A spin on an old classic. I am not even going to try to recreate the wheel here. This recipe is perfection as-is. I love love love Banana Nilla Wafer Pudding. I grew up on this stuff! My mom always made it for my brother and I when we were little. It is such a simple way to create a fancy dessert. I use the Godiva White Chocolate Vanilla Bean Pudding because…I’m fancy. I also use stemless wine glasses as the vessel. Stemless wine glasses are perfect for this dessert because A) it is easy to hold in the palm of your hand and B) the glass is thin so you can see each layer of goodness; wafers, decadent pudding, banana slices and fresh whipped cream.
I made homemade whipped cream, I feel like it is just as easy to make whipped cream as it is to go to the dessert aisle in the frozen section to buy it. Plus, I know what is going in to it, no chemicals if you get organic heavy cream. Read the ingredients folks! There are some crazy ingredients in our packaged foods! I guess that being said, you should make the pudding too but come on, we gotta save time where we can! Godiva is a great company so I trust that it isn’t made with the worst ingredients.
A trick to this dessert, if you are putting the pudding in individual jars, is to get the mini Nilla Wafers. They fit easier in the glass and just look super cute. You don’t have to break the wafer to get it to fit, it’s mini!
First layer the wafers, then spread on a layer of pudding, a layer of whipped cream and sliced bananas. Repeat this until you get to the top! Top with a dollop of whipped cream, crumbed wafers and 2 wafers on top.
Seriously the easiest dessert recipe there ever was!
Here is a link to the recipe Nilla Wafer provides online. My take on it is below all of the pretty pix.
- 1 package of Godiva White Chocolate Vanilla Bean Pudding
- 2 cups of 2% milk (according to pudding package instructions)
- 1 box of Mini Nilla Wafers
- 1 cup of Organic Heavy Cream
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 2 bananas
- Follow instructions on the package of pudding
- slice bananas into 1/2 inch thick coins
- Pour 1 cup of cream and 2 tablespoons of sugar in medium sized bowl
- Whip with electric mixer for about 10 minutes until cream thickens and is the consistency you want (you should be able to see ripples form in the cream when it is ready)
- In a stemless wine glass, add a layer of wafers, then pudding, line bananas on outer edge of glass (see photo for reference), a layer of whipped cream and repeat until the glass is full
- Top with a dollop of whipped cream, crumbed wafers and a couple of wafers for garnish
- DIG IN!
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