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This Banana Pudding is one of my favorite desserts of all time! It's so easy to make and everyone LOVES it!

Magnolia Bakery Banana Pudding

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: banana pudding
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Refrigerate: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 818kcal
This banana pudding dessert is creamy, fluffy and oh so delicious!
Print Recipe


  • 14 oz sweetened condensed milk 1 can
  • 1 1/2 cups cold water filtered is best
  • 3.4 oz instant vanilla pudding mix 1 small box
  • 3 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 28 Nilla Wafers cookies 1 box
  • 4 medium bananas


  • In the bowl of an electric mixer, blend sweetened condensed milk and cold water until combined. Add pudding mix and blend on medium speed about 2 minutes. Transfer mixture to a small bowl, cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours (or overnight).
  • After the pudding mixture has chilled and is very firm (at least 4 hours), beat cold whipping cream in the bowl of an electric mixer until the cream is fluffy and holds a stiff peak. Then, use a spatula to gently fold the pudding mixture into the whipped cream (add the pudding to the whipped cream in two batches). Fold/stir just until the pudding is combined. Fill (2/3 full) a large piping bag or a large ziplock bag with the whipped pudding (then snip off one corner of the bag).
  • Pour about 1/2 of the box of Nilla Wafers into a large bowl and break up each cookie in half or into a couple pieces.
  • Slice bananas, reserving a 1/2 of a banana (in the peel) to slice and add just before serving.
  • Begin assembly by adding a few broken cookies, a few slices of banana, and a layer of the pudding. Repeat with cookies, banana and pudding. Add a third layer if possible (depending on your dishes). Chill assembled desserts at least 30 minutes or up to 6 hours. Shortly before serving, add a garnish of a few broken cookies and a slice of banana.


Calories: 818kcal | Carbohydrates: 83g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 53g | Saturated Fat: 32g | Cholesterol: 186mg | Sodium: 291mg | Potassium: 628mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 63g | Vitamin A: 1976IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 271mg | Iron: 1mg