Not Your Mama’s Banana Pudding

Randy has been asking me to make banana pudding for the last couple of weeks, but being the sensitive, giving person I am, I ended up making the desserts that are what I wanted. So..today was the day. We are going to dinner at a friends house tonight and I am taking the dessert. If I am going to have banana pudding, I want it kicked up a notch, so here dear friends is the version that I end up licking the bowl, the spoon and stay away from the scales for a week after I eat it. This is much richer than the normal one, which makes me love it. Because I don’t care much for vanilla wafers, I used Lorna crushed Lorna Doone cookies.

2 boxes (4 oz ea) white chocolate instant pudding (or 1 white chocolate and 1 banana, if you like more of a banana flavor)
1 cup ice cold water
2 cups cold milk
1 (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated) (or 2 cans if you want it really rich) ( I like to use 1 1/2 cans as I love the flavor of sweetened milk)
1 cup whipping cream, whipped
3 bananas
1 (10 oz) box Lorna Doone shortbread cookies (any short bread will work)

Mix pudding mixes with milk and water. When thick, add condensed milk and mix until thoroughly combined. Fold in the 2 cups whipped cream.
Spread a layer of the crushed cookies on the bottom of your serving dish. Pour 1 cup of the pudding mixture over the cookies and then layer a sliced banana over the pudding. Repeat layers until all the pudding is used. Top with whipping cream and then sprinkle a few of the cookie crumbs over the top.

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