Christmas Banana Pudding

Hi! Changing it up on the blog today – sharing my Christmas Banana Pudding recipe! This recipe is super easy, and it’s soooo yummy. It’s a perfect addition to your dessert table whether it’s for Christmas or a holiday party. It take a little bit of time because you need to let the pudding set for at least 6 hours, but as long as you have some time to work with I’m telling you, you can whip this pudding right up in only a few steps! See the full recipe and ingredients list below if you’re interested in trying it out 🙂

banana-puddingWhat you’ll need:

– 1 box vanilla pudding (I’m totally a make everything from scratch kind of girl, but I have to admit I’ve never actually tried to make pudding from scratch. It’s now on the to-do list)

– 2 tsp vanilla extract

– 1 1/2 cups of water

– 1 can condensed milk (14 oz)

– 2 cups heavy cream

– at least 3 bananas (sliced)

– Nilla wafers

-cinnamon sugar

Even looking at this ingredients list, it almost looks too good to be true. Just wait until you taste it! Let’s get to the prepping:


  1. Mix the box of vanilla pudding, water & condensed milk and vanilla extract using your Kitchen Aid or electric mixer. Once thoroughly mixed, cover with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for at least 6 hours to set (overnight preferable)
  2. In a separate bowl, whip heavy cream until fluffy
  3. When pudding mixture is ready, begin folding the whipped cream into it, mixing in intervals. Fully incorporate the whipped cream before adding more until fully incorporated
  4. Add layer of Nilla wafers to the bottom of your serving bowl
  5. Pour half of your pudding mixture in over wafers
  6. Layer healthy amount of Nilla wafers & bananas, followed by other half of pudding mixture
  7. Top with Nilla wafers, sliced bananas & cinnamon sugar


I absolutely LOVE this recipe, and it’s just perfect for the busy holiday season. I think pudding is just such an easy and quick addition for the table at Christmas, and everyone goes wild for it! You can come up with cute ways to serve it as well, like decorated martini glasses or elegant China. I’d say the only pitfall of this recipe is that you do ideally need that over-night to allow the pudding to set. Otherwise, it’s super easy, super manageable and your guests or fellow party-goers will absolutely love it!

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