No Bake Banana Cream Pie Graham Cracker Crust Recipe

Making this No Bake banana cream pie graham cracker crust recipe and creating sweet moments!

In the bustling kitchen of their cozy home, Mom Emily and her daughter Sarah embark on a delightful culinary adventure, whipping up a luscious Banana Cream Pie. This dessert, as easy as it is endearing, holds the promise of both simplicity and sweetness, making it a perfect choice for their mother-daughter bonding.

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  • 1 graham cracker crust
  • 1 box banana pudding mix
  • 1 ½ cups milk
  • 1 container of Cool Whip, divided in half
  • Nilla wafers (optional)
  • Banana slices (optional)
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This Banana Cream Pie, a marvel of simplicity, is an ideal dessert for any time of the year. Whether you’re winding down from the holiday cooking frenzy or seeking a refreshing summer treat, this no-bake delight is your go-to recipe. We had a blast making this No bake banana cream pie graham cracker crust recipe!

easy banana cream pie recipe


  1. In a large mixing bowl, Emily and Sarah whisk together the pudding mix and milk. They could use an electric mixer, but today, they opt for a whisk, enjoying the rhythm of their combined efforts.
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  1. They fold in half of the Cool Whip, their movements synchronized and filled with laughter.
  2. The duo pours the mixture into the pie crust, a canvas awaiting its art.
  3. The pie then retreats to the refrigerator for a serene 4-hour chill.
cool whip pie

Serving Tips:

  • Refrigerate overnight for a firmer set.
  • Add banana slices and wafers only when ready to serve to keep them fresh.
  • Store any leftovers in the refrigerator, snug under the crust’s lid, for up to 3 days.
  • Feel free to make your crust for an extra touch of homemade love.
the banana cream pie

Every recipe holds a story, and in Emily and Sarah’s kitchen, the Banana Cream Pie is more than just a dessert; it’s a symbol of their bond, a testament to the joy of cooking together, and a reminder that the sweetest moments often come with a spoonful of simplicity.

Banana Cream Pie

Yield: 6-8 slices

Prep time: 10 minutes | Chill/Inactive time: 4 hours | Total time: 4 hours 10 minutes

This is the easiest banana cream pie recipe ever! It’s the perfect no-bake dessert that you can make any time.
If you plan on doing a lot of cooking during the holidays, it’s a super simple sweet treat that will give you and your oven a break. It’s even great during the summer!


  • 1 graham cracker crust
  • 1 box banana pudding mix
  • 1 ½ cups milk
  • 1 container of Cool Whip, divided in half
  • Nilla wafers (optional)
  • Banana slices (optional)


  1. In a large mixing bowl, whisk pudding mix and milk until well combined. You can use an electric mixer or a whisk. The pudding will be soft set.
  2. Fold in half of the Cool Whip.
  3. Pour into the pie crust and refrigerate for at least 4 hours.
  4. Top with remaining Cool Whip and optional wafers/ banana slices.
  5. Other options are adding in strawberries! 1/4 cup if you love strawberries!
  6. You can top with pecans, or almonds, a pretty topping to!
  7. You can serve this with a side of ice cream, or in cups, for easy eating!
  8. You can even tweak the recipe to make it keto or gluten free

This recipe is so versatile!


  • This pie can be refrigerated overnight before serving. 
  • Do not top with banana slices until ready to eat because they will turn brown.
  • Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. I use the lid that comes with the store-bought crust.
  • Make your crust if you prefer.

For other yummy recipes like these, try these yummy strawberry snowball cookies!

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