Fabulous Banana Cream Pie

Fabulous Banana Cream Pie

Once upon a time, on my birthday…a sweet friend of mine showed up at my doorstep with the most fabulous Banana Cream Pie I’ve ever tasted in my whole life.  And that is no joke.  It was creamy, dreamy and made a wonderful birthday gift.  My friend was kind enough to share the recipe with me (and you). There is a secret ingredient involved that may surprise you, as it did me. The recipe begins with an ordinary box of vanilla pudding, as you may have guessed. You mix it with milk and…

are you ready….

I am going to reveal the magical, secret ingredient to you this very minute.

Vanilla Ice Cream! Isn’t that clever. I never would have dreamed that up in all my days.  You won’t believe how divine it makes this pie. I am eager to experiment with the concept in the future. Who knows how amazing pudding + vanilla ice cream could be in many a dessert to come. Truly.

Now, let’s make some Banana Cream Pie!


Banana Cream Pie from Jamie Cooks It Up!

Fabulous Banana Cream Pie

Time: 30 minutes
Yield: 1 (9 inch) pie
Recipe from Pat Slader

1 (9 inch) pastry crust, baked and cooled
2 C vanilla ice cream
1 (3.4 ounce) box instant vanilla pudding
1 C milk
2-3 ripe bananas, sliced
1 C whipping cream
2 T sugar

1. Make yourself a pie crust (tutorial here, if you are feeling like making your own). You can also purchase a pre-made crust, which is what I did. Bake it and let it cool.


2. Scoop 2 cups vanilla ice cream…


into a glass measuring cup. Let it sit on the counter for 5-10 minutes so it can thaw a bit.


2. Take a box of vanilla pudding and pour it into a medium-sized mixing bowl.


Add 1 cup of cold milk. I used 1%.


3. Beat it until it’s thick. Should only take a couple of minutes.


4. Add the ice cream, one scoop at a time…


and then beat it in.


The mixture should be creamy and smooth.


5. Slice 2-3 ripe bananas and place them in the bottom of your cooled pastry crust.


Pour the filling over the top of the bananas and spread it out with a spoon or knife.


6. Into a medium-sized mixing bowl, pour 1 cup whipping cream.


Add 2 tablespoons sugar…


and beat it until it thickens nicely. Spread it evenly over the pie.
7. Cover loosely with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

Serve and enjoy!


Post a comment!


  1. 1
    August 23, 2013 at 11:11 am

    Mouth is watering!!! Oh my… can’t wait to make this! Thank you & thank your friend!!!

  2. 2
    August 23, 2013 at 9:51 pm

    What a unique idea! I am all over this!

  3. 3
    August 24, 2013 at 9:11 pm

    I made this yesterday and it was so good! My whole family loved it even my picky eaters! It was easy to make. Going to make it again tomorrow for company. Yummy!

  4. 4
    August 25, 2013 at 6:18 am

    Wow.. made this for dessert last night. YUMMY!

  5. 5
    July 5, 2014 at 8:38 am

    my 9 year old made this for the ward pie cook off on the 4th of July. she took 1st place! thank you for having step by step instructions so I can teach my daughters how to bake and cook. she was so excited that she won over the adults in the ward!

    • 6
      July 6, 2014 at 1:15 pm

      Wow! Good for your daughter and for you! Makes me happy to know these recipes are being used with such wonderful success. Thanks so much for letting me know. Made my day. 🙂

  6. 7
    July 8, 2016 at 7:38 pm

    My husband loves banana desserts so made this one for him last night. I liked that I didn’t have to stir anything in a pot and worry about it scalding. It has delicious flavor! Ours is really runny though and is just more like a pudding. Still delicious but I wonder if I goofed somehow. Maybe too much ice cream? It said to use 2 cups and I found that a little tricky because as the ice cream melted it shrunk in volume. Still delicious and I love all your recipes 🙂

  7. 8
    Carol ernst
    July 29, 2020 at 6:57 pm

    Can the pie be frozen and thawed

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