Banana Pudding

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

I turned 30 a few days ago and celebrated with one of my favorite desserts, banana pudding! My mom used to make banana pudding all the time growing up! It's easy to make, impossible to mess up, and so yummy! I wasn't depressed turning 30... I've felt 30 for a long time (my kids make me feel old). I think 40 will be the hard birthday! I'll have two boys in college, my house will be empty and quiet, and I'll be OLD! ... just kidding ,-)

1 box of vanilla wafers
4 to 5 bananas, sliced
2 cups milk
1 (3.9 ounce) box instant french vanilla pudding
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
1 (8 ounce) tub of whipped topping

First, don’t forget to set out your ingredients, especially the cream cheese, as it needs to be softened and the whipped topping if it needs to thaw.
In a bowl, combine the milk and pudding mix and blend well using an electric mixer.
Using another bowl, combine the cream cheese and condensed milk.
With the same electric mixer, blend together until smooth. When mixed, the cream cheese/condensed milk mixture should look something like this...
Add the pudding to the cream cheese mixture.
Stir until combined

Peel and slice the bananas and set aside.

Now it's time to assemble! You can use a large bowl, 9x13 pan, or small bowls for the banana pudding. I decided to use 4 stemless glasses. Start with a layer of vanilla wafers, then the pudding mixture, then bananas.
Then more of the pudding mixture and vanilla wafers.
I add a layer of whipped cream in the middle... just for fun!
Then continue with the pudding and bananas and pudding and wafers until you reach the top!

Top with whipped cream and garnish with a vanilla wafer or wafer crumbles.
Cover the banana pudding with plastic wrap and store in the refrigerator for at least 3 hours (this way the vanilla wafers get nice and soft).


teresa said...

i'm right behind you girlfriend! happy birthday, i LOVE this pudding!

Coleen's Recipes said...

Happy Birthday Carrie!!! What a pretty dessert!!!!!

Stephanie said...

Happy Birthday!

I have been dying to make this but am always scared of how long it will take. You make it look so easy!

Natalie said...

happy birthday!

love how these look in the glasses! I just made banana pudding yesterday but my scratch. My first time making it that way and it was AWESOME! of course, I love it this way too :)

Misty said...

I love the way this looks in these stemless glasses! Need to invest in some of those :)

Happy Birthday!

Carrie said...

Thanks everyone! I got the glasses at Walmart, 4 for $8ish. The brand is Libbey and there are two kinds of stemless... I got the 17 ounce white wine glasses. I love them!

Anonymous said...

Wow do pretty and im sure so yummy!
I have some pretty good recipes on my food blog too- and i love making desserts. Maybe ill feature this one next. Also im havng a giveaway on my blog for subscribers!:

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Annamaria @ It's In There said...

I love show casing my mousse and pudding desserts in glasses as well. I think it makes it so classy and everyone has their very own! I just had to comment because it's exactly what I would do. I love your shape of glasses. I am going to have to buy some, I usually do wine glasses. I just joined your blog, I hope you can join mine as well!

Happy Cooking & Baking,

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Ev Niver said...

This is really yummy if you add crushed pineapple to the pudding. Drain first, of course.:)

Lori Burdoo said...

Hi, Carrie! Thanks so much for letting me use your banana pudding picture. I added a few links to your blog in my article:

Thanks again!

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Compliance Hong Kong said...

I cooked it at home once, it was not good. But I will try your recipe. I hope I will make good this time.