Best (and easiest) Banana Pudding

Updated on June 28, 2017
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Mandy is a communications professional living in Nashville, Tenn. She loves the city and enjoys finding new places to explore.

Your summer go-to dessert

Summer is full of get-togethers—July 4, family reunions, church fellowships, picnics with friends and parties on the patio. You need a dessert that will feed a crowd, leave them raving and won't take all afternoon to make. Here it is: banana pudding!


  • 1 large package instant vanilla pudding
  • 2 1/2 cups cold milk
  • 1 can of sweetened condensed milk (14 ounces)
  • 1 container whipped topping (large)
  • Sliced fresh bananas
  • Vanilla wafers (Nilla Wafers are my favorite)


  1. Whisk together pudding mix and milk in a large bowl. Stir until there are no lumps.
  2. Fold in sweetened condensed milk.
  3. Fold in half of the container of whipped topping.
  4. In bottom of large bowl, place vanilla wafers, a few on bottom and around sides, depending on shape of bowl. Top with freshly sliced bananas (add as many or as few as you like).
  5. Pour on the pudding mixture, enough to cover the bananas and wafers.
  6. Continue layering. Top the last pudding layer with whipped topping. Decorate with wafers around the sides of the bowl and crushed wafer on top of the topping.
  7. Prepare early the day of the event or the night before and allow to chill in the fridge for several hours for flavors to meld and pudding to set.
  8. ENJOY!

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      • MandyCrow profile image

        Mandy Crow 10 months ago from Tennessee

        Super simple and always a crowd-pleaser!

      • Peggy W profile image

        Peggy Woods 10 months ago from Houston, Texas

        My husband has fond memories of eating that quite often as a child. It was a favorite for pot luck suppers and the like. It is surely simple enough to make!

      • Maz Fouche profile image

        Maz Fouche 10 months ago

        Looks and sounds delicious!