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Watch Us Make: Banana Pudding

Our quick video shows you the step-by-step for making a classic banana pudding recipe that's thick, creamy and delicious by the bowlful.

By Rachel Seis, Associate Editor

Watch Us Make: Banana PuddingWatch this quick video to see the step-by-step for making classic banana pudding just like grandma's (or, shhh, maybe even better!).


You don't have to be from the South to get hooked on this creamy dessert classic—but it sure doesn't hurt. This Banana Pudding recipe from Stephanie Harris of Montpelier, Virginia, is the epitome of comfort food—with a comforting memory to go with it. "I didn't see my son, Lance Corporal Eric Harris, for more than two years after he enlisted in the Marines after high school. And when I saw him for the first time at the airport, I just grabbed hold of him and busted out crying. When we got home, the first thing he ate was two bowls of my banana pudding," she says. "He's a true Southern boy!"

After one bite of this rich banana pudding, we know exactly how easy it can be to polish off a couple bowls. It's thick, creamy, and loaded up with soft vanilla wafers and lots of banana-y goodness. And a little sprinkle of extra vanilla wafers on top gives it the perfect crunch. As so many people have said, this classic banana pudding recipe tastes just like grandma used to make—except, shhh, maybe even a little bit better! We won't blame you if you keep this one all to yourself at home, but it's perfect to take to group gatherings, too. Or try these 25 more potluck desserts to feed a crowd—and stand back as friends and family sing your sweet praises all day.