When I’m under a time crunch, I look for no-bake desserts that still wow – this recipe is exactly that. 

When it comes to crafting memorable parties, every element counts, and that includes the desserts.

These delightful cups are a twist on the classic banana cream pie, transformed into cute, compact, and utterly irresistible portions that are a breeze to whip up.

Whether you’re hosting a lively birthday bash, a laid-back backyard barbecue, or a casual get-together with friends, these Banana Split Cups are destined to steal the spotlight.

With layers of creamy banana goodness, a swirl of luscious whipped cream, and a sprinkle of delightful toppings, they’re a party in every bite.

Party Themes to Match!

Here are five party themes that could pair wonderfully with Banana Cream Pie Pudding Cups:

1.  Banana Split Bash: Embrace the sweetness with a party dedicated to all things banana split.

Decorate with vibrant colors, ice cream motifs, and, of course, serve the Banana Cream Pie Pudding Shots as the star dessert.

2.  Tropical Luau: Create a tropical paradise with a luau-themed party. Think tiki torches, Hawaiian shirts, and a laid-back vibe.

The Banana Cream Pie Pudding Shots fit right in with the tropical flavors.

3. Carnival Extravaganza: Bring the carnival to your backyard with games, popcorn, and cotton candy.

4.  Pastel Picnic: Host a serene pastel picnic with soft colors, vintage blankets, and a spread of light finger foods. The banana pudding shots would be a dainty and delicious addition.

5.  Pajama Party: Gather friends for a cozy pajama party.

No matter which theme you choose, the Banana Cream Pie Pudding Shots will bring a touch of whimsy and deliciousness to your celebration! thirds)!

No-Bake Banana Cream Pie Pudding Cups

Mama Celebrates
These delightful shots are a twist on the classic banana cream pie, transformed into cute, compact, and utterly irresistible portions that are a breeze to whip up.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Chill Time 4 hours
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 6 portions


  • 2 medium ripe bananas sliced
  • 3.5 oz instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1.5 cups milk (or milk alternative)
  • 8 oz whipped topping (ex. Cool Whip)
  • 1 box vanilla wafers, crushed
  • 6 maraschino cherries
  • whipped cream for topping


  • Begin by using a spacious mixing bowl. Add the instant pudding mix and pour in the whole milk. Whisk the mixture until it becomes smooth and well blended.
  • The next step involves patience. Place the pudding in the refrigerator for a few hours to allow it to thicken and develop its flavors.
  • Once the pudding reaches the desired consistency, gently incorporate the cool whip. Use a folding technique to maintain the mixture's thickness.
  • Let's move on to layering the pudding cups. Start with a layer of cookies at the base of your jars. Next add the banana slices. Follow this your banana/pudding mixture
  • Top with whipped cream and a cherry


You can customize your Banana Cream Pie Pudding Shots by adding any of these to the top:
  1. Chocolate Shavings: Delicate curls of chocolate add a touch of elegance and a hint of rich flavor.
  2. Crushed Nuts: Walnuts or pecans provide a satisfying crunch and a nutty contrast to the smooth pudding.
  3. Fresh Banana Slices: Enhance the banana flavor with slices of fresh banana on top of each shot.
  4. Caramel Drizzle: Drizzle a luscious caramel sauce for an extra layer of indulgence.
  5. Sprinkles: Colorful sprinkles or edible glitter can add a festive and fun element to the shots.
  6. Graham Cracker Crumbs: Sprinkle crumbs over the top for a hint of graham cracker crust nostalgia.
  7. Toasted Coconut: A sprinkle of toasted coconut adds a tropical flair and a satisfying crunch.
  8. Miniature Chocolate Chips: Tiny chocolate chips are a delightful addition, offering bursts of chocolatey goodness.
Keyword banana, easy, no bake