Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Frozen Banana Pudding Dessert

 It's really hot these days.  100 degree days with heat index of 105 is more than I can handle.  So when my nieces and nephews came over for dinner I knew a frozen dessert would be a perfect ending to any meal.  I was right.  This frozen banana pudding was a hit.   It took a few minutes to put together with some store bought ingredients and I let the freezer do the rest of the work.

1/2 gallon of vanilla ice cream
5.6oz box of banana flavored instant pudding
2 cups of cold milk
2-3 bananas sliced or diced
1 large box of Nilla (vanilla) wafer cookies
1 tub of cool whip

* You will need a container is freezer-friendly.

Melt the ice cream for a few minutes (about 2) in the microwave.  You want it almost "soupy".  Then add your pudding and 2 cups of milk.  Stir in some chopped fresh bananas and 1/2 a tub of cool whip topping.  You can keep the other half for garnish.   It will look like a soupy mess, but don't worry it will all re-freeze.
Start with a layer of wafer cookies.
Pour a 1/3 of the soupy ice cream/pudding mixture over the first layer of cookies and repeat the cookies on top.  Then repeat with the ice cream mixture and the cookies again.  End with a final layer of the ice cream/pudding mixture.  ** you will have three layer of cookies and three layers of ice cream/pudding mixture.
Allow the dessert to sit in the freezer overnight until it is set.  Take out of the freezer for 10-15 minutes before serving to thaw just a bit so it is easy to serve.

Garnish with more sliced bananas and cool whip topping.  Enjoy.

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  1. Here in the South, Banana pudding is a way of life - frozen banana pudding is incredible! Especially here in the hot weather! I LOVE it!

  2. What a great dessert for all of this crazy heat we are all experiencing!! Thanks for sharing! My kids and husband would go banana's over this... Yeah, I had to go there :)

  3. What an awesome summer treat! This is one my daughter could make herself, and with her adored banana featured she would love it!

  4. Oh this is one of my favorite desserts! Looks delicious! :)

  5. YUM! I haven't had this since I was little! I will have to give this a try again, my son would probably "go bananas!" hehe!

  6. Ahhhh. That looks so refreshing right now. And you don't even have to turn on an oven? I'm sold.

  7. My mom used to make this for us in the summer all the time. It was so creamy and fruity! I want to have some now...hehe

    - abeer @ www.cakewhiz.com

  8. That is my kinda dessert!! DELISH!

  9. Never had it frozen before - great idea!


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