This Nilla Wafer banana pudding recipe is what southern dessert dreams are made of. It’s literally one of the most simple and delicious recipes I can think of. You’ll need some banana creme pudding, cool whip, milk, a can of sweetened condensed milk, some bananas, and two boxes of mini Nilla Wafers. Mix up the milks and pudding and layer it all between the bananas and cookies. It’s grandma’s potluck good! Keep reading to see how to make this easy banana pudding recipe in no time.
Why You’ll Love This Nilla Wafer Banana Pudding Recipe
It’s quick and easy
I love the recipe because of the sheer simplicity of it. Just mix up some pudding with some cool with and condensed milk and layer it with bananas and cookies. How much simpler can it get?
It stores well
This banana pudding will store good in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.
It’s grandma’s style good
When I think of a recipe that just that level good, it reminds me of something my granny would make. Well, this banana pudding is it.
Equipment You’ll Need
A few of the things you’ll definitely need to make this dessert is a large mixing bowl and then something to put your dessert in. I used a trifle dish, but if you don’t have one, you could use a casserole dish or even some smaller individual dishes such as goblets! You’ll also need a knife to chop bananas and a large spoon and that’s pretty much about it!
Ingredients You’ll Need
Mini Nilla Wafers:
You’ll need two boxes of mini Nilla Wafers. Trust me, you’ll want to use the minis. They make for the perfect bite.
You’ll need 6 large bananas. You’ll cut them into little 1/2 inch slices.
Banana Cream Instant Pudding:
You’ll need a 5-ounce box of instant banana cream pudding.
Sweetened Condensed Milk:
Sweetened condensed milk. It’s definitely necessary in this recipe.
I used 3 cups of milk. It’s what the box of pudding called for. You can use whatever type or fat percentage you have. I used two percent.
You’ll need just a tub of cool whip. You’ll add half in with your pudding then half on top.
Step by Step How to Make This Nilla Wafer Banana Pudding
In a large bowl, mix the pudding mix, milk and can of sweetened condensed milk. Stir thoroughly then add in one half of the container of cool whip.
In your trifle dish, add a layer of your mini Nilla Wafers, then bananas, then the mixture. Repeat this process 2-3 times. For the final top layer, add the remainder of the cool whip then sprinkle with Nilla Wafer crumbs. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Enjoy!
Nilla Wafer Banana Pudding
- Large Mixing Bowl
- Large Spoon
- Trifle Dish
- 2 boxes Mini Nilla Wafers
- 6 Large Bananas
- 5 oz Box Banana Cream Instant Pudding
- 14 oz can Sweetened Condensed Milk
- 3 cups Milk
- 8 oz Cool Whip
- In a large bowl, mix the pudding mix, milk and can of sweetened condensed milk. Stir thoroughly then add in one half of the container of cool whip.
- In your trifle dish, add a layer of your mini Nilla Wafers, then bananas, then the mixture. Repeat this process 2-3 times. For the final top layer, add the remainder of the cool whip then sprinkle with Nilla Wafer crumbs. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours. Enjoy!
One more thing…
Before you go, please let me know what you think here or in the comments below. Is there a certain way that you make banana pudding? I want to know all about it! Happy Cooking!