Banana Pudding is an easy, classic dessert layered with creamy pudding, bananas and Nilla wafers. A family recipe that is a keeper!
Banana pudding is a dessert our whole family loves! It is the BEST banana pudding that I have ever had. Nothing fancy, just creamy deliciousness.
This pudding is a staple in our household through the warmer months. I got this recipe from my Dad believe it or not. This is his dessert that he is known for in our family. I remember growing up sometimes my sister and I would sneak down to the refrigerator before our parents woke up and eat it for breakfast. Dad usually was right behind us with a big bowl of banana pudding too. It has milk and bananas so it totally works for breakfast. 🙂 You can put this together quick with the instant pudding. My dad uses 2 French vanillas and 1 banana cream pudding. I sometimes like to use 3 French vanillas and no banana. What ever your preference, it tastes great either way.
The pudding is mixed with milk, sour cream and Cool Whip. I recommend using a mixer to get it nice and creamy.
For these pictures I used a trifle bowl but it will easily fit in a casserole dish. Start by layering some Nilla wafers on the bottom of the bowl. Top those with slices of bananas and then a nice layer of the pudding mixture. Keep layering ending with the pudding. Top with more Cool Whip and and crushed wafers. Can’t you just taste the yumminess?!
So if you are like me and just can’t wait, get out your spoon and take a big bite. I would recommend letting it chill for about one hour just to let it set up. If you are in need of a dessert to wow a crowd, let me suggest you whipping up a big bowl of this banana pudding.
- 2 3.4 oz boxes French Vanilla Instant Pudding
- 1 3.4 oz box Banana Cream Instant Pudding
- 1 11 oz box Nilla Wafers
- 1 cup Sour Cream
- 1 16 oz Frozen Whipped Topping (Cool Whip)
- 5 cups Milk
- 3 ripe Bananas
- In a large bowl, mix together puddings and milk until combined and smooth.
- Mix in sour cream and half of the frozen whipped topping (8oz).
- In a large trifle bowl, put down a layer of Nilla wafers to cover the bottom of the bowl. Add a layer of sliced bananas and then 1/3 of the pudding mixture.
- Add another layer of wafers, bananas and pudding. In my bowl I was able to make 3 layers. Top with remaining 8 oz of frozen whipped topping and crushed Nilla wafers.
- Cover with plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator until ready to serve.