This banana pudding recipe is not your typical banana pudding recipe. This one is a much sweeter version, and a bit more rich than a "traditional" banana pudding, but it is really good. (Seriously? What dessert containing an entire can of condensed milk isn't just divine?) We got this recipe from a dental school friend and amazing cook, Lauren V. Davis. She fixed it for us once during the dreadful days of dental school, and since it's been a favorite of Jonathan's. I hope you guys enjoy!
1 large box of instant vanilla pudding mix (not prepared, just the dry mix)
1 can of condensed milk
1 12 oz. container of Cool Whip (I use the fat free....every little bit helps here)
Splash of milk, if needed
1-2 large bananas
In a large bowl, combine the dry packet of pudding mix, Cool Whip, and condensed milk. If mixture is too thick or grainy for your preference, add a splash of milk to thin. (Not too much though). In a dish, layer vanilla wafers on bottom, followed by a layer of banana slices, and half of the pudding mixture. Repeat layers: vanilla wafers, banana slices, pudding. Top with vanilla wafers. Serve immediately, or refrigerate until ready to serve.