Magnolia Bakery may be known for its different cupcakes and cakes, but many people agree that Magnolia Bakery banana pudding is the best product sold in the bakery. It’s certainly up there as one of my favorite banana desserts.
If you’ve ever been to New York, the chances are you’ve probably tried their banana pudding and know that it’s the real deal. The bakery has locations in Chicago and LA as well, but if you live a long way from these locations, you probably can’t enjoy their one-of-a-kind banana pudding as often as you want.
Of course, you can have it delivered to your door, but it’ll cost you a lot. Luckily, Magnolia Bakery has released the original recipe for its famous banana pudding, so you can now make it in your own home for way less money.
And don’t worry about the ingredients. They are quite simple so you can find them easily.
Wouldn’t it be great if you can gather your family or friends so you can all enjoy this creamy goodness together?
Here’s everything you need to know to make homemade Magnolia Bakery banana pudding that tastes just as good as the original.
How to Make Magnolia Bakery Banana Pudding
The recipe has no weird ingredients – vanilla wafers, pudding, sweetened condensed milk, bananas, and cream. The preparation is super easy, and the most difficult part is when you have to wait for four to eight hours until the pudding chills in the fridge.
Can you make it that long? Well, for a dessert that delicious, anyone can. The reason why you shouldn’t serve the pudding too soon and wait for at least four hours is to give the ingredients and flavors a chance to blend together in the fridge into one soft and delicious creamy goodness. Eight hours is the maximum time to let the pudding set in the fridge.
But, make sure you serve it within 8 hours because the bananas might oxidize and turn brown. However, there are some tips to prevent them from browning too quickly. Buy unripe bananas that are slightly green and brush them with the juice of lemon, orange, apple, or pineapple. In this way, you will slow down the process of browning.
Another thing to do to prevent them from browning too fast is to rinse them with club soda. And, don’t forget to keep your bananas airtight.
Also, if you choose to top the pudding with banana slices, do it right before serving for best preservation.
If you want to get the original taste of the dessert, don’t use low sugar or low fat versions of the ingredients. This is crucial for the success of your homemade Magnolia Bakery banana pudding. So, use regular whipping cream, pudding mix, Nilla wafers, and sweetened condensed milk.
Here are all the ingredients and the right amounts necessary to make the best banana pudding according to the Magnolia Bakery’s original recipe.
Can You Make Magnolia Bakery Banana Pudding Ahead of Time?
Not only that you can make it ahead of time, but you need to make it ahead of time. The pudding mixture needs to spend some time in the fridge so that it can thicken properly.
Therefore, you can start making the dessert one or two nights before you plan to consume it, or in the morning and serve it in the evening. However, the assembly of the banana pudding shouldn’t be done more than 8 hours in advance.
As soon as your homemade dessert is assembled with the NIlla wafers, you can eat it within four to eight hours. The reason why it needs to stay at least 4 hours in the fridge is to get the right texture and firmness, and to soften the Nilla Wafers.
If it stays longer than 8 hours, it can become soggy and the bananas can turn brown.
Is there a person who doesn’t like Magnolia Bakery banana pudding? Yes, only the ones that still haven’t got a chance to go to New York or the few other locations of the bakery and order this heavenly dessert.
Luckily, the bakery has shared the original recipe for its popular banana pudding so that everyone can make it in their own homes no matter where they live. The recipe requires simple and inexpensive ingredients, and the preparation is easy, so nothing is really stopping you from making this dessert today.
Gather your family or friends and give them one of the best creamy desserts they have ever tried. We’re sure they will love it just like anyone else that has tried Magnolia Bakery banana pudding.