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Banana pudding in a trifle bowl with Nilla wafers.

Banana Pudding

  • Author: Sandra Flegg
  • Total Time: 4 hours 15 minutes
  • Yield: 16 Servings


This Easy Banana Pudding Recipe No Bake is made with simple ingredients and is so quick and easy to make for the holidays! Vanilla wafer banana pudding consists of a luscious vanilla pudding base, with a perfect blend of sour cream and Cool Whip, creating a sweet and creamy banana pudding delight!!


211-ounce boxes of vanilla wafers

35.1-ounce boxes instant vanilla pudding

8 cups milk

1/2 cup sour cream

4 ounces whipped topping, thawed

5 to 6 bananas


  1. In a large bowl, thoroughly whisk instant pudding and milk until thoroughly combined.
  2. Add sour cream and whipped topping, whisk until thoroughly combined.
  3. Peel 5 to 6 bananas, set aside.
  4. In a trifle dish, neatly arrange a layer of vanilla wafers in the bottom of the dish.
  5. Slice one banana into ¼ inch slices and layer on top of wafers.
  6. Cover with 1 ½ cups of prepared pudding mixture, smoothing into an even layer.
  7. Repeat layering, ending with a layer of wafers on top.
  8. Cover and refrigerator for at least 4 hours until set and wafers are slightly softened.


How long does banana pudding last? Leftover pudding can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Can you freeze banana pudding? No! It is not recommended for banana pudding to be frozen as it can turn the bananas dark brown.

Four or 5 boxes of the 3.4-ounce size of vanilla pudding will work in this recipe.  If using 4 boxes add 7 cups of milk, if using 5 boxes add 9 cups of milk. The sour cream a whipped topping amount remain the same.

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Chill Time: 4 hours
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: No Bake
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Banana pudding, Banna pudding recipe, Easy banana pudding, Homemade banana pudding