Banana Pudding

The Ultimate Easy Banana Pudding Recipe

Introduction:
Banana pudding – a timeless classic that evokes memories of warmth, comfort, and the sweet pleasures of life. I’m excited to share with you a recipe that combines all of these qualities and more. Imagine layers of creamy pudding, ripe bananas, and crunchy cookies, all topped with a luscious drizzle of caramel. This easy banana pudding is a labor of love, perfect for gatherings of all sizes, where each spoonful promises a taste of pure bliss.

A Taste of Tradition:
Banana pudding holds a special place in the hearts of many, transcending generations and cultures with its simple yet irresistible charm. Rooted in Southern tradition, this dessert has become a staple at potlucks, family reunions, and holiday feasts alike. It’s a dish that brings people together, inviting them to savor each spoonful and create cherished memories around the table.

The Ingredients:
What makes this banana pudding truly exceptional? It’s all in the layers. Picture golden Oreos lending a satisfying crunch, vanilla wafers providing a delicate sweetness, and Chessman cookies adding a touch of buttery sweetness to each bite. And let’s not forget the caramel – a generous drizzle adding a decadent finish to this already divine dessert.

Ingredients 

  • 1 box Instant Vanilla Pudding
  • 1 box Instant Banana Cream Pudding
  • 3 cups Whole Milk
  • ½ can Condensed Milk + more to taste as desired 
  • 1 block Cream Cheese (room temp)
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Bean Paste + more to taste 
  • 16 oz home made whipped cream  (16 oz box of heavy whipping cream + sugar to taste) or store bought cool whip  
  • 1 pack Chessmen Cookies
  • 1 box mini Vanilla Wafers
  • 1 pack  thin Golden Oreos
  • 4 Bananas sliced + more to taste 
  • Store bought caramel dressing 

Directions: 

  1. In a stand mixer, combine pudding and milk and whisk on low until thickened, remove and set aside 
  2. To the stand mixer, add room temperature cream cheese, condensed milk and vanilla extra. Whisk on low to combine until smooth 
  3. Add pudding mixture to the cream cheese and folk to combine
  4. Add you combined homemade whipped cream to the mixture and fold to combine 
  5. To your serving bowl, add pudding mixture, then a layer of cookies, then a layer of bananas and more pudding mixture
  6. Continue this layering until container is full 
  7. To finish, crumble some vanilla wafers on top and dress with dollops of whipped cream and more cookies as desired 
  8. Add caramel for an extra pop of flavor 

A Recipe Worth the Effort:
While this banana pudding may require a bit of labor, the end result is more than worth it. The combination of flavors and textures will have everyone reaching for seconds. Plus, preparing it the night before allows the flavors to meld together, ensuring optimal flavor and texture that will leave your guests raving.

Yield: 12 servings

Banana Pudding

Banana Pudding

Banana pudding holds a special place in the hearts of many, transcending generations and cultures with its simple yet irresistible charm. Rooted in Southern tradition, this dessert has become a staple at potlucks, family reunions, and holiday feasts alike. I

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 box Instant Vanilla Pudding
  • 1 box Instant Banana Cream Pudding
  • 3 cups Whole Milk
  • ½ can Condensed Milk + more to taste as desired
  • 1 block Cream Cheese (room temp)
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Bean Paste + more to taste
  • 16 oz home made whipped cream (16 oz box of heavy whipping cream + sugar to taste) or store bought cool whip
  • 1 pack Chessmen Cookies
  • 1 box mini Vanilla Wafers
  • 1 pack  thin Golden Oreos
  • 4 Bananas sliced + more to taste
  • Store bought caramel dressing

Instructions

  1. In a stand mixer, combine pudding and milk and whisk on low until thickened, remove and set aside 
  2. To the stand mixer, add room temperature cream cheese, condensed milk and vanilla extract. Whisk on low to combine until smooth. You can also add powdered sugar and caramel to further intensify the sweetness if desired
  3. Add pudding mixture to the cream cheese and folk to combine
  4. Add you combined homemade whipped cream to the mixture and fold to combine 
  5. To your serving bowl, add pudding mixture, then a layer of cookies, then a layer of bananas and more pudding mixture
  6. Continue this layering until container is full 
  7. To finish, crumble some vanilla wafers on top and dress with dollops of whipped cream and more cookies as desired 
  8. Add caramel for an extra pop of flavor 

Notes

Best prepared a night ahead!

Conclusion:
In conclusion, this easy banana pudding recipe is a true crowd-pleaser that’s perfect for any occasion. Whether you’re hosting a backyard barbecue, a birthday bash, or a cozy family dinner, this dessert is sure to steal the show. So gather your ingredients, layer them with care, and get ready to indulge in a slice of dessert perfection. After all, with its irresistible combination of creamy pudding, ripe bananas, and heavenly toppings, this banana pudding is guaranteed to have everyone coming back for more.

I am not a banana pudding expert and relied heavily and those who are to fine tune the recipe that worked best for my needs. I was inspired by several people for this recipe including Onestopshop and Yes I do the cooking.

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