Thursday, September 11

Recipe | Say goodbye to your diet

These are the main players to create this ridiculously good, almost illegally good banana pudding.
That's right. Only FIVE ingredients.

After you've had a taste of this, every time after you'll want to just throw everything together as soon as possible, because you can't stand the anticipation. But before you go throwing things together like a mad woman, remember to have the water and condensed milk ready or else the pudding will congeal before you get to mix it!

These are the culprits of the fluffy pudding: vanilla pudding made with condensed milk and whipped cream.

Ah, this clutz of a chef may have walked away for too long before she remembered the whipped cream so the whipped cream you see here is over-whipped. I guess you can use this as a "don't do this" example. Luckily for this recipe, it doesn't matter as much nor does it affect the texture too much.

Meet their love child: on the most wanted list (according to my thighs)

Ok, in retrospect, I should have made this loop endlessly, because if you were kind enough to read everything before this, this might have stopped playing. It's a GIF of my assembly process. Please reload, and forgive your terrible blogger. She will learn, she promises.

Ahh...the final product. The dessert to end all cravings. One dessert to rule them all.

Warning: For some reason, every time I make this recipe, I make more than the specified 9 x 13 baking pan. I usually have enough for two pans. I think my pudding to everything else ratio is off, but just in case you have the same problem as me, buy more than 4 bananas (I used 5), and have more than one box of Nilla wafers on hand (you can snack while you work without worry now ;D ).

    The Ingredients
       (source: Amateur Gourmet)

     2/3 cup instant vanilla pudding mix
     1 ½ cup water
        (you can use less if you want)
     1 14-oz can sweetened condensed milk
     3 cups heavy cream
     1 box Nilla wafers
     4 bananas
        (the browner, the better!)

     The Instructions
  1. Whisk the instant vanilla pudding mix, water, and sweetened condensed milk together. Let sit for 15 minutes.
  2. Put heavy cream in a mixing bowl and whip until soft peaks form.
  3. Fold whipped cream into pudding mixture slowly.
  4. Arrange Nilla wafers along the bottom of your dish.
  5. Slice up the brown bananas and arrange on top of Nilla wafers.
  6. Top with pudding mixture. Shake it a bit to ensure the pudding gets into all the cracks and crevices.
  7. Repeat steps 4-6 again.
  8. Crush some Nilla wafers until they’re a powder and sprinkle over the finished pudding. Enjoy!

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