Banana Pudding Recipe

Banana Pudding Recipe

Whip up this classic recipe then top and serve it with our tasty ideas.

Banana Pudding Recipe
Serves: 4-6
Prep time: 15 minutes
Chill time: 2 hours
Difficulty: Easy
Cost: $

1 package instant banana cream pudding mix
Milk (measurement requirements on pudding box)
2 bananas, ripe, mashed
1 cup whipped cream
1/2 cup vanilla wafers, crumbled
3 tablespoons brown sugar
6-12 vanilla wafers, whole
1 banana, sliced thinly


  1. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine pudding mix, milk and mashed bananas with an electric mixer until smooth
  2. Fold whipped cream into the mixture with a spatula, then place the bowl in the refrigerator to chill for two hours
  3. In a small bowl, mix vanilla wafer crumbles and brown sugar
  4. Place two banana slices and two whole vanilla wafers in the bottom of each small serving dish, spoon chilled pudding on top, then garnish with the crumbled mixture

Topping Suggestions


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  • Chocolate lover? Swap out the vanilla wafers for chocolate ones. Then top your treat with chocolate chips and crumbled chocolate wafers*.
  • Fruitify your pudding by topping it with fresh strawberries and blueberries.
  • Get nutty by topping your pudding with hazelnuts, Spanish peanuts or cashews.

*Tip: Add a couple of gummy worms to the top for a dirt-pudding treat the kids will love. Looking for something kid-friendly? Skip the DIY pudding and layer these delicious toppings onto single-serving pudding cups found at your local grocery store.

Serving Suggestions

  • Layer your pudding mix in mason jars for quaint dinner-party desserts.
  • For just a taste, fill the bowl of a spoon with a thin layer of pudding, and then use our topping suggestions for a little-bite version. Make a dozen and display them on a tray for your dessert bar.
  • Pour your pudding into hallowed out strawberries or chocolate cups, then sprinkle toppings over them.

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I have been eating this since I was a kid my mom made it. We use vanilla pudding and the cookies and bananas and layer it in a bowl. When served we add a whip cream topping and it is heaven . I now make it myself any where from 4 to 6 times a year.

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Hmmm... Yummy! Will definitely try this soon :)

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