Mama's Banana Pudding
1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
1 1/3 cups ice cold water
1 (3.4-ounce) package instant vanilla pudding mix
1 tsp. banana extract
4 cups heavy cream
2 T. powder confectioner's sugar
1 (12-ounce) box Nabisco Nilla Wafers
4 to 5 cups sliced ripe bananas
After pudding has set, using a mixer with whip attachment, whip the heavy cream, powder sugar until stiff peaks form. Remove 1 cup of whipped cream for piping rosettes on top of pudding. Gently fold the pudding mixture into the whipped cream until well blended and combined well.
To assemble the pudding, I use a 10x 12 aluminium disposable pan. Can use a trifle bowl. Place one-third of the vanilla cookies to cover the bottom of the pan, then one-third of the sliced bananas and one-third of the pudding mixture. Repeat the layering two times more. Time to decorate pudding. Add additional wafers on top with piped reserved whip cream or crush vanilla cookies and sprinkle on top.
Place pudding in fridge and refridgerate for 6 to 8 hours. Time to serve!