I make this really delicious Banana Pudding Trifle, dessert. It has homemade pudding, banana's, real whipped cream, and those Nilla Wafer cookies, layered into a big trifle bowl. I want some now!
This recipe is so easy, and such a crowd pleaser. If you don't have a trifle bowl, just use a big clear bowl so you can see all the layers, but I have also used a 9x13 casserole dish as well. Try this recipe, you will love it! YUMMO!
Banana Pudding Trifle
Vanilla Pudding Filling
1 2/3 cups water
3 TBS cornstarch
1 can sweetened condensed milk
3 egg yolks
2 TBS butter
1 tsp. vanilla
In a medium pot, add the water and cornstarch, whisk until combined, add the sweetened condensed milk, whisk. Separate the yolks from the eggs, be careful not to get any egg white into the yolks, it's very simple, break the egg and use your fingers to separate the eggs. Pour 1/4 cup of the water/cornstarch sweetened condensed milk mixture in the bowl of egg yolks, this is called tempering the yolks so the heat doesn't scramble the eggs, mix with a fork, and add them into the pot of water/cornstarch and sweetened condensed milk, and whisk, whisk, whisk until it thickens about 5 minutes or so, you will see it bubble up and get thick, don't let it burn, nothing like burnt pudding, keep whisking!!! Now when it's all thick and delicious looking take the pot off the heat, and add 2 TBS butter and 1 tsp vanilla. Whisk it again, until the butter is melted and let cool. I usually put a piece of plastic wrap directly on top touching the pudding so a "skin" doesn't form, put in the fridge to cool, or overnight.
1/2 pint COLD Whipping Cream or Heavy Whipping Cream (they are the same thing, but the "Whipping Cream" is CHEAPER!
1/4 cup sugar
In a mixer bowl pour the cream and put your mixer on high, add the sugar, and start mixing, I use my Kitchen Aid mixer for this, and I put a towel over the bowl so the cream doesn't splash everywhere. Start mixing until you see soft peaks form, about 2 minutes.
Start putting the Trifle together
You will need the Pudding, Whipped Cream, 4 Banana's, and the Nilla Wafer Cookies
On the bottom of your trifle bowl, add a heaping of the pudding, make sure to spread it out, then the whipped cream, banana's, and layer the cookies evenly. Keep layering about 3 more times, until all the ingredients are gone, finishing with the whipped cream. Then top the whipped cream with crushed Nilla Wafer Cookies, just crush them up in your hands over the Trifle bowl. Refrigerate for 3 hours, or overnight. YUMMO!