So I have a secret… bananas are not my favorite. I don’t like the taste, smell or texture. I rarely bake with them, I don’t like to be around someone eating them and I NEVER buy them…unless I am making this Salted Caramel Banana Pudding.
It is ALL about the pudding
The pudding is really what sets this banana pudding apart from other ones. It is super rich, creamy and decadent. The secret to this pudding is something you might not expect…it is sweetened condensed milk. Yes, you read that right, sweetened condensed milk. It adds that little something extra, that little bit of unexpected.
To amp it up even more I add in vanilla bean paste as well. I love the extra bit of vanilla in each bite. If you look at the picture below you can see the little bits of vanilla beans, which just makes it a little more fancy.
Time to layer
First you start with a layer of pudding. Next is the bananas and the salted caramel sauce.
After that another pudding layer and then the Nilla wafers. Then you just keep repeating until the trifle bowl, or Mason jars are filled to the top.
I like to stand up bananas and nilla wafers around the outside as it really makes for a pretty presentation.
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Let’s talk caramel
The caramel sauce really is what takes this banana pudding over the top. The bit of salt and the sweetness of the caramel really makes each bite something to remember. You can use this super easy Homemade Salted Caramel Sauceor your favorite store bought one. Either are amazing.
Show me Yours
Don’t forget to take a picture of your Salted Caramel Banana Pudding and tag me on Instagram or Twitter @sparklesnsprouts so we can all see how amazing your creation is.
Also, make sure you pin this so you can keep it handy.