Serves 6 to 8
2 cups (500 ml) crumbled gingersnap cookies
3 tbsp (45 ml) Kahlúa
4 cups (1 L) whipping cream
2 tbsp (30 ml) sugar
1 tbsp (15 ml) vanilla extract
¼ cup (60 ml) espresso
1 package instant chocolate pudding
1 cup (250 ml) milk
1 cup (250 ml) cold coffee
1 tsp (5 ml) cocoa powder, for garnish
candied ginger, for garnish


  1. Place 1 tbsp (15 ml) gingersnap crumbs in each of 6 to 8 tall parfait glasses. Pour 1 tsp (5 ml) Kahlúa over crumbs and set aside.
  2. In a non-reactive mixing bowl, add whipping cream, sugar, vanilla and espresso. With an electric mixer, whip until stiff peaks form. Place in a large piping bag and set in refrigerator.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together instant pudding mix, milk and coffee. Place into a piping bag and set in refrigerator for 10 minutes.
  4. Pipe mixtures into each glass, alternating layers of pudding, cookie crumbs and whipped cream, finishing with a whipped cream layer. Garnish with a dusting of cocoa powder and a piece of candied ginger and refrigerate until ready to serve.
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