Banana Pudding

Most of the time, when I bake, I can stay out of the food.  I always sample everything but after I sample, I can leave the food alone and not eat any more of it.  But not this banana pudding.  If it’s in the house, I’m eating it.  I’m like a magnet to it.  I.can’t.stay.out.of.it.
Quick, easy, and delicious.  The perfect dessert for warm gatherings.
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1 large instant vanilla pudding
3 cups milk
1 can Eagle Brand Milk
1 (12 oz) Cool Whip, thawed a bit
1 box Nilla Wafer Cookies
2-3 bananas, sliced (when I make it for my hubby, I just leave the bananas out…some people aren’t banana people)
In a mixing bowl, combine pudding and milk with a whisk.  Then whisk in Eagle Brand Milk and Cool Whip.  In your serving dish, layer cookies, a few banana slices and some pudding mixture.  Repeat until you reach the top.  Keep refrigerated until you’re ready to serve.  (The longer it sits in the refrigerator, the better it becomes…sometimes as long as 3 days.)
I have layered this pudding in mason jars, trifle dishes, big bowls…a multitude of things.  Sometimes, I make individual puddings and sometimes I make one big dessert in a use trifle dish.  It’s your call.  However, don’t be alarmed if you make it and can’t stay out of it…it’s like the foodies’ version of crack :).

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  • Tiffany May 16, 2012 at 1:50 pm

    I just did this recently… SOOOOO good!

  • Lauren May 16, 2012 at 11:25 pm

    Perfect! I am planning Parker's "Curious George" birthday party and was looking for a good banana pudding recipe to go along with our monkey cupcakes! Thanks! Loved watching Sean the other night! Is it wild seeing your bro on national tv?? I think you and Emily would make great sisters in law and Kensington and Ricki would be the cutest girlie cousins!! ;). I have it all planned out!

  • {Hi Sugarplum!} March 23, 2013 at 4:32 am

    I have a serious hankering for banana pudding, and we're headed to my mom's tomorrow for an egg hunt…..I knew you'd have something delish! This sounds amazing…and totally dangerous. I know I'll eat half.

  • holly tripp August 21, 2014 at 2:34 pm

    Just made this a few weeks ago and it was sooooooo delicious! Thanks for another great recipe. 🙂

  • dayamis August 11, 2016 at 2:45 pm

    I was just googling banana pudding recipes when I realized that you probably had one and came to your page instead! The eagle brand milk.. is it sweetened condensed milk?