Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Banana Pudding

I haven't made banana pudding in ages, so with some surplus ripe bananas in the fruit bowl, I figured I'd make it on Sunday. We all really like it, especially Carson and Kevin. This isn't the recipe I've used before, I couldn't find it written down in my cookbook anywhere. So this one is from AllRecipes. It was very good and very rich in vanilla flavor. We all liked it, but I still want to find my old standby recipe. Sorry, no picture... I didn't think about taking one.

Banana Pudding

1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese (organic)
1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk (organic)
1 (5 ounce) package instant vanilla pudding mix (Trader Joes stuff w/out all the junk)
3 cups cold milk (organic)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract (organic)
1 (8 ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed (the all-natural/70% organic stuff from Whole Foods to avoid HFCS, antibiotics, and hormones)
4 bananas, sliced (organic)
1/2 (12 ounce) package vanilla wafers (organic)

In a large bowl, beat cream cheese until fluffy. Beat in condensed milk, pudding mix, cold milk and vanilla until smooth. Fold in 1/2 of the whipped topping.

Line the bottom of a 9x13 inch dish with vanilla wafers. Arrange sliced bananas evenly over wafers. Spread with pudding mixture. Top with remaining whipped topping. Chill.


The Voogts said...

This sounds good. I bet Justin would love it. Does the pudding part really taste like pudding (texture, etc.) or is it thicker with the cream cheese? Sounds like a yummy dessert!

Sara said...

Its thicker, but it still definitely tastes like pudding. Its really sweet and vanilla-y... if I use this recipe again, I doubt I'll add the vanilla extract to cut back a little on the rich taste.

kat said...

Oh man I haven't had banana pudding since I was a kid!