Magnolia Bakery’s Banana Pudding

Magnolia Bakery’s Banana Pudding

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Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 10


  • 1 14-oz can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 1/2 cups ice cold water
  • 1 3.4 oz package instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 3 cups heavy cream
  • 1 12-oz box Nabisco Nilla Wafers
  • 4 cups sliced ripe bananas (about 3 medium bananas)


  • In a stand mixer or with a whisk and bowl beat together the condensed milk and cold water until well combined. Add Jello and keep mixing until the Jello has dissolved, about 2 minutes.
  • Cover Jello mixture and allow to set completely in fridge- about 3 hours or you can leave it overnight.
  • In a stand mixer or with an electric hand mixer whip the heavy cream until still peaks form.
  • Gently fold pudding mixture and whipped cream together until uniformly pale yellow- no streaks.
  • In a large glass bowl or some other pretty glass serving dish, layer 1/3 Nilla wafers, 1/3 banana, and 1/3 cream & repeat twice.
  • Cover and allow to sit in the fridge for a few hours or overnight so that the wafers can soften slightly.


if this sits for longer than overnight the bananas will discolor- I recommend leaving them out and cutting up bananas to put on top of each serving


  1. Patty Butler

    5 stars
    Question about banana puffing cake . It mentions banana pudding and gello ? Which is it or both ? Couldn’t tell by list of ingredients .

    • Theresa

      The jello reference in the instructions is referring to the banana flavored pudding usual brand that is used is jello. Hope that helps.

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