Sunday, September 21, 2008

Sugar Free Banana Pudding

With all the wonderful sweet confections that are available these days, we sometimes forget about those who love the sweet things in life but must be careful on how much they consume.

Well this recipe for my Sugar Free Banana Pudding is just for you my friends. Especially for my friend Pansy who takes care of her Father-in-law's sweet tooth. He is going to love you for this one! Everyone swears it isn't sugar free!!! ENJOY

Sugar Free Banana Pudding(*SF)

2 small boxes instant *SF french vanilla pudding mix
1- 12 oz tub *SF Cool-Whip topping
3 Cups Skim milk
1/2 cup sour cream
1 tsp Vanilla flavor
2 boxes SF Vanilla Wafers Murray or Nilla brand
4-5 bananas sliced

Homemade whip topping

1 pint of heavy whipping cream
1 tsp vanilla
3 single packs of Splenda

In a large chilled metal bowl combine all ingredients and whip on high speed until stiff peaks form. Keep refrigerated until ready to use. (the Kitchen Aid Stand mixer works great for this)

Pudding Directions:

In a large bowl, combine pudding mix and milk. Blend completely until thickened. Mix in sour cream, vanilla flavor and cool-whip.

In the bottom of a 9x13 baking dish add a layer of vanilla wafers. Top with 1/3 of pudding mixture and a layer of bananas. Repeat with wafers, pudding mix and bananas ending with the wafers on top. Dollop, spread or pipe the homemade whip topping over the vanilla wafers. Add a few wafers on top for a decorated look if you wish.

** You may crush the wafers if you desire to do so and change up the bananas with pineapple for a variety. The pudding can be made into individual portions or in a clear trifle bowl for a pretty presentation.