Banana and Vanilla Pudding Dessert With Banana Garnishes

>>  9/14/2012

Today I have a guest, Seta from Seta has a collection of Arabian and Middle Eastern recipes at her blog. I found that Seta loves desserts, and I love to garnish them. The following post is a combination of our passions. 

Banana and Vanilla Pudding Recipe with Banana Garnishes

Recipe by Seta Tutundjan (
Banana garnishes by Selena Ze Arteest (

banana dessert
Banana and Vanilla Pudding Dessert

dessert garnish banana dolphin and banana dollar
Banana Dolphin and Banana Dollar

A few words about the recipe from Seta:

I like to try new recipes and to experiment with preparing my own versions. I would see a picture in a magazine and try to replicate it at home. Today’s dish is one of those experiments. I saw a picture of various cup sweets in a magazine, they looked amazing so I decided I had to come up with my own versions. I now have a few yummy combinations in my recipe book.

The banana and vanilla pudding cups are very creamy. They are the kind of dessert that is very presentable and appeals to all. They are especially pleasing in the summer when you crave for something cold and sweet.
With four simple ingredients you prepare these sumptuous cups. By their looks and taste, nobody will guess how easy they are to put together!

You will need:
8            local bananas (if you are using the larger imported bananas, use less), save one banana for garnish
12-13     packs (90 grams each) vanilla pudding,  I use Danette from Danon
250        grams Digestive biscuits
50          grams unsalted butter
Chocolate rind or cocoa powder for garnish
How to make it:
  • Finely crush the digestive biscuits. This can be done either in the food processor with the heavy duty blade, or by placing the biscuits in a plastic bag, wrapping it with a kitchen towel and using the garlic hammer to crush the biscuits.

  • Microwave the butter for 30 seconds, or melt it in a pan on the oven top.

  • In a glass dish, mix the crushed digestive biscuits with the melted butter. Mix with a wooden spoon or with your hands until all the biscuits are soaked with the butter and your have a uniform mixture.

  • Chop the bananas into round medium-sized slices.

  • The ingredients are enough to prepare 8 large cups. If you want more, then either double the ingredients or use smaller cups.
  • Put some pudding in each cup and top with a banana slice.

  • Cover with a thin layer of the biscuit mixture.

  • Top with a layer of banana slices.

  • Top with a layer of vanilla pudding.
  • We repeat the process: thin layer of biscuits mixture, topped with a layer of banana slices, topped with a vanilla pudding layer.
  • Repeat layers until you reach the top of the glass, just make sure that your top layer is vanilla pudding. If the top layer is sliced bananas, they will darken and not look presentable. Likewise, the biscuit mixture layer isn’t as appealing as the pudding layer.
  • Garnish by sprinkling some chocolate rind or cocoa powder on top.
  • Cover cups with cling nylon so that the top layer doesn’t dry out, and store in fridge until serving time.

Hi, my name is Seta and I’m a Jordanian Armenian who is passionate about food. As a working mom, I had little time to spend in the kitchen but didn't want that to prevent me from preparing tasty, homemade and healthy food for my family. So for years I collected and tried quick and easy recipes and adapted them to our taste. In 2012, I started where I share those recipes along with the tips I have gathered throughout the years. On my blog you will find many traditional Arabian, Middle Eastern, and Mediterranean dishes. I hope you pop-by and try out some of my dishes.  You can also find me on Facebook and Twitter.

How To Make Banana Garnishes

Banana Dollar
  • Take a banana ring for a 'coin' and banana peel for the 'dollar sign'. 

  • Cut the peel in strips. Fold the strip in a shape of dollar sigh.
  • Fix the shape with 2 toothpicks.

  • In order to adjust the garnish on the cup insert 2 toothpicks into the coin and set on the cup edge.

banana decoration

Banana Dolphin

  • For a dolphin garnish use a banana part with a stem. Split the stem for making a dolphin's mouth.

banana dolphin garnish how to

  • Carve a fin out of banana peel. Make a cut into the dolphin back and insert the fin in. Try to avoid using toothpicks. 
  • Insert a caramel ball (a kind of cake decorations) for the eye. 
  • Give a chocolate candy to the dolphin to play with :)
  • Set up the dolphin on the dessert's surface.

dolphin out of banana
Banana dolphin

Few more ideas of the dessert decoration. Flower and crown of banana.
For the dessert I used milky bisquits and chocolate pudding.

how to carve flower of banana
Banana flower and banana crown. Easy -to-do decorations.

8 коммент. :

Amy September 15, 2012 at 12:41 AM  

delicious recipe & banana garnishes look so nice....

Kathleen Richardson September 15, 2012 at 12:54 PM  

Hi Selena, Lovely desserts, your puddings. And I'm so impressed by the decorations--the dolphin, etc. You are so talented.

Anonymous ,  July 6, 2013 at 5:17 AM  

What is a digestive biscuit?

Unknown November 29, 2013 at 9:11 PM  

For the dolphin I used a maraschino cherry. For the eye, I used a peppercorn. I also used cool whip to look like waves. Was a hit!

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