Chocolate Banana Parfait Recipe

Chocolate and banana are one of those classic combinations that always go perfectly. This recipe for Chocolate Banana Parfait makes an easy-to-make, light, sweet and delicious dessert, snack, or breakfast for spring and summer or in colder months when you feel like something tropical. Learn how to make it here!

Can you believe that before this chocolate banana parfait I had never tried a parfait before? Well, it’s true. I started seeing this delicious recipe all over the web and I had to make one and here it is.

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Delicious chocolate banana parfait

Chocolate Banana Parfait makes a delicious breakfast, dessert, snack, or just cuz!

This is a wonderfully decadent dessert, enriched with banana and indulgent chocolate cream. Even better, it has only a few ingredients that you probably already have at home.

How to Make Chocolate Banana Parfait

This banana chocolate parfait it’s perfect for any occasion. It takes about 30 minutes to make but it’s so worth it. Learn how to make our chocolate banana parfait with this easy and delicious recipe.

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 Ingredients:

Chocolate cream

  • Sweetened condensed milk
  • Nesquick Powder chocolate
  • Cocoa powder {unsweetened}
  • Whole milk
  • Cornstarch.

Toppings

  • Medium bananas – Sliced fresh bananas
  • Graham crackers – honey grahams taste so good, also granola or nuts.
  • Whipped cream.

Directions:

Make the Chocolate cream

  1. In a medium pot, pour the condensed milk and both chocolates over low-medium heat. Mix until well combined.
  2. Using the same condensed mil can measure the milk to 1/2 of the can and add the cornstarch and mix it well in a small bowl.
  3. Pour the cornstarch mixture into the pot with the chocolate mixture and mix until combined.
  4. Bring to a simmer over low heat while constantly stirring with (a wooden spoon or whisk) to avoid scorching until it’s thickened.
  5. This part of the process may take about 20-25 minutes. The mixture is supposed to be very thick.
  6. It is supposed to be thick as a pudding or a mouse.
  7. Once done, put it aside to cool down.

Prepare the Parfaits

  1. Now, turn the graham crackers into crumbs with a food processor or put them in a zip-lock bag and crush them with a rolling pin.
  2. Arrange some cute glasses or jars (they can be mason jars, big glasses, or even cups).
  3. Start layering one layer of graham crackers, one of chocolate cream, and one of the sliced bananas.
  4. Repeat the layers as many times as you like or that fit in your glass.
  5. Finish it up with a good amount of whipped cream.
  6. Topped them with chocolate powder on top.
  7. Alternatively, you can also top the parfaits with cookie crumbs, banana slices, and even why not, fun sprinkles!
  8. Serve and enjoy!
front view of Chocolate Banana Parfait where you can see the layers

That’s it! You got a Yummy Chocolate Banana Parfait!

Recipe Tips

  • While making the cream, make sure you cook on low heat and stir constantly. This avoids scorching until thickened.
  • Don’t stop just graham crackers, vanilla wafers, honey grahams taste so good, chocolate wafer crumbs, or crushed Oreos, Oh my! Also granola or nuts are great additions.
  • Bananas can be replaced by Strawberries which go so well with chocolate too.
  • Let this cake sit in the fridge until cold.
  • If you won’t be serving it the same day, don’t add the whipped cream yet. Wait until it’s ready to be served.

Recipe Variations

  • Add other fruit to the layers of your choice. You can use sliced strawberries and red berries are great.
  • Use cocoa chocolate, unsweetened chocolate, or semisweet chocolate instead of nesquick.
  • You can add a tablespoon of espresso coffee to intensify the chocolate flavor.
  • Make one single large parfait by using a nice glass pyrex or ceramic pan.
closeup of the Chocolate Banana Parfait and the layers

Storage Tips

  • Refrigerate the parfaits until cold.
  • These parfaits need to be refrigerated at all times. Covered loosely or packed in an airtight container, it can last in the fridge for 1-2 days.
  • Normally you can keep a frozen parfait in the freezer for a couple of weeks, but because you want to retain some crunch from the cookies or crackers, which gradually get soggy in the cream, it’s best made a maximum of 1 week ahead. I don’t really recommend it though.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Parfait?

Parfaits are typically made with alternate layers of frozen custard (French version) and ice cream (U.S. version) topped with whipped cream. In today’s world, a parfait is a layered dessert served in a stemmed glass. It’s no longer a frozen dessert, but anything you can layer, like pudding, mousse, or gelatin.

If you want a quick and easy parfait dessert, layer some pudding with crushed shortbread cookies, fresh fruit, and whipped cream, and top with even more whipped cream…and a maraschino cherry might even be the cherry on top!

How long do these parfaits last in the fridge?

These parfaits need to be refrigerated at all times. Covered loosely or packed in an airtight container, it can last in the fridge up to for 1-2 days.

What can be used in a parfait?

French parfait is a custard-like puree made by boiling sugar, cream, egg, and syrup together. The American version includes layers of granola, nuts, yogurt, liqueurs, fruits, and whipped cream along with granola, nuts, and yogurt.

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Chocolate Banana Parfait Recipe

Camila Rojas
Chocolate and banana are one of those classic combinations that always go perfectly. This recipe for Chocolate Banana Parfait makes an easy-to-make, light, sweet and delicious dessert, snack, or breakfast for spring and summer or in colder months when you feel like something tropical. Learn how to make it here!
5 from 8 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Resting Time 40 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Dessert
Cuisine Brazilian
Servings 6 People

Ingredients
  

Chocolate Cream

  • 1 can Sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 can Whole milk
  • 3 tbsp nesquick chocolate
  • 1 tbs cocoa powder {unsweetened}
  • 2 tbsp conrstarch

Parfait

  • 1 sliced bananas
  • 12 oz graham cracker {if has nuts it’s better like cashew. If not, honey do the trick too}
  • 1 can whip cream.

Instructions
 

MAKE THE CHOCOLATE CREAM

  • In a medium pot, pour the condensed milk and both chocolates over low-medium heat. Mix until well combined.
  • Using the same condensed mil can measure the milk to 1/2 of the can and add the cornstarch and mix it well in a small bowl.
  • Pour the cornstarch mixture into the pot with the chocolate mixture and mix until combined.
  • Bring to a simmer over low heat while constantly stirring with (a wooden spoon or whisk) to avoid scorching until it’s thickened.
  • This part of the process may take about 20-25 minutes. The mixture is supposed to be very thick.
  • It is supposed to be thick as a pudding or a mouse.
  • Once done, put it aside to cool down.

PREPARE THE PARFAITS

  • Now, turn the graham crackers into crumbs with a food processor or put them in a zip-lock bag and crush them with a rolling pin.
  • Arrange some cute glasses or jars (they can be mason jars, big glasses, or even cups).
  • Start layering one layer of graham crackers, one of chocolate cream, and one of the sliced bananas.
  • Repeat the layers as many times as you like or that fit in your glass.
  • Finish it up with a good amount of whipped cream.
  • Topped them with chocolate powder on top.
  • Alternatively, you can also top the parfaits with cookie crumbs, banana slices, and even why not, fun sprinkles!
  • Serve and enjoy!
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17 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Banana and chocolate is such a good combo! This was such a lovely dessert, and simple to make with simple ingredients.

  2. 5 stars
    I love that this recipe uses simple ingredients and lasts a couple of days in the fridge. Super convenient and delicious.

  3. 5 stars
    Cami, Your pictures are always a hit! This looks delish and I love the dish you put it in. Thanks for sharing. YUM!

  4. I think it is yummy delish looking wish I had some right now, love chocolate. Saw @ Sweet Sharing Monday.

  5. I love parfaits-both creating and eating them! Your chocolate cream recipe looks yummy, and I am looking forward to trying this. Plus, who can say no to chocolate and banana! I would love if you would stop by and share this at my new link party, Celebrate It! It is all about celebrating what we do every day! http://bit.ly/1ucHUvh
    Hope to see you there!