Today just happens to be the birthday of one of the best ladies around. Oh, momma. She is brave, and a fighter, and generous. She doesn’t back down and always stands up for what she thinks is the right thing – and passed that trait on to all three of her daughters (for better or for worse). 😉 It stinks living so far away from my family on days like today. Since I wasn’t able to celebrate in person, though, today I made one of her all-time favorites. And hopefully, it will soon be one of yours, too! This banana pudding is super simple and super yummy. It’s great for bringing to parties or picnics. J brought this to a baby shower at work and they DEVOURED it. Someone even said it was the best banana pudding they’ve ever had, but hey, why don’t you try it yourself and see! 😉
Happiest birthday to my Momma, and enjoy!
- 1 (14 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk
- 1 1/2 cups ice cold water
- 1 (3.4 oz.) box vanilla instant pudding mix
- 2 cups heavy whipping cream
- 3-4 sliced bananas
- 1 (12 oz.) box Nilla wafers
- In a large bowl, beat together the water and condensed milk until well combined. Add the pudding mix and beat until well mixed. Cover and refrigerate for a few hours or overnight. Not letting it set for enough time will make the pudding mixture watery.
- In a large bowl, use hand mixer on high to whip heavy cream until it begins to stiffen/look like whip cream. Gently fold the whipped cream into the pudding mixture and stir until well combined.
- To assemble dessert in large bowl/container: place 1/3 of the Nilla wafers on the bottom of the container, followed by a layer of 1/3 of the sliced bananas. Next, add half of the pudding mixture. Add another layer of the Nilla wafers and sliced bananas, then the rest of the pudding. Top with Nilla wafers and sliced bananas. Sprinkle some crushed wafers on top for a nice finish.