Easy Pudding Dessert: Banana Pudding Recipe


The perfect dish does wonders to the appearance to your Banana Pudding dessert.  I also love the look of this pudding in see-thru personal size containers such as small Mason jars.



  • 1 large package (5.1 oz size) Pudding of your choice – I used Banana Cream Instant Jello Pudding, but also like using vanilla pudding with this dish.  If the large size Pudding isn’t available in your store, buy the two smaller sizes and add extra milk as needed.
  • 2 1/2 cups cold milk
  • 1 Box Nilla Wafers – I used mini Nilla wafers
  • 4 bananas – peeled and sliced
  • 8 oz. tub of thawed Cool Whip topping


Make Your Pudding:

Beat your pudding mix and milk for two minutes then allow to stand for five minutes before taking it out of the mixing bowl.

Begin Layering Your Dessert:

Layer Nilla wafers, then two sliced bananas, then half your pudding mix, then half of your Cool Whip Topping.  You can see these layers in the Banana Pudding picture above.

Once you are finished with these layers in your Banana Pudding dessert, start again in the same order.

When you get to the top layer of Whipped Topping, crumble some Nilla wafers on top and organize some whole Nilla Wafers on top for the finishing touches and store your Banana Pudding dessert in the fridge for at least three hours before serving.


Pudding Recipe Alternatives

This pudding recipe was so easy to make that I would like to make it again using different pudding flavors and topping ideas.  For example, Chocolate pudding and Oreo Cookies or Lemon pudding and pieces of graham crackers.  The pudding creations are endless!

This recipe was inspired by Brian over at Maine Window Tint after he mentioned the great banana pudding that he had last week.  Good thing he mentioned it, my family was so pleased to come home to find Banana Pudding waiting in the fridge for them – thanks Brian!

4 thoughts on “Easy Pudding Dessert: Banana Pudding Recipe”

  1. That was the first thing I thought of when I saw the pictures, that it sure looked good in that container. Pinning this one to make it with the kids.

    1. This is one of my favorite containers because of the great lid. I think it was a wedding gift that I received in 1995 – so it is definitely a keeper!

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