Did you know that banana pudding is not made from a box???
Because I didn't, for the first 24 years of my existence. Then one day at work (a long time ago) we had a baby shower and someone brought banana pudding... Oh, I was in love. I had to know how to make it, I had to make it so that I could eat it... any time I wanted to. I can't believe I never knew about this!?!? To answer your question... yes, I must have been living under a rock. This is not a quick recipe. You have to stand and stir but it is worth the effort, I promise! The results are amazing!
1 cup sugar
3 eggs, beaten
1 dash salt
2 tbsp cornstarch
2 cups milk
1 tsp vanilla
3-4 bananas, sliced
Sweetened Whipped Cream
1 cup whipping cream
1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
Mix sugar and eggs in a saucepan, then add cornstarch, salt and milk and wisk until well combined. Bring mix to a boil over med-high heat stirring constantly until thick. (10-20min)
Remove from heat, add vanilla and mix well.
Layer wafers, bananas and pudding, then let cool while you make your whipped cream.
Place mixing bowl in freezer to chill. Once the bowl is nice and cold pour the cream in and mix on high speed until it begins to thicken. Add sugar and vanilla and continue beating until stiff peaks form.
Cover banana pudding with whipped cream and top with crushed vanilla wafers. Now comes the hard part... waiting. Oh why do I have to wait!! Cover the pudding with plastic wrap and refrigerate for a least a couple of hours to give the cookies time to soften.