Easy Banana Pudding Recipe

a simple recipe for homemade banana pudding. Between layers of vanilla wafers and fresh bananas is a rich and creamy banana pudding. The pudding is a crowd favourite at parties and potlucks because it doesn’t require baking.

You will adore our banana pudding if you enjoy quick, no-bake sweets like our No-Bake Cheesecake or Chocolate Lasagna.

Recipe for Banana Pudding

It’s safe to say that banana pudding is the first dessert that springs to mind when you think of something sweet with bananas.

Why you’ll adore this recipe is given below.

  • This dish only needs to be assembled; there is no need to bake it, which is extremely convenient.
  • It’s simple to prepare, and a beginner chef might easily create it.
  • Beautiful, so aesthetically pleasing at a potluck or party.
  • Everyone enjoys it; ideal for adults or children
  • the components of banana pudding

The banana pudding only requires a few ingredients, and you can have the dessert ready to serve in no time!

Milk: We used whole milk, but you can use any milk you have on hand.

Ensure that the vanilla pudding you use IS INSTANT and doesn’t need to be cooked. Although banana pudding might also work well, we used vanilla.

Vanilla extract—Homemade vanilla gives the pudding the greatest flavour.

Enhances the smoothness and sweetens the pudding with sweetened condensed milk.

Vanilla wafers – we recommend Nilla wafers, but you can substitute your own brand. Alternatives are listed below.

Heavy whipping cream: The whipped cream gives the pudding more richness.

The pudding’s top layer is made sweeter by the addition of powdered sugar. You may completely omit it.

Bananas – The pudding’s amazing flavour is derived from the use of fresh banana slices.

Making Banana Pudding

When you need to offer something but don’t want to turn on the oven, this no-bake dessert is the ideal treat.

Make the pudding:

Beat the cold milk, vanilla, and pudding until thick in a big basin. Milk condensed is beaten in.Banana Pudding

Beat the heavy whipping cream until it has firm, fluffy peaks in a separate bowl. 2/3 of the whipped cream should be gently folded into the pudding using a spatula.

The leftover whipped cream should be combined with the powdered sugar, and then chilled until required.


Place 1/4 of the vanilla wafers and 1/4 of the bananas in the bottom of your trifle basin. Over the bananas/wafers, spread 1/4 of the pudding. Continue with the additional layers.

Then, garnish the pudding as you like by spreading the remaining whipped cream over the middle. After two hours, services are covered and chilled.


Banana pudding can be prepared up to 24 hours in advance, however, it should be consumed within two days of preparation for best results. If cooking the pudding more than two hours ahead of time, make sure the bananas are completely submerged because if not, they will brown. When serving, simply scatter some fresh banana slices on top.

Serving Concepts

The simplest method to serve this is to simply scoop out portions with a sizable serving spoon. The pudding does not need to be served in a trifle bowl. Here are some additional fantastic ways to present the vanilla pudding:

Simply pipe in jars or tiny cups with a bag for a neater appearance!

Bake in a round, square, or 3-quart rectangle baking dish for a casserole.


This pudding can be prepared in countless inventive ways and is incredibly adaptable.

Try chocolate, banana, or butterscotch pudding as an alternative.

Berries can be added to the bananas or used in place of them.

More layers – Double the amount of whipped cream and spread it over the banana pudding in addition to the existing layer.

Put some caramel on top of the layers.

Intersperse the layers with peanut butter.

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Typical Questions

The vanilla wafers can I use in their place?

Butter cookies, animal crackers, or even graham crackers.

How can bananas be kept from fading?

Maintain a tight seal with the pudding over the bananas because they will rapidly turn brown when exposed to air. Before serving, sprinkle the bananas on top, or don’t sprinkle them at all.

Can I omit the whipping cream and use cool whip instead?

While cool whip is an excellent alternative to whipped cream, it has a somewhat sweeter flavour.

Where is the origin of banana pudding?

In America, banana pudding is a common Southern meal. Although it was initially cooked using homemade custard, modern home cooks favour the no-cook variation.

Additional Desserts You Can Make Without Baking

Desserts without baking are unquestionably the best. More of our favourite desserts are listed below for you to try:

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