Elvis Presley Loved This Sweet Banana Pudding Recipe

Elvis Presley’s music and movies are famous — and so are some of his favorite recipes. For example, peanut butter and banana sandwiches are forever associated with him. Here’s the recipe for his favorite banana pudding — a recipe Lisa Marie Presley loves to this day.

Elvis Presley eating with Sam Phillips
Elvis Presley eating with Sam Phillips | Colin Escott/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

The ingredients for the banana pudding recipe that Elvis Presley loved

Graceland’s Food and Beverage Director Daniel Clark demonstrated how to make Elvis’ favorite banana pudding in a video titled “Do you like delicious desserts?” In the video, Angie Marchese, the VP of Archives and Exhibits at Graceland, reveals Elvis loved this banana pudding. In addition, she reveals Lisa Marie still loves the recipe and eats it when she’s at the house.

Elvis favorite banana pudding recipe


6 eggs

3 cups whole milk

1 ¼ cups sugar

3 tablespoons corn starch

Dash of salt

2 teaspoons of pure vanilla extract

Dash of crème of tartar

Vanilla wafers

5-6 bananas

1/4 cup powdered sugar

How to make the banana pudding recipe Elvis Presley loved

Separate the egg yokes from the whites. Put the whites aside. Stir the yokes very well. Pour the milk and then the sugar while you continue to stir the yokes. Add 3 tablespoons of corn starch – this will help the pudding to thicken.

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If you want the pudding thicker, you may add more corn starch – up to 4 ½ tablespoons of corn starch. Add a dash of salt. Place this mixture in a double boiler and stir to thick for 20 to 30 minutes depending on the time needed to thicken. Add vanilla extract.

Slice the bananas. Next, layer the wafers then the bananas. Add 1/3 of the pudding with each layer. After this, a meringue topping will be made.

Mix the egg whites slowly with mixer and add the crème of tartar. Then, add powdered sugar in gradually. Bring to stiff peaks. The meringue topping can then be put on top of the pudding creating a “mountain” covering the entire surface. Place the banana pudding in the oven at 400 degrees – six minutes or so until it is browned. This recipe serves six to eight people.

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The history of the kitchen at Elvis Presley’s Graceland

According to Graceland.com, Elvis redecorated the kitchen in Graceland in the 1970s and it’s been the same ever since. Elvis’ kitchen had gadgets which were cutting edge for the time, like an early microwave. He purchased lighting fixtures for the room in 1974. Notably, the kitchen has “security camera monitors.” Elvis and members of the household staff to watch the grounds of Graceland. They were part of security for the property.

When Graceland was originally opened to the public for tours, Elvis’ father and his Aunt Delta continued to reside in the home. Because of this, the kitchen was not open to the public. The room became available for viewing in 1995 after Delta had passed away. Now fans can see where Elvis’ favorite banana pudding was made.