servings in 10oz glasses. To make clean layers, put your fillings in two separate icing bags (or Ziplock bags like I used) and cut the corner. Layer as you wish. For mine I layered hazelnuts, Nutella, Nutella ‘whip’, fudge pudding, Nutella ‘whip’, a dab of fudge pudding and sprinkled hazelnuts on the top. Let’s just say my husband wasn’t upset about this dessert. 😉

Nutella Parfait, layers of Nutella whipped cream, hazelnuts and fudge pudding... I'll take 5!

In the end, I will definitely be trying this dessert again, but with more attention to the whip! I think it’d also be good with Oreos rather than hazelnuts. There are a ton of different flavor combos you could do for this dessert. Don’t be afraid to try things and mess up because you’ll always learn something! Even if I would have had to throw the whole thing out, there’s always Dairy Queen. :)

Nutella Parfait
 
Ingredients
  • 3 c. 2% milk
  • 1 box of Chocolate Fudge Pudding (you can substitute this flavor for any other flavor)
  • 1 bag of chopped hazelnuts
  • 2 Tbls granulated sugar
  • 16oz whipping cream (not creamy Cool Whip like I did)
  • A few heaping spoon fulls of Nutella
Instructions
  1. -In the bowl of a mixer (or using a hand-held), add the cold cream and begin whipping; once thickened slightly, sprinkle in the sugar and finish whipping just until stiff peaks form; set aside for a moment.
  2. -In medium-large bowl, add 2 cups of fudge pudding (reserving the remaining pudding) and begin adding the whipped cream to it in several increments, gently folding in to keep a fluffy and light consistency, as this is the “chocolate mousse” part of the dessert; once all whipped cream is incorporated, set aside and prepare glasses.
  3. To Assemble (for 6 servings in 6 ounce glasses):
  4. -Begin by adding equal amounts of the crushed hazelnuts to the bottom of each glass (about 3 tablespoons), drop a spoon full of Nutella, next a layer of Nutella whip (about 3 tablespoons), and next a layer of the fudge pudding (about 3 tablespoons); repeat this process again for each glass, with another layering of crushed hazelnuts, then the whip, finally finishing with a final sprinkling of crushed hazelnuts and a decorative dollop of fudge pudding; refrigerate until ready to serve, or serve immediately.

**While re-reading when I’d done, I realized I used Cool Whip rather than whipping cream! Major rookie move that I should not have made and will not make again!

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32 Wonderful Comments

  1. avatar
    AnnMarie says:
    May 26, 2014

    Yum…can’t resist your fabulous recipes!! Pinned!

  2. avatar
    Shelly says:
    May 26, 2014

    Thanks AnnMarie! It really is delish! You gotta let me know if you change anything when you make it!

  3. avatar
    Virginia says:
    May 27, 2014

    That sounds delicious! Thanks for the recipe.

    • avatar
      Shelly says:
      May 28, 2014

      It is delish! You’re welcome Virginia :)

  4. avatar
    Erica says:
    May 27, 2014

    This just looks too heavenly! Nutella can do no wrong. Ever. Can’t wait to make one of these! :)

    • avatar
      Shelly says:
      May 28, 2014

      It’s too true Erica! Nutella is THE best topping with Speculoos close behind for me!

  5. avatar
    Kimberlee says:
    May 27, 2014

    This looks really good – my whole family likes nutella so this should be a hit with them. Thanks for sharing – pinning.

    • avatar
      Shelly says:
      May 28, 2014

      You def gotta try it Kimberlee!

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    Madaline says:
    May 28, 2014

    These look amazing! (although not exactly bathingsuit friendly – haha). We are some lovvvvers of Nutella here in Italy and I think this would go over great!

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      Shelly says:
      May 28, 2014

      HAHA Madaline! The first thing I thought was, why is she worried about spilling this on bathing suits…maybe she has kids. I’m such a dork! I get it now! No, they’re not low on cals but you could always do the mini ones in shot glasses! 😉

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    Lizy B says:
    May 28, 2014

    These look amazing!!! can’t wait to try them…I think I even have parfait glasses in the cupboard!

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      Shelly says:
      May 30, 2014

      You gotta DO IT Lizy!!!

  8. avatar
    May 28, 2014

    Ahhh, Shelly ~ You are killing me! I adore Nutella and this treat looks good enough to hide from the children!

    Pinning and making {in secret}! Thanks so much for sharing at Show-Licious Craft & Recipe Party!
    ~ Ashley

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      Shelly says:
      May 30, 2014

      Sneaky Mama! It’s just too good to share!

  9. avatar
    Afton says:
    May 29, 2014

    I thought I was full from dinner, but now I’m reconsidering…

    • avatar
      Shelly says:
      May 30, 2014

      HAHA! My friend’s grandma always used to tell me that there’s always room for dessert…it slips between the cracks!

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    AI says:
    May 30, 2014

    Looks delicious! I love anything Nutella!

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      Shelly says:
      May 30, 2014

      Right Al?! I’m pretty sure I could put it on virtually anything and think it’s the best thing EVER!

    • avatar
      Shelly says:
      June 2, 2014

      It’s a bit addicting so watch out when you’re making it! 😉

  11. avatar
    May 31, 2014

    G’day! One word? DELISH! :)
    Viewed as part of Foodie Friday Featuring Memories By the Mile
    Cheers! Joanne

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      Shelly says:
      June 2, 2014

      It’s supes delish Joanne!! 😉

    • avatar
      Shelly says:
      June 2, 2014

      It’s sooo yummy but better yet soooo easy and customizable!

  12. avatar
    Fernanda says:
    June 2, 2014

    It should be named Nutella Perfect. So easy and it looks so yummy!!! Thank you, Shelly!!

    • avatar
      Shelly says:
      June 5, 2014

      Hahaha! It totally should!

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    Diane Balch says:
    June 3, 2014

    My son adores nutella… what a different idea to put it in a parfait. Thanks for bring this to foodie friday. Pinned..

    • avatar
      Shelly says:
      June 5, 2014

      You gotta make it for him Diane! You can make him a mini version. 😉

  14. avatar
    Carol says:
    June 5, 2014

    This looks so delicious. It will be my chocolate feature when my link party opens up tonight.

    • avatar
      Shelly says:
      June 5, 2014

      It is delish and will be an honor to be featured for your link up Carol! Thank you :)

  15. avatar
    Jan Partin says:
    June 14, 2014

    add the cold cream and begin whipping; once thickened slightly, sprinkle in the sugar and finish whipping just until stiff

    SUGAR? HOW MUCH SUGAR? there isn’t any listing on recipe for sugar

    janpartin@gmail.com

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      Shelly says:
      June 15, 2014

      2 Tablespoons Jan!! So so sorry! I hope you weren’t in the middle of making this when you realized I hadn’t put how much!

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