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Easy banana pudding layered in clear glass dish.
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Banana Pudding Trifle

This simple southern dish is a showstopper dessert perfect for picnics or gatherings. With layers of bananas, mixed in with pudding topped with homemade whipped cream and vanilla wafers, this Banana Pudding Triffle is a must-make dessert.
Prep Time25 mins
Chill Time5 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: banana pudding, trifle
Servings: 12 Servings
Calories: 263kcal
Author: Aimee Mars | Aimee Mars Living


  • 1⅓ cup Whole Milk
  • 1 5.1 ounce Package Instant Vanilla Pudding Mix
  • 1 14 ounce can Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 3 cups Heavy Cream
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 12 ounce box Vanilla Wafers
  • 4 Bananas sliced
  • 1 tablespoons Sugar


  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk the milk, vanilla pudding mix, and sweetened condensed milk until the contents are smooth and all the lumps are gone. Refridgerate for a minimum of 5 minutes until set.
  • Using an electric mixer or a handheld mixer, beat the heavy cream and vanilla together until stiff peaks form. Place 1/3 of the mixture into a separate bowl and set aside for later. Gently fold the remaining whipped cream into the pudding mixture until it's completely folded in.
  • Begin to arrange the trifle by placing a later of the vanilla wafers on the bottom of the dish. Top the wafers with 1/3 of the pudding mixture and then cover with another layer of vanilla wafers. To get a nice side later stand some of the cookies up against the side of the dish. Place a layer of sliced bananas next.
  • Continue to layer the pudding, vanilla wafers, and bananas until the top of the trifle is reached. You may also want to stand some bananas up on the side similar to the wafers.
  • Stir in 1 tablespoon of sugar to the last 1/3 of whipped cream. Use a spatula to spread on top of the trifle and top with some crumbled wafers for added appeal.
  • Place the trifle in the refrigerator for 3 hours or overnight to firm and set.


To get the layered look with the wafers and bananas standing up you will need an extra banana or two and potentially more vanilla wafers depending on how large your trifle dish is.
To store: cover with plastic wrap or transfer to an air-tight container and keep in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. The bananas will begin to brown after about 48 hours, but the dessert is still just as delicious.


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 263kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 84mg | Sodium: 36mg | Potassium: 221mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 944IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 71mg | Iron: 1mg