Classic Banana Pudding Recipe

Banana pudding
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Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Refrigerate: 4 hrs 15 mins
Total: 4 hrs 30 mins
Servings: 12 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
883 Calories
44g Fat
118g Carbs
11g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 12
Amount per serving
Calories 883
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 44g 56%
Saturated Fat 20g 100%
Cholesterol 60mg 20%
Sodium 510mg 22%
Total Carbohydrate 118g 43%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Total Sugars 76g
Protein 11g
Vitamin C 8mg 41%
Calcium 180mg 14%
Iron 6mg 33%
Potassium 659mg 14%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Some things are best left unchanged, and banana pudding is one of them. This classic banana pudding is fast, easy and will remind you of the good old days. Fresh bananas are layered with vanilla wafer cookies and a rich vanilla pudding for a no-bake that will please all.


  • 1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated milk)

  • 2 cups water

  • 1 (3 1/2-ounce) package instant French vanilla and pie mix

  • 1 pint heavy whipping cream

  • 40 vanilla wafers cookies, plus more for cookie crumb garnish

  • 3 to 4 medium bananas, sliced and dipped in lemon juice from concentrate

Steps to Make It

  1. Combine sweetened condensed milk and water in a large mixing bowl.

  2. Add pudding mix and beat on medium speed for 3 minutes.

  3. Refrigerate pudding mixture for 15 minutes.

  4. Meanwhile, whip heavy cream to stiff peaks.

  5. Fold whipped cream into chilled pudding mixture until combined.

  6. Select a large (3-quart) decorative glass bowl.

  7. Spread 1/2 cup of pudding around the bottom of the bowl and top with one-third of the vanilla wafers, followed by one-third of the bananas and one-third of the remaining pudding.

  8. Continue layers, finishing with pudding on top.

  9. Sprinkle with crushed vanilla wafer crumbs.

  10. Chill at least 4 hours before serving.

  11. Refrigerate leftovers.