Banana Pudding Parfait is a yummy and rich dessert that’s perfect for busy weeknights.
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Next to Raspados Mexicanos, this is my favorite warm weather dessert!
I have an aunt who lives in Tabasco. This southern Mexican state is the land of monkey, tropical weather, and the home to the most amazing bananas.
That’s what this easy Mexican dessert reminds me of. Sweet, ripe fruit mixed with creamy pudding, and bonus, it’s SO easy to make!
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- Make the pudding according to the package instructions.
Swap out for plain yogurt, Greek yogurt, or vanilla yogurt. Save time by making the pudding ahead of time and assemble when ready.
We’re using canned pineapple to make things easier. Feel free to use the fresh kind.
Make it for a Party!
To make this dessert for a party, simply assemble in individual glasses and store in the fridge. When ready to serve, top with the whipped cream and sprinkle with ground cinnamon.
Crazy for Bananas
Using bananas with brown spots is ok. Completely brown bananas will be too mushy. You want them to still have texture. They should have a bit of a squeeze.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes! A parfait is a dessert made of layers in a glass container. Usually served in a glass so the layers of ingredients can be seen.
A parfait is a layered dessert. While, mousse is a creamy, light mixture that can be added to a parfait.
It depends on how the parfait is made. If you are using a healthy yogurt and fresh fruit, then yes, it can be a healthy dessert. It’ll provide fiber and vitamins to keep you full longer.
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Banana Pudding Parfait is an easy-to-make dessert that’s hard not to love. Creamy, fruity, and so yummy!
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Banana Pudding Parfait
- Make pudding according to the package instructions.
- While stirring, add the cinnamon.
- Put the pudding in the refrigerator to keep cool while arranging the rest of the ingredients.
- Slice bananas.
- Drain juice from the pineapple can
- In a bowl, put the pudding in for the first layer, add bananas then pineapple.
- Repeat layers.
- Top with whipped cream and garnish with ground cinnamon.
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