It seems you just can’t have a big family gathering without banana pudding-at least in my family!  It’s certainly understandable, because it is irresistibly creamy, dreamy and delicious.  It always seemed to be our go to Easter dessert.  But I don’t think anyone would object to this dish any time of the year-ESPECIALLY at Christmas!  This one is extra rich thanks to a secret ingredient that took me years to get my Aunt Ruth to give up.  Shhh…don’t tell her I’m sharing it!

Ingredients

  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 8 oz tub whipped topping
  • 1 big box (5.1 oz.) instant vanilla pudding or banana cream flavor if you prefer
  • 1 3/4 Cup milk
  • bananas, cut in thin slices (about 3 medium bananas)
  • box vanilla wafers (save some for crumbling on top)

Directions

Mix the milk, sweetened condensed milk and pudding together and beat with mixer for 2 minutes.  Chill for 5 minutes. Fold in Cool Whip. In your favorite dish, layer vanilla wafers, then sliced bananas, then 1/2 of the pudding mixture…then repeat layers, ending with pudding, and crumble some wafers on top just before serving.