THE BEST BANANA PUDDING

Ingredients

  • bananas sliced 1/4 inch thick
  • 1 box Nilla Wafers shortbread cookies or Chessman cookies can be used also
  • 2 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 8 oz cream cheese softened
  • 14 oz sweetened condensed milk
  • 3.4 oz instant banana cream pudding mix
  • 3.4 oz instant vanilla pudding mix or instant French vanilla pudding mix
  • 2 1/2 cups whole milk

Instructions

Whipped Cream

  • htmlAdd heavy whipping cream to the bowl of a stand mixer or large bowl and beat on medium high speed for a minute or two until soft peaks form.
  • Add powdered sugar and vanilla extract and continue beating until stiff peaks form. Set aside.

Pudding Mixture

  • Add cream cheese to the bowl of a stand mixer or large bowl and beat until smooth. Add sweetened condensed milk and beat until combined.
  • Add pudding mixes and milk and beat for 4 to 5 minutes, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed.
  • Fold in two-thirds of the whipped cream.

Assembly

  • Line a 9 x13 baking dish with one layer of Nilla Wafer cookies. Top with half of the banana slices.
  • Spread half of the pudding mixture on top of the bananas and add another layer of Nilla wafers.
  • One more layer of banana slices, the remaining pudding mixture and then top with remaining whipped cream.
  • Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight.
  • Remove from refrigerator and garnish as desired. Mini Nilla Wafers, banana slices, or wafer crumbs are great ideas! Serve immediately.

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