These Classic Banana Pudding Parfaits are the modern cousins of an “Icebox” or “Refrigerator” cake. I remember my father making something similar every summer. He’d assemble it, pop it in the fridge and take a nap with the intention of diving into his dessert when he woke up. (He had lofty goals for his Sunday afternoon!)
This no-bake dessert relies on vanilla wafer cookies, vanilla pudding, bananas and whipped cream. This one goes together in a flash. The only heavy lifting you’ll do is making the pudding which is guaranteed to be much more impressive homemade than it is from a cardboard box.
If you hopped on the mini dessert trend that started a few years ago with desserts in shot glasses, you’ll want to break those babies out of the cabinet and use them to assemble these cute parfaits. If you don’t have enough shot glasses or they’re not dessert-worthy, small canning jars or even recycled glass yogurt jars will do the trick!