This 15 minutes dessert is a perfect one to serve in short time; Coffee crystals are mixed with instant chocolate pudding. Serve with sweet fresh strawberries or any other fruit for a little added flair.


1 ½ cups chocolate milk or milk

2 -3 teaspoons instant coffee crystals

1 4-serving-size package instant devil’s food chocolate pudding mix

1 1 ¼ ounce envelope whipped dessert topping mix

2 cups strawberry halves and/or banana chunks

Miniature semisweet chocolate pieces, chocolate sprinkles or chopped chocolate-covered espresso beans (optional)


In a large bowl, combine milk and coffee crystals. Let stand for 5 minutes to dissolve crystals.

Stir in pudding mix and dessert topping mix. Beat with an electric mixer on low speed about 30 seconds or until moistened. Beat on high speed about 4 minutes or until fluffy. Alternately spoon chocolate mousse and strawberries into 6 individual parfait glasses. Serve immediately or chill until serving time. If you like, garnish with chocolate pieces. Makes 6 servings.