No Bake Banana Pudding is easy and requires only a few basic ingredients that you may already have on hand. The process of making No-Bake Banana Pudding takes minutes, with the reward being creamy pudding that tastes like banana pie filling!
Bananas are a great source of dietary potassium, vitamin C, dietary fiber and vitamin B6. They are also a good source of magnesium, manganese, and copper. Unripe bananas contain significant amounts of starch, as do ripe bananas. Bananas are great for using in desserts, take this No Bake Banana Pudding for example!
❤️ Why You’ll Love This Recipe
- It’s easy to make! Just mix everything together and let it set. No need to bake anything.
- It’s a great summer dessert because it doesn’t require any heating up of the kitchen.
- This dessert is perfect for those who are banana lovers! The pudding is full of banana flavor and has chunks of fresh banana in it.
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- instant vanilla pudding mix
- sweetened condensed milk
- vanilla extract
- bananas, sliced
- vanilla wafers
- whipped topping, thawed
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🔪 How to Make No Bake Banana Pudding
Step 1: Make the pudding and add in condensed milk and vanilla
In a mixing bowl, whisk the pudding mix into the milk for 2 minutes. Stir in the sweetened condensed milk and vanilla extract until completely blended.
Step 2: Layer the vanilla wafers and banana slices
In a 9×13 baking dish, place an even layer of vanilla wafers. On top of the cookies, place slices from two bananas.
Step 3: Add the pudding on top
Spread half of the vanilla pudding mixture over the bananas. Repeat the layers.
Step 4: Spread the whipped topping
Spread the whipped topping over the top of the final layer.
Step 5: Top with crushed vanilla wafers
Crush any remaining vanilla wafers and sprinkle over the top.
Step 6: Chill the pudding
Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Hint: If you want your pudding to set up faster, place it in the freezer for 30 minutes.
Do you want to change up this recipe and make it your own? Here are some ways that you can do that!
- Change up the milk – Use different types of milk for a different flavor. Try almond milk or coconut milk for a lighter pudding.
- Extra spices – Add some spice to the pudding by adding a teaspoon of cinnamon or nutmeg.
- Adding toppings – Top the pudding with whipped cream, chopped nuts, or chocolate chips for an extra special treat!
- Chocolate pudding – Make a chocolate banana pudding by adding 1/4 cup of cocoa powder to the pudding mixture.
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Here is a list of kitchen tools that you will need to make this delicious recipe.
- Mixing bowl
- 9×13 baking dish
The pudding will keep in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. If you want to make it ahead of time, I would recommend making it the day before you plan on serving it so that it has time to set.
- Use ripe bananas for the best flavor.
- Prevent the banana slices from turning brown by spraying them with lemon juice.
- Be sure to use instant vanilla pudding mix and not the cook and serve type.
- If you want a firmer pudding, place it in the freezer for 30 minutes before serving.
- This recipe can easily be doubled if you are feeding a crowd. Just use a larger dish and double all of the ingredients.
Do you have questions about this recipe? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions.
If your pudding is watery, it is most likely because you used a cook and serve pudding mix instead of an instant pudding mix. Be sure to use the instant type so that the pudding will set up properly.
Bananas will turn black when they are exposed to air. To prevent this, spray the banana slices with lemon juice or coat them with a thin layer of pudding.
Yes, you can make banana pudding without condensed milk. Just substitute an equal amount of evaporated milk.
Yes, banana pudding needs to be refrigerated in order to set up properly.
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No Bake Banana Pudding
- 5.1 ounces instant vanilla pudding mix
- 2 cups milk
- 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 4 bananas sliced
- 11 ounces vanilla wafers
- 4 cups whipped topping thawed
- In a mixing bowl, whisk the pudding mix into the milk for 2 minutes. Stir in the sweetened condensed milk and vanilla extract until completely blended.
- In a 9×13 baking dish, place an even layer of vanilla wafers. On top of the cookies, place slices from two bananas.
- Spread half of the vanilla pudding mixture over the bananas. Repeat the layers.
- Spread the whipped topping over the top of the final layer.
- Crush any remaining vanilla wafers and sprinkle over the top.
- Refrigerate until ready to serve.