This is the stuff Grandma made for you when you were a kid, if you're lucky. I subbed 1/2 cup half and half for equal part or the milk, and instead of using vanilla I mashed up a banana and ended up with the best ever banana pudding. I plan on trying this with pineapple juice for part of the milk as well.
My husband really enjoyed this pudding! He opted to do without the banana, but I like it with. I must confess, I used whole eggs, I was feeling lazy. Thanks for the good recipe TGirl!
Delicious simplicity and much more wholesome than the instant pudding I've been eating when I get the pudding/custard craving. I would definitely say that the small extra effort to make custard is well worth it and it was ridiculously easy. I could have eaten this warm right out of the pot. What I wound up doing though is just slightly different than the recipe. I sliced bananas, squirted a little lemon juice on them to prevent browning, and then layered the warm custard and bananas in parfait glasses and refrigerated them for a couple of hours. I also used 3 or 4 bananas, just to get the kids (and us grownups, too!) to get a few more vitamins with their treat. Thanks, I have a feeling this will be a staple in our home.
Yum!!! I've been trying to find a GOOD banana pudding/custard recipe for years now and I've finally found it. Defenite keeper!
Definitely a keeper! Everyone loved it in our house - made up super quickly and I added the bananas straight away and let it cool while we ate our dinner. Yummy and thank you for sharing this with us!