Banana Pudding

Level: Easy
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 20 min
Cooling Time: 4 hrs
Yields: 8


A creamy pudding with a banana twist. This dessert not only looks appealing in the glass bowl, but your guests will be pleasantly surprised from the first bite to the last.


  • 60 to 70 vanilla wafers*
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cans (12 fl. oz. each) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Evaporated Milk
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3 tablespoons butter, cut into pieces
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 5 ripe but firm bananas, cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 1 container (8 oz.) frozen whipped topping, thawed


LINE bottom and sides of 2 1/2-quart glass bowl with about 40 wafers.

COMBINE sugar, cornstarch and salt in medium saucepan. Gradually stir in evaporated milk to dissolve cornstarch. Whisk in eggs. Add butter. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture begins to thicken. Reduce heat to low; bring to a simmer and cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla extract. Let cool slightly.

POUR half of pudding over wafers. Top with half of bananas. Layer remaining vanilla wafers over bananas. Combine remaining pudding and bananas; spoon over wafers. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours. Top with whipped topping.

* A 12-oz. box of vanilla wafers contains about 88 wafers.


by B. Bill , Knoxville, TN on Jan. 2013

Easy to make an yummmmmy!

Love It!!!!

by D. Dianne , Columbus Ga on Apr. 2010

I love Banana Pudding and loved this recipe. However, I am not a banana fan so I did what my mother does which is puree the banana and add them to the custard during the last few minutes of cooking. Then she just does layers of custard and cookies and it is SOOOOOOOOOO Good.

Banana Pudding

by K. Kathy , Abingdon on Nov. 2009

I don't like to bake or cook with bananas, but when my friend made this recipe, I had to have it! It is now one of my favorites and she makes it when i come visiting!


by B. Brandy , Palmyra, MO on Feb. 2009


Banana Pudding

by R. RUTH , Ocala, FL on Oct. 2008

My son loves banana pudding and went wild over this recipe. He would eat it everyday. It was wonderful and comforting.

My husband's favorite

by K. KELLY , Columbus, oh on Oct. 2008

My husband loves bananas and this is perfect for him! I don't like bananas, but I do like the vanilla wafers with vanilla pudding. This is also really easy to make.

Banana Pudding

by C. Cynthia , Selma, NC on Oct. 2008

I recently tried this recipe and I am in love. The taste has won me over and the directions weren't to bad either. I have finally found the ultimate banana pudding recipe.


by H. Holly , ELKTON, KY on Oct. 2008

It was great, everyone in my family really enjoyed this treat

Banana Pudding

by M. Martha , Shreveport, LA on Sep. 2008

I grew up watching my Mother make "pudding from scratch" and I also do this when time permits. This recipe is very good, and taste a lot like my Mother's recipe, which has never been measured, I make totally from memory. This has encouraged me to measure and give the "recipe" to my two sons and two daughters.

Mmmmm "Banana Pudding"

by V. Virginia , Hobgood, NC on Aug. 2008

As a Southern girl, I grew up on Banana Pudding. My mother & grandmother made the best banana pudding ever. They have both passed and it was a delite to taste this banana pudding. Though not baked in the oven as they used to do, it tasted almost the same! I found it to be quite tasty and easy to make.