Frugal Recipe: Chocolate Chip Parfait

The following is a guest post from my daughter, who has been begging to write a post for Frugal Dad for some time now.  I’ve edited the spelling, but the words are hers.  I think you will agree we have a budding author in our household.  In fact, my wife and I joke that she will probably publish a book before her Dad!


Chocolate Chip Parfait


  • 1 Pack of Chips Ahoy Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • 1 Container of Whipped Topping
  • 1 Cup of Milk


  1. Place a big spoonful of Cool Whip into a parfait cup or bowl
  2. Dunk a cookie into the bowl of milk
  3. Next, place the cookie on top of the Cool Whip
  4. Continue until you have three or four layers
  5. Put in fridge until chilled and ready to serve

Notes from Frugal Dad:  This has become our favorite summer recipe because it is a wonderful, cool treat to have after dinner.  The recipe can be made healthy by using reduced fat Chips Ahoy cookies, fat free Cool Whip, and skim milk.  And of course you can save a little money by looking for store brand whipped topping and chocolate chip cookies.  Our daughter makes four servings of this dessert about once a week during the summer, much to the delight of the entire family!


  1. This looks wonderful! Not great for my cholesterol or waistline, but definitely good for the tastebuds… I will have to try it. Thanks for sharing!

  2. She can come over to my house and make dessert anytime she wants. It looks invitingly indulgent. 😉

  3. You have a budding author and a dessert expert on your hands. Dad must be proud. You can feel it in your heart and see it in the waistline.

    Mom and dad bloggers take note. Having your child do a guest post is an awesome idea.

  4. What a great idea!! I am so impressed- she is already doing so good. Watch out, Frugal Dad, she might take your job 😉

  5. I’m always looking for something easy enough for the little grandkids to “cook”… this looks like a fun one. My only fear will be that the concoctions don’t make it into the refrig… haha!

  6. Thank you Daddy for putting my recipe on your website. You are the best daddy ever. I love you! See you when you get home from work.