Banana Pudding just like the Banana Pudding from Magnolia Bakery in NYC.
Sometimes the sweet treat you crave is a red eye flight away. For me, it’s Magnolia Bakery’s Banana Pudding. It’s the best! It’s a must order next time you’re in NYC. It’s the perfect banana flavor without being too much. My favorite part is how the Nilla wafer cookies turn soft like cake in the pudding. Good News, you don’t have to fly to New York to enjoy this decadent dessert, you can make it at home!
Here’s the fun part, you can make small servings like these cute mini glass trifle bowls…or you can serve it in a big dish to serve a crowd.
The ingredients are so simple! This recipe comes from the Magnolia Bakery cookbook.
No banana flavoring needed, just fresh bananas.
You’ll have to make the jello pudding a day ahead and allow it to set in the fridge overnight.
We made a short video so you can see just how easy it comes together.
Magnolia Bakery Banana Pudding
Magnolia Bakery Banana Pudding -We love this homemade version of our favorite NYC treat. The Nilla wafer cookies get soft like cake in the pudding... this recipe is so good.
- 1 3.4oz box instant vanilla pudding mix
- 3/4 cup cold water filtered
- 1 14oz. can sweetened condensed milk
- 3 cups heavy whipping cream
- 1 box Nilla Wafer Cookies
- 4 medium bananas
In a medium sized bowl add the cold water and the pudding mix together, whisk to combine. Now add the sweetened condensed milk to the pudding mix and continue whisking to combine.
Cover this bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2-4 hours (or overnight).
After the pudding mixture has chilled and is firm, whip the cold whipping cream in a separate bowl with an electric mixer (stand mixer or hand mixer) until the heavy cream is fluffy and holds a stiff peak.
Use a spatula to gently fold the pudding mixture into the whipped cream (add the pudding to the whipped cream in two batches). Fold (gently stir) just until the pudding is combined with the whipped cream.
Depending on the serving dishes you choose to use. Begin to layer this dessert. You can serve in small individual servings or in a glass trifle bowl or a 9x9 square glass casserole dish.
Add a thin layer of the pudding mixture to the bottom of your serving dish. Follow with a layer of wafer cookies and sliced bananas. Repeat these layers of: pudding, cookies and bananas until you fill your serving dish (or dishes).
Reserve 1 banana (unsliced in the peel) to be sliced right before serving.
Chill assembled dessert(s) for at least 2 -6 hours or overnight to allow the cookies to soften in the pudding and become cake like.
Shortly before serving, add a garnish of more sliced bananas and more wafer cookies. Enjoy!
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*Update: This recipe has been updated. We have changed the water amount when making the pudding mixture. The vanilla pudding should be thick once set before folding in the whipped cream.