Banana Cream Parfaits (without pre-packaged pudding mix)

Banana cream parfaits without pre-packaged pudding mix! This homemade recipe is layered with fresh whipped cream and topped with sliced bananas and grated chocolate!

Parfait style is a great way to serve dessert for guests. Grab a treat and mingle while enjoying it. This can also be layered in a baked pie crust.

Banana Cream Parfaits in a clear dish with whipped cream

Banana Cream Parfaits

Well, phooey! Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow, predicting six more weeks of winter!  I was convinced that spring was on its way since we’ve had so much rain lately.

I’m not complaining, though.  CA has been battling drought conditions for years, so a little more puddle play is just fine by me.

Perhaps Ms. Cali will be in better shape once the snow from the mountains melt!  Let’s not wait for six weeks to enjoy a little sunshine though, ok?  I’m brightening your day with banana cream parfaits!

Homemade Banana Cream Parfaits on a green tray

Banana pudding parfait

This recipe is adapted from Cooking Light.  This recipe has been my favorite banana cream filling to use in parfaits and in pies!

The filling is thick and creamy and rich tasting, but it has been lightened up with ingredients like low-fat milk and just a 1/2 cup of sugar.

I lowered the carbs in this dessert by substituting granulated sugar for 1/4 cup of Whole Earth Sweetener Co. baking blend.

Whole Earth Sweetener Co. baking blend is a combination of stevia and raw cane sugar.  This is the same brand I used to make this Lower Sugar Homemade Pumpkin Spice Coffee Creamer.  I’ve also made this with a combination of erythritol and stevia.  Play around with your favorite sweetener!

Banana Cream Parfaits in a clear dish with gold rim

Banana parfait with fresh whipped cream

You’ll love the flavors folded into this parfait, especially the whipped cream!  If you are in a pinch go ahead and purchase your whipped cream, but homemade takes just a few minutes and the flavor is amazing!

If you want to use the filling in a pie, but keep the dessert low carb try making it with this coconut flour pie crust!

Banana Cream Parfaits topped with fresh whipped cream
Banana Cream Parfaits layered with fresh whipped cream. This creamy filling is not made from a pre-packaged mix! #banana #parfaits #dessert #sweets |

Banana Cream Parfaits {without pre-packaged pudding mix}

Delicious and creamy banana cream with fresh whipped cream. Layer and serve in parfait glasses or serve in a baked pie crust.
5 from 5 votes
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Additional Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 25 minutes
Servings: 6 Servings
Author: Sandra @ The Foodie Affair


  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup of granulated sugar or 1/4 cup sugar alternative
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs large
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • [1 teaspoon banana powder]
  • 2 ounces cream cheese- low fat is fine block-style at room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups whipped topping
  • Fresh banana slices or dried banana chips
  • chocolate chips/pieces for garnish optional


  • In a medium saucepan over medium heat add 1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch, banana powder, sweetener, salt, eggs, butter and milk. Whisk ingredients until ingredients begin to boil. Reduce to low and stir until thick. Remove from heat. Add vanilla.
  • In a separate bowl beat cream cheese until light and fluffy. Add 1/4 cup of filling to cream cheese mix and beat until combined. Fold in remaining filling. Cover with plastic wrap placing the wrap directly onto the surface of the filling. Refrigerate for a couple of hours.
  • To assemble parfaits, add 2-3 tablespoons to the bottom of a serving dish. Top with whipped cream. Repeat layer. Top with bananas and chocolate pieces.


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Creamy banana cream parfaits made without pre-packaged pudding mix! This homemade recipe is layered with whipped cream and topped with bananas and chocolate! #banana #cream #parfait #dessert #sweet #light |
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  1. I love how you reduced the sugar even further…. we’ve really been trying to cut way back for health reasons, I have evenrthing to make this and will be making it for Fathers day this weekend!

  2. My goodness, this looks absolutely delicious & mouth watering. The combination of banana with milk, eggs & cream cheese makes it a healthy recipe that my kids would love right away!

  3. Yes please! I look out my window and see a sea of white so yup, I need something tropical to brighten up my day. And this looks so good. Love that it’s a lighter version too.