Rich, creamy, incredibly fresh, and topped with actual fresh bananas and whipped cream, this pudding is delicious. And making it only takes a few minutes! Try it out for yourself, then show your kids the good things.

Layered bananas and whip cream in a handmade banana pudding.

Ingredients for Banana Pudding Made at Home

You may use whole milk with a 2 percent fat content, but I wouldn’t suggest using any lower-fat milk. This pudding’s rich taste and creamy texture are both a result of the whole milk.

To make this dish, you will need granulated sugar. You’ll be astonished by how little sugar is used to make this pudding just sweet enough but not too sugary.

Egg yolks: These add a rich flavor, a velvety texture, and a richer shade of yellow to pudding.

The fundamental method is as follows: Mix the ingredients in a pot, cook over low heat until the mixture thickens, then transfer the pudding to serving bowls and chill.

The following information will help you make this recipe for banana pudding as successfully as possible:

Before heating, combine all of the ingredients in a pot at once and mix them together. This keeps the pudding very smooth and devoid of lumps.
Stay by the burner and continue to stir the pudding once it begins to boil. Really, just 3–4 minutes should be spent whisking in this manner.

Beware of splatters! The pudding might begin to bubble up from the pot when it is almost done. Help your children avoid conflict if they are assisting.
Bananas are added to the pudding right before serving and the pudding is chilled for a few hours. (The pudding will chill more quickly if you divide it up into individual cups. It can take a bit longer if it’s in a large serving dish.)
Enjoy your presentation! The pudding and bananas may be layered like a parfait, and you can add whipped cream or even melted chocolate on the top.
In the backdrop, there is whip cream, bananas, and banana pudding in glasses.

From Scratch Banana Pudding
The best way to make homemade banana pudding is from scratch, and here’s why:

This dish has less sugar than typical sweets because the entire recipe only calls for 1/4 cup of additional sugar.
The pudding is so good and fresh that you’ll wonder why you ever bought quick pudding. It’s sweet, creamy, and delightful.
You may give your kids an additional helping of fruit each day by making this pudding.
It does not include artificial flavors or chemicals.
It takes less than 10 minutes to prepare on your stovetop!

Banana pudding prepared at home
Pudding that is sweet, thick, and creamy uses only fresh banana flavor and little additional sugar!


two mugs of whole milk
Sugar, 1/4 cup
two sizable egg yolks
corn starch, 3 tablespoons
a single vanilla bean
1/4 teaspoon salt 2 big bananas optional dish of whip cream

Whisk together milk, vanilla, egg yolks, sugar, cornstarch, salt, and a medium pot.
Cook while regularly whisking over medium heat. Cook for 6 to 8 minutes, or until mixture starts to bubble and thicken. Get rid of the heat.
Put the pudding in a dish or individual cups for serving. Sliced bananas are added after the dish has been chilled to the appropriate serving temperature.