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30 Homemade Pudding Recipes (Banana, Vanilla, and More)

Searching for a special way to brighten up your day? These pudding recipes bring more than joy to your dessert table!

They’re creamy, dreamy, and you can enjoy them in several ways.

From classic chocolate to fruity delights and even the boozy kind, there’s something to love!

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What could be more special than homemade pudding?

It’s the perfect light dessert that’s flavorful and decadent with enough sweetness to satisfy your sweet tooth.

So when life gets stressful or overwhelming, try these pudding recipes for a creamy relief!

1. Dirt Pudding

Is there anything more satisfying than a sweet, creamy treat that you can dig into?

Dirt pudding is the perfect way to satisfy the cravings of your inner child.

Between the smooth chocolate pudding, the crunchy Oreo cookies, and the gummies, t’s like magic in your mouth!

It’s easy to make (even the little ones can lend a hand), and it’s fun to eat!

2. Bread Pudding

It’s tough to talk about bread pudding without drooling. Nothing compares to the comforting scent of this freshly baked sweet treat.

The purest form of this dessert is made with eggs, sugar, and milk poured over cubes of bread.

It’s simple, easy to make, and absolutely flavorful!

3. Unbelievable Butterscotch Pudding

Butterscotch pudding is one of my absolute favorite desserts. It’s creamy, sweet, and caramel-flavored. What’s not to love?

I’m talking about the rich experience that’s smooth on the tongue and heavy flavors.

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The sugary sweetness has a buttery finish that lingers to leave a delightful experience.

So next time you’re craving something sweet and salty, give this recipe a try. You won’t be disappointed!

4. Trisha Yearwood Banana Pudding Recipe

When I think of banana pudding, summer always comes to mind. It’s a taste that takes me back to sunny days and festive family cookouts.

Trisha Yearwood’s banana pudding recipe is packed with everything to love!

With crisp vanilla wafers, sweet bananas, and creamy custard, it’s truly a delight with every bite.

I love drizzling caramel sauce in this recipe for an extra dose of sweetness.

5. Classic Homemade Vanilla Pudding

Forget the store-bought stuff. You’ll be surprised at how simple it is to make your vanilla pudding from scratch!

This recipe requires minimal ingredients, many of which you probably already have in your pantry.

The hardest part of making this recipe is waiting for the pudding to chill!

It’s a classic treat perfect for kids’ lunchboxes or as an after-meal indulgence.

6. Homemade Pistachio Pudding

Does the world ever feel like too much? Like you just want to hide in a cup of pudding? This recipe is for you!

This rich and creamy dessert will surely satisfy your sweet tooth. Made with real pistachios, this pudding bursts with flavor and amazing textures.

Plus, it has a delightfully bright green color that’s sure to wow everyone.

7. Creamy Corn Pudding

Creamy corn pudding is classic comfort food.

With its rich, savory taste, this recipe has been a staple at Sunday dinners for decades.

The sweet, soft corn kernels are covered in a thick, creamy blanket of pudding.

Every spoonful of this pudding feels like a warm hug for your tastebuds!

8. Homemade Dark Chocolate Pudding

This recipe for dark chocolate pudding is all about decadence! It’s insanely rich, creamy, and chocolatey, and it’s sure to please your taste buds.

Once you get a taste, you’ll wonder why you bothered with the powdered stuff.

Serve it in dessert cups, top with whipped cream, and garnish with shaved chocolate.

It’s a thing of beauty that’s sure to impress, but it’s a breeze to make!

9. Eagle Brand Banana Pudding

Eagle Brand is back with another hit! This pudding recipe is a guaranteed delight with its sweet, fresh flavors.

This pudding has everything you crave: a thick, creamy texture with hints of yummy banana.

Each spoonful is soft, smooth, and melts in your mouth. 

There’s no greater combination than delicious banana pudding and great memories. It reminds me of Sunday dinners at grandma’s house. 

10. Lemon Pudding

Take your tastebuds on a tropical vacation with a light, refreshing pudding cup!

This lemon pudding is comfort food in the summer. The sweet, bright lemon flavor will remind you of sunshine and warm days.

This recipe uses coconut cream and maple syrup for that sweet, creamy flavor.

Best of all, it’s vegan, so you can indulge without the guilt.

11. Patti Labelle Banana Pudding

Craving for banana pudding but have no time to bake? Patti LaBelle’s banana pudding recipe is a lifesaver!

This creamy, dreamy treat is easy to whip up and tastes like a piece of heaven.

It’s made with layers of fresh bananas, wafers, and smooth pudding that’s truly indulgent.

The best part? You won’t have to bake it! Just mix the ingredients in a bowl and chill.

12. Rice Pudding

If there’s one thing we know, rice pudding is the best.

This pudding is a rich, creamy blend of rice and milk with hints of cinnamon. I

t has a nice balance of sweetness and spice that’s pleasant for the tastebuds.

Serve warm or chilled, then top it with raisins and nuts.

13. Coconut Chia Pudding

Searching for a post-workout treat that’ll also fill your sweet tooth cravings? Try this coconut chia pudding for a healthy, delicious snack!

The coconut milk provides a light, tropical flavor, while the chia seeds add nutty earthiness.

Plus, it’s packed full of fiber and protein to give you a boost for the day.

Coconut chia pudding is a great dessert for those who want something decadent but guilt-free!

14. Nilla Wafer Banana Pudding

If you have a lot of bananas sitting in your fruit basket, try this recipe!

This dessert is the perfect marriage of vanilla wafers, creamy custard, and fresh bananas. 

I love the layers of flavors and textures this sweet treat brings.

From the soft crunch, velvety pudding, and fluffy meringue, t’s everything good in the world!

15. Homemade Strawberry Pudding

Searching for a summer delight to impress your friends with?

This pudding is made with fresh strawberries, whipped cream, and a hint of vanilla. It’s light, fluffy, and melts in your mouth with every bite.

But what really makes it special is the layers of creaminess, subtle cookie crunch, and fluffy whipped cream.

16. Baileys Irish Cream Chocolate Pudding

Make this boozy pudding recipe your next favorite. The rich, creamy pudding is the perfect way to end a meal.

It has an intense chocolate flavor highlighted by Baileys Irish Cream for an extra kick.

Plus, it has hints of coffee flavor that make every spoonful extra decadent!

This dessert feels like you’re eating something naughty and nice at the same time.

17. Peanut Butter Pudding

Do you know what’s better than peanut butter? Peanut butter pudding!

This heavenly peanut butter pudding is just the thing to satisfy your sweet tooth.

It’s made with a few simple ingredients, and it’s ready in 15 minutes.

A taste of this dessert will make you wonder why you ever chose store-bought puddings.

18. Silky Coffee Pudding

I’m not sure if this is what you’re looking for, but it’s definitely the recipe you need.

This silky, coffee-flavored dessert hits the spot every single time. It’s luscious, sweet, and it doesn’t taste like you’re eating straight sugar.

Serve it in a fancy cup and top it with whipped cream for an elegant dessert!

19. Cheesecake Pudding

Turning the regular cheesecake into a pudding gives it an extra dose of decadence.

It has hints of lemon and vanilla to add some lightness to the cream cheese.

Each pudding cup has a cookie crust that makes this dessert even more satisfying.

Top it with your favorite berries and enjoy.

20. Chocolate Cornstarch Pudding

Want to make some pudding, but you’re low on ingredients? Whip up this chocolate cornstarch pudding.

This simple recipe is made with cocoa powder, corn starch, and other pantry staples.

It’s an easy recipe, but it’ll surprise you with rich, decadent flavors.

Serve it in cups or eat it straight from the bowl for a quick snack.

21. 5-Minute Pudding S’mores

Nothing beats 5-minute pudding s’mores when you’re looking for a quick, decadent treat.

It’s the same delicious flavor as your favorite campfire treat, but it’s in a cup!

This recipe combines layers of chocolate pudding, marshmallows, and graham crackers in one delightful treat.

The hardest part about this recipe is trying to resist wanting more.

22. Creamy Key Lime Pudding

Craving something sweet and fresh that screams summer? This Key lime pudding will be your go-to.

It’s a delightfully creamy pudding contrasted with the tart flavors of Key lime.

Every spoonful of this pudding brings a burst of bright, citrus flavors.

Try it with a dollop of whipped cream or fresh fruit for extra flavor and sweetness.

23. Tapioca Pudding

Tapioca pudding is one of those desserts that’s so simple but delicious. It’s classic comfort food at its finest.

This recipe calls for tapioca pearls, milk, cream, eggs, sugar, and vanilla. Plus, it’s a gluten-free treat that you can enjoy minus the guilt.

24. Dark Chocolate Orange Pudding

Tapioca pudding is one of those desserts that’s so simple but delicious.

This recipe calls for tapioca pearls, milk, cream, eggs, sugar, and vanilla for a simple delight.

The texture is soft, jiggly, and creamy at the same time!

Best of all, tapioca pudding isn’t just for eating with a spoon. It can be an additional treat for other desserts like fruit salads and pies.

25. Pumpkin Pudding from Scratch

This decadent dessert is the perfect way to celebrate autumn.

The pudding is a rich blend of pumpkin puree and spices, brown sugar, and vanilla extract.

This cozy dessert is perfect when you’re craving something sweet and comforting. 

It’s layered in a cup with gingersnap cookie crumbles and then topped with whipped cream.

This dessert is so good, you’ll keep coming back for more!

26. Sticky Toffee Pudding

The best way to describe sticky toffee pudding is like a gooey, warm hug.

It’s made with brown sugar cake covered in toffee sauce and topped with whipped cream.

This dessert is one of my all-time favorites because it’s so comforting and satisfying.

Its rustic flavors are the perfect treat to enjoy on a chilly afternoon.

The best part about this dessert is that it’s easy to make at home!

27. Robert Redford Dessert

Robert Redford dessert is a treat that you can eat and enjoy. But it also feels like you’re taking in the wisdom of an American legend.

It’s a dreamy dessert featuring four layers of decadence: pecan crust, cream, pudding, and toppings.

Every bite of this sweet treat will fill you with pure decadence.

Just like its namesake, this dessert will make anyone melt with delight!

28. Mango Pudding

Take your tastebuds on a trip to the tropics with this refreshing mango pudding!

It’s rich, silky, and packed with bright mango flavor that’ll leave you refreshed.

Serve it with fresh mango slices and whipped cream for a simple yet decadent treat!

This recipe is a great way to enjoy sweet, juicy fruit. Just grab a spoon and dig in!

29. Old Fashioned Double Chocolate Mocha Pudding 

 This one is for the chocolate lovers out there!

With a double dose of chocolate flavor, this decadent dessert will surely satisfy your sweet tooth.

The mocha flavor perfectly balances the richness and creaminess of every bite.

Top it with fresh raspberries for an extra pop of color and flavor. This dessert will take your breath away.

30. Japanese Custard Pudding

Japanese custard pudding is a dessert unlike any other. It’s creamy and fluffy, like a cross between a soufflé and a mousse.

This pudding is made with real eggs, milk, sugar, and vanilla. It’s a simple recipe that makes a creamy dessert that melts in your mouth.

30 Homemade Pudding Recipes (Banana, Vanilla, and More)

Try these homemade pudding recipes for treats the whole family will love. From banana to chocolate to vanilla, there are so many delicious flavors you can whip up.


  • Dirt Pudding

  • Bread Pudding

  • Unbelievable Butterscotch Pudding

  • Trisha Yearwood Banana Pudding Recipe

  • Classic Homemade Vanilla Pudding

  • Homemade Pistachio Pudding

  • Creamy Corn Pudding

  • Homemade Dark Chocolate Pudding

  • Eagle Brand Banana Pudding

  • Lemon Pudding

  • Patti Labelle Banana Pudding

  • Rice Pudding

  • Coconut Chia Pudding

  • Nilla Wafer Banana Pudding

  • Homemade Strawberry Pudding

  • Baileys Irish Cream Chocolate Pudding

  • Peanut Butter Pudding

  • Silky Coffee Pudding

  • Cheesecake Pudding

  • Chocolate Cornstarch Pudding

  • Five Minute Pudding S’mores

  • Creamy Key Lime Pudding

  • Tapioca Pudding

  • Dark Chocolate Orange Pudding

  • Pumpkin Pudding from Scratch

  • Sticky Toffee Pudding

  • Robert Redford Dessert

  • Mango Pudding

  • Old Fashioned Double Chocolate Mocha Pudding

  • Japanese Custard Pudding


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Kim - InsanelyGood
Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

2 thoughts on “30 Homemade Pudding Recipes (Banana, Vanilla, and More)”

  1. Hi Kim. FIRST Ive made a few of your recipes YUM YUM. .But I have a dumb question I love baking doing cookies I seem to have 2 HUGE ISSUES.
    #1No matter what recipe I try I NEVER get cream cheese frosting/icing correct. #2 again no matter what recipe I try I’ve tried ALOT of them, my royal icing separates EVERY time, in maybe a day or 2. Im sure you know sometimes needed longer then that. I use all good brand ingredients, I follow directions. I’m thinking it’s my stand mixer. I’m at my wits end. I don’t have a kitchen aid, but it’s a good one. I actually have BOUGHT 2stand mixers. I just don’t know what to do it’s very upsetting and costly. If I make something I want it perfect. Friends, Family, customers nobody has ever complained about taste..all I make tastes wonderful. But to ME..I KNOW how cream cheese icing is SUPPOSED to look an pipe, so I’m never happy with it..tastes super yummy. Same goes for royal icing it works looks great but if it sits for even like 2 hrs, flip bag over it will be all separated. I WANT BOTH. LOOK great..TASTE just as great. If you have any ideas PLEASE HELP.

    • Hi Dee!!

      There are a couple of reasons you might be having issues with the frosting/icing.

      For the cream cheese frosting:
      – if you over-mix it, it can split.
      – if the ingredients are too warm or too cold, it can split
      – if it’s kept out of the fridge, it can split

      Here’s a recipe I use that always works for me.
      It uses room temperature (not soft) butter and cold cream cheese.
      It also uses cornstarch, which helps absorb some of the excess moisture from the cream cheese.

      Before you begin, make sure the butter is soft enough that your finger will leave an indentation when gently pressed. But you shouldn’t be able to press right into the block.
      Also, be sure you’re using full-fat cream cheese (the kind in a block) and that it’s cold, from the fridge.

      1/2 cup room temperature butter
      1 cup powdered sugar (sifted if lumpy)
      1 teaspoon cornstarch
      1/2 cup full-fat cream cheese, from the fridge

      1. Beat the soft butter with the powdered sugar and cornstarch until smooth.
      2. Scrape the bottom and sides of the bowl a couple of times during this process.
      3. Add half of the cream cheese, beat until smooth, then beat in the remaining half.

      I recommend mixing on medium speed to avoid overbeating. Then, chill it in the fridge for about an hour.
      When you need it, take it out of the fridge and let it sit on the counter for 10-15 minutes. Finally, mix it with a spatula and use it.
      Store cream cheese frosted treats in the fridge.

      For the royal icing:
      – The longer it sits, the higher the chance of it splitting.
      – Also, if it was particularly thin to begin with, it will more likely separate.
      – Getting too warm or being made when it’s warm can also cause splitting.

      You can fix it (if it’s not been used yet) by adding it back to a bowl and mixing in a bit of extra sifted powdered sugar. Then you can use it.

      But to prevent it, I recommend wiping your bowl with white vinegar or lemon juice on a paper towel to remove any oils before you begin.
      Then, make a batch with meringue powder (and if you want to color it, use gel food coloring, not liquid)

      Here’s a great recipe:

      2 cups powdered sugar, sifted (generic powdered sugar, not organic)
      1.5 tablespoons meringue powder
      4-5 tablespoons room temp water

      1. Wipe the mixing bowl with white vinegar or lemon juice.
      2. Add the sugar, meringue powder, and 4 tablespoons of water.
      3. Stir the sugar into the water with a spatula, then beat with a whisk on medium for 1.5-2 minutes.

      It’s ready when you lift the whisk out, and it drips back into the bowl and smooths out within 5-10 seconds.
      – If it smooths out right away, it’s too thin and needs more powdered sugar.
      – If it doesn’t smooth out after 10 seconds, add more water (1 teaspoon at a time).
      Mix in 5-second bursts on medium until smooth.

      Store it with plastic pressed to the surface and with a secure lid in the fridge. Warm at room temp for 5-10 minutes and mix well before use.

      Also, let the cookies dry, uncovered, for 24 hours. Sometimes, they look dry and will even feel dry to the touch, but there’s a layer under the ‘crust’ that isn’t set.

      Hope this helps!


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