One of the best memories from my New York trip last year was going to Magnolia Bakery. I liked it so much that I ended up going there twice. One of the desserts that I bought was their famous Banana Pudding.
This was in a small ice cream tub and didn’t look like anything special at all. While I was waiting in line to get their famous Red Velvet Cupcake, I noticed that the shop assistant kept taking trays and trays out of this Banana Pudding.
I decided to buy one. A small tub was $4.50US. I thought this was really cheap since they give you a small tub that can feed 2 people. The first spoon full nearly knocked me off my feet. How could something so unattractive taste so darn good? It was creamy, sweet and addictive.
Magnolia's Famous Banana Pudding
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1½ cups ice cold water
1 package instant vanilla pudding mix
3 cups thickened cream
1 box Nabisco Nilla Wafers crushed (I couldn’t find these so I used Digestive Biscuits instead)
4 cups ripe mashed bananas
1. In a small bowl, beat together the sweetened condensed milk and water until well combined. Add the pudding mix and beat well. Cover and refrigerate for 3-4 hours or overnight, before continuing with the rest of the method
2. In a large bowl, whip the thickened cream until stiff peaks form
3. To assemble the dessert, layer crushed biscuits, custard, mashed banana, cream and continue until you reach the top of the glass.
4. Chill for 3 to 4 hours before serving.