Lasted edited September 18, 2018 . Originally published June 16, 2018 by Blair
The greatest prep ahead, no-bake summertime dessert!
This Quick and Effortless Banana Pudding just may well be the best summer dessert! The no-bake treat requires just 5 elements and 15 minutes of prep for a awesome and refreshing make ahead selection. Who needs to slave away in the kitchen when you could be enjoying the warm summer weather?
Heads up! This post was originally published in June, 2013. The images have been up to date in June, 2018.
Summertime has definitely arrived in Central Virginia! The signs? The 80-90+ degree heat, the smell of the honeysuckle growing outside my kitchen window, the boys enjoying their blueberry muffins for breakfast on the front porch, and the reality that the farmers are all out generating hay. Casey has been in heaven watching the tractors non-stop.
Yet another indicator that summer time has arrived? All three of my boys are active mowing the grass and investing a great deal of time on their very own tiny tractors.
In addition to mowing the grass, we have spent just about each afternoon at the swimming pool since it opened more than Memorial Day weekend. The other day, the boys met their buddy Weston for a wet play date and picnic.
Even though the children splashed around in the water, Weston’s grandmother, Linda, and I chatted about a selection of subjects, such as her entertaining menu for the approaching weekend.
Linda’s oldest son was coming back house for a visit, so she had prepared a ham, potato salad, deviled eggs, and banana pudding in anticipation of his arrival. Doesn’t that sound like an best make-ahead summertime menu? Specially the Rapid and Effortless Banana Pudding!
I’ve been meaning to make this dessert for a lengthy time, but Linda was the inspiration that I necessary (that, and the ripe bananas sitting on my counter). Her straightforward-to-put together recipe in the end convinced me.
How do you make a banana pudding with vanilla wafers?
I’m not kidding when I say that this no-bake recipe is rapid and effortless! You’ll need:
- a box of vanilla wafers
- a container of frozen whipped topping (thawed)
- a modest box of vanilla instant pudding (plus the milk known as for on the box)
- ripe bananas!
When your ingredients are prepared, it’s just a matter of assembling the dessert and sticking it in the fridge.
This make ahead dessert is specially convenient simply because you can prepare it in advance and it just gets greater with time! Allow at least one particular hour for the vanilla wafers to soften in the Banana Pudding, but the dish can sit in your refrigerator overnight, if needed.
How do you preserve bananas from turning brown in banana pudding?
If you make the dessert just a handful of hours in advance, you don’t need to be concerned about the fruit turning brown. However, if you desire to assemble the banana pudding the day ahead of, I would recommend treating the banana slices with citrus juice (this kind of as lemon juice or orange juice) to avoid the oxidation that triggers the unappealing brown tint.
Be mindful not to use as well much citrus juice, although. You don’t want your banana pudding to taste like lemon pudding. Instead, just brush the juice lightly onto the fruit or spritz them with a spray bottle. In other phrases — use as little juice as attainable.
Also, be confident to wait till the final minute to garnish the leading of your banana pudding. I like to add banana slices or additional vanilla wafers on leading, just just before I deliver it to the table.
Satisfied summer time, people!
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