Banana Pudding Recipe

Vicky Wasik

Alternating layers of vanilla pudding, ripe bananas, and Nilla wafers make a dish that is cold, creamy, and delicious.

Adapted from More From Magnolia: Recipes from the World Famous Bakery.

Recipe Facts



Active: 30 mins
Total: 5 hrs 30 mins
Serves: 10 servings

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  • One 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk

  • 1 1/2 cups ice cold water

  • 1 package instant vanilla pudding mix

  • 3 cups heavy cream

  • One 12-ounce box Nabisco Nilla Wafers

  • 5 cups sliced bananas, from 5 to 6 bananas, sliced


  1. In a medium bowl, beat together sweetened condensed milk and water with a whisk until well combined, about 1 minute. Add the pudding mix and beat until mixture thickens slightly, about 2 minutes. Cover pudding and let it set in refrigerator for at least 3 hours and up to overnight.

  2. In a large bowl, whip heavy cream with a whisk until stiff peaks form, about 4 minutes. Fold in pudding mixture.

  3. In a large bowl (or individual parfait glasses) assemble the pudding. First, lay one third of Nilla Wafers across bottom of the bowl. Top with one third of the banana slices. Cover with one third of the pudding mixture. Continue with two more layers, reserving a few Nilla wafers to lay across the top as garnish.

  4. Let pudding set in refrigerator for at least two hours before serving. Can be made the day ahead.

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)
668 Calories
37g Fat
80g Carbs
9g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 10
Amount per serving
Calories 668
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 37g 47%
Saturated Fat 22g 108%
Cholesterol 100mg 33%
Sodium 262mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 80g 29%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 53g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 10mg 50%
Calcium 218mg 17%
Iron 0mg 3%
Potassium 651mg 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.)