Recipe: Drunken Monkey Overnight Banana Pudding
Not your mama's banana pudding, this one has a boozy twist!
This post is hosted by Jackson Morgan Southern Cream Liqueur. All opinions are my own.
I’m trying to eat more fruit, because, duh, it’s healthy for you. Experts say you should have two servings of fruit per day – which weirdly, is hard for me to remember to do. My plan is to make dessert with fruit IN it, then I won’t forget to eat that second serving, right?
So if you’re on a similar health journey as I am 🙂 you’ll want to pin this recipe – you know, to help attain those lofty goals. And because we’re extra around here, this recipe is boozy to boot. Consider that added insurance that I’ll get maybe even a third serving in each day.
This is my new version of a classically Southern recipe I found in a Paula Deen cookbook. It’s a banana pudding recipe that she got from a friend who got it from a friend… so like all good Southern traditions, it’s probably near legendary and we’re just building on greatness here. These “upgrades” to your traditional banana pudding recipe will make it a favorite in your home, just like it is in ours.
Speaking of Southern traditions, this unexpected surprise is that the recipe incorporates my new love: a craft whiskey cream liqueur from Jackson Morgan which makes this dessert OVER THE TOP delicious! Not familiar with Jackson Morgan? This drool-worthy sipping whiskey is American-made and has a crazy tasty line up of flavors that include: salted caramel, orange whip, peppermint mocha, and brown cinnamon sugar to name a few. And for those of you who are fancy and like a drink with provenance, Jackson Morgan’s story began almost 100 years ago when Alfred Wetherington, the great grandfather of siblings Jackson and Morgan, had a whiskey still in eastern North Carolina. He later decided to become a preacher and left the whiskey life behind. Almost a 100 years later, Jackson and Morgan are picking up where he left off with a new twist on the family recipe.
Too bad Mr. Wetherington didn’t have this recipe for the Sunday church potlucks! Luckily you can make it for your next party – it’s a guaranteed fan favorite and better yet, it’s BEST made the night before. (Printable version at the end of this post.)
Drunken Monkey Overnight Banana Pudding
What you need:
- 2 bags Pepperidge Farm Chessmen Cookies
- 6 to 8 bananas, sliced
- 1 cup Jackson Morgan Banana Pudding Cream Liqueur
- 1 cup of whole milk
- 1 – 5 oz box of instant French vanilla pudding
- 1 – 8 oz package of cream cheese, softened
- 1 – 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
- 1 – 12 oz container frozen whipped topping, thawed
What you do:
Line bottom of a 13 x 9 x 2 inch dish with 1 bag of cookies.
Blend milk and Jackson Morgan with pudding mix well with a handheld electric mixer.
Beat cream cheese and condensed milk together in a bowl until smooth.
Fold in whipped topping.
Add to pudding mixture, stirring until well blended.
Slice bananas and put on top of cookies.
Pour mixture over cookies and bananas.
Cover with remaining cookies.
*** To make this recipe alcohol free, replace the cup of Jackson Morgan with whole milk.***
This recipe makes a LOT. I like to split it up and put it into a smaller pan for our family of 3, and put the remainder into loaf pans to gift to others (they fit 2 and a half cookies on the bottom, 3 on top). Also, I divide the pudding and make an alcohol-free version for the Cupcake.
Doesn’t it look amazing?
Call me a drunken monkey because I could eat the whole pan!
Let me know how you like it! The printable recipe is below. Find Jackson Morgan near you (or have it shipped) by using their store locator.
PS – Jackson Morgan creme liqueurs are sooo good. When sipping straight, serve chilled for the best taste and please drink responsibly.
Thank you Jackson Morgan for sharing your goodness with me! I will try to incorporate every flavor into my desserts this year – for the sake of fruit. 😉
LOVE bananas? Check out my blue-ribbon recipe (For real! It got a blue ribbon) for Bananas Foster Butter.