banana cream pie – I cheated

This dish isn’t a recipe persay, it’s an easy dessert that you can whip together for friends and family when you have a last minute dinner or just a get together. It’s a cheat banana cream pie with no custard because well I don’t like custard. I whipped this up as a dessert for my mum and I to enjoy with one of our weekly dinners.


Here is a list of ingredients with prices;

  • Graham cracker crust – $1.25
  • Hershey’s instant vanilla pudding – $1.00
  • 2 medium/large bananas (the riper the better) – $0.40
  • Whipping cream (or buy some whipped cream) – $1.99
  • Sugar – $0.02
  • Vanilla extract – $0.02
  • Milk – $0.44


The first thing you do is line the graham cracker crust with a layer of sliced bananas. This usually takes about 3/4 –  a whole banana (LO ate 2 small slices cause she demanded some “nanab” as she puts it).


Then you follow the instructions on the back of the vanilla pudding box to make the pudding. Mash half of the banana up. If it is chunky, you could always heat it for 10 seconds in the microwave so that it can be mashed more into mush.


Mix this into the vanilla pudding thoroughly. It should be a smooth consistency.


Pour the pudding on top of the layer of bananas. If you have extra banana you can add slices to the top!


Put the lid on the crust and slide it into the fridge.

Take out your whipping cream, sugar and vanilla extract. I had put my whisk in the fridge too. It’s something someone’s mum told me to do years ago and I have always done it since!


I used 1 cup of whipping cream, 1 tsp of vanilla extract and 1 tbsp of sugar. Whisk ingredients together until the cream becomes thick and a little frothy.


For this dessert I usually make it the day of or just before I start supper as it doesn’t need any set time but needs to be served cool.

My mum, OH and even LO love this dessert. I enjoy it too and if you like bananas, you definitely will too!


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