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This recipe has been in our family for generations. Its my brother's all time favorite thing! My Nanny (grandmother) has been making this for like.....FOREVER. =) And its taken many years to actually get it down to perfection. Now when I visit, she asks me to make it. So I'm going to share it now.
NANNY'S BANANA PUDDING
1 box Nilla wafers
6 bananas, cut into slices
1 large box of [jell-o] instant Vanilla pudding
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, room temp
3 cups milk
2 cups heavy cream
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
Whisk the heavy cream with sugar and vanilla to make "home-made" whipped cream. Or use a pre-made tub of whipped cream--but it tastes a lot better with the homemade stuff!
In a large bowl (I use my stand mixer) pour in sweetened condensed milk and add cream cheese. Beat until its all smooth (no lumps). Add in pudding and milk and mix until well blended. Then fold in half of the whipped cream BY HAND.
In a truffle bowl, put a layer of Nilla wafers on bottom. I like making a "neat" layer of the wafers, then crumble up a bunch to fill in all the gaps. Then top with half of the sliced up bananas. Pour half of the pudding mix. Put in the fridge just for a few minutes to firm it up. Then do the layering all over again. After pouring in the last of pudding mix, top with the rest of the whipped cream. Line the edges with more Nilla wafers and crumbles on top as well. Refrigerate for a few hours. [Its best to sit overnight, in my opinion]
The key is the sweetened condensed milk. You can get the low-fat and same with the cookies and cream cheese. That little difference doesn't change any of the over-all flavor. But I say: just go all out! =D
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