Banana pudding is a classic dessert cherished for its comforting flavors and creamy texture. But what happens when you take this beloved dessert and transform it into a cool, refreshing treat? The result is nothing short of heavenly – Banana Pudding Ice Cream! In this blog post, I’ll share with you a delightful recipe for crafting your own batch of this creamy indulgence. With the sweet taste of ripe bananas, swirls of vanilla wafers, and ribbons of luscious pudding, each spoonful of this homemade ice cream will transport you to dessert paradise. So, let’s dive in and make some frozen magic!


  • 3 ripe bananas, peeled and mashed
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup vanilla wafer cookies, coarsely crushed
  • 1/2 cup prepared vanilla pudding (homemade or store-bought)
  • Optional: additional vanilla wafer cookies for garnish


In a mixing bowl, combine the mashed bananas, whole milk, heavy cream, granulated sugar, and vanilla extract. Stir until the sugar is dissolved, and the mixture is well combined.

Pour the banana mixture into your ice cream maker and churn according to the manufacturer’s instructions until it reaches a soft-serve consistency.

While the ice cream is churning, prepare your vanilla pudding if you haven’t already done so. Allow the pudding to cool to room temperature.

Once the ice cream reaches the desired consistency, transfer it to a freezer-safe container.

Gently fold in the coarsely crushed vanilla wafer cookies, reserving a small portion for garnish if desired.

Drizzle the prepared vanilla pudding over the top of the ice cream in ribbons.

Using a spoon or spatula, gently swirl the pudding into the ice cream mixture, creating ribbons throughout.

Sprinkle the reserved vanilla wafer cookies over the top of the ice cream for an extra crunch and visual appeal.

Cover the container tightly with a lid or plastic wrap and freeze the ice cream for at least 4-6 hours, or until firm.

Once fully frozen, scoop your homemade Banana Pudding Ice Cream into bowls or cones, garnish with additional vanilla wafer cookies if desired, and indulge in the creamy goodness!

With its delightful combination of ripe bananas, vanilla wafers, and silky pudding, homemade Banana Pudding Ice Cream is sure to become a favorite dessert in your household. Whether enjoyed on a hot summer day or as a comforting treat year-round, this creamy concoction is guaranteed to put a smile on your face with every spoonful. So, gather your ingredients, fire up your ice cream maker, and get ready to savor the sweet taste of nostalgia in every icy bite. Enjoy the blissful experience of homemade frozen delight!