Layered Banana Pudding Trifle
 
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Made with vanilla pudding, vanilla wafers, and real whipped cream, this dessert is decadent and yet is super easy to make, with no baking required.
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 20 servings
Ingredients
  • 2 (3.4 ounce) boxes instant French vanilla pudding
  • 2½ cups cold lowfat milk
  • 16 ounces heavy whipping cream
  • ⅓ cup powdered sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 (8-ounce) package ⅓ less fat cream cheese, softened
  • 1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • Approx. 16 ounces of vanilla wafers cookies (about 1 and ⅓ boxes of cookies)
  • 6 to 8 ripe bananas, sliced
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat together the instant pudding and the milk until well combined. Set aside to thicken. In another bowl, beat the cream until medium to stiff peaks form. Mix in the powdered sugar and vanilla into the whipped cream. In a third bowl, add the softened cream cheese and the sweetened condensed milk and beat until well combined. Fold ⅔ of the whipped cream into the cream cheese/sweetened condensed milk mixture. Then, fold that mixture into the pudding and stir until well combined.
  2. Line the bottom of a trifle dish with some of the cookies. Top with sliced bananas and then ⅓ of the pudding mixture. Add another layer of cookies topped with bananas and then another ⅓ of the pudding mixture. Add a third layer of cookies topped with bananas and then the final ⅓ of the pudding mixture. Add one last layer of cookies, topped with banana slices. Top with remaining whipped cream and a few vanilla wafers for garnish. Refrigerate for at least five hours (or overnight) before serving. Use any extra ingredients that will not fit in the trifle dish to make small individual-sized servings.
  3. Layering from top to bottom should look like whipped cream, bananas, cookies, ⅓ of pudding, bananas, cookies, ⅓ of pudding, bananas, cookies, ⅓ of pudding, bananas, and cookies.
Recipe by GINGER WROOT at http://gingerwroot.com/layered-banana-pudding-trifle/