Growing up, and even now, I cannot recall a single Jones family get together that does not have a huge bowl of this dessert adorning the buffet. Now I don’t know if this is my Grandmas original recipe or if everyone’s Grandma makes it this way but for me this is her recipe. I’ve had it a million different ways and this is my all-time favorite.
Grandma Lolly’s Banana Pudding
recipe from Grandma herself
2 small boxes instant banana pudding
3 cups cold water
2 14 ounce cans sweetened condensed milk
1 large tub whipped topping
2 boxes nilla wafer cookies
6-8 bananas, sliced
1 regular tub whipped topping
In a large bowl whisk together the instant pudding, water, condensed milk and whipped topping until well combined. Set aside.
Place a single layer of cookies into the bottom of serving dish; you’ll need a large dish or two dishes as this makes a large quantity.
Top the cookies with a single layer of the bananas, about 1-2 sliced bananas.
Spread about half of the pudding mixture over the bananas and spread evenly.
Repeat with another cookie, banana and pudding layer. (You’ll have 2 layers of each at this point.)
Spread another layer of sliced banana and a single layer of cookies over the top.
At this point you can either top with more whipped cream or opt out and that’s it.
You know I opted for more whipped cream.
I want to ad that the blue bowl of pudding is not the total amount that it made. In fact it made this bowl, for Baby Cakes and I, and a large salad bowl full for Baby Cakes to take with him tomorrow. It makes alot.
I honestly beleive that this is as good as if not better than Paula Deen's Not Yo Momma's Banana Pudding. Make it and judge for yourself.
I hope you like it. I hope the guys tomorrow like it. We'll see when Baby Cakes brings the bowl home tomorrow evening.