Thinking back to your own childhood, what were some of your favorite foods that you always looked forward to when your mom made a delicious treat? Foods can bring back incredible memories that would otherwise be long forgotten. Today, we invite you to try out a classic recipe that has been enjoyed by generations. Gabrielle, from our iFamilyKC Mom Squad team, shares her recipe for simple banana pudding that your kids are going to be begging you to make time and time again. Take a look…
Foodie Favorites: 7 Simple Steps for a Delicious Treat
Summer time and the living is easy- At least it should be. I do absolutely everything I can to avoid turning on the oven when the temperature is above 90 degrees. So when I was asked to bring a dessert to a family gathering a few weeks ago, I immediately thought of no-bake options. This one is inexpensive and quick. It also has the benefit of being a real crowd-pleaser.
- Two packages of instant vanilla pudding
- 4 Bananas (less can be used depending on how much your audience loves bananas)
- Milk (or milk substitues)
- Vanilla wafers or shortbread cookies ( I love using Girl Scout cookies or Voortman Chessmen)
- Whipped topping
- Cream cheese (softened)
- Trifle bowl (if you’re feeling fancy)
Mix pudding according to package directions. Most use a couple of cups of milk with pudding mix for a couple of minutes. This can be done with whole milk or milk substitutes.
Pro-Tip: For an extra hint of sweetness, you can use condensed milk. Blend in cream cheese until smooth.
Place a layer of cookies in the trifle dish, or serving bowl.
Cover with about 1/3 of the pudding.
Slice and layer bananas.
Cover with another layer of pudding.
Spread a thin layer of whipped topping.
Repeat layers until trifle dish or serving bowl is almost full, finishing with a layer of whipped topping. Top can be garnished with crushed cookies for extra flair.
Chill for at least 30 minutes. Then the dish is ready to serve.
From iFamily to yours,