Banana Pudding


Over the weekend, I decided to make banana pudding. It really feels like I have not made this desert in almost a year or very close to it. However, I purchased everything over the course of a month (bananas do not stay in our house long) and finally had the chance to make it on Sunday. Growing up, my mother would always make the banana pudding that you would have to be placed in the oven with the peaked egg whites. Well, me being me, I was on the quest to find an amazing recipe that would not have to go in the oven and to my surprise a couple of years ago. I stumbled upon this recipe and modified it to my liking. This is another big hit in my home. My mother-in law mentioned to me several times this week how delicious the pudding was. I actually did something a little different this time around. I actually did individual cups. Which was a smart idea on my part, I did not have to try and decide how much someone was getting. They were all the same portion. I also noticed that it can get a little messy in a trifle dish if it is left two or three days in a refrigerator. I really love the elegant look of placing this desert in an over sized wine glass. I also, placed several portions in plastic cups. With summer right around the corner, this is the perfect desert to end your event with.

Ingredients
1 (8 ounce) container frozen Cool Whip, thawed (You can purchase two, if you would like a thick layer for the top.
 1 box of vanilla wafers
 14 bananas, sliced
 1 (5 ounce) package instant vanilla pudding mix
 2 cups cold milk
 1 can of sweetened condensed milk

 Directions

1.   In a large mixing bowl, Prepare the pudding as directed on the box.

2.   Blend in condensed milk until smooth (into the pudding mixture).

3.    Fold in half Cool Whip.

4.   Layer wafers, bananas and pudding mixture (repeat three times)

5.   Add the rest of the Cool Whip to the last layer.

6.   Garnish with broken vanilla wafers.

7.   I prefer to refrigerate overnight.


























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14 comments:

  1. I wish I had a spoon right now. looks amazing

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  2. I love love love how you put it in a wine glass!!! Such a great idea for a girls night, or even a shower! Thanks for the inspiration ; )

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  3. Love banana pudding! Your recipe looks delicious! Love the wine glasses too.

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  4. Oh dear! This looks amazing!

    --kendall
    songbirdsandbuttons.blogspot.com

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  5. That looks yummy. I make mines similar but I add cream cheese.

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  6. Very simple recipe yet looks and sounds delicious!

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  7. This sounds great and I bet it would be a hit with kids. They love pudding and bananas so I think we have a winner! Pinning this! Vicky from www.messforless.net

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  8. Oh! Yummy, yummy! Thanks so much for sharing at our Pin'inspiration party last week. You are a feature this week C:

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  9. This looks super yummy. One of my Husbands favorites that his Grandmother used to make for him. Thanks for sharing at Creative Thursday last week. I can't wait to see what you link up this week. Have a great day :)
    Michelle

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  10. Hello,

    I found your blog via The Dedicated House's Make It Pretty Monday. I've been searching for a good banana pudding recipe and yours looks so yummy! How do you keep your bananas from turning brown after it sets for a day or two? I'm going to try this recipe! :)

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  11. This is the same recipe we use in our family! It's always a huge success with everyone! Thank you for sharing this at Make it Pretty Monday at The Dedicated House. Hope you see you on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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