I'm from the South. Banana Pudding is a big thing. It's one of the dishes that I remember making with my Grandma. She would leave my sister and I in charge of laying out the vanilla wafers. To this day it's one of my favorite desserts, there have been days that I just got banana pudding for lunch.
Grandma's Banana Pudding:
3 cups cold milk
1 container of cool-whip
2 pkg. (4-serving size each) vanilla instant pudding
1 box vanilla wafers
3-4 medium bananas, sliced
Pour milk into large bowl. Add dry pudding mixes. Beat with wire whisk until well blended. Let it sit for 5 minutes. Fold in the container of cool-whip.
Layer the bottom and sides of your serving bowl with the wafers and top with layers of banana slices and pudding. Repeat until your serving bowl is full.
Refrigerate for 3 hours.
I don't usually add cool-whip to banana pudding but I was trying to stretch this recipe a little bit. I had NO leftovers!! I love banana pudding so much, plus it's an easy thing to make and it can be done the day before.