It seems you just can’t have a big family gathering without banana pudding-at least in my family! It’s certainly understandable, because it is irresistibly creamy, dreamy and delicious. It always seemed to be our go to Easter dessert. But I don’t think anyone would object to this dish any time of the year-ESPECIALLY at Christmas! This one is extra rich thanks to a secret ingredient that took me years to get my Aunt Ruth to give up. Shhh…don’t tell her I’m sharing it!
- 1 can sweetened condensed milk
- 8 oz tub whipped topping
- 1 big box (5.1 oz.) instant vanilla pudding or banana cream flavor if you prefer
- 1 3/4 Cup milk
- bananas, cut in thin slices (about 3 medium bananas)
- box vanilla wafers (save some for crumbling on top)
Mix the milk, sweetened condensed milk and pudding together and beat with mixer for 2 minutes. Chill for 5 minutes. Fold in Cool Whip. In your favorite dish, layer vanilla wafers, then sliced bananas, then 1/2 of the pudding mixture…then repeat layers, ending with pudding, and crumble some wafers on top just before serving.