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Vanilla Pudding Dessert Recipe

Vanilla Pudding Dessert Recipe

So easy to prepare, this eye-catching dessert will go fast…and everyone will want the recipe. Try peaches, pineapple or bananas instead of strawberries. —Betty Clemons, Hartselle, Alabama
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:12-14 servings


  • 2-3/4 cups cold milk
  • 1 package (5.1 ounces) instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 carton (12 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 4 cups crushed vanilla wafers (about 120 wafers)
  • 3 cups sliced fresh strawberries


  • 1. In a large bowl, whisk milk and pudding mix for 2 minutes. Let stand for 15 minutes; fold in condensed milk. Set aside 1 tablespoon whipped topping and 2 tablespoons wafer crumbs. Fold remaining whipped topping into pudding.
  • 2. In a 3-qt. serving bowl, layer a third of the strawberries, wafer crumbs and pudding mixture. Repeat layers twice. Sprinkle with reserved wafer crumbs; top with reserved whipped topping. Refrigerate until serving. Yield: 12-14 servings.

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 382 calories, 14g fat (8g saturated fat), 19mg cholesterol, 309mg sodium, 60g carbohydrate (42g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.

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Connie Humphrey User ID: 2512826 243152
Reviewed Feb. 3, 2016

"I have been making this recipe for several years. The entire family enjoys it every time. A great recipe to let children help make."

cynthiab0626 User ID: 2528151 97774
Reviewed Dec. 12, 2010

"Everytime I'm invited to a gathering, it is expected of me to bring this pudding. I use bananas and strawberries. I arrange them nicely along the side of the bowl for a beautiful presentation. Alternate the strawberries and bananas next to each other.Most requested recipe I've ever had!"

MAMAB46 User ID: 1081521 93212
Reviewed Oct. 23, 2009

"Absolutely a wonderful recipe! All my kids loved it and ask for it again and again. This is a keeper and i have made it many times"

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