Whiskey Banana Pudding

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This whiskey banana pudding recipe is a shot to the Southern Classic.

It wasn’t eaten a lot in my family after my grandfather passed away but his legacy lives on because I’m making sure we have it in the family. I had to make it an adult version by adding a little whiskey.

Whiskey Banana Pudding

Whiskey Banana Pudding
Cooking Tips:

Feel free to omit the whiskey, or try with your favorite liquor.

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Can you make ahead?

Fridge: Yes, pudding will remain fresh for 5 days max.

Whiskey Banana Pudding

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Substitution Options:

If you do omit the liquor increase half and half to 3 cups and reduce cornstarch to 3 tablespoons.

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Whiskey Banana Pudding

Whiskey Banana Pudding

Kenneth Temple
This recipe is a twist on the Southern Classic its creamy, silk, smooth and sure to please a crown.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
chill 4 hrs
Total Time 4 hrs 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, Southern
Servings 8 persons
Calories 458 kcal


  • ¾ cup sugar plus 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 4 tablespoons cornstarch
  • ¼ teaspoon salt plus a pinch
  • 2 ¾ cups half and half
  • ¼ cup whiskey
  • 3 large egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon banana extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 pack wafers
  • 6 medium bananas ripe, sliced
  • 1 cup heavy cream cold
  • mint sprigs garnish


  • In a pot combine, ¾ cups of sugar, cornstarch and salt. In a bowl mix together half and half, whiskey and yolks. Then add to pot and combine cut heat on medium and cook for 10 minutes constantly stirring or until mixture thickens. Remove from heat and stir in banana and vanilla extract. Then stir in butter, (strain into bowl if you have small lumps) transfer to a bowl and allow to cool for 30 minutes. Pop in fridge for 4 hours minimum or overnight.
  • In a bowl whip 1 cup of cream, 2 tablespoons sugar and salt on high until cream is stiff. Spread whipped cream over pudding and serve cold.
  • To assemble: in a cup or bowl add 1/3 of banana pudding, wafers, banana; repeat and finish last layer with whipped cream and garnish with mint.


Serving: 0gCalories: 458kcalCarbohydrates: 48gProtein: 6gFat: 27gSaturated Fat: 16gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 143mgSodium: 140mgPotassium: 465mgFiber: 2gSugar: 34gVitamin A: 1012IUVitamin C: 9mgCalcium: 123mgIron: 1mg
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