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Banana Pudding

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This ain’t your grandma’s Banana Pudding!  That’s right, you heard me right, my friends.  This wonderful Banana Pudding recipe comes from a newspaper clipping a few years back, and it’s nothing like the ole’ fashion Banana Pudding that we were all use to eating as kids.  As a matter of fact, after making this recipe for the first time, my husband Don has requested that I never make my ole’ fashion Banana Pudding recipe again.  Don’t get me wrong, I will always like the ole’ fashion pudding that I’ve made for years, and cooked over the stove.  However, this pudding recipe is so light and creamy, and the addition of sweetened condensed milk just sets it apart from all the rest my friends.  You just have to try it!

Here’s how I made it…

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First, I sliced some bananas into a bowl, and splashed them liberally with some lemon juice.  This keeps them from turning dark…

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Then I placed them on a paper towel lined plate to drain…

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BananaPudding2 - 2And using the whisk attachment, I whisked it on low speed for about a minute, then medium and then high speed, until it formed stiff peaks.  You don’t want to start out on high speed, or you’ll be wearing it…if ya know what I mean…Then I placed the bowl in the refrigerator while I prepared the rest of the ingredients…

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Next, I poured the pudding mix and some milk in a mixing bowl…

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And added some sweetened condensed milk and sour cream to it…

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I mixed it on medium speed for a couple of minutes until it was real light and creamy.  Next, I removed the whipped cream from the fridge, and lightly folded the pudding mixture into the whipping cream, using a spatula…

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By folding, I mean turning it over lightly with the spatula a few times…

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Until the two are combined like this…

Next, I started the layering process and I used a trifle bowl, but you don’t have to…

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I started with a layer of vanilla wafers…

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Then a layer of pudding and lastly a layer of bananas… yes I forgot the picture of the bananas!  Anyway, I just kept repeating the layers, and ended with pudding as the top layer, because all of the bananas needed to be covered…

And that’s it!  Next, I licked the spoon and the mixing bowl….

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And lastly, I decorated the top with more wafers and bananas, because I knew my husband would be smiling and that he was…and I refrigerated it for awhile, while guarding the refrigerator…

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Then I finally let my husband eat his way to the bottom of the trifle bowl…
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Yum!!!

Make this and you’ll be smiling, I promise!

Cindy 

@My Country Table

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Banana Pudding


  • Author: Cindy Gibbs @ My Country Table
  • Prep Time: 20
  • Total Time: 20

Description

Creamy and delectable, describes this wonderful Banana Pudding.


Ingredients

  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 small box, instant vanilla or banana pudding
  • 1 1/2 cups 2% milk
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • Vanilla wafers, as many as you prefer
  • 5 large ripe bananas
  • Lemon juice for dipping bananas

Instructions

  1. Slice the bananas into a medium size bowl and liberally cover with lemon juice. Lightly toss the banana slices around in the lemon juice. Place the banana slices on a paper towel lined plate to drain. The lemon juice will prevent the bananas from turning dark.
  2. Whip the whipping cream in the bowl of a stand mixer, until stiff peaks form and place the bowl in the refrigerator while you prepare the other ingredients.
  3. In a separate bowl, mix the pudding, milk, sweetened condensed milk, and sour cream together. Mix on medium speed for about two minutes until light and creamy. Mixture will not be thick.
  4. Remove the whipped cream from the refrigerator. Fold the other ingredients in with the whipped cream, using a large spatula or spoon. Mix just until ingredients are combined. Do not over mix.
  5. Using a trifle bowl, or any other dish you prefer, layer the ingredients in the following order, vanilla wafers, pudding, bananas. Repeat layers, ending with a layer of pudding on top, to cover the bananas, (all bananas need to be covered).
  6. Additional wafers can be arranged on top as desired for decoration.

Notes

  • If you prefer to place bananas on top for decoration, cut and arrange the bananas on top, just before serving.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 12

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