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Best Banana Pudding Recipe

Best Banana Pudding

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The very best banana pudding recipe! A a classic southern dessert with layers of nilla wafer cookies, sliced bananas and creamy vanilla pudding. This popular dessert is one of my favorites to make for summer gatherings.
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Prep Time 20 mins
Course Dessert/Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 12 people
Calories 572 kcal


  • 1 3.5 oz instant vanilla pudding
  • 2 cups milk
  • 4 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 4 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 8 tbsp granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 11 oz vanilla wafer cookies
  • 6 bananas


  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the pudding and milk.
  • In a separate bowl, beat the softened cream cheese and sweetened condensed milk with an electric mixer until smooth.
  • Stir the pudding mixture into the cream cheese mixture and mix well.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the cream, sugar and vanilla until soft peaks form. Fold 1 cup of the whipped cream into the pudding mixture.
  • In a casserole dish, layer 1/2 of the cookie crumbs, 1/2 of the banana slices, 1/2 of the pudding mixture and 1/2 of the whipped cream. Repeat once. Sprinkle additional cookie crumbs on top of the last layer of whipped cream. Refrigerate until serving.


Serving: 1gCalories: 572kcalCarbohydrates: 52gProtein: 7gFat: 39gSaturated Fat: 23gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 109mgSodium: 188mgPotassium: 430mgFiber: 2gSugar: 35gVitamin A: 1431IUVitamin C: 6mgCalcium: 151mgIron: 0.3mg
Keyword banana pudding
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