You’ll Go Bananas For This Dessert

Atlanta Eats | Mom Thyme


Still looking for that cool summertime dessert your family and friends will go ABSOLUTELY BANANAS for? Well, I’ve got a Quick and Easy Banana Pudding recipe that’ll do the trick each and every time! I love this Banana Pudding because it tastes like you spent HOURS in the kitchen whipping up your Grandmother’s “secret recipe”, but, in reality, you spent just a few minutes mixing and layering six simple ingredients. But shhh….there’s no need to tell anyone this… Simply smile and say “thank you” when the bowl is scraped clean and you’re receiving all those five star reviews from your guests!  Now, there are LOTS of reasons you should make this Quick and Easy Banana Pudding, but these are my favorites:

It’s the Perfect “Signature Dessert” for All of Us Busy Moms – If you’re a busy mom who’s short on time but needs that one amazing dessert to take to all of this summer’s potlucks and BBQ’s, this is the PERFECT dish for you! You can make it hours in advance, it doesn’t require any fancy equipment, and, guess what, you don’t even have to turn your oven on!

It’s Foolproof! – No, seriously, this is one recipe that turns out perfectly EVERY SINGLE TIME you make it.  There’s no way to over or undercook it, it’ll never turn out dry, and, your kids will have a blast helping you stir and assemble all the ingredients (or, at least licking the spoon!).

It’s the Ultimate Crowd Pleaser (You’ll Never Have Any Leftovers!) – I can honestly say that whenever I serve this Banana Pudding there are NEVER any leftovers. On dessert tables full of cakes, cookies, and pies, this is that one dish that truly stands out in the crowd and that everyone always flocks to. So delicious that your guests will keep going back for seconds and thirds, this Banana Pudding is the hit of the party each and every time!

So, without further ado, here’s the recipe for Quick and Easy Banana Pudding. I can’t wait for you to try it as I know that your friends and family are going to love this recipe just as much as mine do! Enjoy!   

Quick and Easy Banana Pudding

Serves 10 to 12

1 (5.1-ounce) package vanilla instant pudding mix

2 ½ cups milk

1 cup sour cream

12 ounces whipped topping

1 (16-ounce) package vanilla wafers

5 or 6 bananas, sliced vertically

Garnish: Additional vanilla wafers

Combine the pudding mix, milk and sour cream in a mixing bowl and beat until thickened. Fold in ½ of the whipped topping. Alternate layers of vanilla wafers, bananas and pudding mixture in a trifle bowl until all of the ingredients are used. Top with the remaining whipped topping. Garnish with additional vanilla wafers. Chill, covered, until ready to serve.

Recipe courtesy of the At Your Service cookbook by the Junior League of Gwinnett and North Fulton Counties



  1. Amber Dee Ellis:This recipe sounds delicious! I will be giving it try for my Memorial Day weekend BBQ. Thanks so much for sharing it.