Best Creamy Banana Pudding
1 cup milk*
1 ripe banana, sliced
3 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp cornstarch
1 egg yolk
¾ tsp vanilla
Place milk and banana slices in a small saucepan. Bring to a simmer over medium heat, stirring frequently.
Remove saucepan from heat, cover and allow milk and bananas to steep for a minimum of 4 hours of or refrigerate for up to 24 hours.
Return milk mixture to the stove and bring to a simmer over medium heat, stirring frequently. Drain through a wire mesh strainer into a heat-proof bowl. Discard banana slices.
Whisk sugar and cornstarch together in the saucepan, then whisk in the egg. Slowly add in milk, whisking constantly. Return to the stove and heat over medium-low heat until steaming, about 5 minutes. Stir frequently.
Turn heat up to medium and bring to simmer, stirring constantly.
Remove pan from heat, cover and allow to cool for 10 minutes. Stir in vanilla and salt, then transfer pudding to individual bowls and cover tightly. Serve warm or chill in the refrigerator. The pudding will thicken as it cools.
Leftovers can be stored, tightly covered, in the refrigerator for up to 7 days.
*Evaporated can be substituted in this recipe
2 servings, 210 calories per serving
8 Replies to “Best Creamy Banana Pudding”
Thanks for sharing this dessert.
I love your website in general. Everything is clean and well laid out.
The recipe itself sounds different and one that I will definitely try.
Your instructions are very clear and easy followed. There is sufficient information to give me confidence that it will turn out just like in the photograph.
Thank you for your kind comments! Please check back in to let me know what recipes you tried and which ones you like best.
I appreciate this article as pudding is one of my favorite desserts. Creamy banana pudding is one of my favorites along with tapioca pudding. Thanks for providing the recipe and the related instructions. The ingredients are simple to gather and easy to mix. I look forward to trying this out.
Pudding is a favorite of mine as well. Enjoy!
Hi! First off, your website looks very nice and the navigation is perfect. I really like the picture you added at the beginning because now it makes me hungry for dessert haha. I’ve had creamy banana pudding before but it was with those nilla wafers that you see at the grocery store. Is there a specific type of milk that you would recommend?
Thank you for your kind comments!
This pudding was made with 1% cow’s milk but it shouldn’t matter what kind of milk you use. I suggest you go with whatever you have on hand!
I’ve seen some recipes for home made pudding and they require such crazy ingredients. Things that I couldn’t even find at the grocery store but this one has some easy to find basic every day pantry ingredients that i don’t have to go searching for. This looks delicious and I’m hoping I can change some things for different flavors. Thanks.
I agree with you…if I have to go in search of some mysterious item I’ve never heard of, I look for another recipe! I think the simple ones are the best and, in this case, it would be easy to switch out the bananas for cocoa (2 1/2 tbsp) for chocolate pudding. Let me know what flavors you decide to try and how it comes out!