The Best Banana Pudding

Oh…you are going to love this Banana Pudding!  It is sooo good!  Being Southern, I was just about raised on ‘Nana Puddin’!  I betcha it was most likely one of  my very first foods.  My precious Mama made it just about every week.  I know~we were lucky!   No matter the time of year, you could always find  ‘Nana Puddin’ at every get together.  

Seems everyone had a different way to make it and it was all GOOD!!!  I don’t think you can mess up Banana Pudding, can you?   🙂   I hope Y’all enjoy this.  Please excuse me now as I get a bowl and spoon and curl up on the couch to reminisce of days gone by and eat a Southern Family Classic.

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The Best Banana Pudding

Ingredients

  • 8 oz. 1/3 fat cream cheese, room temperature
  • 2-3.4 oz. banana cream pudding mix
  • 1/2-14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk, fat free
  • 2 cups 2% milk
  • 8 oz. lite cool whip, thawed
  • 1-11 oz. box Nilla Wafers, save a handful, or more, to garnish top
  • 5 bananas
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice

Directions
Cream room temperature cream cheese until smooth.  Sprinkle lemon juice on bananas and mash until smooth.  Whisk bananas into cream cheese.  Add 1/2 can sweetened condensed milk.  Whisk in both boxes of pudding mix.  Add milk and whisk until smooth.  Add 1 cup, or more cool whip (the more you add, the lighter the pudding) to pudding mix, reserving the rest to top pudding. 

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In a 2 quart glass serving bowl (you want everyone to see your Nana Puddin’A!) layer Nilla Wafers on bottom and up a layer on the side.  Add 1/3 pudding mix, more Nilla Wafers, one sliced banana and repeat until you have a final layer of pudding.  Top with cool whip, crumbled cookies, cookies, and/or bananas.  Enjoy..Y’all!

This is after my oldest confessed to diggin’ in!  😉