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Favorite Banana Pudding Recipe

This is our favorite easy banana pudding recipe. It's a famous banana pudding made with condensed milk and pudding mix and lots of Nilla Wafers! This is the only banana pudding recipe you need and it's so good! #recipe #easy
Prep Time20 minutes
Chill Time8 hours
Total Time8 hours 20 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 251kcal
Author: Dorothy Kern


  • 1 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 1/2 cups ice cold water
  • 1 3.4 ounce box instant vanilla pudding
  • 3 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 12 ounce box Nilla Wafers
  • 4 cups sliced bananas about 5-6 bananas


  • Add sweetened condensed milk, water, and pudding mix to a medium sized bowl. Whisk or mix with a hand mixer until combined, about 2 minutes. Cover and chill 3-4 hours or overnight. You want the pudding to set properly.
  • In a large bowl, beat whipping cream until stiff peaks form. You can use a hand or a stand mixer. Gently fold the whipped cream into the pudding mixture.
  • Assemble your pudding by placing 1/3 of the wafers in the bottom of a large wide bottomed bowl. Top with 1/3 of the bananas and 1/3 of the pudding. Repeat the layers twice and garnish with wafer crumbs.
  • Wrap tightly with plastic wrap and chill at least 4 hours before serving. You can chill up to 8 hours but it’s not recommended to chill it longer than that.



From The Complete Magnolia Bakery Cookbook by Allysa Torey and Jennifer Appel.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 251kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 82mg | Sodium: 24mg | Potassium: 224mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 905IU | Vitamin C: 4.7mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 0.1mg