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Old-Fashioned Banana Pudding With Italian S Cookies

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Old-Fashioned Banana Pudding with Italian S cookies.

BANANA PUDDING IS HAPPENING RIGHT HERE

If someone were to put a bowl of old-fashioned banana pudding near me and left, it would be gone when they got back.

I’m sneaky that way, ha!

Before you scroll down to check, I want to tell you now that this is an old-fashioned banana pudding with mixed, mashed bananas.

I did not layer sliced bananas because I don’t usually have an issue with ripe bananas but rather over-ripe bananas that need use.

Making banana pudding sounds difficult, so many people opt for instant boxed puddings.

Honestly, this is a quick and easy banana pudding that will taste 100 times better than anything you’d find in a box.

Toss them out!

British Desserts Mixed With Italian Desserts

Easy Banana Pudding

I’m a HUGE pudding guy, but I’ve had enough banana bread recipes and wanted to try something traditional like when I was a kid.

Growing up, my mum would make various banana dessert recipes, but I like her thick vanilla custards the most.

Related: Coconut Custard Tarts

When we went to the UK in 2017, my wife and I would watch my mum and dad work together to make little pots of vanilla custard for the week.

No word of a lie; you would find a tray of 12 in the refrigerator for their after-dinner sweet treat.

Puddings and custards are a big deal back home, which is why I want to share with you what my mum taught me.

Italian S Cookies

no bake banana pudding

Keep Your Overripe Bananas

There are no boxed pudding mixes used in this easy banana pudding recipe, and you can forget about those expensive Nilla cookies, too; I used Italian “S Cookies.”

The Italian S Cookie is a traditional buttery, lemon breakfast cookie with a crunchy texture that would be dunked in your coffee.

The lemon flavour is slight that it won’t overpower your banana pudding. In fact, I don’t even taste it when I’m eating it.

At a little over $1.00 for a package of ten “S Cookies,” you can’t go wrong, and they taste AMAZING layered in my banana pudding recipe.

My favourite brands of “S Cookies” are Milano S Cookies and Gioia S Cookies (we used these).

If you feel extra creative in the kitchen, you can make your own Italian Homemade S Cookies.

When unexpected company comes over to our house, this is a quick banana pudding that we whip up in under 20 minutes with 30 minutes of chilling time in the refrigerator.

The best part is if you do have bananas that are too ripe to eat and you’ve frozen them, defrost, mash, and you’re ready to make the best banana pudding you’ve ever tried.

How to Make Old-Fashioned Banana Pudding

Old-Fashioned Banana Pudding with Italian S cookies.
Old-Fashioned Banana Pudding with Italian S cookies.

Prepare The Ingredients

You’ll need ten key ingredients for this cooked banana pudding, which are all staples in most pantries; however, they are easy to find.

Like all others on this blog, my goal for this recipe is to consider the frugal budget and keep the recipe simple.

Printable Recipe Below

  • 2% milk
  • Whipping Cream
  • Eggs
  • Sugar
  • Flour
  • Cornstarch
  • Bananas of course!
  • Butter
  • Salt
  • S Cookies

If you don’t have whipping cream, you can use an extra cup of milk instead, but it’s nice to have so you can also decorate the banana pudding.

Once the pudding is thick, add a layer of cling wrap to the top of the bowl to prevent any skin from forming and refrigerate for 40 minutes to chill.

If you can do it overnight, even better only because I find the flavours tend to come together with any baked or sweet recipe I’ve ever made.

It’s not necessary to keep it for that long, though.

Non Printable Banana Pudding Recipe

Old-Fashioned Banana Pudding With S Cookies
 
Recipe Type: Dessert
Author: Mr.CBB
Serves: 6
You will love how easy it is to make this old-fashioned banana pudding with S cookies.
Ingredients
  • 3 medium ripe bananas
  • 2 cups of milk
  • 2 cups whipping cream
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 2 tbsps flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 large egg yolks
  • 3 tbsps butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 package Italian S Cookies
  • Nutmeg (optional)
Instructions
  1. In a medium saucepan add milk, butter and 1 cup of the whipping cream, vanilla along with the over-ripe bananas on medium heat and bring to a boil stirring constantly.
  2. In a small bowl add your salt, sugar, flour and cornstarch and mix.
  3. Remove the pan from the heat and mix in your sugar mixture until completely dissolved.
  4. In a small bowl crack eggs and separate the yolks and whisk. Temper the eggs with a teaspoon or two of the hot milk and stir quickly.
  5. Then add the egg yolk mixture to the hot milk mixture and stir to combine.
  6. Put back on the stove and bring to a boil stirring constantly for 1 or 2 minutes until thickened.
  7. If you want a chunky banana pudding leave the bananas chunky but if you want a smooth banana pudding you can use a banana masher or hand blender which I did to make it smoothe.
  8. In a medium to a large round baking dish or serving bowl add a layer of Italian S cookies on the bottom then top with some of the banana pudding. Do this until all of the cookies and pudding are gone.
  9. Add a plastic wrap to the top so it doesn’t create a skin and refrigerate for 40 minutes or until cold.
  10. In a bowl or stand mixer add the last cup of whipping cream and a bit of sugar if you want sweet whipping cream. I’d add about 2 tablespoons or leave it as is. Blend for 5 minutes or until a whipping cream forms peaks.
  11. Put the whipping cream in a piping bag and make an x design across the centre of the bowl. Optional
  12. Top with sprinkles of fresh nutmeg and serve. Optional
  13. I also added Graham Cracker cookies. Optional

 

 

Printable Version

Yield: 4

Old-Fashioned Banana Pudding With S Cookies

no bake banana pudding

Creamy homemade banana pudding made with very ripe bananas with Italian S cookies.

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

Ingredients

  • 3 medium ripe bananas
  • 2 cups of milk
  • 2 cups whipping cream
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 2 tbsps flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 large egg yolks
  • 3 tbsps butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 package Italian S Cookies
  • Nutmeg (optional)

Instructions

  1. In a medium saucepan add milk, butter and 1 cup of the
    whipping cream, vanilla along with the over-ripe bananas on medium heat and
    bring to a boil stirring constantly.
  2. In a small bowl add your salt, sugar, flour and
    cornstarch and mix.
  3. Remove the pan from the heat and mix in your sugar
    mixture until completely dissolved.
  4. In a small bowl crack eggs and separate the yolks and
    whisk. Temper the eggs with a teaspoon or two of the hot milk and stir quickly.
  5. Then add the egg yolk mixture to the hot milk mixture
    and stir to combine.
  6. Put back on the stove and bring to a boil stirring
    constantly for 1 or 2 minutes until thickened.
  7. If you want a chunky banana pudding leave the bananas
    chunky but if you want a smooth banana pudding you can use a banana masher or hand blender which I did to make it smooth.
  8. In a medium to a large round baking dish or serving
    bowl add a layer of Italian S cookies on the bottom then top with some of the
    banana pudding. Do this until all the cookies and pudding are gone.
  9. Add a plastic wrap to the top so it doesn't create
    skin and refrigerate for 40 minutes or until cold.
  10. In a bowl or stand mixer add the last cup of whipping
    cream and a bit of sugar if you want sweet whipping cream. I'd add about 2
    tablespoons or leave it as is. Blend for 5 minutes or until a whipping cream
    forms peaks.
  11. Put the whipping cream in a piping bag and make an x
    design across the centre of the bowl. Optional
  12. Top with sprinkles of fresh nutmeg and serve. Optional
  13. I also added Graham Cracker cookies. Optional

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For decorations, I added two pieces of graham cracker cookies that slid into the dessert side along with the whipped cream and nutmeg.

You could also sprinkle with crushed graham crackers or drizzle homemade caramel on top and sliced bananas.

If you prefer to have a warm banana pudding, enjoy it right from the pot as is, which is equally as delicious.

Mr.CBB

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5 Comments

      1. I did try it- that’s why I wondered about the butter. Excellent even without the butter. Thanks for sharing it. Came at a good time as I had exactly three overripe bananas about to be tossed?

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