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Southern Banana Pudding (semi-homemade)

Every few years I will get a craving for some homemade banana pudding. Yes...years. I am not a huge banana fan but I will gladly take my fair share of homemade banana pudding. Having a bowl after a family meal whether it was for the Easter or Thanksgiving holiday, I made sure to indulge.

I decided to whip up my own in a trifle bowl because who doesn't love a beautiful display?

Use the list below to ensure you have ALL the ingredients for a delicious, flavorful homemade banana pudding your guests will be asking for constantly.

1 can of condensed milk

1 package of vanilla pudding

2 cups of cold milk

8 oz of whipped cream (option: cool whip or heavy whipping cream whipped until soft peaks are formed)

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

10 sliced bananas

2 boxes of mini Nilla wafers


Prepare the vanilla pudding according to the packaging (pudding mix + cold milk)

Add in 1 can of condensed milk and vanilla extract

Be sure to mix thoroughly and store the pudding overnight (at least 24 hours to set)

Fold in your whipped cream and firm pudding to ensure it is thoroughly mixed

Slice the bananas and set aside

In your trifle bowl, begin to layer with wafers, bananas and pudding.

Repeat for 3 layers and decorate at your discretion on the top

Use wafer crumbs to sprinkle over the top

Allow to set again for at least 8 hours and serve chilled.

Watch the video below on how I whipped this up:

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