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overhead view of individual banana pudding desserts served a mason jar - J Dub By Design™

J Dub’s Banana Pudding

5 from 2 reviews

  • Author: Jennifer Williams
  • Total Time: 15 Minutes (minimum 8 hours chill time)
  • Yield: 12 servings 1x


My Banana Pudding is the perfect summer dessert.  You can make a large banana pudding trifle, or serve this as individual banana pudding cups.


  • 1 (14 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk

  • 1 1/2 cups water, chilled (place in fridge to chill while getting ingredients together)

  • 3 cups heavy cream

  • 1 (3.4 oz.) box vanilla instant pudding mix

  • 6 large, barely ripe bananas

  • 1 (12 oz.) bag Slaton Bakery Homemade Vanilla Wafers

  • 2 t high quality Vanilla (please, do not use imitation)


Directions to Prepare Filling

  1. Using a mixing bowl, whisk together the sweetened condensed milk and water until well combined – about 1 minute.
  2. Add the pudding mix and beat well – about 2 minutes.
  3. Cover and refrigerate for 3 hours.
  4. In a large bowl or using a stand mixer, whip the heavy cream until stiff peaks form.
  5. Gently fold the whipped cream and vanilla into the chilled pudding mixture.
  6. Whisk until no streaks of pudding remain.

Directions to Assemble

  1. Arrange 1/3 of the wafers covering the bottom, overlapping if necessary.
  2. Slice two large and slightly ripe bananas
  3. Layer these bananas over the wafers.
  4. Spoon 1/3 of the pudding mixture over the bananas covering the bananas entirely. This prevents the bananas from browning.
  5. Repeat this layering technique twice more.
  6. Garnish the top of the final layer of pudding with crushed wafers.
  7. Cover the dish with seran wrap tightly.
  8. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours.

To create individual jar desserts

  1. Place a layer of the filling on bottom of jar, add wafers, then bananas.  Repeat the layers until jar is full.  Sprinkle crushed wafers on top.  
  2. Seal the jars with a screw on lid to preserve the desserts longer.
  3. Keep chilled in refrigerator.
  4. Makes 16 (6 ounce) jars.


  1. Dessert can either be made in individual portions or in a large trifle bowl.
  2. Choose bananas that have a slightly green stem (barely ripe). This will insure your banana pudding does not get soggy.
  3. Feel free to use another wafer if you don’t have access to Slaton’s. 
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes (plus chill time)
  • Category: dessert
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: banana pudding