Banana Pudding? Yes Please
My husband is a southern man, so often his food requests are for dishes he remembers his grandmother making for him and his family. One of the things he has been asking me about for years is making him some banana pudding. I am not a fan of pudding of all so I wasn’t too excited about trying to make the dish, so when ever the request was made my response would simply be I don’t know how to make banana pudding. LOL. I know. Well I felt like doing something special for his recently so I took to Pinterest and found a recipe that I wanted to try to make.
I didn’t get good pictures of the finished product and my husband ate it all so fast I didn’t get a good picture of a serving of the pudding either. He said it was good and he enjoyed it a lot. Check out the recipe below.
|Misc||Pre-preparable, Serve Cold|
- 1 can condensed milk (16 ounces)
- 1 1/2 cup iced cold water
- 1 box instant vanilla pudding (3.4 ounces)
- 1 carton whipped cream (I used one tub of whipped cream)
- 1 box Nilla Wafers
- 4 medium slices bananas
I've never had banana pudding before but my husband did say this recipe was a little light and fluffy. I think it's because I only used one box of mix and the whole tub of whipped cream. You can either use two boxes of pudding mix if you prefer a thicker consistency of pudding or use less whipped cream. It's really up to you how you personalize and decorate your banana pudding.
|In the bowl of a mixer, beat sweetened condensed milk and water for about a minute. Add the pudding mix and beat for about two more minutes. Transfer to a smaller bowl, cover, and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight. You want the mixture to be extremely firm.|
|In a large bowl on medium speed, whip the heavy cream until stiff peaks form (I put my metal mixing bowl and whisk mixer attachment in the freezer for five minutes prior…the cream always whips up very quickly this way). Using a rubber spatula, gently fold in the pudding mixture until fully combined and no streaks of pudding are visible.|
|In a large bowl, layer wafers, bananas, and pudding. Ideally, you want three layers but if you go with a larger baking dish you might only have two. Cover tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate for about 8 hours before serving.|