Easy Southern Banana Pudding

This is the easiest and yummiest banana pudding recipe ever and you can’t have summer in the South without banana pudding…

This is the recipe that my grandmother and my mom used, well, pretty much my entire family!  It’s so simple and it’s really just a slight variation of Kraft’s recipe.  This recipe is light and fluffy and only takes a few minutes to make.  It’s a favorite around here!  Pull out your pretty glass trifle dish, you’ll want to show this banana pudding off.


3 cups cold milk

2 pkg. (4-serving size each) JELL-O Vanilla Flavor Instant Pudding

1 box NILLA Wafers

3-4 bananas, sliced (the riper the better)

1 large tub COOL WHIP Whipped Topping, thawed


Pour milk into large bowl. Add dry pudding mixes. Beat with whisk 2 min. or until well blended. Let stand 5 min.  Then, gently fold in 1/2 of the Cool Whip.  Be gentle, you want it to fluffy.  Set aside.

Arrange wafers on the bottom and around the side of the serving bowl or trifle.  Top each wafer with banana slices, feel free to add as much as you like.  Then spread a layer of pudding on top.  Repeat. Cover with the remaining Cool Whip.

I like to take the crumbs and some of the broken wafers left in the bag and crumble them to make a pretty topping to sprinkle on top.

Refrigerate for at least 3 hours to set.

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