The Ultimate No-Bake Cheesecake Banana Pudding With Caramel Syrup



Makes 16 servings

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 30 Minutes
Chill: 6 Hours


3 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
1 (5.1-ounce) package vanilla instant pudding & pie filling
2 cups milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 (8-ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed
1/2 cup caramel sundae syrup
4 large ripe bananas, sliced
1 (12-ounce) package vanilla wafers


1. Beat cream cheese and condensed milk at medium speed with an electric mixer 2 minutes.

2. Beat dry pudding mix and milk in a large bowl at medium speed with an electric mixer 2 minutes; add vanilla, and beat 30 seconds. Add cream cheese mixture, and beat 1 minute. Fold in whipped topping.

3. Spoon one-third of pudding mixture into a 4-quart bowl; drizzle with about 2 1/2 tablespoons caramel syrup. Layer with one-third each of bananas and vanilla wafers. Repeat layers twice with pudding mixture, caramel syrup, bananas, and ending with vanilla wafers, flat sides down, placed in a single ring around edge of bowl. Cover and chill at least 6 hours.