Banana Pudding Trifle

This easy, no-bake Banana Pudding Trifle is perfect for any party, picnic, or just because you’re craving something tasty and sweet! Keep all the ingredients on hand to whip up this yummy dessert anytime!

BANANA PUDDING TRIFLE

I just love trifle desserts! They’re super easy, and they are so darn cute! It really is a no fuss dessert, with layers of yumminess in every bite! That’s probably why I love them so!

Last week on Facebook and YouTube I shared with you how I make my Strawberries and Cream Trifle. The full recipe is not up on Mother Thyme yet, but I promise I’ll post it soon! I have a few more trifle recipes I can’t wait to share, including this Banana Pudding Trifle!

BANANA PUDDING TRIFLE

Last month we went to Gatlinburg! Hopefully you got to catch some of my trip on Instagram and Instagram stories! We feel in love with that town! We had some good southern eats, including one of my favorites, a good Banana Pudding. Yum! Yum!

BANANA PUDDING TRIFLE

I took all the components of a Banana Pudding, and layered it up in this tasty Banana Pudding Trifle that couldn’t be any easier to make! With just a few simple items that you can pick up at the grocery store, you can whip up this no-bake treat in minutes!

BANANA PUDDING TRIFLE

This For That

I keep this dessert very simple with easy ingredients I can pick up at the grocery store, but you can change it up however you’d like! Here are some of my favorite swaps!

  • PUDDING: SWITCH OUT BANANA PUDDING FOR VANILLA PUDDING FOR A MILDER BANANA PUDDING FLAVOR
  • WHIPPED TOPPING: INSTEAD OF COOL WHIP (OR WHIPPED TOPPING) WHIP UP 2 CUPS OF HEAVY WHIPPING CREAM WITH A FEW TABLESPOONS OF SUGAR UNTIL YOU GET STIFF PEAKS AND USE THAT IN PLACE OF COOL WHIP. IT’S SO GOOD!
  • POUND CAKE: I USE SARA LEE FROZEN POUND CAKE, BUT YOU COULD USE A POUND CAKE FROM THE BAKERY, OR EVEN MAKE YOUR OWN! TASTEFULLY SIMPLE HAS A REALLY GOOD POUND CAKE MIX THAT I LIKE TO USE TOO!

Make sure you catch the full video in this post on how I quickly whip up this tasty Banana Pudding Trifle, or check it out on my YouTube channel!

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BANANA PUDDING TRIFLE

Ingredients

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  • 2 boxes instant banana cream pudding mix (or instant vanilla pudding mix)
  • 4 cups milk
  • 1 pound pound cake (frozen Sara Lee, thawed, or from the bakery)
  • 24 cups mini Nilla wafers (or regular )
  • 1 tub cool whip
  • 2 pounds bananas (peeled and sliced)

Instructions

  1. Whisk together pudding and milk. Refrigerate until set.
  2. Meanwhile, cube pound cake. Reserve about 1/4 cup sliced bananas for top.
  3. In a trifle bowl or similar start layers the trifle in the following order: 1/2 of the cubed pound cake, 1-2 cups Nilla wafers, 1/2 of the sliced bananas, 1/2 of the pudding mix, and half of the cool whip.
  4. Next layer – on top of cool whip add remaining sliced bananas, remaining cubed pound cake, 1-2 cups Nilla wafers, remaining pudding, and top with cool whip. 
  5. Garnish with reserved sliced bananas, and a couple Nilla wafers,
  6. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  7. Can be made 1 day ahead of time.

Notes

Ideas for swaps –

  • PUDDING: SWITCH OUT BANANA PUDDING FOR VANILLA PUDDING FOR A MILDER BANANA PUDDING FLAVOR
  • WHIPPED TOPPING: INSTEAD OF COOL WHIP (OR WHIPPED TOPPING) WHIP UP 2 CUPS OF HEAVY WHIPPING CREAM WITH A FEW TABLESPOONS OF SUGAR UNTIL YOU GET STIFF PEAKS AND USE THAT IN PLACE OF COOL WHIP. IT’S SO GOOD!
  • POUND CAKE: I USE SARA LEE FROZEN POUND CAKE, BUT YOU COULD USE A POUND CAKE FROM THE BAKERY, OR EVEN MAKE YOUR OWN! TASTEFULLY SIMPLE HAS A REALLY GOOD POUND CAKE MIX THAT I LIKE TO USE TOO!

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