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
  • 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!


30-40 homemade vanilla wafers

4-5 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!)