Ladyfinger Parfaits

  • Yield: 4 servings


2cups 2 percent reduced-fat milk, divided
3tablespoons cornstarch
1/3cup sugar
1/8teaspoon salt
1/2cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1teaspoon vanilla
8 crispy ladyfinger cookies, broken into bite-size pieces
1cup sliced strawberries
1/4cup sweetened whipped cream
1/2cup M&M's


  1. To make pudding, heat 1 1/2 cups milk in a microwave-safe bowl on HIGH 1 to 2 minutes until very hot but not boiling.
  2. Meanwhile, mix cornstarch, sugar and salt. Whisk in remaining 1/2 cup (chilled) milk until combined; stir in chocolate chips and warm milk. Cook on HIGH, uncovered, in microwave 4 to 5 minutes until thick and bubbly, stirring every 2 minutes. Stir in vanilla. Cover with plastic wrap (let wrap touch top of pudding) and let chill in refrigerator.
  3. To assemble parfaits, layer ladyfinger pieces, pudding and strawberries in 4 glasses. Top with whipped cream, if using, and sprinkle with M&M’s.

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Calories 460
  • Fat 19g
  • Cholesterol 35mg
  • Sodium 180mg
  • Carbohydrate 69g
  • Fiber 4g
  • Protein 8g