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The Best Banana Pudding Ever

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Hello, i’m back again with another culinary gem from my treasure trove of recipes. For those of you who have a soft spot for bananas, have a penchant for creamy delights, and a love for all things sweet and heavenly, I have something special for you! Today, we’re exploring the delicious realm of Banana Delight, a dessert destined to charm everyone, from the little ones to the grown-ups.
🍌 Wondering why you should delve into making this dish? Well, this Banana Delight isn’t just an explosion of exquisite flavors but is also a cozy, comforting treat that is straightforward to whip up. Plus, the goodness of bananas provides a nutritious kick, adding a sweet and healthy touch to our lives—who could possibly resist?

Why Banana Delight is Your Next Favorite Dessert:

Brimming with Flavor: This dish is a symphony of sweet, creamy, and fruity notes, playing a melody that your taste buds will want to hear over and over again.
Comfort in a Bowl: Its creamy texture and sweet taste make it the perfect comfort food, a hug in a bowl that warms your soul and brings a smile to your face.
Nutritional Sweetness: Bananas are a powerhouse of nutrients including potassium, Vitamin C, and dietary fiber, making this dessert a sweet, yet healthy choice.

Simple and Fun to Make: Its straightforward recipe makes it a joy to create, allowing you to immerse yourself in the delightful experience of cooking, and maybe even learn a new trick or two!

I invite you to join me in creating this spectacular dessert, to experience the joy of seeing simple ingredients transform into something extraordinarily delightful. It’s about savoring each step, feeling the ingredients, and pouring love into the dish, making the end result a true reflection of your passion for food.

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 4 hours 45 minutes


  • 4 well-ripened bananas, sliced into rounds
  • 2 cups of full-fat milk
  • 1 cup of dense, rich heavy cream
  • 1 cup of fine granulated sugar
  • ½ cup of smooth all-purpose flour
  • 6 large, fresh egg yolks
  • 1 aromatic vanilla bean (alternatively, 2 tsp of pure, rich vanilla extract can be used)
  • 1 tablespoon of pure, unsalted butter
  • 1 package (11 oz) of crisp vanilla wafers
  • 2 cups of fluffy whipped cream


  1. Start by combining your fine granulated sugar and smooth all-purpose flour in a medium-sized saucepan to ensure a lump-free base.
  2. In a separate bowl, gently whisk the fresh egg yolks and integrate them into your base, ensuring a smooth, velvety mix.
  3. Slowly pour in the full-fat milk and rich heavy cream, all the while maintaining a gentle whisk to prevent any curdling.
  4. If utilizing a vanilla bean, longitudinally slice it and scrape its aromatic seeds into your mix, adding the pod as well. If opting for vanilla extract, hold off until the next steps.
  5. Simmer the mix over a medium flame, continually stirring, until it achieves a thick, creamy consistency, typically around 10-15 minutes.
  6. Remove the pod, blend in vanilla extract if used, and add a dollop of pure, unsalted butter for a glossy, smooth finish.
  7. Commence by placing a layer of crisp vanilla wafers at the base of your chosen dish.
  8. Arrange a layer of your well-ripened banana slices over the wafers.
  9. Drizzle your silky, homemade custard generously over the banana slices, allowing it to seep through.
  10. Continue layering in the same order, finishing with a luscious layer of custard on top.
  11. Cover your creation with cling film, ensuring it touches the custard to avoid skin formation, and refrigerate for a minimum of 4 hours to allow the flavors to meld and the texture to set.
  12. Once ready to serve, unveil your masterpiece and crown it with fluffy whipped cream and, if desired, a sprinkle of ground cinnamon or nutmeg for a decorative, flavorful finish.

Cooking tips :

  • Opt for bananas that are ripe but still firm. They should be sweet and flavorful but still able to hold their shape in the layers without turning mushy.
  • Using a vanilla bean will give a more intense and authentic flavor to your custard, but a high-quality vanilla extract is a great alternative when beans are not available.
  • When concocting your custard, patience is key! Maintain a medium, steady heat and keep stirring to avoid lumps and curdling, ensuring a silky, smooth texture.
  • Allow adequate time for your masterpiece to chill and set. It’s vital for achieving the right texture and allowing the flavors to meld beautifully. It’s worth the wait!
  • Taste as you go and adjust the sweetness to your liking. Remember, the wafers and whipped cream will also add sweetness to the dessert.
  • A small sprinkle of salt can enhance the flavors and balance the sweetness of the dessert, giving a more rounded taste to your creation.
  • For the freshest taste and best texture, consume your Banana Cream Masterpiece within 1-2 days. Store it in the refrigerator until it’s time to serve.
  • Feel free to get creative with garnishes! A sprinkle of cinnamon or nutmeg can add a warm, spicy note, and a few fresh mint leaves can add a pop of color and freshness.

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