Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Grandma Lolly's Banana Pudding

This afternoon my husband, Baby Cakes in case you didn't know, informed me that he committed me to making a desert for a work luncheon he is attending… Tomorrow! Now I know I made it seem as if this bothered me but in all honesty, as anyone who loves to cook knows, I was actually excited. I love making food for people and making food for guys is so much easier. So knowing I would have to run to the grocery store on my way home this evening I put quite a bit of thought into what to make that would travel well and pare with fried catfish. I was clueless. Then I thought about when I used to waitress at a local café during lunch and remembered that the biggest dessert seller with all the men eating during lunch was banana pudding. Here’s goes nothing.

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.



  1. Sweet Grandma Lolly... she knows where its at! That looks so good... can you ship to Ohio? :)

  2. I would but we ate it all, lol. There never seems to be any left, ever.

    Thank you for commenting.


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