Healthy Frozen S’mores Parfaits

There’s been a recent explosion of s’mores desserts on food blogs lately. Besides making me think “You’re killing me, Smalls,” it’s also made me jealous and hungry for some s’mores(and if you don’t get the quote go out to Blockbuster or Red Box or however people get movies these days and rent The Sandlot). And so I made them my way, with chocolate banana soft serve, original Fluff, and a touch of gluten-free graham cracker crumbs.

These have just the right ratio of chocolate to marshmallow to graham cracker. It’s cool, creamy, and sweet; being from Massachusetts, I wouldn’t recommend anything other than marshmallow Fluff, but you could always use marshmallows or—gasp—an imitation marshmallow crème. Add a scoop of peanut butter, too, for something extra special.

Healthy Frozen S’mores Parfaits

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 0 minutes

Ingredients(Makes 2 servings):

  • 2 large frozen bananas
  • 3 Tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 2 Tablespoons Fluff OR 1/4 cup miniature marshmallows
  • 2 graham crackers

Method:
  1. Throw the frozen bananas into a food processor and turn it on. Blend until creamy.
  2. Add in the cocoa powder and pulse until it’s mixed in.
  3. Scoop the chocolate-banana mixture into the glasses. 
  4. Finish with a tablespoon of Fluff or marshmallows and graham crackers. Serve immediately.

Technically the recipe is for 2 parfaits but every time I’ve made this I’ve eaten the whole batch by myself. I’m not sure if it’s because I’m extra hungry or this is just extra good—I assume both. It’s (mostly) healthy anyway so dig right in.

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45 Responses to Healthy Frozen S’mores Parfaits
  1. kris (everyday oats)
    July 18, 2011 | 9:07 am

    I love how you turned this campfire treat into a summertime treat..and in addition, healthified it! Looks delish!

  2. Krystina (Organically Me)
    July 18, 2011 | 9:07 am

    S’mores are one of my favorite things on the planet. Also, I say that Sandlot quote all the time. ;)

  3. Gina @ Running to the Kitchen
    July 18, 2011 | 9:07 am

    S’mores have blown up in blog world recently. This is the second s’more post I’m commenting on this morning alone! I love your twist on it and the graham cracker crust is very cool.

  4. Caroline @ chocolate and carrots
    July 18, 2011 | 9:08 am

    Mmmmm…I love this!!! Done. Next dessert.

  5. VeggieGirl
    July 18, 2011 | 9:11 am

    I get the quote ;)

    I want the parfait!

  6. A Tablespoon of Liz
    July 18, 2011 | 9:16 am

    This is so adorable! And it looks delicious! I love how you rimmed the glasses in cracker crumbs!

  7. Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen)
    July 18, 2011 | 9:46 am

    You had me at smore’s! Seriously, pure heaven!

  8. Mrs. Fish
    July 18, 2011 | 9:54 am

    I adore this, so simple and easy but so delicious!

  9. brandi@BranAppetit
    July 18, 2011 | 11:17 am

    these look SO good! i would like one for lunch. or maybe two.

  10. corey @ Learning Patience
    July 18, 2011 | 1:22 pm

    Great idea…loved the rimmed cracker glass!!

  11. Karen
    July 18, 2011 | 1:36 pm

    Love this idea! I’m not huge on standard smores, but this I can get behind. The banana here is perfect addition.
    (And I always love a good Sandlot reference!)

  12. Katelyn @ Chef Katelyn
    July 18, 2011 | 1:39 pm

    Fuck yes. SO making these. Is it wrong that when I saw the crusted lip of the cup I thought of a martini? #collegestudentproblems

    • Errign
      July 18, 2011 | 3:41 pm

      There’s a bar in my hometown that makes keylime martinis with a graham cracker rim. Never tried it so I can’t say if they’re good or not, but you weren’t off the mark thinking martinis :)

  13. Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca)
    July 18, 2011 | 2:51 pm

    I will be making this very soon, because I am pretty sure I have all those ingredients on hand (I have been wondering what to do with the Fluff that I have in my cupboard). This looks super satisfying, and I love that it uses frozen bananas, because I have a bunch in my freezer.

  14. Abby @ Abz 'n' Oats
    July 18, 2011 | 3:37 pm

    Yum! I’m a smores and parfait lover! Now a combo of the two? Count me in!

  15. Errign
    July 18, 2011 | 3:38 pm

    Finally someone else who knows what Fluff is!

    • Wannabe Chef
      July 18, 2011 | 4:44 pm

      Born and raised on it. It makes me sad it’s just a New England thing. I want to share it with the world!

  16. Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga
    July 18, 2011 | 4:08 pm

    Your best food porn pics ever!

    You have been bitten by the photography bug in a much bigger way lately I am thinking…I love it!

    Keep me posted on which of these make it onto FG or TS. I am thinking you submitted :)

    • Wannabe Chef
      July 18, 2011 | 4:44 pm

      Haha, you know me so well. So far Tastespotting. Hopefully Foodgawker, too.

  17. Lauren at Keep It Sweet
    July 18, 2011 | 7:16 pm

    I’d eat the whole batch, too! These look great!!

  18. Maryea {Happy Healthy Mama}
    July 18, 2011 | 8:12 pm

    I want one of these right. now. It has been years since I’ve had marshmallow Fluff–I used to have Fluff and PB sandwiches at least once a week.

  19. Shannon [Tropical Eats]
    July 18, 2011 | 9:30 pm

    yes please!!!!!!!!!

  20. Lauren
    July 19, 2011 | 3:28 pm

    Could we have these after the Rock ‘n Roll half in August!? Sounds like the perfect treat after a hot race!

  21. Gabriela @ Une Vie Saine
    July 19, 2011 | 5:39 pm

    Oh DAMN. This looks good. My instructor actually made “banana dessert” in a juicer today and everyone was so impressed. I was like…uh yeahhh it’s called banana soft serve and you can actually make it in a food processor. The blogworld is so ahead of the curve.

  22. The Healthy Engineer
    July 19, 2011 | 6:20 pm

    Why even call yourself a wannabe?

    This is perfection–freezing those bannanas now!

    The new sleepover/late night snack.

  23. rebecca lustig
    July 19, 2011 | 11:22 pm

    you put my s’more sundae brownie to SHAME. not that i should be surprised.

    day-um.

  24. Lauren
    July 20, 2011 | 3:01 pm

    I would love to try this, but I HATE everything banana. Has anyone tried this? Does it taste strongly of banana? Or does anyone have a suggestion of something else I could use that wouldn’t taste too bad and might give it the same consistency? I’m stumped!

    • Wannabe Chef
      July 21, 2011 | 9:20 pm

      Mangos make a similarly creamy texture, but like the bananas you’ll be able to taste them in the finished product. You could also make it with other frozen fruit like berries but the texture will be more icy like a sorbet than creamy.

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  27. Susie
    July 23, 2011 | 12:02 pm

    I love S’more anything and love the movie quote I say that exact line all the time to my son lol!!! This looks fantastic and it’s lightened up awesome!

  28. Joy
    July 23, 2011 | 12:25 pm

    That looks great.

  29. Deborah Dowd
    July 24, 2011 | 8:50 am

    I love these variations on the classic s’more! Your healthy version will be great since my sister in law has celiac disease.

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  31. Julia
    July 25, 2011 | 6:58 pm

    Your pictures are outta control good. Lovin these little s’more parfaits!

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  33. Skylar
    July 26, 2011 | 5:33 pm

    Heck yeah! This looks freaking great.

  34. Katie
    July 26, 2011 | 9:08 pm

    I just made this… HEAVEN! I didn’t have fluff but melted some chocolate marshmallows. I put a tiny bit of PB&Co’s Dark Chocolate Dreams on top too and froze it for a bit till after dinner. The PB froze almost to a soft candy. Simply amazing! I’ll be making these again, especially because I figured out my lactose intolerance and summer ice cream simply is not an option anymore!

  35. Rachel (teacher-chef)
    July 26, 2011 | 10:15 pm

    I have also been on a “banana as ice cream” kick recently & telling all my friends about it (but not taking the time to photograph/blog about it yet). I LOVE adding all the S’more flavors to it, but frozen bananas turned into ice cream is perfection on its own as well!!

  36. Lauren
    August 15, 2011 | 9:46 pm

    Yup, love these too! When it’s hot outside, I will be making this :)

  37. Kelly
    August 27, 2011 | 2:56 pm

    Omg. Saw this on pinterest and am making it now! Yum!

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  39. Emil
    March 27, 2013 | 11:12 am

    May I have of bowl of this gorgeousness right now? Pleaaaase???

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