Recipes for Delicious Summer Desserts 

 Originally Written: June 3, 2018

By  Hanna Trafford

mandarin creamWho wouldn’t want to try Creamy Peach Pudding or savour delicious Triple Chocolate Temptation? I am sure you could be convinced to taste Black and White Chocolate Mousse and definitely enjoy Mandarin Cream Parfait!

Here are the recipes for you – enjoy!

Peachy Cream Pudding:

peach pudding


  • 1 – 3 oz. box of pineapple gelatin mix
  • 1/2 cup of peach nectar
  • 2-6 oz. containers of non fat peach yogurt
  • 1/4 cup of fat free whipped topping


  1. In a large bowl combine pineapple gelatin mix and 1 cup of boiling water – let sit for about 2 minutes. until gelatin is completely dissolved
  2. Stir in peach nectar
  3. Whisk in peach yogurt until blended
  4. Gently fold in whipped topping
  5. Chill for 4 hours or until set
  6. Just before serving, whisk gelatin mixture until smooth
  7. Divide evenly into 6 bowls and garnish with fresh mint and thinly sliced peaches


Triple Chocolate Temptation:

triple chocolate


  • 1 1.3 oz. box of fat-free, sugar-free cook-and-serve chocolate pudding mix
  • 2 cups of chocolate skim milk
  • 2 oz. of chopped bittersweet or semisweet chocolate
  • 1/4 cup of fat-free whipped topping


  1. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, bring chocolate pudding mix and chocolate skim milk to a boil, stirring constantly
  2. Remove from heat
  3. Add chopped chocolate; stir until chocolate is melted
  4. Divide pudding mixture evenly into 4 serving bowls and cover with plastic wrap
  5. Chill for 1 hour or until set
  6. Top each bowl with whipped topping and garnish with chocolate shavings if desired

Black and White Chocolate Mousse:

white chocolate mousse


  • 1 – 1 oz. box of fat-free, sugar-free white chocolate instant pudding mix
  • 2 cups of chocolate skim milk
  • 4 oz. of low-fat cream cheese at room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons each of confectioner’s sugar and fat free milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon of almond extract
  • 1 chocolate wafer cookie, crushed


  1. Prepare pudding mix according to package directions, substituting chocolate milk for regular milk
  2. In a separate bowl, combine the next 4 ingredients and stir in cookie crumbs
  3. Divide pudding mixture evenly between 4 serving glasses, tilting glasses to create slant
  4. Divide cream cheese mixture evenly among the glasses
  5. Cover and chill for 4 hours or until set


Mandarin Cream Parfait:

mandarin cream


  • 1 orange, zested and juiced
  • 1 cup of fat-free Ricotta cheese (or 1 cup of prepared sugar-free, fat-free vanilla pudding
  • 2 tablespoons of agave nectar or honey
  • 1-11 oz. can of mandarin oranges, drained and divided
  • 1 cup of fat-free whipped topping


  1. In food processor or blender, puree 1/3 cup of orange juice, 14 teaspoon of orange zest, cheese and agave nectar for about 30 seconds or until smooth
  2. Reserve 4 mandarin oranges segments, divide remaining among 4 serving bowls
  3. Divide ricotta cheese mixture evenly into the serving bowls
  4. Top with whipped topping and reserved oranges
  5. Garnish with fresh mint and chocolate cookie bar if desired


Hope you will enjoy these desserts – please send me your comments – your input is always welcomed and very much appreciated! 




Hanna Trafford

Hanna is the mother of two grown sons Dan and Dusan Nedelko, and is also the Grandmother to Jax, Cohen and Mila. She is the lead editor of Mama Knows and is hoping to create an exchange of communications with other grandmothers, mothers and daughters - giving everyone the opportunity to learn and share about everything that is "Mama"

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