I forgot just how much I love banana pudding until last week! It’s one of those childhood favorites that always seems to hit the spot, with layers of vanilla pudding, nilla wafers and sliced bananas. I remember my eyes lighting up as a kid when I saw the big trifle dish coming out to the table. Well, after this makeover, I can assure you my eyes are still lighting up!
The classic got a sweet upgrade with homemade vanilla bean pudding, fresh whipped cream, and oh yeah, did I mention there’s bourbon?
So the first step was to make the vanilla pudding. The boxed stuff need not apply here! I forgot, number one, how easy it is to make pudding and two, how much I love it. How much you love it comes back very quickly when you’re standing there with a spoon and a pot of pudding 😉 And the addition of bourbon makes this situation about a million times better!
Normally when I think of banana pudding, I think of a big trifle dish, but I love the idea of individual desserts so these little jars hanging out in my kitchen were basically made for this! I whipped up some bourbon whipped cream because don’t start holding back now, and layered them up. I still cannot get over how cute they are!
And I love how you can see all the layers in there, especially all those vanilla beans floating around. Of course, even better than how they look is how they taste! Everything together is some sort of magic and no matter how many times you tell yourself you won’t finish a jar, you will…
How fantastic would these be for a dinner party? Or a brunch, or Easter Sunday, or today! Can you tell I like them?!Disclosure: I am in a working relationship with Farberware and this recipe was developed for them.