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Banana Pudding

We had received a couple pounds of bananas from a Farm Fresh to You delivery and decided to make Banana Pudding. We tried multiple versions but liked this version best since it didn't require cooking and was easy to prepare. We modified a recipe from All Recipes to make it a little healthier.


  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk (we used reduced fat)

  • 1 1/2 cups cold water

  • 1 (3.4 ounce) package instant vanilla pudding mix

  • 2 cups heavy cream (we used Cool Whip)

  • 3 bananas, sliced

  • 1/2 cup lemon juice

  • 36 vanilla wafers (We used Nilla Reduced Fat Wafers)


  1. In a medium bowl, stir together condensed milk and water. Beat in pudding mix until smooth. Chill in refrigerator 5 minutes.

  2. In a separate bowl, whip cream until stiff peaks form. Fold whipped cream into chilled pudding mixture.

  3. Dip sliced bananas in lemon juice. Shake off excess.

  4. In a 2 1/2 quart serving bowl, spoon 1 cup pudding mixture. Top with one-third each of the wafers, bananas and remaining pudding. Repeat layers twice. Chill until serving.

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