Easy Date Night Banana Pudding

When it comes to creating a special date night at home, there’s nothing quite like a sweet treat to set the mood for romance. This Easy Date Night Banana Pudding recipe is designed for just that, offering a blend of nostalgia and thoughtful preparation that’s certain to win hearts.

For the Pudding: – 750 g (3 c) milk – 200 g (1 c) granulated sugar – 43 g (1/3 c) all-purpose flour – 1/2 tsp salt – 4 egg yolks, room temperature – 2 tbsp butter, room temperature – 1 vanilla bean pod – Bananas – Nilla wafers For the Banana Liqueur Whipped Cream: – 500 g (2 c) heavy cream, cold – 120 g (1 c) confectioner’s sugar – Pinch fine salt – 1 tbsp banana extract or banana liqueur – 1 tsp pure vanilla extract


1. Combine the egg yolks together in a small bowl until they make a cohesive mixture and are lighter in color.  Set aside. 2. Carefully slice the vanilla bean pod down the middle and scrape out the vanilla beans.

3. Add the sugar, flour, vanilla beans, and salt to the bottom of a large saucepan.  Whisk to combine. 4.  Turn on the heat to medium and slowly stream in the milk, whisking constantly. Add the vanilla bean pod. Continue to whisk as the mixture heats to a simmer.  

5. Once the mixture gets to 160°F (or just before it starts to simmer), slowly add 1/4 c of the milk mixture to the egg yolks in a slow stream, whisking constantly, to temper the egg yolks.

6. Remove the vanilla bean pod, then strain the tempered egg/milk mixture back to the rest of the milk mixture using a fine mesh strainer (like this one) to catch any errant egg pieces, and continue to whisk the mixture as it thickens.  This will start to happen very quickly at this point.

7. Once the pudding coats the back of a spoon, remove from the heat and add the butter.  Stir until the butter is fully incorporated and the mixture is smooth. 8. Place in the refrigerator for 4 hours

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