Thursday, March 7, 2013

Mocha Cheesecake Parfaits #LightIcedCoffee

If you ask my family they'll say I'm a coffee addict! I literally drink coffee from the time I wake up until the time I go to bed...and no, the caffeine doesn't keep me up!   There's just something about coffee that I love so much. I love having it piping hot in the morning, then I switch to iced coffee in the afternoon and then back to a hot cup or two before I go to bed.  I make my own iced coffee so I can control the calories and sugar...then I saw that International Delight made an Iced Coffee Light with 1/3 fewer calories.  I couldn't wait to try it!  Let me tell you, this is divine; it's rich, creamy and not too sweet.  Now all I have to do is go to the fridge, pour a cup and enjoy! 

Being that I love coffee so much I decided to use it in a dessert recipe too!  I came up with Mocha Cheesecake Parfaits.  They're quick, easy and a coffee lovers dream dessert!

Ingredients are as follows:

1 (15.35 oz.) package chocolate sandwich cookies
1 (3.4 oz.) box of cheesecake flavored instant pudding
1 C International Delight Light Iced Coffee, Mocha flavored
8 ounces 1/3 less fat cream cheese, softened
8 ounces whipped cream


Crush the cookies into a fine crumb mixture; set aside.

Whisk together the pudding and International Delight iced Coffee; set aside.

Cream together the cream cheese and whipped topping.

Mix the pudding mixture into the cream cheese mixture.

Place a layer of cookie crumbs into your parfait glass.

Then place a layer of pudding/cream cheese mixture on top.

Repeat layers until the glass is full and sprinkle more crumbs on top; enjoy!

If you'd like to try some coffee and need a coupon, stop over to International Delights Facebook page to get one. You'll also find more recipes and games to enjoy!  With less calories and less sugar, International Delight Light Iced Coffee lets you enjoy MORE of what you love!   

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of International Delight. The opinions and text are all mine.