Old Fashioned Banana Pudding

Years ago, I went to a pot luck and one of the neighbors brought this divine concoction. I wanted to dive in that darn bowl after my first bite. You will want to do the same thing – it is so luscious and creamy. Do not make this for 2 people. YOU WILL EAT THE WHOLE THING. You have been warned.

Old Fashioned Banana Pudding

Category: DESSERTS, Puddings & Parfaits

Servings: 12 Servings

Old Fashioned Banana Pudding


  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 (14oz) can sweetened condensed milk (I used low fat)
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 (3.5 oz) package instant vanilla pudding
  • 1 box vanilla wafers (I used reduced fat)
  • 3 – 4 bananas, sliced
  • Chess men cookies (I use Pepperidge Farm)


  1. In a large bowl whip the heavy cream until stiff peaks form. Refrigerate and go on to next step.
  2. Whisk the sweetened condensed milk, water and pudding mix, until well blended. Cover and chill in the refrigerator for at least 10 minutes.
  3. When pudding is set, fold it into the whipped cream.
  4. You can now assemble your pudding, banana and wafers. I like to use a glass trifle bowl. But, if I’m taking this to a pot luck, I use a foil pan. A 13 x 9 glass dish is also a great choice.
  5. Place 1 cup pudding on the bottom. Then layer wafers, bananas, and pudding. Repeat until all ingredients are used. Top with chess men cookies or crumbled vanilla wafers.
  6. Chill for at least one hour before serving.

2 comments / Add your comment below

  1. I use the chessmen cookies instead of vanilla wafers when I make banana pudding. Your version of the pudding sounds delicious – I usually make a cooked on the stove vanilla pudding.

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