Jackson Vanilla Wafer’s Banana Pudding Recipe: A Southern Classic Reimagined

Certainly! Jackson Vanilla Wafer's Banana Pudding is a beloved Southern classic, often enjoyed at gatherings and family events. Here's a reimagined recipe that pays homage to this delightful dessert:

Ingredients: – 1 box (about 12 ounces) vanilla wafers – 4 ripe bananas, sliced – 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk – 1 1/2 cups cold water – 1 package (5.1 ounces) instant vanilla pudding mix – 2 cups cold whole milk – 1 teaspoon vanilla extract – 1 1/2 cups heavy cream – 2 tablespoons powdered sugar – 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (for whipped cream) – Additional banana slices for garnish (optional)

Instructions: 1. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the sweetened condensed milk and cold water until well combined. 2. Add the instant vanilla pudding mix to the condensed milk mixture. Whisk vigorously for about 2 minutes until the pudding mix is fully dissolved and the mixture begins to thicken.

3. Stir in the cold whole milk and vanilla extract until smooth. Let the pudding mixture sit for about 5 minutes to thicken further. 4. In another mixing bowl, whip the heavy cream with powdered sugar and vanilla extract until stiff peaks form, creating whipped cream.

5. Once the pudding has thickened, fold about half of the whipped cream into the pudding mixture until well combined. Reserve the remaining whipped cream for topping. 6. In a trifle dish or a large glass bowl, layer the bottom with a single layer of vanilla wafers. 7. Top the wafers with a layer of sliced bananas.

8. Pour half of the pudding mixture over the banana layer, spreading it evenly. 9. Repeat the layers with another layer of vanilla wafers, sliced bananas, and the remaining pudding mixture. 10. Top the pudding with dollops of the reserved whipped cream, spreading it evenly over the surface. 11. Optionally, garnish with additional banana slices on top.

12. Cover the pudding and refrigerate for at least 4 hours, or preferably overnight, to allow the flavors to meld and the pudding to set. 13. Before serving, you can crush some extra vanilla wafers and sprinkle them over the top for added texture and flavor if desired. 14. Serve chilled and enjoy this reimagined Southern classic, Jackson Vanilla Wafer's Banana Pudding!

This recipe serves as a delightful twist on the traditional banana pudding, incorporating the beloved Jackson Vanilla Wafers for an extra layer of flavor and texture.

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