Banana Pudding Parfaits


Upscale Downhome

Published by A Thomas Dunne Book for St. Martin's Griffin

Editor's Note: Looking for a more creative way to use that instant pudding mix? Look no further! This Banana Pudding Parfait combines classic favorites like vanilla pudding and wafer cookies to make this cute and quirky banana dessert. Layering the bananas, pudding, and cookies makes for an elegant look that dresses up this otherwise easy pudding mix recipe. A favorite among kids and adults, too!

Serves6 to 8



Make Ahead RecipeYes

Kid FriendlyYes

Recipe CourseDessert

Taste and TextureSweet

Type of DishPudding


  • 1 (1-ounce) box instant vanilla pudding mix

  • 2 cups milk

  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 3 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups mini vanilla wafer cookies
  • 3 ripe bananas, sliced




  1. In a large bowl, whisk the pudding mix and milk until smooth and evenly combined. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the fridge until chilled.

  2. Beat the whipping cream with an electric mixer on high until somewhat thick. Mix in the sugar and vanilla extract and continue to whip until soft peaks form/

  3. Transfer the pudding into a large plastic food storage bag and the whipped cream in a separate bag. Snip off a corner on both and use them as piping bags.

  4. Layer the pudding, cream, wafer cookies, and sliced bananas in mini parfait glasses, alternating between each to create multiple layers in each glass. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the fridge to chill until ready to serve.


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