Stella May I know how easy it is to make banana pudding?

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Of course you may. I don't know much about Magnolia Bakery, the only thing is how amazing the cupcakes are as mentioned in Sex in the City. So when their banana pudding started making waves even bigger than the cupcakes you know I had to try it. This recipe has been posted everywhere online, so today's Tutorial Tuesday post will not be so detailed. Plus this recipe is super simple.
What you'll need: vanilla wafers (I'm using mini here), heavy whipping cream, cold water, pudding mix (the smaller size), sweetened condensed milk, and ripe bananas. \
First thing is to make the pudding. Mix together the water, sweetened condensed milk and pudding mix. Then cover and chill until set (about 4 hours).
 After the pudding has set, whip up the cream to stiff peaks. Then just fold in the pudding with the whipped cream until one color.
Chop up the bananas and open the bag of vanilla wafers and all that's left is to assemble everything! This is when you can get super creative and layer everything in a trifle bowl.
But I don't have a fancy dish here (yet!), so I just mixed everything in a bowl. Me and Mister just ate it out of the big bowl and it was delicious! Which is also how Magnolia Bakery serves it. The pudding bit is light and just sweet enough and I like how I can control how much bananas to add. You can also customize it with chocolate pudding or graham crackers or add in chocolate chips or peanut butter! This is a simple recipe that just requires a lot of waiting. You can have the pudding right after to assemble. If you do, the wafers will be crunchy. However if you prefer the cake like texture, then cover the pudding and wait another 4 hours. (Be warned though after 8 hours the wafers will kind of dissolve.) Also if you don't have a mixer it is a lot of mixing. I went brand name for the pudding mix as that is such a major player for the recipe, but store brand for the rest as it didn't matter as much. All in all this should be a simple, inexpensive, and impressive dessert!

Magnolia Bakery's Banana Pudding
1 14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk
1½ c cold water
1 3.4 oz instant vanilla pudding mix (Jell-O Brand)
3 c heavy whipping cream
1 12 oz. bag/box vanilla wafers
4 c sliced ripe bananas (about 3 large bananas)

1. Mix together condensed milk, water and pudding mix. Cover and chill for 4 hours. 2. Whip heavy cream to stiff peaks and fold in with pudding until uniform color. 3. Assemble pudding, bananas, and wafers. 4. Enjoy immediately for crunchy banana pudding or wait 4 hours (covered in the fridge) for a cake-like banana pudding.

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