Banana Pudding – Here Today, Gone Tomorrow

The other day I was talking to my friend on the phone and she was making banana pudding – hmmm? That sounds good and easy, maybe I should make some for the boys. However, I remember the last time I made banana pudding – I didn’t get ANY. It didn’t even last 24 hours! Oh well, if they enjoy it, how can I deprive them. So, I picked up the ingredients for the pudding, except … I forgot vanilla wafers. I figured I would just have to make it the next day when I had time to go back to the store. Not so, once I told my sweet hubby my plans he quickly jumped in our car and sped to the nearest grocery store.

This time around I did get banana pudding, but it still did not last 24 hours, in fact, my husband was trying to get me to make more. Sorry, Dear, we don’t need the extra sugar!

Oh-So-Creamy Banana Pudding

1 (14 0z) can sweetened condensed milk
1 (6 serving) pkg instant vanilla pudding
1 1/2 c. cold water
1 (8 oz) container whipped topping
vanilla wafers
5 med. bananas, sliced

1.) In a large bowl combine the condensed milk and water.

2.) Add in the pudding mix, beat well. Chill in refrigerator 5 minutes.

3.) Fold in whipped topping.

4.) Layer approximately 1 c. of pudding mix in the bottom of a glass bowl, then lay vanilla cookies around the edge of the pudding and fill in the center with a layer of bananas. Repeat layers until the pudding is gone. The final layer should be vanilla wafers around the edge with bananas in the middle.

Note – To prevent the bananas from browning you can dip in lemon juice, my husband protested this step, so we had a few discolored bananas. I should have made the pudding when he wasn’t looking.

5.) Chill for 2 hours.

6.) ENJOY!!!

Other Great Desserts:
On The Twelfth Day of Christmas … Baklava

On The Eleventh Day of Christmas … Butter Toffee

On The Tenth Day of Christmas … Snickerdoodle Cookies

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15 Responses to Banana Pudding – Here Today, Gone Tomorrow

  1. Kim Winson says:

    I have become a banana pudding convert only in adulthood…I hated it when I was a kid! Probably because the only time I ever came across it was at the school cafeteria.

    Your photo looks good enough to eat!

    A fellow SITS Girl/ 31DBBB

  2. Marge says:

    Ooooh that looks devine but chocked full of calories.. but so GOOD! Too bad I have to be such a good girl 😛

    Visiting from SITS, make it a great day!

  3. Yum, that looks delicious! I don’t think I have ever made banana pudding before, but it definitely looks like something that my kids would love. I am curious why your husband protested about the lemon juice?

  4. angie says:

    love your recipe and believe I will use it on a busy night so hubby can have is much loved banana pudding

  5. Bibi says:

    Believe it or not I never made Banana pudding. I always wanted to and I even collected few different recipes. It looks so delicious and sinful.

  6. My mother used to make ice box cake, which was like your banana pudding but with the addition of a dab of cherry jam on each vanilla wafer. The only drawback was that I didn’t like bananas–the texture freaked me out. I ate around them because it was delicious otherwise.

    • I understand how textures can gross a kid out. My son hates mushrooms simply because of the texture. I have never heard of using strawberry jam, but I bet that made it that much better. Thank you for stopping by.

  7. This sounds so good! I want to attempt making it Dairy free!

    Wanted to invite you to share this recipe at a weekly event I host Titled Seasonal Sundays!


  8. newlywed says:

    I just bookmarked this. I can’t wait to try it! I love banana pudding, but have yet to try making it myself.

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