Creamy homemade banana pudding is a delicious dessert recipe. Layered with vanilla wafers and fresh bananas, it's the perfect end to a meal.
Keyword Banana pudding, banana pudding recipe, how to make banana pudding
Prep Time 30minutes
Cook Time 10minutes
Setting time 4hours
Total Time 4hours40minutes
Author Alida Ryder
For the Custard
1cupheavy / whipping cream
2tbspcornstarch / cornflour
pinch of salt
For the pudding
4large bananas thinly sliced
200g (7oz)Vanilla wafer cookies (Nilla wafer / Sugar cookies)
To make the filling, heat the milk, cream and sugar over medium heat in a saucepan. Take care not to allow it to catch and burn.
In a bowl, whisk the egg yolks and flours together. Slowly whisk in a ladle-full of the hot milk mixture to temper the eggs.
Pour the egg mixture back into the saucepan with the rest of the milk and whilst whisking continuously, allow to thicken and cook. The mixture will become thick and shiny.
Remove the custard from the heat and pass through a fine mesh sieve to remove any lumps.
Transfer the custard to a bowl and press a piece of plastic wrap onto the surface of the custard. Refrigerate for an hour or until cooled.
Once cooled, remove from the fridge and whip until smooth.
To assemble the banana pudding, layer the custard with vanilla wafers and sliced bananas in a serving dish or individual glasses/bowls of your choice. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2-4 hours.
Once ready to serve, remove from the fridge and top with whipped cream. Decorated with vanilla wafers or sliced bananas and serve.