Banana pudding is probably the most delicious dessert in the world. I know, it’s a bold statement but I’m going to stand by it. Even better, it’s ridiculously easy to make. I mean, the hardest part about the recipe is waiting for it to chill before you devour it. This banana pudding recipe has layers of vanilla wafer cookies, sliced bananas, and thick, creamy, vanilla pudding like a trifle or parfait. Although pudding does take time to set in the fridge, the actual prep time is minimal, making it the perfect recipe for busy folks who still want to put together a special dessert.
Although you do use powdered pudding mix as a base for the recipe, the finished dessert tastes completely original, thanks to the addition of condensed milk and whipped cream. It’s so rich and full of vanilla flavor, we’ll bet no one will guess it’s made from a boxed mix.
You can make this banana pudding recipe as individual parfaits or as a single trifle to scoop out onto plates. Either way, you’ll get visible layers of pudding, wafer cookies, and bananas. Dig in!