Sweet stuff

Banana Trifle

This recipe always makes me think of Tupperware parties

I remember my Mom making this sweet, layered dessert for these get togethers with her girlfriends.  I also remember wishing she’d leave a small bowl behind for me

(She may have – wink wink)

Typically my Mom would make this recipe the night before  so that the vanilla wafers could soften up

There’s a pretty good recipe on the box of “Nilla Wafers” but this particular version calls for sweetened condensed milk which adds a layer of sweet creaminess

So good AND so pretty!  I didn’t actually have a trifle bowl and used to make this in a large glass bowl, but for the $12 a real trifle bowl actually costs, it’s worth the beautiful display it makes

I’m just going to put this out there… this is way easier if you plan in advance.  The steps are simple, but this dessert needs time to chill in different stages

Let’s make the pudding component

Measure out 1 1 /2 cups water, one box of instant vanilla (or banana) pudding and one 14 oz can of sweetened condensed milk

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If you’re fortunate enough to have a lovely assistant, have her (or him) whisk together the pudding mix and water

Drizzle in the sweetened condensed milk and mix until thoroughly combined. Cover & chill the pudding mixture for 4 hours

While the pudding chills, it’s a good time to freeze the bowl you’ll be making the whipped cream in.  This helps the cream to whip quickly and have more volume

When you’re pudding mixture is set, take the mixing bowl from the freezer and add in 3 cups of cold heavy cream

Using the whisk attachment (or regular whisk if you’re not using a mixer), beat the heavy cream on medium for about 5-7 minutes, until firm peaks form.  Do not over beat, the cream will become grainy and could even start to turn to butter!

Fold the whipped cream into the pudding mixture in thirds

Slice 5 large, ripe bananas and set everything out for assembly

Layer the vanilla wafers, banana slices and pudding-cream mixture and repeat until you run out of ingredients

Refrigerate for at least an hour but this dessert is even better if chilled overnight!

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Enjoy!

Simply Sundays! ~ Banana Trifle

  • Servings: 12
  • Difficulty: Medium
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Ingredients

1 1/2 cups water

1 box instant vanilla (or banana) pudding

One 14 oz can of sweetened, condensed milk

3 cups heavy cream

One 12 oz box of vanilla wafers

5 bananas, sliced

Directions

In a large bowl, whisk together the water and pudding mix.  Drizzle in the sweetened condensed milk and mix until thoroughly combined. Cover & chill the pudding mixture for 4 hours

While the pudding chills, freeze the bowl you’ll be making the whipped cream in for at least 20 minutes

When you’re pudding mixture is set, take the mixing bowl from the freezer and add in 3 cups of cold heavy cream

Using the whisk attachment (or regular whisk if you’re not using a mixer), beat the heavy cream on medium for about 5-7 minutes, until firm peaks form.  Do not over beat, the cream will become grainy and could even start to turn to butter

Fold the whipped cream into the pudding mixture in thirds;  slice 5 large, ripe bananas and set everything out for assembly

Layer the vanilla wafers, banana slices and pudding-cream mixture and repeat until you run out of ingredients

Refrigerate for at least an hour but this dessert is even better if chilled overnight

Tools used to make this recipe

Simply BambooValencia Bamboo Cutting Board

Pyrex Prepware 2-Cup Glass Measuring Cup

Pyrex Prepware 1-Quart Measuring Cup

Pyrex Prepware 2-Quart Glass Measuring Cup

Pyrex Smart Essentials 4-Quart Glass Mixing Bowl

Chef Craft Premium Silicone Wire Whisk, 10.75″, Purple

KitchenAid KSM150PSCU Artisan Series 5-Qt. Stand Mixer with Pouring Shield – Contour Silver

Anchor Hocking Monaco Trifle Bowl

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2 comments on “Banana Trifle

  1. looks delicious, I have to try it!

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