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This easy to make Banana Pudding Ice Cream is egg free and made with REAL banana!  Layered with whipped cream and vanilla wafers this ice cream is a fun twist on a classic treat perfect for summer! 

Banana ice cream being scooped with a wooden handled spoon.


 

Banana Pudding is a classic Southern dessert. This homemade Banana Pudding Ice Cream is a fun twist on that family favorite!

While it’s not the same as the Blue Bell version, I have to admit this recipe is even better! And that comes from using real banana to get the flavoring. No fake flavorings are going on in this fun ice cream.

Not to mention this homemade ice cream is easy to make and comes together with simple ingredients.

Ingredients & Substitutions

Ingredients needed to make banana pudding ice cream.
  • Bananas: Use ripe bananas for a sweeter, more powerful banana flavoring.
  • Vanilla Wafers: Nila wafers are a popular option, use a gluten free version if needed. Here’s a recipe for Homemade Vanilla Wafers if you want to keep everything homemade.
  • Frozen Whipped Topping: Using a frozen whipped topping ensures that we keep a light and fluffy texture in our ice cream, it’s used to make layers and isn’t mixed into the ice cream itself. Truwhip is a great option that is store-bought but made with real ingredients and can be found in most markets.

Find the complete recipe card below with measurements and full instructions.

How to Make Banana Pudding Ice Cream

  1. In a large bowl combine the milk, cream, sugar, salt, and vanilla extract.
  2. Stir to combine. Add in the mashed bananas. Stir until mixed.
Adding mashed banana to cream and sugar to make ice cream.
  1. Pour the chilled cream mixture into frozen bowl of an ice cream maker. Churn according to the directions of your ice cream maker, about 20 minutes or until mixture is soft serve texture.
Ice cream churner making ice cream.
  1. Spoon a layer of the ice cream mixture into your ice cream container, layer with several spoonfuls of the thawed whipped topping, then a layer of vanilla wafer crumbles. Continue creating layers until all the ice cream is used. Top with additional wafers on the top.
Layering ice cream with whipped topping.
Adding layers of crumbled vanilla wafers and more ice cream.
  1. Cover the container and place in the freezer.
  2. Allow to freeze for at least 4-6 hours. Once frozen, allow to sit at room temperature for just a couple of minutes to make scooping easier.
Dish of banana pudding ice cream topped with crushed vanilla wafers.

Storage

Ice cream should be stored in a sealed container in the freezer for up to 2 months.

Banana pudding ice cream served in a glass dish.

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Banana Pudding Ice Cream

5 from 4 votes
Prep: 25 minutes
Chill Time: 4 hours
Total: 4 hours 25 minutes
Servings: 6
Author: Serene
Banana Pudding Ice Cream.  This easy to make ice cream is egg free and made with REAL banana!  Layered with whipped cream and vanilla wafers this ice cream is a fun twist on a classic treat perfect for summer! 
Banana ice cream being scooped with a wooden handled spoon.

Ingredients  

  • 2 cups milk cold
  • 1 cup heavy cream cold
  • ¾ white granulated sugar
  • pinch salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 bananas mashed
  • 4 ounces whipped topping thawed
  • ½ cup vanilla wafers crushed

Instructions 

  • In a large bowl combine the milk, cream, sugar, salt, and vanilla extract.
  • Stir to combine. Add in the mashed bananas. Stir until mixed.
  • Pour the chilled cream mixture into frozen bowl of an ice cream maker. Churn according to the directions of your ice cream maker, about 20 minutes or until mixture is soft serve texture.
  • Spoon a layer of the ice cream mixture into your ice cream container, layer with several spoonfuls of the thawed whipped topping, then a layer of vanilla wafer crumbles. Continue creating layers until all the ice cream is used.
  • Cover the container and place in the freezer.
  • Allow to freeze for at least 4-6 hours. Once frozen, allow to sit at room temperature for just a couple of minutes to make scooping easier.
  • Top with additional vanilla wafers and sliced banana if desired! Enjoy!

Notes

  • Bananas: Use ripe bananas for a sweeter, more powerful banana flavoring.
  • Vanilla Wafers: Nila wafers are a popular option, use a gluten free version if needed. Here’s a recipe for Homemade Vanilla Wafers if you want to keep everything homemade.
  • Frozen Whipped Topping: Using a frozen whipped topping ensures that we keep a light and fluffy texture in our ice cream, it’s used to make layers and isn’t mixed into the ice cream itself. Truwhip is a great option that is store-bought but made with real ingredients and can be found in most markets.

Nutrition

Serving: 6 | Calories: 351kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 63mg | Sodium: 115mg | Potassium: 324mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 768IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 146mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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Recipe first published June 28, 2017. Updated May 8, 2024.

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