I was skeptical about this banana pudding recipe, but I had to try it after I came across this while visiting Magnolia Bakery in NYC. I went there for their cupcakes, but couldn’t pass up the adorable little white cartons of this! I’m so glad I didn’t, because it was delicious!
I first heard of Magnolia’s during my time as a college student, whose main source of TV entertainment was catching up on seasons of Sex and the City.
For a few short years, my brother-in-law and his wife as well as Kyle and myself made it an “annual” thing to make a trip to NYC every year around Christmas. It was a wonderful “annual” thing, but unfortunately, the trips came to an end as houses were being bought, careers paths were being changed and babies were being had.
Now that we live in NC, I’m sure our yearly trips will not start up again, though I do hope to still make the trip there every once in awhile!
So anyway, back to the banana pudding. This is NOT what it sounds… I don’t like pudding all that much, or banana flavored desserts, but THIS my friends is a little bit of heaven! The dessert is mainly vanilla pudding, mixed with whipped cream, then some banana slices mixed in. The best part is the Nilla wafers that are used. They get soft as they sit in the putting and make the texture just delicious!
As usual, I made my own little tweaks to the original recipe, because I’m the kind girl that likes to use what I have on hand 🙂