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Banana Pudding Surprise Recipe
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Banana Pudding Surprise

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"This is a simple recipe but very creamy and delicious. It is requested at almost every family function! In addition to the vanilla pudding, you may also add chocolate pudding as a layer to make a banana pudding with chocolate and strawberries. You may also decrease or increase the amount of fruit or cool whip to your desired taste. Garnish with blueberries, raspberries, chocolate shavings, or as desired."

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  • PREP

    25 mins

    30 mins


  1. Whisk water, sweetened condensed milk, and pudding mix together in a bowl until smooth and thickened, 2 to 5 minutes. Refrigerate until firm, about 5 minutes.
  2. Stir whipped topping and cream cheese together in a bowl until smooth; fold into the pudding mixture.
  3. Arrange a layer of vanilla wafer cookies into the bottom of a 2 1/2-quart glass dessert bowl. Top with a layer of banana slices, strawberry slices, and the pudding mixture, respectively. Repeat layering with remaining ingredients. Garnish with blueberries and raspberries to serve.
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Jul 04, 2013

This pudding got raving reviews at my family's 4th of July celebration! I loved it! I followed it to a T. Personally, I think it was very clever to include the cream cheese in the recipe because it gave it such a smooth delicious flavor and added some tartness. It was very unique, and I nor my family have ever had banana pudding this way, but it turned out so good that my grandmother and mom who are the cooking gurus in the family have requested that I make it at our next family functions. I didn't get to include the raspberries because I bought a bad batch, but the rest of the desert was so great I'm sure either way it will be delicious time and time again. I'm never making banana pudding the same way I did before. Thanks for the great recipe!

Jul 16, 2014

I have made banana pudding forever but never found a recipe that I thought was perfect - until now. Took to a family picnic and there were nothing but raves about it. I did use a few more bananas and wafers to fill it up, but no complaints. Thanks for the recipe!


9 Ratings

Jul 22, 2013

Best ever! Thanks for the recipe!

Jan 28, 2013

I absolutely love this recipe! Banana pudding is one of my favorite desserts, and this is the BEST I've ever had. Definitely try the suggested variations. I promise you will not be disappointed!

Jan 26, 2013

This is the best Banana Pudding ever!

Mar 31, 2013

Best banana pudding recipe! Made it today for a family dinner and received rave reviews from everyone!

Jan 27, 2013

This recipe makes a delicious creamy pudding!! Best tasting banana pudding ever!!


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  • Calories
  • 524 kcal
  • 26%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 73.7 g
  • 24%
  • Cholesterol
  • 38 mg
  • 13%
  • Fat
  • 23.8 g
  • 37%
  • Fiber
  • 2.7 g
  • 11%
  • Protein
  • 7.3 g
  • 15%
  • Sodium
  • 368 mg
  • 15%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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