I didn’t like banana pudding. Most times I had tried it, there was this overwhelming fake banana flavor that I just hated. It reminded me of those banana flavored witches’ brooms that we got in our trick or treating bags as a kid. So gross. I was hosting Life Group at our home and one of the couples brought my least favorite dessert to share. Blech. But, I grew up in a home where I had to taste everything, even if I didn’t like it. So I did and I was shocked! It was delicious! I got the recipe that night and I’ve been making it ever since, to rave reviews. So here’s my recipe for the best banana pudding you’ve ever eaten!
I adore Valentine’s Day. I decorate my house in reds and pinks and make delicious chocolate desserts. Don’t you just love love?! So this week, I’m dedicating my blog to Valentine’s Day Chocolate Indulgences!!! Doesn’t that sound decadent? I’m kicking it off with a recipe I grew up with. I love that a simple taste of pudding can bring me back to childhood. I had not made this recipe in years. But the second the spoon hit my lips, I was instantly transported back to 5 year old Joelle. I have fond memories of made from scratch treats that my Mom made and I love to think that my kids might grow up to have similar feelings of childhood when they eat those same things! So here is my Mom’s chocolate pudding recipe. I bet you have all these ingredients in your house right now. Go make it! And please invite people over to share it with you….the guilt of eating cup after cup yourself is just too much!