Homemade Dark Chocolate Banana Pudding Recipe

So rich, creamy, and very delicious! The perfect combination of dark chocolate and banana makes this dessert so yummy! It will take no more than 10 minutes to prepare it, plus 4 hours to set. This fermented dark chocolate banana pudding is a healthy dessert choice that your family and friends would love it!


For the pudding:

  • 2 2/3 cups half-and-half
  • 3 medium (very) ripe bananas
  • 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon unflavored powdered gelatin
  • 1 lb. dark chocolate (70%), roughly chopped
  • ½ cup sugar
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For garnishing (optional):

  • Whipped cream
  • Banana slices



  • Peel and remove the banana peels; apply the flesh to a blender/food processor with 2 1/3 cups half-and-half. Process until smooth.
  • In a medium saucepan, apply the banana puree, stir in the sugar, chocolate, salt, and vanilla extract, and set over medium heat, stirring frequently.
  • In the meantime, using an electric mixer, beat the gelatin with the remaining half-and-half; let the mixture sit for 5 minutes.
  • Then, scrape the gelatin and half-and-half mixture into the saucepan; stir until melted and smooth.
  • Remove from the heat and pour the mixture through a fine sieve into a bowl, then divide it among 6-8 ramekins/serving glasses/cups.
  • Refrigerate until the puddings are firm, at least 4 hours (or ideally overnight).
  • Before serving, dollop whipped cream over the top of each pudding or just decorate with a few banana slices (if desired).


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