IDEA ALLEY: A straightforward and scrumptious banana pudding

For the previous eight months, a lot of you’ve been asking me about the very best vanilla waffle to interchange Jackson’s.

The subject turned out to be rather more than I can cowl in Concept Alley, so I wrote a function article on Vanilla Waffles – Tasting 10 Nationwide and Regional Manufacturers and Making an attempt Home made. You possibly can learn all about it in at the moment’s cowl story. One factor lacking from that story is a banana pudding recipe.

We revealed the recipe on the again of Jackson’s packaging just a few months in the past, so I will not repeat it once more. As a substitute, I am sharing the recipe I used to check how the selfmade vanilla wafers held up.

It is indulgent, bordering on decadent — in all senses of that phrase — but in addition fast and straightforward. And completely scrumptious.

I wish to make this with butterscotch or caramel pudding if I can discover these flavors in native shops. Sadly, they are not that straightforward to search out as of late – they might even be the way in which of Jackson Cookie Co. smashed in – so I will follow vanilla. Diehard banana followers may wish to strive banana-flavored pudding for a double dose.

Straightforward banana pudding

  • 2 ½ cups of chilly milk
  • 2 bins (3.4 ounces) instantaneous pudding combine (vanilla, caramel, or butterscotch)
  • Beneficiant pinch of salt (two pinches if utilizing caramel or butterscotch flavour)
  • ½ cup sweetened condensed milk (I like to make use of the sort within the resealable bag)
  • 2 cups of heavy whipping cream
  • 3 to 4 simply ripe bananas
  • 12 ounces vanilla wafers

In a big bowl, utilizing an electrical mixer, beat the chilly milk, pudding combination, and salt till thickened. Pour within the condensed milk and whisk collectively.

In a separate bowl, whip the heavy whipping cream till stiff peaks kind. Add a beneficiant spoonful of whipped cream to the pudding and stir to lighten it. Gently fold in half of the remaining whipped cream. Set the remaining whipped cream apart.

Peel and slice the bananas. Preserve just a few slices for adorning the highest of the pudding.

Put aside a handful of wafers to brighten the highest of the pudding.

Line the underside of a giant dish or eight to 10 particular person dishes with a layer of vanilla wafers. Prime the waffles with a layer of sliced ​​banana. Cowl with a layer of pudding. Repeat stacking waffles, bananas, and pudding till you’ve got used the entire pudding. End with the reserved whipped cream. Prime whipped cream with reserved vanilla wafers and banana slices.

Cowl and refrigerate for two hours earlier than serving.

For 8 to 10 servings.


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