This is a delicious and easy Banana Pudding with sour cream recipe. The sour cream makes this pudding thick and creamy. It is the perfect no-bake dessert for cookouts, potlucks, and family gatherings.
Easy Banana Pudding with Sour Cream
It’s Bananas Yo!
My kids do not like the old fashion baked banana pudding with the meringue. Weird right? What’s wrong with them? My children do however love this easy Banana Pudding with sour cream recipe. It is one of my son’s favorite dessert. This is another fix it fast, feeds many, everybody is happy kind of easy dessert. I often make it for cookouts, tailgates, potlucks, family gatherings, and the “just becauses.” It is brilliant because it is so simple to make with little thought or precision. You can whip it up the night before your next get-together and it is ready for you the next day. Or you can make it the day of. You will need it to refrigerate at least 3 hours for best results.
Southern Banana Pudding Recipe
Banana Pudding is one of the most popular desserts in the South. If you can make a good banana pudding, you will have many friends knocking at your door to make it. Believe me, I get requests for it all the time!
This easy Southern Banana Pudding recipe is a little more thick in texture because of the heavy cream and sour cream. My family and friends prefer the thicker texture. It holds better with the bananas and it is more similar to the the old fashioned baked version. It tastes as if you put a lot of work and effort into making the banana pudding, but it really is so EASY!!! My friends ask for the recipe all the time. Good thing for them I have a blog, right? All I have to do is share this link. Good thing for you too…. because you have the recipe right here to make it! You are welcome!
How Ripe Should your Bananas be for pudding?
You want flavorful bananas in that pudding. After all, it is the star of the dessert. Therefore, you want the very ripe bananas. Look for the bananas that bananas with the deep yellow and brown freckle spots. Those will have the most flavor. Odds are, the bananas in the store won’t be ripe enough. If you can, plan a couple days ahead and let them ripen naturally. If you have 24 hours, throw them in a brown bag, seal them, and leave them alone until the next day. This will quicken the ripening process.
* Cooking Note: I often serve my Southern banana pudding in a punch bowl as shown in picture. You can layer it in punch bowl or in a casserole dish.
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Easy Banana Pudding with Sour Cream- Southern Banana Pudding
- 5 oz Instant Vanilla Pudding Mix
- 2 Cups Heavy Cream
- 8 oz Sour Cream
- 8 oz Cool Whip
- 6 Bananas Sliced
- 1 Box of Vanilla Wafers
- Crush 5 vanilla wafers and set aside.
- Mix 5 oz pudding mix and 2 cups heavy cream at a low speed until thick.
- Blend in 8oz sour cream and 1/2 of cool whip. (4oz)
- Layer with first 1/3 of box vanilla wafers, then 2 bananas cut into slices, then 1/2 pudding mixture.
- Repeat with Layer with 1/3 of box vanilla wafers, then 2 bananas cut into slices, then remaining pudding mixture.
- Add one more layer of remaining vanilla wafers, then 2 bananas cut into slice. Top with remaining of the cool whip. (4oz)
- Sprinkle with the crushed vanilla wafers to garnish.
- Cover and refrigerate at least 3 hours before serving.