How To Make Banana Pudding Pie


How to make banana pudding pie? I just can’t get enough of it. Making banana pudding pie is a relaxing and fun cooking project that you can easily do in your home. Having said this, unlike the complex recipes that you’ll find on the internet, this easy banana pudding pie recipe is really easy to follow. You’ll have this masterpiece on the table in less than an hour.


This Banana Pudding is a no-cook recipe made with sweetened condensed milk, cream cheese, pudding, fresh bananas and Nilla wafers!


I think Banana Pudding (Nanner Puddin’ as we call it) is just one of those things that has to be homemade. And by homemade, I mean, not store-bought.

layers of banana pudding shown in a large glass serving bowl with a bunch of bananas in the background.


What is the difference between this pudding and a cooked banana pudding?

I have a COOKED SOUTHERN BANANA PUDDING recipe that I’ve shared already on the site. The only issue with cooked pudding is the bananas tend to brown pretty quickly. If you are taking this to a potluck or a picnic, you want to show up with pretty, non-brown bananas. This no-cook version is great for picnics or potlucks, bananas stay fresher, longer and because it travels great and serves up easily  Can I use banana flavored instant pudding instead vanilla?

Of course you can! Some folks don’t enjoy the artificial banana flavoring in the banana cream instant pudding but this is entirely a personal preference. You could also use banana extract instead of vanilla.Can I make my own homemade whipped cream?

Yes you can. Just keep in mind that homemade whipped cream doesn’t stay stabilized as long as Cool Whip so it may break down into a more liquid state if not eaten right away.How do I keep my bananas from turning brown?

You can sprinkle a little citric acid powder onto the sliced bananas. Just a little so as not to change the flavor. Or, you could lightly coat the sliced bananas in lemon or orange juice. Again, just coat lightly so as not to change the flavor.

The Best Banana Pudding recipe from The Country Cook, serving of banana pudding on a small white plate with a spoon inserted into pudding.


  • cream cheese
  • sweetened condensed milk
  • instant vanilla pudding
  • milk
  • vanilla extract
  • Cool Whip
  • Nilla wafers
  • ripe bananas
Banana Pudding ingredients: cream cheese, sweetened condensed, milk, instant vanilla pudding, milk, vanilla extract, Cool Whip, Nilla wafers, ripe bananas.


In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese with an electric mixer on medium speed until smooth and fluffy.

softened cream cheese whipped with an electric mixer in a white bowl.

Add in sweetened condensed milk, pudding mix, and milk. Finally, add in vanilla extract and stir well

milk being poured into a white bowl with dry pudding mix.

Keep your mixer on low speed at first so the milk doesn’t fly everywhere. If you are using a stand mixer, make sure you get in there with a rubber spatula and scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl to make sure everything is getting incorporated. That cream cheese likes to stay on the bottom of the bowl. AlsoI find that the pudding can sometimes become a bit lumpy (especially if my cream cheese isn’t soft enough). If this happens to you, just keep mixing until most of the lumps are gone. The mixture will also begin to thicken too. After a few minutes of constant mixing, it will smooth out. Finally, stir in half of the whipped topping.

whipped topping added to pudding mixture in a white bowl.

Time to layer. Place one-third of the vanilla wafers in a layer on the bottom of a trifle dish, large bowl or a 9×13 baking dish. You will notice that as I add the wafers, I face some outwards and up the sides. This is not necessary but when you are using a clear dish like this, it sure does make it look pretty when it’s done! 

even layer of vanilla placed into the bottom of a glass bowl.

Next comes a layer of sliced bananas. 

layer of sliced bananas shown on top of sliced vanilla wafers in a clear bowl.

Then pour one-third of the pudding mixture on top (enough to cover all the bananas).

pudding mixture layered on top of bananas and vanilla wafers

Continue with two more layers. A layer of wafers, followed by bananas, then pudding mixture. I like a lot of bananas in there. I want at least a piece of banana in every bite. The final layer will be pudding. Then you will top the pudding with the rest of your whipped topping.

side view of layers of finished pudding with Nilla wafers and pudding

Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least one to two hours before serving so it can thicken up and the wafers can soften.

a serving of banana cream pudding on a white plate with a bunch of fresh bananas in the background

Then dig in!

spoon showing a serving of pudding, Nilla wafers, cool whipped a slice of banana

The Best Banana Pudding

The best no bake banana pudding you will ever find (or so I’ve been told by many).


×The Best Banana PuddingThis video shows you how to make an easy and impressive banana pudding. The rich pudding combines instant vanilla pudding mix with condensed milk, vanilla extract, and whipped topping. Simply layer the creamy pudding along with vanilla wafers and sliced bananas in a glass serving bowl.Read the full recipe after the video.

Recipe Summary

Total:25 minsPrep:25 minsServings:20Yield:20 servings

a low angle view looking into the side of a trifle dish layered with the best banana pudding


Decrease Serving20Increase ServingAdjustOriginal recipe yields 20 servingsIngredient Checklist

  • 1 (5 ounce) package instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 2 cups cold milk
  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 (12 ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 1 (16 ounce) package vanilla wafers
  • 14 bananas, sliced


Instructions Checklist

  • Step 1In a large mixing bowl, beat pudding mix and milk 2 minutes. Blend in condensed milk until smooth. Stir in vanilla and fold in whipped topping. Layer wafers, bananas and pudding mixture in a glass serving bowl. Chill until serving.

Blue Ribbon Banana Pudding

Blue Ribbon Banana Pudding - Step 2
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Blue Ribbon Banana Pudding - Step 7
Blue Ribbon Banana Pudding - Yummy recipe

… because life is too short to skip dessert.

Blue Ribbon Banana Pudding - Family Fresh Meals Recipe

Busy moms have it hard at dinnertime. You want to cook healthy meals from scratch for your family, but you also need to get everything done fast. So you have to cut corners somewhere.

Sadly, one corner that often gets cut is dessert. It just takes too long to bake a cake or a pie from scratch, so you end up just serving cookies out of a box, or maybe even skipping dessert completely. Now there’s a solution. This Blue Ribbon Banana Pudding makes it easy to turn a packet of instant vanilla pudding into a real, homemade dessert – fast.

Blue Ribbon Banana Pudding - Step 8

You can whip up the pudding itself in just a few minutes. Then you beat in some whipped topping to make it extra light and fluffy. And finally, you layer the pudding in a bowl with vanilla wafers and banana slices, with extra whip on top.

And that’s it! Just let the pudding chill in the fridge while you serve and eat dinner. Then you can pull it out, top it with a few more wafers and bananas, and serve up a beautiful dessert that looks and tastes homemade.

Blue Ribbon Banana Pudding - Yummy Family Fresh Meals Recipe

Blue Ribbon Banana Pudding…because life is too short to skip dessert.


Ingredients you will need:
packet vanilla pudding
cold milk
condensed milk
cool whip
vanilla wafers


  1. Mix together milk, and pudding mix. Add in condensed milk and mix until well combined. Chill for 5 mins.
  2. Add in 8 oz of cool whip to pudding mix. Stir.
  3. Layer 1/3 of pudding mix, topped with wafers, then banana slice, and repeat 3 times. Top with the remaining whipped cream Chill for 30-60 mins before serving.
  4. Top with more wafers and bananas before serving.

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