Grandmother’s Trifle

Grandmother's Trifle
Ah!  It’s my Grandmother’s Trifle recipe!
This is not the first time I’ve shared this one.  In fact, it was one of the very first recipes I shared seven years ago.  This…is my Grandmother’s Trifle recipe, and we LOVE it!
The last time I made it (just about two weeks ago), I decided to take a fresh pic and post it again because friends, it’s a keeper!  When I think about my Grandmother, three recipes always come to mind: PEANUT BUTTER RICE KRISPIES, STRAWBERRY BANANA PIE and THIS ONE!
I thought for Mother’s Day weekend some of you might be looking for an easy (and delicious!) recipe, so here you go.  You can all thank Grandmother for it 😉 .
Now, I said this in my original post, but feel like it’s worth repeating: Here’s the deal about this trifle…it started as my Grandmother’s recipe and it included bananas but hubs doesn’t love bananas in his desserts, so over the years, I’ve been skipping the bananas and just adding extra cookies.  And you know what…the bananas were just getting in my way all of those other years.  Just having cookies in there made a delicious recipe even that much more delicious.  But if you insist on bananas, slice 2 or 3 and add the slices in alongside the cookies.  Either way you do it, you’ll love it.
Happy eating!
This time around, I was making this to serve 12-15, so I doubled the recipe.  If you want it smaller, use half of everything.
Shopping List
2 large instant vanilla puddings
2 cans sweetened condensed milk
1 cup water
2 (8 oz) Cool Whips, thawed
2 (8 oz) containers of Sour Cream
2 boxes Nilla Wafers (you won’t use them all)
about 3 bananas, sliced (optional)
1 bottle of Hershey’s Syrup
In a large bowl, combine puddings, milk and water with a whisk.  Refrigerate 5 minutes.
Remove from fridge and stir in Cool Whip and sour cream until smooth.
In a large trifle dish (or individual dishes), layer cookies across the bottom, drizzle over some chocolate, add 1/3 of your pudding mixture and then some banana slices and then repeat 3 times.
When you’re done, cover and refrigerate at least 4 hours (but I think it’s better after 24!).  Serve and enjoy!
Grandmother's Trifle
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  • Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog May 10, 2019 at 5:32 am

    What a fantastic recipe, I’m sure it’s delicious! Can’t wait to try it out! ❤️✨

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

  • Alexis deZayas May 10, 2019 at 6:47 am

    Yum!! Making me crave dessert this morning!

  • Kathy L May 10, 2019 at 8:24 am

    Looks delicious! I love chocolate and bananas together, and of course pudding is always a favorite!

  • Veronica May 12, 2019 at 11:12 am

    I will try it for sure ! Thanks for sharing ! Can’t wait to make it !

  • Narci May 13, 2019 at 5:34 am

    This looks fantastic!

  • Rebecca June 5, 2019 at 3:45 pm

    Oh my gosh! It’s like the world-famous Magnolia Bakery banana pudding was inspired by your grandmother’s trifle recipe. Having friends over this Friday for a housewarming and cannot wait to try this recipe!! Thanks Shay!