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Banana Pudding Ice Cream

Banana Pudding Ice Cream tastes like a delicious old-fashioned creamy treat with real banana flavor and wonderful pieces of Nilla wafers mixed in.

Banana Pudding Ice Cream

Perfect for a scorching hot summer day. Or any day really. You will be craving this ice cream year round.

Banana Pudding Ice Cream

I did it! I finally bought an ice cream machine after wanting one for years. After seeing so many yummy ice cream recipes on other blogs, I couldn’t stand it anymore. And oh boy and I going to have fun with it. I got the Cuisinart ICE-21 Frozen Yogurt-Ice Cream & Sorbet Maker   and it was easy to use and reasonably priced.

Banana Pudding Ice Cream

For my first ice cream I tried a Banana Pudding Ice Cream recipe from allrecipes.com. We all know what a banana pudding lover I am. I make Banana Pudding Cupcakes, Banana Pudding Bars, pancakes, and Banana Pudding Cake. You can never have too much banana pudding in your life!

Banana Pudding Ice Cream

This ice cream was amazing and really did taste like banana pudding. With 2 whole bananas mixed in, it has plenty of real banana flavor. The texture of the ice cream if thick and creamy and the bits of vanilla wafer are my favorite, of course.

My ice cream was still very soft after the amount of time the ice cream maker suggested churning it. I would have gladly eaten it that way, but I placed it in the freezer for about an hour to harden up.

Banana Pudding Ice Cream

Banana Pudding Ice Cream

Banana Pudding Ice Cream

A creamy and rich banana pudding ice cream with real banana flavor and wonderful pieces of Nilla wafers mixed in.
PREP: 2 hrs
COOK: 10 mins
TOTAL: 2 hrs 10 mins


  • 1 1/2 cups half and half
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 very ripe bananas mashed
  • 1 cup crushed Nilla wafers


  • In a saucepan over medium-low heat, combine the half and half, brown sugar, white sugar, and salt. Stir until sugar dissolves, about 5 minutes.
  • Take saucepan off heat. Place eggs in a medium bowl. While whisking, gradually (to not curdle the eggs) add about half the sugar mixture to the eggs.
  • Pour egg mixture into saucepan with the half and half that remained in the saucepan.
  • Stir in cream.
  • Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, until mixture thickens and coats the back of a spoon. About 5 to 10 minutes.
  • Take saucepan off heat and stir in vanilla extract. Pour mixture through a fine-meshed sieve into a bowl and let cool to room temperature.
  • Once cooled, stir in mashed banana and pour into an ice cream maker. Use manufacturer's directions to freeze. Add Nilla wafers about 5 minutes before end of freezing time.
  • If ice cream is too soft for your liking at this point, place in freezer for about 1 hour.


Recipe very slightly adapted from allrecipes.com


Calories: 347kcal
Author: Christin Mahrlig
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Southern

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42 thoughts on “Banana Pudding Ice Cream”

  1. I haven’t used my ice cream maker that I bought used recently, yet, but it is similar to the Cuisinart type….everything I’ve read about using one has suggested that if you want your ice cream to come out more thick and less like soft serve, you need to put the mixed ingredients in the freezer until they are actually COLD first, before pouring into the machine. Also, keeping the ice cream machine can in the freezer right up until you are going to pour those cold ingredients into it is essential. Good luck, everyone! I can’t wait to try this recipe, too!

  2. And I thought that I will just simply eat the bananas I had bought yesterday… But now you’ve given me a better idea 🙂 If some of you want to try this recipe but don’t have “very ripe bananas”, you can follow this tip: http://www.listonic.com/protips/get/opqpndomrm Basically, you can quickly ripen bananas in the oven in about 40 minutes 🙂

  3. Jess @ On Sugar Mountain

    I’ve had an ice cream maker on my wish list for AGES and this is exactly why! I freakin’ adore banana everything and now I wish I had the biggest bowl of this right now, with extra nilla wafers on the side. 😉 Amazing recipe, Christin!

  4. Jess @ Sweet Menu

    This looks fabulous! Reminds me of the banana pudding we had at magnolia bakery when in New York! Delicious!

  5. Yay, so happy you got an ice cream maker 🙂 This banana pudding ice cream is just perfect and totally fitting for your first ice cream given your love for banana pudding 🙂 It looks incredible 🙂

  6. Thalia @ butter and brioche

    looks delicious! definitely craving a scoop right now.. love anything banana flavoured.

  7. Krystle(Baking Beauty)

    This look so delicious! I can’t wait to check out your other banana pudding recipes!

  8. Sarah@WholeandHeavenlyOven

    Banana pudding is basically my favorite thing EVER. Multiply that times a billion if you throw ice cream in to the mix. This looks totally amazing, Christin! Pinned. 🙂

  9. Erin {Delightful E Made}

    This looks completely amazing!! Can’t wait to give it a try. Have pinned and will be sharing on FB later today. Deliciousness!!

  10. Arpita@ The Gastronomic Bong

    The ice cream looks incredibly creamy and smooth.. banana pudding in icecream how amazing is that!? Love it !!

  11. Samina | The Cupcake Confession

    Banana pudding as an ice cream???? YESSSS PLEASEEEE!!!!! <3 I need to get that ice cream maker stat! This ice cream looks so incredibly creamy and delicious!!!!!!!!

  12. Chelsea @chelseasmessyapron

    I love pudding and ice cream! And bananas are delish! What an awesome ice cream! Pinned 🙂

  13. Banana pudding is one of the best desserts out there. I love that you made an ice cream out of it, so creative and delicious!

  14. Yay for getting a nice cream machine, Christin! This is a flavor right up my alley — love all the banana and the crushed Nilla wafers! Pinning to try.

  15. Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice

    You had me at banana pudding, but in ice cream form? Amazing! This looks so creamy and delicious, Christin!

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