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Banana Pudding Recipe

5 from 7 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American


  • 2 boxes of vanilla wafers
  • 2 boxes of vanilla instant pudding
  • 1 container of cool whip
  • 4 cups of milk
  • 3-4 ripe bananas


  • First, I combine my 2 boxes of instant vanilla pudding  and 4 cups of milk in a large bowl. Which means you will use  2 cups of milk per box of pudding
  • You can use a whisk or a hand mixer, whichever you prefer they’re both fairly easy.  You will want to whisk/mix until all the lumps are gone.
  • Next, you add in 1 cup of whipped cream into your pudding mixture.
  • You fold in the whipped cream,  do not whip or stir because you want to keep your pudding light, fluffy, and airy.
  • Now, you’re going to set your pudding aside. I use my trifle bowl, which is typically used for layered desserts.
  • I start to  layer my vanilla wafers at the bottom of the bowl as well as around. 
  • Then, I begin to peel and slice my bananas, laying them on top of the wafers.
  • After layering in the wafers and bananas, add a generous amount of pudding.  You will continue this process of layering until you reach the top of the trifle bowl.
  • Now that you’ve completed your banana pudding, you will need to refrigerate until chilled.
Keyword Banana Pudding Recipe