Banana pudding

Banana pudding: Delicious, creamy dessert. Image: Marele van Zyl

Banana pudding: Creamy dessert perfect for a summer’s evening

Sweet tooth bugging you? Try this indulgent, creamy banana pudding. It’s so easy to prepare.

Banana pudding

Banana pudding: Delicious, creamy dessert. Image: Marele van Zyl

If you are looking for an easy dessert to whip together, try this banana pudding. It’s rich, creamy and so indulgent, just the sweet bite you need after enjoying the main meal.

Preparing this delicious banana pudding is so quick and easy, especially if you have an electric mixer to help you. However, you can also easily use a hand mixer to whip the cream, although it will take a little bit longer.

This indulgent pudding is perfect to serve in the summer after your main meal. Or, if your sweet tooth is bugging you, why not skip the main meal and go straight for dessert?

If you are trying to teach the younger ones some culinary skills, this is a good recipe to try out as it requires no baking. Let us know in the comments of this recipe if you have tried out this delightful, creamy dessert. It may just become a family favourite and a frequent menu request.

Banana pudding recipe

5 from 1 vote
Recipe by Marele van Zyl Course: DessertCuisine: GlobalDifficulty: Easy
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  • 1 can 1 condensed milk

  • cups ice-cold water

  • 1 box 1 instant vanilla pudding

  • 3 cups 3 heavy whipping cream

  • 1 box 1 vanilla wafers

  • 4 cups 4 sliced bananas (about 5-6 bananas)


  • Add the condensed milk, water, and pudding mix to a medium-sized bowl. Whisk or mix with a hand mixer until combined, about 2 minutes. Cover and chill for 3 – 4 hours or overnight.
  • In a large bowl, beat the whipping cream until stiff peaks form. You can use a hand or a stand mixer. Gently fold the whipped cream into the pudding mixture.
  • Assemble the pudding by placing ⅓ of the wafers in the bottom of a large wide-bottomed bowl. Top with ⅓ of the bananas and ⅓ of the pudding. Repeat the layers twice and garnish with wafer crumbs.
  • Wrap tightly with plastic wrap and chill at least 4 hours before serving. You can chill it up to 8 hours but it’s not recommended to chill it longer than that.


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