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Easy Pineapple Banana Dessert Comes Together with 3 Ingredients

Easy Pineapple Banana Dessert Comes Together with 3 Ingredients

This is the easiest pineapple banana dessert recipe you’ll find anywhere. My basic pineapple dessert with only three ingredients has been one of the most popular desserts on my blog due to its simplicity and delicious flavor. The addition of banana flavored pudding gives this a perfect twist.

Banana pineapple dessert with 3 ingredients.

This easy 3 ingredient pineapple banana dessert became an instant favorite and I'm excited to share another perfect combo. It's easy to whip up anytime for a sweet bite at home and equally great for hosting, potlucks and parties. It doubles and triples so easily, too.


The flavors of pineapple and bananas merge together so perfectly. You could say it has a tropical flair. For some reason it reminds me of something my mom would have made when I was a kid. It has that old school comfort feel to it, too. This is a perfect sweet treat for summer and pretty much any occasion you can think of.

mini desserts in mini serving cups with small spoons

Your mind will be blown when you see how easily these three ingredients come together. The magic happens in that first bite. It's way better than you can imagine. I've yet to meet anyone that doesn't love it and my mouth is watering just thinking about it. 

My original 3 ingredient pineapple dessert uses vanilla flavored pudding mix and this version uses Banana Cream flavor. Such a simple difference, but the swapping of pudding flavors really makes for an all new dessert experience. I've experimented with some more flavor varieties, so stay tuned for those recipe shares this summer, too.

Here's what you need to make this:

  • Canned Crushed Pineapple with the Juice
  • Package of Banana Cream Flavor Instant Pudding
  • Whipped Topping

This recipe is as easy as mixing these three ingredients together and storing in the refrigerator for about an hour before serving. The reason for this is so that the dry pudding mix can absorb the delicious juices from the pineapple.Voila. It's truly that simple! 

banana pineapple pudding cups


If you're like me and like to make recipes with as many shortcuts as possible without making flavor sacrifices, you've come to the right place. For the ultimate flavor, you can add dry pudding mix to COOL WHIP. Let it sit in the refrigerator for an hour to set to perfection. Add a can of crushed or diced canned fruit with it's juices for the ultimate simple dessert or crazy amazing filling or topping for cakes and trifles.

This is the perfect flavor combo for just that little sweet bite every once and awhile. Divide into parfait cups and top with a little whipped cream and a banana slice or cherry for a pretty garnish. 

mini pudding cups with pineapple and banana

Mini parfait cups are absolutely perfect for serving this pineapple banana dessert in. I ordered mine on Amazon but I've spotted similar serving cups at party stores and occasionally dollar stores and grocery stores, too.

This dessert tastes great when served with Angel Food Cake or Nilla Wafers, too.


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Summer is hot, especially here in Florida. The last thing I want to do is turn on the oven. Instead of heating up your home, you can rely on easy no-bake options that are equally delish! This canned pineapple dessert with COOL WHIP is just the start. Here is a list of more of my easy fruity dessert recipes:

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Easy Pineapple Banana Dessert with 3 Ingredients

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Additional Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes

Easy Pineapple Banana Dessert with only 3 Ingredients.


  • 1 can (20 oz.) Crushed Pineapple in Juice, undrained
  • 1 pkg. (3.4 oz.) Banana Cream Instant Pudding
  • 1 cup thawed Whipped Topping


  1. In a medium sized bowl, combine pineapple and dry pudding mix. Gently stir in whipped topping.
  2. Refrigerate the mixture for an hour before serving.
  3. Optional: Top with more whipped cream and fresh banana or maraschino cherry garnish.
Nutrition Information
Yield 6 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 145Total Fat 5gSaturated Fat 4gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 7mgSodium 96mgCarbohydrates 24gFiber 1gSugar 16gProtein 1g
Pineapple Banana Dessert with Only 3 Ingredients


Do you have any easy go-to dessert recipes to share?

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Monday 6th of July 2020

Is anyone else having trouble printing a recipe. I select Print and it brings me right back to the same page. Too many ads loading all the time. So I gave up.

Dawn Lopez

Monday 6th of July 2020

Hi Wendy! Sorry you are having issues. Let me know if this brings the print page up for you:



Thursday 21st of May 2020

How about layering in some graham cracker crumbs? Possibly three layers? I bet that would put these over the top!

Barbara Rogers

Tuesday 21st of January 2020

I made this today with a little different flavors. I used crushed pineapple, pistachio pudding, and cool whip. This combination was awesome together.


Tuesday 9th of July 2019



Monday 8th of July 2019

How much of each item? 8 oz whip cream? 20 oz can pineapple? 5.1oz pudding mix?

Dawn Lopez

Tuesday 9th of July 2019

1 can (20 oz.) Crushed Pineapple in Juice, undrained 1 pkg. (3.4 oz.) Banana Cream Instant Pudding 1 cup thawed Whipped Topping

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