Banana Pudding

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I LOVE banana pudding and this banana pudding is delicious. It uses cream cheese and sweetened condensed milk, which adds to its awesomeness. In fact, if you add cream cheese to just about anything it makes it better.

Banana Pudding

I also use banana pudding in my recipe. Surprisingly, that’s not the norm. Most recipes use vanilla pudding, which makes no sense to me since it’s called banana pudding. Anyways, I use banana because I LOVE banana flavored stuff. And so does the hubs. It may be my favorite flavor.

Banana Pudding

Ironically though, I’m not as much of a fan of actual bananas as I am of banana flavored stuff. I really enjoy a good banana when it’s not too ripe and hasn’t gotten mushy at all. I can’t handle a banana that has gotten too soft. The texture of it makes me a little nauseous.

Banana Pudding

Anyways, this recipe can easily be made as a trifle as pictured, or just put into a regular casserole type dish with one layer of wafers, bananas, pudding and whip cream. No matter what shape it’s in, this is yummy.

Banana Pudding

Banana Pudding

Classic Banana Pudding made with vanilla wafers, whipped cream, sliced bananas and banana pudding!

  • Author: Lindsay
  • Prep Time: 25 Mins
  • Total Time: 25 Mins
  • Yield: 8-10 Servings 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: No Bake
  • Cuisine: American


  • 1 8-oz package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 14-oz can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 3.4-oz box instant banana pudding
  • 2 cups milk
  • about 4 bananas
  • 1 8-oz container cool whip
  • Nilla Wafers


1. Mix cream cheese and sweetened condensed milk in the bowl of a mixer until well combined.
2. Add pudding mix and milk to the bowl and mix well.
3. In the bottom of your dish, add a layer of Nilla Wafers.
4. On top of the wafers, add a layer of sliced bananas.
5. If making a trifle, add half of the pudding mixture on top of the bananas. If using a regular casserole dish, add all of the pudding mixture.
6. If making a trifle, add half of the cool whip on top of the pudding. If using a regular casserole dish, use a little more than half of the cool whip to finish off the top of the banana pudding.
7. If making a trifle, repeat numbers 3-6.
8. Refrigerate for a couple hours before serving so that it thickens and the wafers have a chance to soften.

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