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Banana Pudding With Condensed Milk

Get ready to savor the deliciousness of banana pudding with condensed milk. It’s a simple, comforting treat that satisfies your sweet cravings with every spoonful.

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Get ready to experience a taste of pure comfort with our classic banana pudding recipe with condensed milk. This homemade delight boasts a creamy, dreamy texture that’s hard to resist.

Made from scratch with love and the simplicity of sweetened condensed milk, it’s an embodiment of easy indulgence.

The beauty of this banana pudding with sweetened condensed milk is how easy it is to make. It’s a no-bake, no-cook wonder that’s perfect for those times when you’re craving something sweet without the hassle. 

Whether you’re hosting a family dinner or simply satisfying your own cravings, make this homemade banana pudding recipe from scratch with condensed milk for a crowd-pleaser that never disappoints.

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The soft bananas meld with the smooth custard, creating a symphony of sweetness and creaminess that’s downright addictive. 

Not a fan of condensed milk? Try our banana pudding variation with sour cream and even our 3-ingredient banana pudding!

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How to Make Banana Pudding with Condensed Milk

A full printable version of this recipe with ingredient measurements is available at the bottom of this post.

STEP ONE: In a big bowl, whisk together the instant vanilla pudding and cold milk until it’s completely smooth. Let it sit for 5 minutes to thicken.

mixing instant vanilla pudding with cold milk in a bowl.

STEP TWO: Add the sweetened condensed milk and vanilla extract to the bowl with the pudding mix, then stir.

pouring in condensed milk and vanilla extract.

STEP THREE: Gently fold in the whipped topping of your choice (I prefer Cool Whip) until well combined.

adding whipped cream to pudding base.

STEP FOUR: Spread an even layer of the pudding mixture on the bottom of your casserole dish. Make a layer of Nilla wafers on top of the pudding, then make a layer of banana slices. 

add the vanilla pudding to the casserole dish with banana slices and vanilla wafer cookies.

STEP FIVE: Pour half of the remaining pudding mixture over bananas and cookies and spread it out evenly.

pouring more whipped pudding over banana pudding.

STEP SIX: Repeat the layering technique with the Nilla wafers and the bananas and pour the remaining pudding mixture on top. 

adding remaining layers to banana pudding with condensed milk.

STEP SEVEN: Finish with a layer of bananas and crushed cookies on top.

adding fresh banana slices and cookie crumbs on top of homemade banana pudding recipe.

STEP EIGHT: Cover the dish tightly with plastic wrap and let it chill in the fridge for at least 6 hours or overnight.

Adding food safe plastic wrap over casserole dish.

STEP NINE: Before serving, top with whipped topping and crushed cookie crumbs for extra yum.

Closeup of banana pudding with condensed milk with a spoon in it

Tips for the Best Banana Pudding with Sweetened Condensed Milk

  • As you build the layers, create an even distribution of cookies, bananas, and pudding throughout. This balance is key to getting the perfect flavor combination in each bite. 
  • Make sure the pudding is covered completely in the refrigerator to keep it fresh while it’s setting. 
  • Use bananas that are ripe but firm. The peels should be completely yellow, and a few brown freckles are fine.
  • For a velvety texture, make sure to whisk the vanilla pudding mix and cold milk until the mixture is super smooth. This helps avoid any lumps and ensures a consistent mixture.
a casserole dish with banana pudding made with sweetened condensed milk

Variations for this Banana Pudding Recipe with Condensed Milk

  • Experiment with different types of cookies for the layers. Chocolate chip cookies, Graham crackers, Oreos, chessman cookies, animal crackers, or shortbread can offer a delightful twist in flavor and texture.
  • Add a pinch of cinnamon or nutmeg to the pudding mix for a subtle spiced flavor that compliments the bananas.
  • Drizzle a bit of caramel sauce between the layers to add a rich and buttery sweetness.
  • Switch up your banana pudding by trying different pudding flavors. Consider chocolate, strawberry, or butterscotch for an exciting twist on the classic.
a bowl full of easy banana pudding with freshly sliced bananas and vanilla cookies.

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close up of vanilla pudding with bananas and whipped topping.

How Can I Keep My Bananas From Turning Brown?

A pro tip to keep your bananas vibrant: give them a quick dip in lemon, orange, or lime juice before slicing. This natural shield against browning works wonders. 

Plus, when you add the slices to the pudding right before serving, you’re minimizing their exposure to air — which is the culprit behind that not-so-appealing brown color. 

How Should I Serve Banana Pudding with Sweetened Condensed Milk?

Embrace the true Southern charm of this timeless dessert by savoring it chilled. Don’t forget some whipped cream and Nilla Wafer crumbs as garnish!

For a stunning display, assemble this homemade banana pudding recipe from scratch with condensed milk in a trifle dish or a spacious 9×13-inch baking dish. You can also create individual servings in ramekins or elegant glasses for a fancier affair — or simply to make serving easier!

taking a bite out of no bake banana pudding.

How Long Does Banana Pudding with Condensed Milk Last?

This dessert will stay tasty for around 2 days in the fridge. After that, the cookie layers will be too soft and may disintegrate into the pudding. 

For prep-ahead ease, make the pudding up to 2 days before. Store tightly covered in the fridge, then assemble everything just before serving.

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Easy Banana Pudding With Condensed Milk

Samantha Erb
Enjoy a spoonful of our banana pudding with condensed milk. This dessert offers a heavenly combination of rich, creamy vanilla pudding and the sweet taste of ripe bananas. Serve with vanilla wafers!
4.60 from 5 votes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Chill Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 20 minutes
Course Desserts
Cuisine American
Servings 12 servings
Calories 513 kcal


  • 1 3.4 oz. vanilla instant pudding mix package
  • 2 cups cold whole milk
  • 1 14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 12 oz. Cool Whip container
  • 1 12 oz. Nilla wafers package
  • 6-8 large fresh bananas sliced


  • In a large bowl, combine the instant vanilla pudding mix and cold milk. Beat them both with a whisk until they become smooth. Let the mixture set at room temperature for 5 minutes to thicken.
  • Add the sweetened condensed milk and vanilla extract into the pudding mixture and stir.
  • Gently fold in the whipped topping (e.g., Cool Whip) until it's well combined with the pudding mixture.
  • Spread a thin layer of pudding onto the bottom of your casserole dish and place a single layer of cookies over it.
  • Add a layer of banana slices on top of the cookies.
  • Pour 1/2 of the remaining pudding mixture over the bananas and wafers. Spread it evenly.
  • Repeat the layers with the remaining Nilla wafers, bananas, and the rest of the pudding mixture.
  • Add a final layer of bananas and crushed Nilla wafers on top.
  • Cover the baking dish with plastic wrap and then place it in the fridge for at least 6 hours, or preferably overnight.
  • Before serving this delicious banana pudding, feel free to garnish the top with whipped topping and a few Nilla wafer crumbs.


Serving: 1gCalories: 513kcalCarbohydrates: 78gProtein: 8gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 11gPolyunsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 231mgFiber: 3gSugar: 54g
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