Whether it came from your Grandma, Great Grandma, Mother, or friend most of us have a similar recipe somewhere.
I got my first taste of banana pudding' from my husband's Grandma Fern when we were first married. I'd never actually had banana pudding dessert before and I fell in love right then and there.
From what I gather this is a southern dessert that ladies make on a regular basis down south, but this Cali girl makes it quite often too.
This is a "super quick to prepare" dessert and feeds quiet a few people. It's great for parties so why not make it for your New Year's Eve shindig tomorrow?
Here's what you need:
8 oz cream cheese, at room temperature
1/2 cup sugar
2 cups cold milk, I use what's in my fridge (1%) but any type will be fine
1 small package (3.4 oz.) banana pudding
12-16 oz container whipped topping
11 oz. box of Nilla Wafers
4-6 bananas, depending on size, very ripe, sliced into 1/4
In a bowl beat the cream cheese and sugar until blended.
Mix the milk and pudding until smooth then add to it to the cream cheese mixture and mix until smooth.
Start the layering process by layering the cookies on the bottom of the bowl in a single layer.
Layer the bananas on top of the cookies in a layer that covers all the cookies.
Layer 1/4 - 1/3 of pudding mixture (depending on how many layers you want) on top of the bananas, covering them all up.
Last layer is the cool whip on top of the pudding. I make the layers about 1 inch thick and go all the way to the edge (touching the glass) so you can see the layers from the outside of the glass bowl.
Continue with two - three more layers and top with a few cookies in the center on the top of the trifle.
Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 4 hours before serving.
Here's the handy printable - Banana Puddin' Trifle