The Freshman Cook: Banana Pudding Icebox Cake

I think know it is Banana Pudding Icebox Cake time! Why?

 Because It is HOT, HOT, HOT!

I grew up eating vanilla wafers and pudding, as I am sure, you probably did too. It is the first recipe I remember learning from my mom, and I make a birthday cake version of it for every one of my son’s birthdays. So, my mind went to making a Banana Pudding Icebox Cake as we enjoy another heat wave here in the south, and I only want to cook if an oven or stove are not involved! 

This Banana Pudding Icebox Cake recipe is so close to the original. The only major difference is that you mix the pudding with whipping cream instead of milk. 

Banana Pudding Icebox Cake


1 1/2 box Vanilla Wafers

1-5.1  ounce box Vanilla Instant Pudding

4 cups Heavy Whipping Cream

7-10 Bananas (depending on size)

Whipped Cream (homemade or can) for decor


  Place the vanilla wafers on the bottom of a 9″ springform pan.
Pour pudding mix in to a bowl. Add the heavy whipping cream.
Beat together until cream is thick, and it has become whipped cream. It will be heavier because of the pudding mix.
Spread a layer of the whipped cream over the vanilla wafers.
Slice the bananas into 1/4″ slices and starting from the side of the pan, cover the whipped cream. Cover the bananas with a layer of whipped cream.
Top the whipped cream with a second layer of vanilla wafers, and then add another layer of whipped cream, another layer of bananas, and then a final layer of whipped cream. Refrigerate for a few hours or overnight. Release from springform pan.
Add a dollop of plain whipped cream, a couple banana slices, and a vanilla wafer to decorate each slice. Don’t forget sprinkles!!

Enjoy! and try to stay cool! You might want to try these recipes also:

Have a great day!Thanks for stopping by!!


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