This Publix Banana Pudding Recipe is so simple and easy to make, it may be the best dessert ever! You just need five ingredients and fifteen minutes to prepare the no-bake delight in order to get a sweet, cold, and creamy dessert that you can put together in advance.
This recipe for semi-homemade Publix Banana Pudding uses Nilla wafers, Jello instant pudding, ripe bananas, and Cool Whip. It is perfect for those days when you don’t want to spend hours in the kitchen!
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Ingredients That You’ll Need:
This is just a brief rundown of everything you’ll need to get started making the delicious and simple Publix Banana Pudding Recipe at home. The printed recipe box at the post’s end has exact quantities and comprehensive directions.
- Vanilla wafer cookies: Although I always use the Nabisco Nilla Wafer brand, any form that is substantially close would do. As an alternative, you may try using graham crackers.
- Vanilla instant pudding mix: Although the little box of Jell-O instant pudding that serves four people works just fine, you may use a bigger box if you like your pudding layers to be more substantial.
- Milk: To make the pudding from the instant packet.
- Bananas: You want them to be sweet and ripe, but not so ripe that they become mushy.
- Frozen whipped topping: such as Cool Whip that has been defrosted in the refrigerator for the previous night If you want, you are more than welcome to make your own sweetened whipped cream at home and use it instead.
Can Publix Banana Pudding be made in advance?
Yes! This Publix Banana Pudding Recipe is best consumed within two days of preparation but may be made up to 24 hours in advance. Cover the bananas entirely with the pudding mixture so they don’t dry out.
How To Keep Bananas From Turning Brown In Banana Pudding
- Use very ripe, but not overly ripe, bananas.
- Cut the bananas and add them to the pudding just before serving.
- Sprinkle the cut bananas with a little lemon juice or pineapple juice to help slow down the browning process.
- Cover the pudding with plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
How To Make Publix Banana Pudding
- Prepare the pudding according to the instructions on the package. Refrigerate and set aside.
- Spread vanilla wafer cookies on the bottom of an 11 x 7-inch baking dish in a single layer. I utilized 24 biscuits in each layer.
- Spread half of the pudding (about 1 cup) over the cookies using a spatula.
- Place a single layer of banana slices on top of the pudding.
- Repeat the layers, beginning with the cookie layer.
- Spread whipped topping on top of the last layer of banana slices. Refrigerate for a minimum of 4 hours (or overnight). If desired, garnish just before serving with more vanilla wafers and banana slices.
- Since the fruit and cookies will include sugar, you won’t be able to make a completely sugar-free Publix Banana Pudding, but you may reduce the amount of sugar by using a sugar-free instant pudding mix and sugar-free Cool Whip.
- The Pepperidge Farm Chessmen Vanilla wafers can be replaced with cookies or graham crackers.
- If you don’t feel like buying Cool Whip, you can always create homemade whipped cream and use that to top your Publix Banana Pudding instead. If you don’t have a stand mixer, it might be difficult, but it’s usually worth it!
- Enjoy extra banana tastes in your life? For an even stronger banana flavor, several of our readers have substituted banana cream-flavored pudding mix for the vanilla.
- Create a trifle by layering the same ingredients, but in greater quantity, in a trifle dish or bowl.
How to Keep Publix Banana Pudding from Getting Watery?
Since this no-bake Publix Banana Pudding recipe calls for Jell-O pudding and Cool Whip rather than a handmade custard and meringue, it keeps nicely in the fridge and doesn’t turn watery. With time, the banana pudding flavors meld, the cookies soften, and the pudding becomes even more delicious.
How To Store Publix Banana Pudding?
The Publix Banana Pudding should be refrigerated and covered. It has a potential lifespan of three days. Because the whipped topping, bananas, and cookies all lose flavor and texture when frozen and thawed, I do not advise freezing the dish.
I wouldn’t suggest freezing your Publix Banana Pudding. The texture of the cookies will alter, and the bananas will darken and become unappealing.
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- Use sweet, ripe bananas; those that are overripe and mushy won’t work.
- It’s important to remember to let the Cool Whip defrost in the fridge overnight before using it to layer the dessert. You shouldn’t let Cool Whip thaw out on the counter since it will “melt” and become a solid mass if the temperature is too high.
- The Publix Banana Pudding is best served after it has been refrigerated for at least 4 hours after preparation. The cookies need some time to soften so the layers can combine.
- If you like your pudding layers to be more substantial, you can use a bigger box of vanilla instant pudding (5.1 oz).
Publix Banana Pudding Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving
- Calories 288
- Total Fat 10g
- Saturated Fat 7.1g
- Cholesterol 6.5mg
- Sodium 397mg
- Potassium 283mg
- Total Carbohydrate 47g
- Dietary Fiber 1.2g
- Sugars 34g
- Protein 4g
- Vitamin A 4%
- Vitamin C 7%
- Calcium 11%
- Iron 1%
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- Amount Per Serving
- Calories 288
- % Daily Value *
- Total Fat 10g16%
- Saturated Fat 7.1g36%
- Cholesterol 6.5mg3%
- Sodium 397mg17%
- Potassium 283mg9%
- Total Carbohydrate 47g16%
- Dietary Fiber 1.2g5%
- Sugars 34g
- Protein 4g8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.