One of the things I look forward to on holidays is the old fashioned banana pudding that almost always appears. Every Chrsitmas, my mother-in-law used to make this dish for me and my sister-in-law. We both love it. I can almost taste it now. Yum!
Surprisingly, banana pudding is a dish that is super easy to create. Yes, you can do the old fashioned variety and make everything from scratch and that tastes good, too, but you know me… I love something simple to make and fast to put on the table. I think boxed pudding tastes almost as good as homemade. Not quite, but close enough to pass.
- 2 boxes vanilla pudding I prefer instant myself, but the taste of that cooked on the stove is better
- Milk as stated on the box likely 4 cups for 2 boxes
- Bunch of bananas
- Vanilla wafers
- Cool Whip
Mix vanilla pudding according to package instructions. I like instant, because I can add everything into my blender, give it a whir and pour.
Layer the bottom of your serving dish with vanilla wafers.
Add a layer of bananas.
Pour 1/4 of pudding mixture.
Add another layer of wafers and another layer of bananas. Add 1/4 more pudding.
Repeat until you are out of pudding.
Top with Cool Whip
You can also jazz up banana pudding in a variety of ways:
- Add sliced strawberries on top.
- Drizzle on chocolate hardshell (the type you buy for ice cream) and let it set up in the fridge
- Top with fresh sliced pineapple rings
- Blend Cool Whip and pudding together before pouring into dish for a really creamy pudding. However, if you still want to top with Cool Whip, you will need an extra container.
What do you do for your banana pudding that is unique?