How to Make Banana Pudding Ice Cream Cupcakes

If you love banana pudding and you’ve always wanted to make it in cupcake form, then these Banana Pudding Ice Cream Cupcakes are for you. They’re super simple to make and perfect for a summertime dessert!

These Banana Pudding Ice Cream Cupcakes feature a moist vanilla cupcake hollowed out and filled with vanilla wafer crumbs and topped off with a creamy pudding and fresh bananas.

Ingredients

Banana pudding is a southern favorite and the perfect dessert to serve at a party. It’s sweet, creamy, and has a vanilla wafer cookie on top.

These cupcakes are made with a soft vanilla cupcake filled with banana pudding and topped with light whipped cream. They’re perfect for summertime and can be prepared ahead of time.

To make the cupcakes, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line two muffin tins with cupcake liners.

Place a vanilla wafer flat-side down in each of the liners. Fill the cupcake liners 2/3 full with batter. Bake for 18-20 minutes until the tops are lightly golden and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Once the cupcakes are cooled, core out the centers of each. Use a pastry bag fitted with an open star tip to frost the cupcakes.

Preparation

Banana Pudding Ice Cream Cupcakes are a simple treat to make. They are a perfect dessert for parties and potlucks because they can be made ahead of time.

A sweet, creamy pudding filling layered with bananas and vanilla wafer cookies are the key ingredients in this recipe. Adding fresh whipped topping and crushed Nilla Wafers give this classic dessert an added punch of flavor and texture.

You can use boxed instant banana pudding, but you’ll need to add more liquid (like half and half) to make sure the pudding thickens properly. It takes about 6-8 minutes to thicken the pudding mixture.

Before serving this delicious dessert, allow the pudding to set up for about 2-3 hours. You can also freeze the pudding in individual dessert dishes for up to two days before assembling the dessert.

Cooking

Banana pudding has been one of the most popular desserts in southern homes for years. It’s easy to make and a crowd pleaser at any gathering.

The pudding is made with instant vanilla pudding mix, milk and mascarpone cheese. It’s then whipped with heavy cream until soft peaks form.

After filling the cupcakes with the pudding, pipe a dollop of Cool Whip on top and garnish with crushed Nilla wafers. The whipped topping can be made ahead of time and the pudding should be refrigerated before serving.

Once the cupcakes are baked, use a sharp paring knife or a cupcake corer to create a hole in the center of each cupcake (see pictures). Remove the piece of cake that was cut out and enjoy!

Cooling

Banana Pudding is a popular southern dessert that can easily be made ahead of time. It’s simple to prepare and can be a great choice for potlucks or large gatherings.

These cupcakes are filled with a creamy pudding, topped with whipped topping and crushed vanilla wafer cookies. They’re a dreamy treat that you’ll love!

To make the banana pudding, combine the sugar, cornstarch, half & half, egg yolks, and vanilla extract in a medium pot over medium-low heat. Cook, whisking constantly, until pudding thickens.

Once the pudding is cool, fill each cupcake with a few tablespoons. You can also add mashed bananas to the mix before filling the cupcakes.

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