Chocolate Banana Pudding Cups

Chocolate topped banana pudding cups. These parfaits have the creamiest ever vanilla pudding, a layer of ground biscuits, sliced banana, whipping cream, and finger-licking homemade chocolate ganache.

We all once in a while crave a nicely chilled vanilla pudding in a cup. But what about layered vanilla pudding with bananas, whipping cream, crunchy ground biscuits and topped with melty homemade chocolate ganache. 

Plus, served cold – (perfect for these hot summer days), as it has to chill in the fridge for a couple of hours to the pudding can set, and the ground biscuits can soften up. 
And if I tell you that is kids approved? Especially if it’s served in smaller cups – just the right size for them! I also forgot to say, they are the perfect dessert for a romantic dinner at home! Fancy but delish! 

Why is this banana pudding so good?

  • It’s so quick and easy to make ahead for parties and events and perfect to prepare for dinner with the family
  • It’s served in cups, so you don’t have to struggle to cut a big pudding cake 🙂 and everyone can have as much as they want
  • It’s super easy to prepare, and it’s eggless.

Ingredients used in this chocolate banana pudding:

  • a bag of pudding powder – vanilla pudding powder 
  • Cold milk
  • banana 
  • Whipping cream
  • And some crumbed ground biscuits
  • Unsalted butter
  • Granulated Sugar
  • Chocolate

Make the most delicious chocolate ganache from scratch with 2 simple ingredients:

I like to prepare this chocolate ganache for everything, not just this banana pudding, it stays creamy, and has the best taste that I’ve ever tried in chocolate ganache! Also, the better chocolate you use, the better the ganache it will be.
How to make: In a medium bowl, add 1oz/30g of chocolate and 1oz/30ml of whipping cream. Add then in the microwave for 20 seconds, mix the ganache, and pour it over the ground biscuits.

Tips how to make the creamiest banana pudding cups ever! 

There are a couple of things I like you to read before making this banana pudding parfaits:

  1. To get the creamiest pudding without any lumps, don’t forget to cover it with plastic wrap once it’s cooked and still hot. This way, it wouldn’t form a skin on top, which can further create lumps.
  2. Also, bananas can become brown if they don’t have their skin on. To avoid that, brush the bananas with lemon ( I promise you won’t feel the lemon once they absorb it).
  3. This dessert can not be served right away. First, the pudding has to be completely cold before adding the butter.  And second, the pudding has to be chilled for a couple of hours (at least 3h)  in the fridge so the ground biscuits can soften and the pudding sets.
banana pudding parfaits

How to store leftover banana pudding? How long it will last?

You can store your leftovers in a fridge covered with plastic wrap. And they will stay fresh for up to 2 days. 
Note: follow the instructions for the banana, so they don’t get brown, and you won’t have a problem leaving them up to 3 days in the fridge. 

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3. Chocolate Crepes with Nutella Filling

AuthoremilijaDifficultyIntermediate

Layers of vanilla cream, ground biscuits, banana, whipping cream, and homemade chocolate ganache assembled into pudding parfaits. Creamy, light and delicious - Chocolate Banana Pudding Cups

Yields2 Servings
Prep Time30 minsCook Time10 minsTotal Time40 mins

vanilla pudding:
 1 bag pudding powder
 17 oz milk
 3 tbsp sugar
other ingredients:
 ½ cup unsalted butter
 1 banana
 1 tsp lemon juice
 ½ cup whipping cream
 ½ cup crumbed ground biscuits
chocolate ganache:
 1 oz whipping cream
 1 oz chocolate

vanilla pudding:
1

Prepare the pudding just like it says on the pudding on the pudding bag, but note that you will need to use around 500g milk, so depending on the bag, you may have to use less or more.

Here’s the way I like to prepare the pudding:

2

Add the milk in a pot, but leave around 5-7 tbsp of it in a separate bowl, and the rest of it put over medium heat.

3

In the bowl with the milk, the sugar and add the pudding powder and the sugar and mix it well. Once the milk gets hot, and it’s almost before boiling, start adding the pudding mixture into the milk slowly while continuously whisking.

4

Continue whisking until the pudding starts to thicken ( around 30seconds to 1minute).
When it’s thickened, take it off the heat, cover with plastic wrap while it’s still hot, and leave it to cool down for a couple of hours.

5

When the pudding get's on room temperature, add the butter in and mix with mixer until it's fully incorporated.

chocolate ganache:
6

Add the whipping cream and the chocolate in a medium bowl and microwave them for around 20 seconds, then take it out and mix with a spoon to get it everything incorporated.

other ingredients:
7

Add the ground biscuits in a ziplock bag and crumb them using a rolling pin, also, in a separate bowl whip some whipping cream to add on top of the parfaits.

8

Also, cut the banana on coins and squeeze some lemon juice on top, so the banana doesn't brown.

layering:
9

First, add the pudding, then a layer of banana, and then a layer of ground biscuits.
Top the biscuits with the chocolate ganache (adding an equal amount in each cup. Continue with another layer of vanilla pudding. Again add a layer of banana and then a layer of ground biscuits. And finally, on top, add the whipping cream and the leftovers of the ground biscuits for decoration.

Ingredients

vanilla pudding:
 1 bag pudding powder
 17 oz milk
 3 tbsp sugar
other ingredients:
 ½ cup unsalted butter
 1 banana
 1 tsp lemon juice
 ½ cup whipping cream
 ½ cup crumbed ground biscuits
chocolate ganache:
 1 oz whipping cream
 1 oz chocolate

Directions

vanilla pudding:
1

Prepare the pudding just like it says on the pudding on the pudding bag, but note that you will need to use around 500g milk, so depending on the bag, you may have to use less or more.

Here’s the way I like to prepare the pudding:

2

Add the milk in a pot, but leave around 5-7 tbsp of it in a separate bowl, and the rest of it put over medium heat.

3

In the bowl with the milk, the sugar and add the pudding powder and the sugar and mix it well. Once the milk gets hot, and it’s almost before boiling, start adding the pudding mixture into the milk slowly while continuously whisking.

4

Continue whisking until the pudding starts to thicken ( around 30seconds to 1minute).
When it’s thickened, take it off the heat, cover with plastic wrap while it’s still hot, and leave it to cool down for a couple of hours.

5

When the pudding get's on room temperature, add the butter in and mix with mixer until it's fully incorporated.

chocolate ganache:
6

Add the whipping cream and the chocolate in a medium bowl and microwave them for around 20 seconds, then take it out and mix with a spoon to get it everything incorporated.

other ingredients:
7

Add the ground biscuits in a ziplock bag and crumb them using a rolling pin, also, in a separate bowl whip some whipping cream to add on top of the parfaits.

8

Also, cut the banana on coins and squeeze some lemon juice on top, so the banana doesn't brown.

layering:
9

First, add the pudding, then a layer of banana, and then a layer of ground biscuits.
Top the biscuits with the chocolate ganache (adding an equal amount in each cup. Continue with another layer of vanilla pudding. Again add a layer of banana and then a layer of ground biscuits. And finally, on top, add the whipping cream and the leftovers of the ground biscuits for decoration.

Chocolate Banana Pudding Cups

Notes:

  1. You can fill anywhere from 2 to 4 cups with these measurements, depending on how big the cups are.
  2. Don’t forget to chill the parfaits in the fridge before serving
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