Banana pudding is a classic American dessert that has been enjoyed for generations. It is made with layers of vanilla wafer cookies, banana slices, and vanilla pudding. The pudding is typically made with instant vanilla pudding mix, milk, and sweetened condensed milk. The banana slices can be added fresh or browned in the oven.
No bake banana pudding is a great dessert for any occasion. It is easy to make and requires no baking. This recipe is for a classic no bake banana pudding that is sure to please.
|Vanilla wafer cookies
|1 (16 ounce) package
|4 large, ripe
|Instant vanilla pudding mix
|1 (5 ounce) package
|Sweetened condensed milk
|1 (14 ounce) can
|1 (8 ounce) container
- Prepare the pudding. In a large bowl, whisk together the pudding mix, milk, and sweetened condensed milk until smooth.
- Slice the bananas. Cut the bananas into thin slices.
- Assemble the pudding. In a 9×13 inch baking dish, layer half of the vanilla wafer cookies. Top with half of the banana slices. Pour half of the pudding over the bananas. Repeat the layers.
- Chill the pudding. Cover the pudding with plastic wrap and chill for at least 4 hours or overnight.
- Top with whipped cream. Just before serving, top the pudding with whipped cream.
- For a richer flavor, use whole milk instead of 2% milk.
- For a more intense banana flavor, use browned bananas. To brown bananas, preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Place the bananas on a baking sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes, or until the peels are slightly browned.
- For a fun twist, add other toppings to your banana pudding. Some popular options include chocolate chips, nuts, or fruit.
- Chocolate banana pudding. Add 1/2 cup of chocolate chips to the pudding mixture.
- Peanut butter banana pudding. Add 1/2 cup of peanut butter to the pudding mixture.
- Strawberry banana pudding. Add 1 cup of sliced strawberries to the pudding mixture.
No bake banana pudding is a delicious and easy-to-make dessert that is sure to please. This recipe is for a classic no bake banana pudding that is sure to become a family favorite.
- The type of vanilla wafer cookies you use will affect the flavor of the pudding. Use a brand that you like and that has a strong vanilla flavor.
- The ripeness of the bananas is important. You want bananas that are ripe but not overripe. Overripe bananas will be mushy and will not hold their shape well.
- When you layer the pudding, make sure to press down firmly to help the layers adhere. This will help prevent the pudding from separating when you cut it.
- If you are serving the pudding immediately, you can skip chilling it. However, chilling the pudding for at least 4 hours will help the flavors meld and the pudding will be easier to cut.
- If the pudding is too thick, add a little more milk.
- If the pudding is too thin, add a little more pudding mix.
- If the pudding is separating, whisk it together until smooth.
No bake banana pudding can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.