Graveyard Pudding Parfait

Bring more spooky fun to your Halloween gathering when you make this delicious parfait using fresh Prairie Farms milk and cream.
Cuisine: American
Course: Dessert, Desserts, Kid Friendly, Party Perfect, Seasonal
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Prep Time 20 minutes
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Total Time 4 hours 30 minutes
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Servings 8


Chocolate Pudding

  • cup Light Brown Sugar
  • ¼ cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 3 tbsps Cornstarch
  • ½ tsp Instant Coffee Granules optional
  • 2 ¾ cups Prairie Farms Whole Milk
  • ¾ tsp Kosher Salt
  • 4 Large Egg Yolks room temperature
  • 1 Large Egg room temperature
  • 4 oz Semisweet Chocolate chopped
  • 4 tbsps Prairie Farms Unsalted Butter cut into ½ inch pieces, chilled
  • 2 tsps Pure Vanilla Extract

Whipped Cream

  • 1 cup Prairie Farms Heavy Whipping Cream chilled
  • ¼ cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
  • Green Food Coloring


  • 20 Chocolate Sandwich Cookies crushed
  • 8 Milano Sandwich Cookies


Make Pudding

  • In a large bowl, add chocolate and cold butter. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together brown sugar, cocoa powder, cornstarch, and instant coffee. Break apart big lumps with fingers. Set aside.
  • Add milk and salt to a medium-sized pot over medium heat. Heat until the mixture is steaming and starts to ripple beneath the surface, about 5 minutes.
  • While milk is heating, whisk together egg yolks and the egg into the cocoa powder mixture. Stir gently to combine, then whisk vigorously until lightened in color and a ribbon forms from end, about 2 minutes. 
  • Remove the milk from heat. While whisking the egg mixture constantly, slowly pour about two-thirds of the hot milk mixture into the bowl to temper the eggs. Add the pot with the remaining heated milk back to burner. Whisk the warmed contents of the bowl into the pot. 
  • Cook over medium heat while stirring constantly until mixture thickens and holds marks of the whisk. Do not stop whisking to prevent burning. 
  • Remove pot from heat, then whisk for 15 more seconds. Pour contents of saucepan into large bowl with chocolate and butter. Let set about 1 minute. Whisk until mixture comes together. Whisk in Vanilla Extract.
  • Add pudding to the parfait bowl and cover with plastic wrap, making sure the top has contact with surface of pudding. Chill for 4 hours, or until cold and set. 

Make Whipped Cream

  • When ready to assemble and serve your parfait, add heavy whipping cream to a large bowl and beat using an electric mixer until soft peaks form. Add sugar, vanilla extract, and green food coloring. Continue to beat until stiff peaks form. If you would like a deeper shade of green, fold in more food coloring until you have reached your desired shade. Do not whip cream past stiff peaks, or else the cream will split.

Assemble Parfait

  • Remove chilled pudding from fridge. Add the crushed chocolate cookies over an even layer on top of the pudding's surface, reserving about 2-3 tablespoons for later. Top the cookie crumb layer with green whipped cream. Arrange Milano cookies on top, and add the remaining cookie crumbs in front of each tombstone. Serve and enjoy!

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