My mother-in-law’s cousin makes this banana pudding for our family gatherings every single holiday, whether she herself will be there or not.  Dom and our sister-in-law, Melissa, have a Banana Pudding Race every holiday to see who can get to it first and leave the biggest hole.  I honestly forget who’s ahead…

1 large box vanilla pudding*
1 8-oz pkg. cream cheese
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 8-oz container Cool Whip
Box of vanilla wafers
3 medium bananas

Mix first three ingredients; Fold in Cool Whip.  Layer w/ bananas and vanilla wafers; Chill 30 min.  

*I have begun to lay off of banana pudding due to the artificial colors in the vanilla pudding, and my new-found allergy to the “cream” in cool whip.