It's been pointed out to me that us Southerners make the best banana pudding. Now, I'm not 100% sure of that fact but if I had to guess...I'd say...that it's true! Mmmmhmmmm y'all!!!
I made this banana pudding as the dessert for my weekly plate lunches I do for my husband's workplace buddies. It was a big hit. And to quote one of them "You can go ahead and remove the chain from that banana pudding because it is off of it." Hahahaha, so here's my "off the chain" banana pudding recipe.
No-Bake Banana Pudding
1 (5 ounce) package instant banana cream pudding (or vanilla)
2 cups cold milk
1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 (12 ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed
1 (16 ounce) package vanilla wafers
6 bananas, sliced
Mix together the package of pudding and 2 cups milk. Whisk for 2 minutes until it starts to thicken up.
Pour the sweetened condensed milk and vanilla extract into the pudding mixture and whisk to combine.
Begin layering in a large bowl: wafers, 3 sliced bananas, half the pudding mixture, 1/3 of the whipped cream, wafers, 3 sliced bananas, remaining pudding mixture, half of the remaining whipped cream, wafers, remaining whipped cream.
Refrigerate until ready to eat (at least 2 hours but ideally, overnight).