Banana Pudding Surprise

Banana Pudding Surprise

MelodiesFromHeaven 0

"This is a simple recipe but very creamy and delicious. It is requested at almost every family function! In addition to the vanilla pudding, you may also add chocolate pudding as a layer to make a banana pudding with chocolate and strawberries. You may also decrease or increase the amount of fruit or cool whip to your desired taste. Garnish with blueberries, raspberries, chocolate shavings, or as desired."

Ingredients 30 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 524 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 524 kcal
  • 26%
  • Fat:
  • 23.8 g
  • 37%
  • Carbs:
  • 73.7g
  • 24%
  • Protein:
  • 7.3 g
  • 15%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 38 mg
  • 13%
  • Sodium:
  • 368 mg
  • 15%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Whisk water, sweetened condensed milk, and pudding mix together in a bowl until smooth and thickened, 2 to 5 minutes. Refrigerate until firm, about 5 minutes.
  2. Stir whipped topping and cream cheese together in a bowl until smooth; fold into the pudding mixture.
  3. Arrange a layer of vanilla wafer cookies into the bottom of a 2 1/2-quart glass dessert bowl. Top with a layer of banana slices, strawberry slices, and the pudding mixture, respectively. Repeat layering with remaining ingredients. Garnish with blueberries and raspberries to serve.
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  1. 9 Ratings


This pudding got raving reviews at my family's 4th of July celebration! I loved it! I followed it to a T. Personally, I think it was very clever to include the cream cheese in the recipe because it gave it such a smooth delicious flavor and added some tartness. It was very unique, and I nor my family have ever had banana pudding this way, but it turned out so good that my grandmother and mom who are the cooking gurus in the family have requested that I make it at our next family functions. I didn't get to include the raspberries because I bought a bad batch, but the rest of the desert was so great I'm sure either way it will be delicious time and time again. I'm never making banana pudding the same way I did before. Thanks for the great recipe!


I have made banana pudding forever but never found a recipe that I thought was perfect - until now. Took to a family picnic and there were nothing but raves about it. I did use a few more bananas and wafers to fill it up, but no complaints. Thanks for the recipe!

Debbie Harrell

Best ever! Thanks for the recipe!