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Banana Pudding Parfaits Recipe

Banana Pudding Parfaits Recipe
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How To Make Banana Pudding Parfaits

You don’t know what creamy dessert is until your try these banana pudding parfaits! Ripe bananas and shortbread cookies are layered with velvety pudding.

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 30 minutes
Chill Time: 3 hours
Total: 3 hours 50 minutes



For Pudding:

  • ¾cupsugar
  • ¼cupcornstarch,plus 2 tbsp
  • ¼tspsalt,heaping
  • 6egg yolks
  • cupswhole milk
  • 2tbspunsalted butter
  • 1tbspvanilla extract
  • 1tbspdark rum

For Sweetened Whipped Cream:

  • ½cupheavy cream,cold
  • 2tbspconfectioner’s sugar

For Assembling:

  • 4large bananas,very ripe but not mushy, sliced
  • boxeswalkers pure butter shortbread cookies,or similar, broken into ¼-inch pieces



  1. In a medium saucepan, stir together the sugar, cornstarch, salt, and yolks. Whisk in the milk and bring to simmer, stirring frequently, over medium heat for 5 to 8 minutes.

  2. When the mixture starts to bubble, turn the heat down to low and continue cooking, whisking constantly, for 1 to 2 minutes until the mixture thickens. Remove the pan from the heat and immediately whisk in the butter, vanilla, and rum.

  3. Transfer the mixture to a bowl and place a piece of saran wrap directly over the pudding to prevent a film from forming. Chill in the refrigerator until cool, a few hours.

Sweetened Whipped Cream:

  1. Once the pudding is cold, place the heavy cream in a medium mixing bowl. Using an electric mixer, whip on medium-low speed until the whisk or beaters begin to leave tracks in the cream.

  2. Add the Confectioners’ sugar and whip until the cream holds medium, silky peaks. Go slowly towards the end. Use a rubber spatula to fold the whipped cream into the cold pudding.

To Assemble:

  1. Spoon a large dollop of the pudding mixture into the bottom of each parfait glass. Top with 1 layer of cookie pieces and 1 layer of sliced bananas. Repeat once and top with a final layer of pudding.

  2. Crumble some of the cookie pieces and sprinkle over the top. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Recipe Notes

Do not slice the bananas until you are ready to assemble the parfaits. Parfaits are best when made 3-4 hours ahead of time.


  • Calories: 1034.38kcal
  • Fat: 49.37g
  • Saturated Fat: 20.22g
  • Trans Fat: 0.96g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 13.48g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 10.76g
  • Carbohydrates: 133.61g
  • Fiber: 3.88g
  • Sugar: 71.26g
  • Protein: 14.15g
  • Cholesterol: 197.70mg
  • Sodium: 574.30mg
  • Calcium: 212.17mg
  • Potassium: 646.80mg
  • Iron: 4.07mg
  • Vitamin A: 233.39µg
  • Vitamin C: 8.01mg
Want to share your experience making these delightful Banana Pudding Parfaits or discuss variations on this classic dessert? Join the conversation in the Baking and Desserts forum!

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