If you’re like me, you grew up eating banana pudding! My grandmother used to make some for my dad’s birthday, and he would eat it at every meal until it was gone, including breakfast! This isn’t exactly the same recipe, but it is delicious! It’s a Paula Deen recipe (which I almost always love!) so I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.
I made this version for my boyfriend’s half-birthday cake. I know it’s strange to celebrate a half-birthday, but he was born on Christmas, so we celebrate it in June so he gets to feel special. The tradition was started because I love celebrating my birthday, and felt bad that he didn’t get the same treatment. We don’t do a party or anything, I just cook his favorite food (Mer’s Meatloaf) and whatever cake he’s expressed interest in recently. This recipe is just so perfect, I had to share it with you.
- 1 box vanilla wafers
- 4 bananas, sliced
- 2 cups milk
- 1 (5 oz) package of vanilla pudding
- 1 (8 oz) package cream cheese, softened
- 1 (14 oz) can of sweetened, condensed milk
- 1 (12 oz) container of frozen whipping cream, thawed
In a 13 by 9 baking dish, line the bottom with half the box of vanilla wafers. Top with banana slices.
In a bowl, combine pudding and milk using a hand mixer. In a separate bowl, combine cream cheese with condensed milk. Fold the whipping cream into the cream cheese mixture. Stir everything together.
Top with the remaining vanilla wafers.
Place in refrigerator until time to serve! Enjoy!