Easy Banana Pudding

This sweet and creamy banana pudding is hands down the best dessert you’ll bring to any party! I make this for every gathering and it’s always a crowd favorite. My friends and family literally BEG me for the recipe every time so here it is!

This recipe is inspired by Magnolia Bakery’s infamous banana pudding with a few modifications.

If you want to be the one to bring the best dessert to your next gathering, you have to make this!

5 from 4 votes

Easy Banana Pudding

Servings 12
Prep Time 1 d
Total Time 1 d


  • 1 cup sweetened condensed milk add more for additional sweetness
  • 1 1/2 cups ice cold water
  • 1 (3.4) oz box vanilla instant pudding mix
  • 3 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 5-6 sliced ripe bananas 
  • 12 oz box Nilla Wafers


  • In a bowl, combine sweetened condensed milk, ice cold water, vanilla instant pudding mix and salt. Mix together until well combined. Cover and transfer to the refrigerator for at least 4 hours or overnight to allow the pudding to set.
  • In a large bowl, add heavy cream and whip until stiff peaks form. Fold in 1/3 of the whipped cream into the pudding mixture then pour the pudding mixture into the remaining whipped cream. Gently fold together until there are no visible streaks.
  • To assemble in a 4 quart glass or trifle bowl, add 1/4 of the pudding mixture. Then layer on 1/3 of the Nilla wafers followed by 1/3 of the sliced bananas. Repeat two more times. You should be left with 1/4 of the pudding mixture which you will layer on top. Garnish with Nilla wafers, Nilla wafer crumbs, and sliced bananas.
  • Cover and refrigerate for at least 8 hours. Serve chilled and enjoy!
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American

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  1. 5 stars
    My husband saw the picture of your banana pudding online and asked me to make it. He fell in love just from the picture, presentation is everything. So I made it today 01/10/2023 and when I tell you he loves it he loves it. I’m not a banana person but your banana pudding is amazing I love it myself. Thank you for sharing your recipe. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

    1. 5 stars
      Hi Yvonne, you’ve just made my day 🙂 I’m so happy that you and your husband enjoyed the banana pudding!!

  2. 5 stars
    Would love to try. How do you layer so neatly? What did you use to transfer the mixture

    1. 5 stars
      Hi! I used a ladle to layer on the pudding. Definitely helped made it quick and easy 🙂

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