Thursday, October 6, 2005

Banana Pudding Recipe

Okay, not much is completely made from scratch at my this version of banana pudding is no's no-cook and as close to homemade as we're gonna get around here.  But it is the best that I've ever tasted and got rave reviews when 3 pans of it disappeared at my sis' baby shower (it's that good).


  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 (5 ounce) package instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 3 cups cold milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 (8 ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 4 bananas, sliced
  • 1/2 (12 ounce) package vanilla wafers


1.  In a large bowl, beat cream cheese until fluffy.  Beat in condensed milk, pudding mix, cold milk and vanilla until smooth. Fold in 1/2 of the whipped topping.

2.  Line the bottom of a 9x13 dish with vanilla wafers.  Arrange sliced bananas evenly over wafers.  Spread with pudding mixture. Top with remaining whipped topping.  Chill for 3 hours.

Serves 12.

Oh and our variation around this house is to (gasp!) omit the I guess this is just really really delicious pudding.    What can I say?  Not only do bananas make me very itchy, but if you leave them in the pudding for too long they turn brown and icky...but we still CALL it banana pudding.


MySmokyMtnHomeschool said...

Will have to try that recipe.

Thanks for sharing.


Amy Beth <><

HappilyEverAfter said...

This recipe sounds delicious! I will omit the bananas too. I loved bananas until I became pregnant with my dd. Bananas were the only thing that made me queasy. I can't even smell them to this day without my stomach turning. I will pick up the ingredients at the store tomorrow and make it for dessert this weekend. Thanks for sharing!

Christine said...

I accidentally posted it on the tag section. Oops. I'm new to this. Can you tell? :)

I was saying how yummy that pudding is and I wish I had some now. I especially liked it when I was pregnant.

Love ya.

HappilyEverAfter said...

Thank you so much for sharing this recipe! I made it for dessert tonight and it was a HUGE hit!! I left out the bananas on my end and thoroughly enjoyed myself too! Thanks again!

RainyDayMichele said...

I'm getting my shopping list together for tomorrow's Red River Shoot-out game between OU and TX and I am adding this to the list. Sounds delicious and my dh LOVES banana pudding. I think I will surprise him!

MySmokyMtnHomeschool said...

You said:

That little man was rolling on the floor laughing. aasdfg hjkl;

He does kinda look like he is sleeping, doesn't he? LOL

~Amy Beth

4boyzmom said...

And I'm a traditionalist when it comes to banana pudding - cooked pudding, nilla wafers and meringue topping (and I put the bananas in it! lol). But your recipe sounds yummy with the cream cheese and sweetened condensed milk - how could it not be good? Thanks for sharing!

MySmokyMtnHomeschool said...


You are a STINKER!!! LOL :-P

~amy beth

berrymorin said...

Sounds great. Next time I'm looking for a dessert for the family this is the one I'll make.

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