Banana & custard pots

These mini tiramisu-style desserts are a quick, no-cook treat to round off a family meal

  • Prep:10 mins
    Cook:10 mins
  • Serves 4
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 398
  • fat 20g
  • saturates 13g
  • carbs 52g
  • sugars 41g
  • fibre 1g
  • protein 5g
  • salt 0.23g


  • 3 tsp instant coffee granules
  • ½ a 250g pot mascarpone
  • 250ml fresh vanilla custard
  • 1 tbsp icing sugar
  • 2 tbsp sweet marsala (optional)
  • 100g sponge fingers or trifle sponges
  • 2 large bananas, sliced
  • 15g plain chocolate, grated


Use up the mascarpone
Top a ready-made pizza base with defrosted and well squeezed-out frozen spinach, sliced mushrooms and finely chopped garlic. Dot with mascarpone and scatter with a little Parmesan. Bake in a hot oven until crisp.


  1. Put the coffee into a shallow dish and dissolve in 150ml boiling water. Set out 4 sundae glasses or teacups. Whisk together the mascarpone, custard, sugar and 1 tbsp Marsala, if using, until smooth. Dip a couple of sponge fingers into the now cooled coffee for a few secs until soaked but not soggy, then put into the bottom of one of the glasses, breaking them to fit if needed. Repeat, using enough fingers to make a decent layer of sponge at the bottom of each glass. Drizzle with remaining Marsala, if using.

  2. Spoon over a layer of the mascarpone custard, then top with some sliced banana and a sprinkling of chocolate. Repeat the layers, then chill for 10 mins before serving.

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