Classic Banana Pudding.

A classic dessert recipe for Southern Banana Pudding, a summer staple that the kids will enjoy as a favorite for years to come.

I don’t think I have ever turned down a big scoop of banana pudding and this recipe in particular has my family and me licking our bowls clean. I mean, even if you don’t love bananas, odds are you will still love this dessert. Its rich, creamy and sweet and really everything you could ever ask for in a dessert.

My husband’s aunt makes a wonderful homemade recipe and it’s become a BBQ staple dessert around their parts.

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Not only is this pudding absolutely delicious, but it also makes for a beautiful, bright treat to serve during the summer time. We almost always have bananas on hand in our house so it’s nice to be able to pull ingredients I already have without making an extra trip to the store. It’s so easy to whip up for a get-together or to just make with my kids during the summer.

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Classic Banana Pudding

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Author:
This banana pudding is a classic dessert that your whole family will adore.

ingredients:

  • 4 large bananas
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 1 box vanilla instant pudding
  • 1/2 can of sweetened condensed milk (14 oz. can)
  • 4 oz. creamed cheese
  • 1 Box of Nilla Wafers
  • 2 cups fresh whipped cream

instructions:

How to cook Classic Banana Pudding

  1. In a large bowl, use a mixer to beat cream cheese and sweetened condensed milk together. Then combine instant pudding mix and milk to the bowl and beat until mixture is well combined. 
  2. In the bottom of a small bowl or serving glass, crumble a few Nilla wafers. Then add a scoop of pudding mixture on top of the cookie crumble. Add a layer of sliced bananas. Repeat this until glass is full or at desired level. 
  3. Top this with homemade whipped cream and more sliced bananas and Nilla wafers.  
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The key to the perfect banana pudding is to find the perfect bananas— golden yellow with a few brown spots. I love topping this off with a dollop of homemade whipped cream and a few extra banana slices for good measure. I also love the mix of textures in banana pudding with a sprinkling or layer of crispy, fresh Nilla Wafers - they just take me back to being young.

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How to : Make Homemade Whipped Cream.

Now you know I love all things homemade, but some things are WAY more worth the extra time and effort. Homemade whipped cream is one of those things.

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It's simple and easy but that's just what these #madefromscratch series "how to" stories are all about. The best thing about making your own whipped cream is that it takes just a second and it truly elevates any thing you put it on so it's a simple game changer for your desserts from here on out.

So ditch the can in your fridge or that tub in your freezer and give this one a try.


Homemade Whipped Cream

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Homemade whipped cream is the perfect topping for any dessert. Also try a dollop with a bowl of fresh fruit.

ingredients:

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream, cold
  • 2 TBSP granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

instructions:

How to cook Homemade Whipped Cream

  1. Using a hand mixer with whisk attachment, whisk all ingredients together on low speed for :30 seconds until well combined. 
  2. Beat on high speed until you reach stiff peak stage, approximately 2-3 minutes being cautious not to over beat.
  3. Serve a dollop atop your favorite dessert like pie, ice cream or fresh fruit - enjoy!
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