4.02.2013

NAT NESTS: MAGNOLIA BAKERY BANANA PUDDING (OH YES!)

i tell anyone who comes to visit the city 
that a trip to magnolia bakery is really, really worth it.

not for their cupcakes, no no no no no.
their cupcakes are, sadly, fairly bland.
but for their banana pudding.
holy craaaap.

but here's one better:
i know the recipe.


magnolia bakery banana pudding
ingredients
16 oz can sweetened condensed milk
1 1/2 cups cold water
small box (3.4 oz) of instant vanilla pudding mix
3 cups heavy whipping cream
one box of nilla wafers
4 bananas, sliced

instructions
1. beat sweetened condensed milk and water in a bowl (with a mixer, or by hand if you're tough) for about a minute.
2. add the pudding mix and continue beating for two more minutes.
3. cover and refrigerate for at least four hours, up to overnight.
4. in a large bowl, whip the cream until stiff peaks have formed, then gently fold into chilled pudding mixture until fully combined.
5. in large bowl or dish, layer wafers, bananas, pudding . . . wafers, bananas, pudding . . . wafers, bananas, pudding. like a trifle! not like a rachel green trifle. 

(our friends the sheehans whipped up this batch, but let's just pretend it was me. ;)
(it's good on day one, it's killer on day two. by day three, it is straight up heaven.)

hope you're having a fantastic tuesday!

25 comments :

  1. I loved my Magnolia Bakery cupcake on my first visit to NYC back in 2005(ish). Sadly my return visit in 2011 was terrible - rude staff and blergh cupcake (and NO red velvet - WHAT??). I'll be checking out the other two places next year when we return.

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  2. I couldn't agree with you more about Magnolia! I never understood why people like their cupcakes! But the pudding is good! Have you tried Molly's Cupcakes? They are the best in the city in my opinion!

    -Taylor
    taylormorgandesign.blogspot.com
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  3. Yup, I would certainly love to be eating that right about now. And I'll be jotting down all these cupcake shop recommendations!

    Jess
    www.somesnapshots.com

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  4. That looks so good, I really want to try it. -Hanna

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  5. Sounds heavenly! I love banana flavored anything. :)

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  6. this sounds amazing! bookmarking it.

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  7. Hmmm looks good! Seems pretty easy to make too. ;)

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  8. If you can believe it, I managed to make this recipe even more sinfully delicious :) I add a package of cream cheese and sub the nilla wafers for chessman shortbread cookies....out of this world!!! In the summer I'll use strawberries instead of bananas and it's always a hit :)

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  9. I so need this, like, YESTERDAY.

    Mmmmmm, banana pudding. Magnolia BAKERY banana pudding.
    OM NOM NOM!

    Wish I weren't craving it right now. Drat!

    Note to self: use Nat's recipe posthaste!

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  10. yesss - i love magnolia's banana pudding!!
    and i love the friends reference you added.
    my brother and i just used "i like it" and "it tastes like feet!" the other day haha.
    :)

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  11. georgetown cupcakes. yessssssssssss. It's one of the things I miss most about DC.

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  12. holy buckets. my love will LOVE this!

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  13. going to have to make this! if i can figure out what instant vanilla pudding mix might translate to in an english supermarket...

    loved the friends reference! Ross: "it tastes like feet". *chortle chortle*

    http://thislittlemum.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I'm guessing Angel Delight or something? no idea if that comes in vanilla though

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  14. I've been making Magnolia's banana pudding for my family for years! I'm from the south, where banana pudding is religion and this is still the best I've ever made!

    xx,
    Katie
    www.thenestedblog.com

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  15. I cannot wait to come up with a reason to make this recipe. This banana pudding is simply the best...better than all the rest.

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  16. thanks for sharing the recipe for this yummy pudding!!!

    xo-Rose

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  17. ps I literally just read seriously so blessed from a-z and your frownsmile cracked me up!

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  18. their cupcakes are dry dry dry. might have to make this. i love banana pudding.

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  19. YUM. I'm making that pudding {minus the wafers, because I'm gluten-free}. Thanks, Nat!

    molly
    http://alwaysamrsforeverakidd.blogspot.com

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  20. Thanks for sharing this recipe. Cupcakes can be largely overrated anyways!!

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  21. I've just discovered your blog and absolutely love it! I'm moving to New York this fall and am eating up every little detail. And according to the rumbles in my tummy just now, I'm sure I'll soon be making this pudding! Yum!

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  22. These pictures are so inspiring... Thank you for sharing!
    http://www.frenchinlosangeles.com/

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  23. I'm going to write more on your final post, but I had to come to this post and copy this recipe into my recipe file in case you do take your archives down. (And now I'm frantically wondering what other recipes I need to save. ???) This banana pudding is divine. I will always think of you when I make it. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe and for sharing so much wisdom as well. :)

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