I’m a southern girl through and through. I think when one becomes “Southern” they acquire southern taste buds. Biscuits, Fried Okra, Green Beans (cooked with an awful lot of salt and bacon), Barbecue… you get the picture. One dessert that is loved by many of “us Southerners” is Banana Pudding. YUM-MY.
This recipe is a light and easy take on the sometimes way-too-sweet dessert that all southern cooks should know to make. So, next time you find your self fixin’ to go to the grocery store, grab your buggy and get all these ingredients so you too enjoy the flavors of the South. (yes, I really do use “fixin” and “buggy” in my everyday language!)
Southern Banana Pudding
2 small boxes instant vanilla pudding (I used Sugar Free)
3 cups cold milk
30 Nilla Wafers (I used Reduced Fat Nilla Wafers)
1 tub Cool Whip (I used Lite Cool Whip)
1. In a bowl combine pudding mix and milk. Whisk for 2 minutes, allow to set for 5 minutes.
2. While pudding is setting slice bananas.
3. Arrange about half the nilla wafers on the bottom of your dish (and if it’s glass go up the side for presentation purposes). Follow with half the bananas and half the pudding. Repeat. On top of the last layer, top with Cool Whip.
4. Chill in the fridge for 3 hours before serving.
Now go, be southern!