An creamy Easy Banana Pudding Ice Cream recipe made with ripe bananas, vanilla wafers, and served with hot fudge sauce!

bowl of 2 scoops of banana ice cream

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Friends, here’s a very simple dessert idea for the summer months! Make an Easy Banana Pudding Ice Cream, and serve hot fudge on top! YUM! The ultimate July dessert!

Easy Banana Pudding Ice Cream

This recipe, Cherry Garcia Ice Cream, is not a no-churn recipe (but we really want to try it). And then my classic Old-Fashioned Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream (that we made last night), is also not a no churn recipe, but worth putting on your recipe list to try.

frozen banana ice cream in a pan

Making Banana Pudding Ice Cream

Looking to stay cool with a delicious dessert this summer? Try this no-churn ice cream recipe for your holiday guests, or just for keeping on hand in the freezer!

making homemade banana ice cream

Ingredients for homemade banana ice cream:

  • Heavy whipping cream
  • Sweetened condensed milk
  • Ripe bananas
  • Vanilla wafers
  • Instant banana pudding mix
  • Hot fudge (optional)

making homemade banana ice cream

What does no churn ice cream mean?

Making “no churn” ice cream means there is no ice cream maker.

So this dessert recipe is made for anyone who wants to whip up your own homemade ice cream in only a few minutes! But don’t forget that you need to freeze it for about 4-5 hours!

bowl of 2 scoops of banana ice cream with hot fudge

We’ve been beating the heat and enjoying the great outdoors with friends. We have a lot of local friends here to kayak with, and some out-of-towners, too!

Noticing beauty, and getting into the outdoors, is a habit, and it’s also not really optional for Paul and me.

fly fishing on Fall River

We find we are much happier when we participate in outdoor activities (and healthier, too), so lately we’ve been fly fishing, bike riding, kayaking, and then relaxing at the pool. This, of course, is after we get all of our work done. Yes, we both work from home, sometimes long hours.

We are truly grateful for the friends we’ve been able to spend time with this summer. [Above, fly fishing lesson with my dear friend, Cindy – Fall River, OR]

Trader Joe's hot fudge with banana ice cream

How to make Banana Pudding Ice Cream

  1. Beat the whipping cream, for a few minutes, until stiff peaks form.
  2. Add in the sweetened condensed milk.
  3. Add the crushed vanilla wafers, mashed bananas, and banana pudding mix.
  4. Mix together and transfer into an 8×8 pan and freeze.

Let the ice cream soften; serve with hot fudge!

hot fudge sauce on banana ice cream

More no-churn ice cream recipes to try:

Lemon Almond No Churn Ice Cream

Pumpkin No-Churn Ice Cream with Ginger Snap Cookies

Hope you’re staying cool, friends!

bowl of 2 scoops of banana ice cream with hot fudge
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Easy Banana Pudding Ice Cream

Prep Time: 15 minutes
freeze time: 5 hours
Total Time: 5 hours 15 minutes
Yield: 8
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  • 3 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 14.5 oz can sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 ripe bananas, mashed
  • 3/4 cup vanilla wafers, crushed
  • 1/3 cup instant banana pudding mix
  • Hot Fudge, optional


  • Using a hand mixer, beat the whipping cream, for a few minutes, until stiff peaks form.
  • Add in the sweetened condensed milk, and mix together with a spoon. Do not use the mixer because you don’t want to over-beat the cream.
  • Add the vanilla wafers to a Ziploc bag and, using a rolling pin (or just hit on the floor or counter), crush the wafers.
  • Add in the mashed bananas, crushed wafers, and banana pudding mix.
  • Mix together and transfer into an 8x8 pan and freeze until firm, at least 5-6 hours.
  • Let the ice cream soften for about 5 minutes at room temp before scooping and serving!
  • Serve with hot fudge sauce (optional).
Cuisine: American
Course: Dessert
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chocolate fudge drizzled on banana ice cream