Homemade Banana Pudding

1 pt whipping cream
1 cup ice water
1 small box vanilla instant pudding
1 small box banana instant pudding
1 can Eagle Brand milk
6 bananas
1 box Nilla Wafers

Combine water, pudding and Eagle Brand milk and mix well.

In a different bowl place the whipping cream and beat it until it’s light and fluffy.

Fold the whipping cream in to the pudding.

Place a layer of wafers in the bottom of the dish. Follow with a layer of banana slices and then pudding mix. Layer until you reach the top of your dish.

Chill and Serve.

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  1. I fail to see how this is homemade?

    • I agree. I eagerly clicked on this recipe, but when I saw it called for instant pudding, Eagle Brand (sweetened, condensed) milk and Nilla wafers, I was extremely disappointed. At the very least, it should be re-named Banana Trifle. It’s not quite a true trifle, but the name would at least be less misleading.

  2. Doesn’t look real frugal either.

  3. I agree with you KLW how is this possibly be homemade????

  4. It is still homemade compared to store bought, it just uses some ‘convenience’ foods to speed up the preparation time. It still looks tasty. I do agree that it isn’t the most frugal recipe, but looks worth a try for me. I’m wondering what size of dish to use?

  5. Stephanie says:

    Why title it as “homemade”? Its out of a box. Love the recipe BUT just drop the homemade part

  6. Janis Hill says:

    OK…so here is my recipe for HOMEMADE banana pudding:

    1 box Nilla wafers
    2-3 ripe bananas
    1/3 cup white sugar
    3 tablespoons cornstarch
    1/4 teaspoon salt
    2 1/2 cups milk
    1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

    Line a 3 quart casserole dish with wafers, slice bananas layering them on top of wafers. Layer bananas with more vanilla wafers. Continue alternating layers until casserole dish is full. Set aside.

    In a 2 quart saucepan, combine sugar, cornstarch, and salt. Slowly stir in milk. Bring to a boil, and cook, stirring constantly, over medium heat until mixture thickens. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes more. Stir in vanilla. Allow to cool slightly then pour over vanilla wafer-banana layers. Refrigerate until cool.

    Top with either whipped cream or meringue. If you top with meringue the last layer should be wafers. It should be spread on top while the pudding is still hot. If topping with whipped cream the last layer should be bananas and you should completely cool the pudding before adding the whipped cream.

  7. Sarah Brown says:

    the first recipe for banana pudding was from a young city slicker… she doesn’t know how to realy cook yet… the last one is from a country gal. that know’s what she is doing…I have a friend that cooks everything out of a box or can and call’s herself a cook. till I told her the differant’s now she knows and is doing a lot better and can tell from the taste of food…to the first woman. hang in there ya will learn..God Bless ya’ll..

  8. Now that`s what I call homemade. I`ve made this before and it is yummy, much better than the instant puddings.

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