My friend, Heather, makes the super yummy Banana Pudding! I think it is the only thing she has ever taken to potluck because everyone requests it! The whole pan is always gone in an instant because it’s “Heather’s Banana Pudding”.

She was kind enough to share her recipe with me!

Amazing Banana Pudding

Take a deep breath.

sweetened condensed milk and cream cheese

Yes, that is what you think it is–Cream Cheese AND Sweetened Condensed Milk!


You also need a few of these…


…and a couple of other things.

Ready for Layering Banana Pudding

Banana Pudding layers

Top with whipped topping

Yum! I know!

Heather’s Banana Pudding

1 can Eagle Brand Milk (that’s sweetened condensed milk)

8 ounces cream cheese, softened

6 ounce package instant vanilla pudding

3 cups cold milk

16 ounces Cool Whip

1 box vanilla wafers

6 large bananas

Mix the Eagle Brand milk with the softened cream cheese. Add milk and pudding mix. add half of the cool whip; mix until smooth. Layer cookies, bananas, and pudding mixture three times. Top with remaining Cool Whip. Refrigerate.

Now, I was not about to cover my Banana Pudding with plastic wrap and have it stick to my Cool Whip! I wasn’t going to not cover it either.

Marshmallows to the rescue!

Save the whipped topping

I stuck mini marshmallows on toothpicks. Then, I stuck the toothpicks in the pudding. The marshmallow-toothpick combo raised the plastic wrap away from my precious Cool Whip while allowing my Banana Pudding to still be covered in the fridge! Genius, huh? My Mama did teach me a thing or two!