This week my mom came to visit. Our first visitor to our new home and state. One evening for dessert, she whipped up her banana pudding. A couple things to understand: (1) My mother’s daughter (me) does not like bananas in her banana pudding. (2) Since I was young, my mother made banana pudding just a little differently compared to others just to please her daughter. Yes, you will notice that she uses vanilla pudding instead of banana pudding. And you will notice that two separate containers are prepared. One container with bananas and one delightful dish containing NO bananas. Simple and Easy! Yes, it might be weird but I’m the girl who loves banana pudding without bananas… and no, it’s not just vanilla pudding with vanilla wafers to me! -AF
1 cup cold milk
2 cups half and half
1 can Eagle brand milk
1 large pkg. (5.1 oz) JELL-O Vanilla Flavor Instant Pudding & Pie Filling
1 (8 ounce) container Cool Whip Whipped Topping , thawed
30 vanilla wafer cookies
3 bananas, sliced
Pour milk into large bowl. Add pudding mix. Beat with wire whisk 2 minutes. Let stand 3 minutes. Gently stir in whipped topping.
Line the bottom and sides of your serving bowl(s) with vanilla wafters. Choices are to be made here. Do you want a big container or individual containers? My mom makes two larger containers. (one with bananas, one without bananas) Now, top wafers with bananas. Then top with of the pudding mixture. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Prior to serving sprinkle banana pudding with crush vanilla wafers.