Anyway, we were spoiled with two Easter meals this year; one at Ben's parents in the early afternoon, and one with friends in Raleigh. I decided an appropriate impromptu contribution would be banana pudding, mostly because I've been craving pudding lately and banana pudding seemed appropriate for spring time. I found the skeleton of the recipe on Pinterest but now I can't find the reference page, so I'm sorry for not giving credit. Lucky for y'all, the recipe is simple enough that I could remember it - and I had almost all the ingredients already in my kitchen!
- 5 bananas, sliced
- 1 can sweetened condensed milk
- 1 tub fat-free cool whip (you know, to counteract the condensed milk)
- 1 box nilla wafers
- 2 boxes instant vanilla pudding mix
- 3.5 cups milk
- Pour cold milk into large mixing bowl
- Add pudding mix to bowl, beat or whisk until mixed thoroughly
- Combine pudding with condensed milk and cool whip, try not to eat this deliciousness by the spoonful
- In a large class bowl, layer nilla wafers, bananas, pudding mixture, and repeat until pudding is gone - I did a layer laying down, then did an extra layer standing up around the edge of the bowl for a pretty effect
- Top with a pretty design of cookies and bananas if you're fancy like I am
- Chill until ready to be eaten (but it can be eaten right away!)
So easy and delicious! It's such a nice spring / summer treat and it only gets better as it sits in your fridge. Personally, I hate artificial banana flavored foods, so I use vanilla pudding instead of banana pudding and it's still enough flavor from the fruit itself, but you could definitely use whichever you prefer.