Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Tried and True Recipe: Easy No Bake Banana Pudding

One of my favorite desserts for the summer is Banana Pudding. It was always a staple at our family BBQs. This recipe is incredibly simple and does not require you to turn on the oven which is perfect for the hot summer weather. Enjoy!

What You Need:

1 Package of JellO Instant Banana Pudding Mix
3 Bananas (medium sized)
30-40 Nilla Wafers
1 8 oz Tub of Cool Whip
2 1/2 cups of milk

Serves 14 1/2 cup servings (but I am positive everyone will want more than a 1/2 cup because it is just that delicious.)

Step 1: Whisk together the pudding mix and milk in a medium sized bowl for 2 minutes. Let sit for 5 minutes to thicken.

Step 2:
Slice your 3 bananas. I sliced mine about a 1/4 inch in thickness. Set them aside for now.

Step 3: Get your serving bowl ready (needs to hold at least 2 qts). I usually like to use a trifle to serve this pudding in because it looks beautiful layered. Put a layer of half of the Nilla wafers on the bottom of your bowl. Flat side up. *I used 40 Nilla wafers. 15 on the first layer and 25 for the second. If you don't want as many wafers use 30.

Step 4: Layer half of your banana slices on top of the wafers.

Step 5: Spoon half of the pudding into the dish and spread evenly. Then repeat steps 3,4, and 5.

Step 6: All of your wafers, bananas and pudding should be used at this time. To finish the pudding top with your tub of Cool whip. Then refrigerate for at least 3 hours. I suggest 4-5 to let all the flavors really blend together.

Then you're done! I added some mint leaves and grapes as garnish. This pudding is a crowd pleaser every time I make it. I hope you enjoy it as well!


  1. You can totally tell you are married now, cause you are baking!!! It looks delicious!

  2. Love the presentation! You can invite us over to test recipes anytime. :)

  3. Looks yummy - will try Lea!