Our banana pudding fluff is an indulgent fluff salad with all the best creamy textures and is loaded with delicious banana flavor, making it perfect for dessert or an easy side dish.
Prep Time5 minutesmins
Chill Time30 minutesmins
Total Time35 minutesmins
Keyword: Banana Pudding Fluff Recipe
4ouncescream cheese,softened to room temperature
3.4ouncesinstant banana pudding
2cupsmini vanilla wafer cookies
1cupsliced bananas,approximately 2 small bananas, ¼ inch thick
In a large mixing bowl, beat the softened cream cheese using a handheld mixer on medium speed for 1 minute or until smooth.
In a small bowl, whisk together the instant banana pudding, whole milk, and banana extract just until combined and slightly thickened.
Pour the banana pudding mixture into the bowl of beaten cream cheese and mix on medium speed for 1 to 2 minutes or until the mixture is smooth and thickened.
Fold the thawed whipped topping into the pudding mixture until fully combined.
Fold the mini vanilla wafer cookies and mini marshmallows into the banana fluff mixture.
Lastly, gently fold the sliced bananas into the banana pudding fluff. You can reserve a couple of banana slices to use as a garnish.
Transfer the banana pudding fluff to a serving bowl and garnish with a couple of extra banana slices and mini vanilla wafer cookies. Cover the bowl with a piece of plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
The mini vanilla wafers make assembling this recipe so easy. If you only have the standard-sized vanilla wafer cookies, then you can use those; however, I suggest you crush them up a bit before adding them to your fluff. You do not want full-sized cookies in your banana pudding fluff.
To help slow the browning process of the fresh bananas, you can brush or dip the banana slices in a little lemon juice. Keep in mind that it could throw the taste off slightly due to the sourness of the lemons.
If your bananas are large and give you more than 1 cup of banana slices, you can certainly add the extra slices to your fluff. You can also put your extra piece of banana into a freezer-safe zip-top bag to freeze for use in smoothies or other recipes.