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Texas Summer Treat - Banana Pudding Recipe With Cream Cheese

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L. Cargill, Medical Laboratory Scientist, ASCP. Retired blood banker and laboratorian. Loves to write about a wide range of subjects. Enjoy!

Texas Banana Pudding Dessert Recipe

I will replace this photo with my own the next time I make banana pudding.

I will replace this photo with my own the next time I make banana pudding.

Texas Style Banana Pudding

Preparation Time for Texas Banana Pudding

Prep timeReady inYields

20 min

20 min

10 or more servings of delicious banana pudding!


  • 3 - 4 Bananas, Medium ripe
  • 1 box Vanilla Wafers, or sugar free cookies (Fiber One Sugar cookies)
  • 1 large size box Instant Vanilla Pudding, Sugar Free if preferred
  • 2.5 cups Milk, or Almond Milk
  • 8 ounce box Cream Cheese, softened
  • 3 cups Cool Whip, or real Whipped Cream (lower carb)

Texas Best Banana Pudding Dessert Recipe

Make the pudding according to the directions on the box using 2.5 cups of milk as you like to get a creamy pudding.

In another bowl, mix the cream cheese and 3/4 of the whipped cream/cool whip until smooth.

Combine the pudding and the cream cheese mixture.

Assemble the banana pudding:

In a large glass serving bowl, line the bottom with vanilla wafers. Top with sliced bananas to cover. Spread a layer of the pudding mixture on top and repeat the layers ending with a layer of vanilla wafers on top.

Add a dollop of whipped cream to finish!

Cover and refrigerate until ready to eat. You can enjoy this dessert as soon as an hour later. It's even better the next day. It's hard to eat just one serving!

Great Dessert for Diabetics if made low sugar/low carb!

© 2011 Lela

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aykianink on December 20, 2012:

Banana phobia?? (Thinking to self: Whoa whoa whoa, Alvin. Keep it classy...) Hahaha.

For the record, linking really works. I am here because of a hub by Sharon's Slant.

Stephanie Henkel from USA on September 21, 2011:

This recipe looks so yummy! I love the idea of adding cream cheese to the pudding. I'm making it for company this weekend. Thanks!

Lela (author) from Somewhere near the heart of Texas on July 31, 2011:

wow, i just got these comments. I was "unfollowed" to my own hub!

Yes, RH, I will post the banana nut cream cheese loaf recipe soon. Right now it's too damn hot!

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Yes, Will, I had a bananaphobia. For reals. I could not function anywhere near a banana. Had to go to a specialist for a cure. I wrote a hub about it. You are not the first one to laugh!

Yes, the cream cheese is what makes it scrumptious and rich! Even the lower fat cream cheese works. But I try more to avoid sugar, hence the SF pudding.

Brian L. Powell from Dallas, Texas (Oak Cliff) on July 27, 2011:

Your recipie touched my Texas Heart. Although, my momma never used cream cheese. Can't wait to try it out.

Sharon Smith from Northeast Ohio USA on July 27, 2011:

Hey Austin,

Stopping back to tell you that I made this dessert today. I used a Keebler graham cracker crust - a large one that is 2 inches wider that the original - then 1 layer mixture, bananas, mixture, bananas, ending with mixture. Figured it would keep the bananas from turning brown. Awesome! My family loves you . . .


Nellieanna Hay from TEXAS on July 26, 2011:

Audrey - ever just freeze a whole ripe banana? It is truly like a banana popsicle! When we used to take them to the ranch where they had to last awhile, we usually ended up freezing some - they are delicious! Requires nothing else to be sweet and yummy!

WillStarr from Phoenix, Arizona on July 25, 2011:



twentyfive on July 24, 2011:

Oh gosh this is mouth watering! Banana is my favorite fruit. Thanks for this yummy desert!

Sharon Smith from Northeast Ohio USA on July 24, 2011:

This sounds SO good and SO simple too. Gotta try it . . . thanks!


Truckstop Sally on July 24, 2011:

Sounds delicious. Never made with cream cheese before -- but it has gotta be good!

Audrey Kirchner from Washington on July 24, 2011:

Well, it has cream cheese in it and it has bananas...oh an Vanilla Wafers...what's not to like??? Could you send me some please? I'm powerfully hungry right now and now I want a banana popsicle!~

Christopher Antony Meade from Gillingham Kent. United Kingdom on July 23, 2011:

That absolutely looks and sounds delicious. It has all my favourite tastes mixed together.

Thanks for that.

prasetio30 from malang-indonesia on July 23, 2011:

I love pudding. It sound delicious and I liked your presentation. You make me hungry...hmmm, Yummy! I'll show this to my mom. Thank you very much. Vote it up!


Nellieanna Hay from TEXAS on July 23, 2011:

My George's favorite dessert in a different clever way, using the cream cheese! Very yummy sounding.

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on July 23, 2011:

This sounds like a good recipe. Thanks.

Kelly Umphenour from St. Louis, MO on July 23, 2011:

You should post the cream cheese bread recipe too! I don't think I can get Texas pecans here but I bet I can order them online. That sounds dreamy:)

Lela (author) from Somewhere near the heart of Texas on July 23, 2011:

This is indeed my favorite summer time dessert. In the winter, I make a fabulous banana nut cream cheese bread with Texas pecans.

But you girls will have a good time with this simple but yummy, creamy delicious banana pudding. And it whips up in about 15 minutes too.

All my sisters kept harping on me to make banana nut bread when I was still phobic to them. I would have them bring me the mashed bananas so I could do it. I just could not have an actual banana in the house! They didn't seem to mind, but they were probably laughing their butts off at my "condition".

Kelly Umphenour from St. Louis, MO on July 23, 2011:

Oh this looks scrumptious! I love anything banana flavored. Even Laffy Taffy! Lol

I'm making it ASAP! Isn't Dave going to love me?? Yesssssssss he is!

drbj and sherry from south Florida on July 23, 2011:

Delighted you overcame your 'banana phobia,' Lela, or we wouldn't get such luscious recipes from you.

Carrie Smith from Dallas, Texas on July 23, 2011:

Oh goodness this looks and sounds delicious. It reminds me of the banana pudding my mother used to make on a regular basis. Thank you so much for sharing! Voted up and YUMMY... err I mean useful :)

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