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.

Ingredients:
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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10 comments:

  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!

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  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 :)

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

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

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  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!

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

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  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

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  8. That is my kinda dessert!! DELISH!

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  9. Never had it frozen before - great idea!

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