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Banana creme parfaits

Total Time
10 min
10 min
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This dessert is special enough to serve to guests after a successful dinner party but easy enough for an "any time" treat. And that's the best kind of dessert, right? You only need five ingredients, and using instant dry pudding mix really cuts down on the prep time (as well as the cleanup!). Parfaits are one of our favorite desserts to make since they're beautiful with all of their layers, yet are so simple to put together. You can let them hang out in the fridge to set so they're ready to go whenever you need them. Feel free to substitute chocolate pudding for the vanilla if you prefer.


Instant vanilla pudding dry mix

1 package(s), 3.4 oz

2% reduced fat milk

2 cup(s)

Reduced fat vanilla wafer

20 item(s), broken into pieces


2 small, sliced

Light aerosol whipped cream

¾ cup(s)


  1. Prepare pudding according to package directions, using 2% milk.
  2. Place 1 tablespoon of broken cookies into the bottom of a six-ounce-tall parfait glass. Top with 2 tablespoons of pudding, 4 banana slices and 1 tablespoon of whipped topping. Repeat to form 2 identical layers; set aside and repeat with remaining parfait glasses. Chill for 30 minutes and serve.