homemade banana pudding recipe Simply Natural Mama

From Scratch, Homemade Banana Pudding

  • Author: Millason
  • Prep Time: 1 hour
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Yield: 12 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Cook


Rich, creamy, and made from real, from-scratch ingredients, this homemade banana pudding can’t be beat! No boxed mix is required, just a whisk and a pot!



3040 homemade vanilla wafers

45 ripe bananas

2/3 c. granulated sugar, plus 2 Tbsp.

2 1/2 c. grass-fed milk

1 Tbsp. grass-fed butter

5 1/2 tsp. arrowroot powder

2 egg yolks, beaten

1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract

1 c. heavy whipping cream

dash of salt


Place a metal bowl and a metal whisk in the freezer for fifteen minutes.

In a saucepan, put sugar, a dash of salt, milk, and butter.  In a small bowl, make a slurry of arrowroot powder and a little water. Add the slurry to the saucepan.

Cook on medium heat, stirring. As it heats up, add 2 beaten egg yolks, and the vanilla.  Cook until thick, but not too thick (as my Aunt Bea would say).

Put the pudding in a bowl and place in the refrigerator to cool. While the pudding is chilling, remove the whisk and bowl from the freezer.  Place the remaining 2 Tbsp. of sugar to the metal bowl and add the cream. Whisk until stiff peaks are formed.

When chilled, begin to layer in a large serving bowl or trifle vanilla wafers and sliced bananas.  Follow each layer with some of the chilled pudding.

Cover with whipped cream.


From my Aunt Bea. (I love you!)

Keywords: Pudding