Banana Pudding

When my husband was stationed in Montgomery, Alabama with the U.S. Army his company often had potlucks and this dish was ALWAYS requested and every last drop of it was gobbled up.  It’s easy enough to make so I always obliged.

1 – 5 oz package instant vanilla pudding      
2 c cold milk
1 – 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
1 Tbsp vanilla extract
1 – 12 oz container whipped cream
1 – 16 oz package Nilla wafers
6 – 10 bananas, sliced (depending on how much banana you like)

In a large mixing bowl, beat pudding mix and milk for 2 minutes.  Blend in condensed milk until smooth.  Stir in vanilla pudding and fold in whipped cream.  Layer:  wafers, bananas, pudding mixture (ending with crumbled wafters on the top) in a glass serving bowl (trifle bowl works well).  Chill until ready to serve.

Note:  I like to crumble the wafers on the bottom and top layers and leave them whole in the middle layers.