Frozen Mocha Rum Parfaits
Frozen Moch From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes about 45 minutes. Head to the store and pick up fine-quality bittersweet chocolate, confectioners sugar, strong coffee, and a few other things to make it today.
Melt chocolate in coffee in a metal bowl set over a large saucepan of barely simmering water, stirring until smooth, then stir in 3 tablespoons rum.
Beat together eggs, granulated sugar, and a pinch of salt with a handheld electric mixer in a large metal bowl until combined well. Set bowl over saucepan of simmering water and beat mixture until tripled in volume, very thick, and registers 160°F on thermometer, about 6 minutes.
Remove bowl from heat, then beat in chocolate mixture. Chill until cool, about 10 minutes.
Beat 1 cup cream in a bowl with cleaned beaters until it just holds stiff peaks, then fold into chocolate mixture. Divide among 8 (8-ounce) stemmed glasses and freeze, covered with plastic wrap, until set, at least 3 hours.
Before serving, let parfaits stand at room temperature 15 minutes to soften slightly. While parfaits are standing, beat remaining cup cream with confectioners sugar until it just holds stiff peaks, then beat in remaining 2 teaspoons rum and spoon onto parfaits.
Parfaits can be frozen up to 1 day.