One of my favorite summer treats is banana pudding. It’s light, fluffy, cold, and delicious. I first had this banana pudding recipe almost 10 years ago when E was born. My cousin brought it to me. Later, I discovered it’s the same recipe Tyler’s Grandma Dean uses, hence the name Your Grandma’s Banana Pudding.
The secret but essential ingredient in this recipe is the sour cream. I know that sounds a little counter intuitive to the sweetness of banana pudding, but it’s definitely one of the most important ingredients. Sour cream and vanilla wafers. You can use the Nilla Wafers, but I prefer Trader Joe’s Ultimate Vanilla Wafers.
Your Grandma’s Banana Pudding Recipe
- 2 large packages Jello Instant Vanilla/French Vanilla pudding
- 6 cups milk
- 1 package of TJ’s Ultimate Vanilla Wafers/Nilla Wafers
- 6 bananas
- 8 oz. Cool Whip
- 8 oz. sour cream
- Mix the 2 packages vanilla pudding with 6 cups milk in a large mixing bowl. Let set.
- In a 9×13 pan, place a layer of vanilla wafers on the bottom.
- Using 3 bananas, place a layer of sliced bananas on top.
- Add 8 oz. sour cream and Cool Whip to the vanilla pudding. Mix until smooth
- Add 1/2 of the pudding mixture on top of the vanilla wafers and bananas.
- Create another layer of the vanilla wafers (saving a few for topping), bananas, and pudding mixture.
- Crush the remaining vanilla wafers and sprinkle on top.
I made this recipe this past week for a birthday celebration for Tyler. Everyone loved it. One of the things Ethan loves most is that he can lick the spoon and bowl because there are no raw eggs. It’s a win-win situation.