June is Dairy Month which means it’s time to celebrate #AllThingsDairy! Thanks to the American Dairy Association & Dairy Council for helping me bring you this post and giveaway!
Fresh nutritious dairy foods like milk, cheese and yogurt don’t just taste delicious; they’re good for your body! Dairy foods are the #1 source of calcium in most individual’s daily diet and offer 9 essential nutrients. Milk and dairy products are fresh 365 days a year, making Dairy Month a great time to think about exciting, nutrient rich combinations like creative grilled cheese sandwiches, salads and refreshing desserts.
I am choosing to celebrate Dairy Month by sharing with your this recipe for Banana Pudding Shooters.
You areas that correctly. Banana Pudding Shooters.
In a shot glass.
Real pudding, real whipped cream, banana pudding shooters.
You can wipe the drool of the screen now, I won’t watch.
Let’s get started!
- 2 cups half-and-half
- 3 tablespoons cornstarch
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 3/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Real Whipped Cream
- 3/4 cup heavy cream
- 3 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar
- 1 package vanilla wafer cookies (about 30), crushed
- 3-4 bananas
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
Whisk 1/2 cup half-and-half with the cornstarch in a heatproof medium bowl until smooth. Whisk in the eggs and set aside. The more lumps you can remove NOW will prevents lumps LATER.
In a heavy, medium saucepan, heat the remaining 1 1/2 cups half-and-half and the granulated sugar over medium-low heat until a thin skin forms on the top, about 8 minutes. This is melting the sugar and scalding the cream at the same time. Don’t let it boil over.
Slowly whisk the hot half-and-half mixture into the egg mixture to temper it.*Tempering is bring a hot and a cold liquid together in such a manor that they don’t cook each other, rather marry together nicely.*
Return the mixture to the saucepan and cook, stirring constantly with a rubber spatula, until it is just thick enough to coat the back of a wooden spoon, about 10 minutes. Remove from the heat and add the butter, 1 tablespoon at a time, stirring until combined. Stir in the vanilla extract.
Pour the custard into a clean bowl and press plastic wrap directly on the surface to prevent a skin from forming. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours, or overnight.
Whisk the heavy cream and the confectioners’ sugar in a medium bowl until soft to medium soft peaks form.
Crush the cookies in a food processor until they are crumbs. If you don’t have a food processor crush them in a zip top bad with a rolling pin.
*optional step…eat the rest of the box of vanilla wafer cookies
Puree the bananas in a food processor with the teaspoon of lemon juice. The lemon juice will help the banana puree from turning brown.
In the shot glasses, spoon in enough crushed cookie crumbs to cover the bottom. This will help you get out every last drop of creamy goodness with out scraping the bottom of the glass.
Fill 1/3 of the glass with your vanilla pudding. Hello Creamy goodness.
Here is a behind the scene shot of how I (or rather my daughter) were filling the shot glasses. I could have used a pastry bag, but they were no where to be found or I could have used a sandwich bag, but I always break those. So we filed out reusable squeeze pouches with the pudding and the cream to get fill the shot glasses neatly.
Add the layer of banana puree. You are welcome to use banana slices in the step. I like the creamy texture of the banana puree.
Top the shooters off with a swirl of real whipped cream. If you have never whipped your own cream before, you don’t know what you are missing. Give it a try. It MAKES every dessert it touches.
And that is it! Banana Pudding Shooters.
Join in the fun & deliciousness and celebrate “All Things Dairy” with 15 Food Bloggers from around the country as we celebrate #AllThingsDairy by sharing some of our favorite dairy recipes PLUS enter for a chance to win one of 3 Cuisinart ICE-30BC Pure Indulgence™ Frozen Yogurt-Sorbet & Ice Cream Makers to entice you to make your own delicious dairy treats this summer!
The American Dairy Association & Dairy Council salutes its local dairy farmers with a celebration of #AllThingsDairy as they seek nutritious recipes combining milk, cheese and yogurt with fresh produce. To learn more about the health benefits of dairy and the essential role it plays in your diet visit DairyGood.org
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