The very best banana pudding recipe! A a classic southern dessert with layers of nilla wafer cookies, sliced bananas and creamy vanilla pudding. This popular dessert is one of my favorites to make for summer gatherings.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the pudding and milk.
In a separate bowl, beat the softened cream cheese and sweetened condensed milk with an electric mixer until smooth.
Stir the pudding mixture into the cream cheese mixture and mix well.
In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the cream, sugar and vanilla until soft peaks form. Fold 1 cup of the whipped cream into the pudding mixture.
In a casserole dish, layer 1/2 of the cookie crumbs, 1/2 of the banana slices, 1/2 of the pudding mixture and 1/2 of the whipped cream. Repeat once. Sprinkle additional cookie crumbs on top of the last layer of whipped cream. Refrigerate until serving.