Now I haven’t actually made this recipe, but rest assured I have tasted it and it’s fab. It’s really luscious so a little goes a long way. My dear friend Robyn brought this dish to a dinner party, so I had to get the recipe.
1 (14 oz) can of sweetened condensed milk
1 1/2 cups of ice cold water
1 (3.4 oz) packet of instant vanilla pudding mix
3 cups of heavy cream
1 (12 oz) box Nabisco Nillia Wafers
4 cups of sliced ripe bananas
1. In a small bowl, on a medium speed of an electric mixer, beat together the sweetened condensed milk and water until well combined, approx 1 minute. Add the pudding mixture and mix well, about 2 more minutes. Cover and refrigerate for 3-4 hours or overnight before continuing.
2. In a large bowl on medium speed of an electric mixer, whip the heavy cream until a stiff peaks are formed.
3. Gently fold the pudding mixture into the whipped cream until well blended and no streaks of pudding remain.
4. To assemble the dessert, select a large wide bowl, preferably glass with a 4-5 quart capacity.
5. Arrange 1/3 of the wafers to cover the bottom of the bowl, overlapping if necessary, then 1/3 of the bananas, then 1/3 of the pudding.
6. Repeat the layering twice more, garnishing with additional wafers or wafer crumbs on the top layer of the pudding.
7. Cover tightly with plastic wrap, and allow to chill in the refrigerator for 4 hours or up to 8 hours before serving. More than 4 hours allows the wafers time to become cake-like.