Hint: There’s extra richness in it, that makes is Georgian, because just milk and bananas isn’t creamy enough! There’s also special cookies inside, not a plain old vanilla wafers.
Start with the usual suspects plus 8oz softened cream cheese (it must be upside down for the recipe to work) and a can of sweetened condensed milk.
Line the bottom of a pan (I used 9×13 inch) with cookies. Then slice up the bananas.
I used a disposable pan since this dessert is going to my husband’s pot luck, and neither of us are very good about picking up our containers.
Line the cookies with bananas. And if you are like me add more cookies and more bananas for more YUM!
Mix two 3.4oz boxes of French Vanilla instant pudding mix with 3 cups of cold milk.
In a separate bowl beat condensed milk and cream cheese until it’s smooth (it will start out curdly, don’t worry). Combine the two mixtures and mix until well combined and just divine!
Fold in a container of Cool Whip (defrosted), and spread the pudding over the cookies and bananas in the pan.
Top it off with MORE COOKIES! Also, don’t eat all of the cookies for the top while you are making the pudding.
Honestly, this dessert took me all of about 15 minutes to prepare. It is always a crowd pleaser. I would recommend this to anyone that is short on time but big on promises (ME!!). You can get it done quickly and everyone you serve it to will be full, fat, and happy.
Georgian Banana Pudding
2 3.4oz boxes French Vanilla instant pudding mix
3 cups of cold milk
2 packages of Biscoff cookies
8oz frozen Cool Whip (defrosted)
8oz cream cheese, softened
14oz sweetened condensed milk
Line the bottom of a 9×13 inch pan with cookies, bananas, extra cookies and bananas if desired. Whisk pudding mix and milk until smooth. In a separate bowl beat cream cheese and condensed milk until smooth. Combine pudding and cream cheese mixtures and mix until blended. Fold in Cool Whip. Pour pudding mix over the cookie/banana pan. Top the pudding with remaining cookies. Refrigerate until served.
It went over quite well at the pot luck. I am told it was the first thing gone. Apparently some people were not quite ready to say goodbye.
This is an easy, delicious dessert for all those pot lucks coming up this holiday season! It could be made substantially lower calorie with the following swaps:
3 cups SKIM milk
Fat Free sweetened condensed milk
Light Cool Whip
Neufchatel cheese (in place of cream cheese)