Easy Homemade Banana Pudding
• 2 cups whole milk, cold
• 5.1 ounces instant vanilla pudding mix
• 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk
• 3 cups heavy cream
• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
• 11 ounces vanilla wafer cookies (like Nilla)
• 4 large bananas, sliced
Whisk together the pudding mix and milk in a large bowl.
Then, add the sweetened condensed milk and whisk again until it thickens.
In a separate bowl (or using a stand mixer with whisk attachment), whisk together the heavy cream and vanilla extract until it reaches stiff peaks.
Gently fold about two-thirds of the whipped cream into to the pudding mixture until it all comes together and it’s a uniform color (the rest of the whipped cream will be used for a topping!).
Finally, in a large bowl (or a mason jar or glass for individual servings), first place a few wafer cookies in the bottom, followed by banana slices, then finally the pudding…and repeat once more.
Top with whipped cream and a few cookie crumbles, grab a spoon, and enjoy!
Although you can certainly enjoy this pudding right away, it tastes best when covered and refrigerated for a few hours first.