Banana Trifle

Pound cake, bananas, whipped cream, banana pudding and vanilla wafers are layered to form this easy trifle that's sure to please.


16 servings


2 (3.5 ounce) packages instant banana pudding mix
4 cups (1 quart) cold milk
2 bananas, chopped
4 cups (1 quart) heavy cream
4 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup confectioners' (powdered) sugar
1 (12 ounce) package prepared pound cake, cubed
1/2 (12 ounce) box vanilla wafers (such as Nilla®), crushed


Whisk pudding mix with milk until smooth. Stir in chopped bananas; set aside.

In a large bowl, whip cream until stiff peaks are just about to form. Beat in vanilla and sugar until peaks form. Make sure not to over-beat, or cream will become lumpy and butter-like.

Layer half the pound cake cubes, half the pudding, half the whipped cream, and half the crushed vanilla wafers in a trifle bowl. Repeat with the remaining cake, pudding, and whipped cream, and top with the remaining crushed wafers. Chill in the refrigerator until ready to serve.


Store in refrigerator.

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