The Best Copycat Magnolia Bakery Banana Cream Pudding

No need to wait in lines or travel to the Big Apple for one of the most delicious desserts you’ll ever have. Make a Magnolia Bakery inspired banana cream pudding right in the comfort of your own home!

Layered banana cream pudding in a trifle dish.

Banana Cream Trifle

Get ready to shower your taste buds with deliciousness. My Banana Cream Trifle (a.k.a Copycat Magnolia Bakery Banana Pudding) is about to become one of your new favorite, easy-to-make desserts!

This one can be layered in a trifle bowl, or individual cups or mason jars.

Banana cream pudding in a jar with a spoon.

Shopping List

To make this Banana Cream Trifle, you’ll need the following:

  • Sweetened condensed milk
  • Cream cheese
  • Instant vanilla pudding
  • Whole milk
  • Powdered sugar
  • Heavy whipping cream
  • Vanilla extract
  • Nilla wafers
Banana cream trifle in a serving dish.

You’ll find the recipe below, and in my new book, “BAKE, by Courtney.”

Layered banana cream pudding in a trifle dish.

Copycat Magnolia Bakery Banana Cream Pudding

5 from 8 votes

Ingredients
 

FOR THE BANANA CREAM FILLING

  • 6 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 ½ cups (360 g) 2% or whole milk
  • 1 box (5 ounces) instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 1/2 cups (360 g) heavy whipping cream

FOR THE WHIPPED CREAM

  • 3 cups (690 g) heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup (125 g) powdered sugar, measured then sifted

GARNISH

  • 1 box Nilla Wafers
  • Bananas

Instructions
 

FOR THE BANANA CREAM FILLING

  • In a medium size mixing bowl, mix together the cream cheese and sweetened condensed milk until smooth.
  • Stir in the milk and the pudding mix. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • In a chilled stainless steel bowl, beat the heavy whipping cream until stiff peaks form.
  • Fold the whipped cream into the pudding mixture.
  • Cover and refrigerate until ready to assemble the trifle.

FOR THE WHIPPED CREAM

  • In a chilled stainless steel bowl, beat the heavy whipping cream and powdered sugar until stiff peaks form.

ASSEMBLY

  • I recommend doing the assembly just a few hours before you want to serve the trifle. If you make the trifle too far in advance, the cookies will get soggy. Soft is ok, but we don’t want them soggy.
  • Cover the bottom of your trifle bowl with a layer of Nilla wafer cookies.
  • Cover with ⅓ of the banana filling, sliced bananas, then ⅓ of the whipped cream.
  • Repeat these steps two more times.
  • Refrigerate until you’re ready to serve.
  • Courtney’s Note: Feel free to swap out Nilla wafers for shortbread cookies or even graham crackers.

Notes

Courtney’s Note: Feel free to swap out Nilla wafers for shortbread cookies or even graham crackers.
Keyword banana cream pudding, banana cream trifle

Courtney Rich

I’m a self-taught baker, obsessed with cake.

I long ago ditched box mixes in pursuit of melt-in-your-mouth, to-die-for flavor combinations, fillings and textures. I believe cake must be decadent, life-changing and worthy of celebration! And I believe anyone should be able to bake that kind of cake – and I’m here to teach you just that!

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