These Homemade Banana Pudding Cups are filled with banana slices, vanilla wafers, homemade vanilla pudding and freshly whipped cream. What more could one want?
**TEXT AND PHOTOS UPDATED JULY 2017**
I pulled these homemade banana pudding cups up from the archives. Their pictures needed some attention and I completely scraped the text. It’s kind of fun going back through my old posts. I can remember the day I made that particular item and whether it has become a family favorite or not.
Well, these pudding cups are for sure a family favorite. I don’t make these as often as just plain homemade vanilla pudding, mostly because I don’t have vanilla wafers on hand. But when I do, my kids (and hubby) go crazy for these. It could be that they are in their own little cup which somehow makes them extra special.
I like putting desserts in cups because it makes it easier for me when it comes time to serve dessert. I have a few other dessert cups on the blog too. Like these Easy Berry Cheesecake Cups (<- SOOOO good!), Strawberry Shortcake Trifle Cups, or these St. Patrick’s Day Dirt and Worm Cups.
Everything can be made ahead of time and then just set it out and let the guests grab as they please. No dishing up or slicing needed on my part. It’s little things like this that allow me to have some time to enjoy the party too.
So a little about these cups:
These are completely homemade but don’t be afraid to take a little help from the store if you need it. If you haven’t made vanilla pudding from scratch check out my Homemade Vanilla Pudding post for some tips and tricks to make it successful. And I hope to get a video done soon to put in there for a visual reference.
I will also be making a tutorial on homemade whipped cream soon too. I have a homemade caramel sauce on the blog but it too needs some much needed attention. The recipe has changed, the pictures are TERRIBLE and the text is pretty bad as well. I have a huge list of all the posts I would like to update and it is one of them.
But anyway, back to these homemade banana pudding cups. If you want to use help from the store use a large box of pudding and make according to the directions on the box. And if you want to use store bought whipped topping you will need you will need about 3 cups of topping.
These cups do require a little time to prepare. The pudding needs to chill a little before assembly (so the cups don’t melt) and I prefer to let them sit after they are assembled. I think they taste the best that way. So, make these in advance. Minimum chill time of 3 hours but I prefer overnight.
You can also make this in a trifle bowl instead of individual cups as well. Just layer everything in the bowl and top with the whipped cream.
You can choose to decorate these in many ways…… bananas and vanilla wafers (as shown in these pictures), crushed vanilla wafers sprinkled on top, a drizzle of caramel (so good!!) or just whipped cream with nothing on top. It will be good any way you choose!