Friday, April 24, 2009

Favorite Ingredient Friday - Dessert Edition (Old Fashioned Banana Pudding)

I think this might be my favorite "Favorite Ingredient Friday" yet. I mean, who doesn't love desserts? I made this Banana Pudding recipe a couple of weeks ago, for Darren and he loved it!! Both of our moms make banana pudding that you have to bake and although it is delicious - I love the fact that you don't have to bake this one. I don't know anything greater than a delicious, cold banana pudding at a summer bbq or birthday party. It's simple, cheap and definitely a crowd pleaser!
Here is the recipe:
Old Fashioned Banana Pudding
  • 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 2 (14 ounce) cans sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 (5 ounce) packages instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 6 cups cold milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 (12 ounce) container of Cool Whip, thawed
  • 1 (8 ounce) container of Cool Whip, thawed
  • 8 bananas, sliced
  • 1 (12 ounce) package vanilla wafers


  1. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese until fluffy.
  2. Beat in condensed milk, pudding mix, cold milk and vanilla until smooth.
  3. Fold in 8 ounce container of the Cool Whip.
  4. Line the bottom of a trifle bowl with vanilla wafers.
  5. Arrange sliced bananas evenly over wafers.
  6. Spread with pudding mixture over the sliced bananas and cover with Cool Whip.
  7. Continue this until the trifle bowl is filled.
  8. Chill until time to serve.


PS: It looks beautful in a trifle dish! It's such an easy presentation and everyone will ooh and aah over it. If you don't have a trifle dish, take a look at the one Pampered Chef has - its awesome! It comes with a lid and a removable base, so you can slide that banana pudding right into the fridge with no problems and then put the base on, right before you serve it!

If are interested in a trifle dish or any other Pampered Chef products, let me know and I will mail you a catalog. :)

1 comment:

Joy @ Joy Of Desserts said...

I save no-bake recipes to use during those hot summer months too.

I'm participating in the FIF Dessert Edition too.