How To Make Banana Pudding Jakarta The Best

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Banana pudding is a beloved comfort food enjoyed worldwide. But in Jakarta, Indonesia, there’s a unique take on this classic dessert that incorporates local flavors and textures. This creamy and delightful Banana Pudding Jakarta is sure to tantalize your taste buds.


Banana Pudding by Mookie Dessert Bar  Bridestory
Banana Pudding by Mookie Dessert Bar Bridestory

4 very ripe bananas, sliced

  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 (14oz) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup nata de coco, cubed (optional)
  • 1 cup chopped jackfruit, roasted (optional)
  • 1/2 cup crumbled Maria cookies
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds

  • Directions:

    1. Whip the Cream: In a chilled bowl, use an electric mixer to whip the heavy cream until stiff peaks form. Set aside.
    2. Combine Wet Ingredients: In a separate bowl, whisk together the condensed milk, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
    3. Assemble the Pudding: In a serving dish or individual glasses, layer the sliced bananas, followed by a drizzle of the condensed milk mixture. Repeat the layers, ending with bananas.
    4. Incorporate Extras (Optional): If using, gently fold the cubed nata de coco and chopped roasted jackfruit into the remaining condensed milk mixture. Add a layer of this mixture on top of the bananas.
    5. Top it Off: Gently fold in the crumbled Maria cookies and sliced almonds. Use them generously to create a beautiful and textural topping for your pudding.
    6. Chill and Serve: Cover the dish or individual glasses and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, allowing the flavors to meld. Serve chilled and enjoy!

    Note: Nata de coco is a jelly-like dessert made from fermented coconut water, commonly found in Southeast Asia. Roasted jackfruit adds a slightly sweet and chewy texture to the pudding. You can adjust the amount of these ingredients to your preference.

    Nutrition Facts (per serving, approximate)

    Calories: 450

  • Fat: 25g
  • Saturated Fat: 15g
  • Cholesterol: 50mg
  • Sodium: 100mg
  • Carbohydrates: 50g
  • Sugar: 40g
  • Protein: 5g

  • Conclusion:

    Banana Pudding Jakarta offers a delightful twist on the classic dessert. The creamy texture combined with the sweetness of the bananas, the surprise of nata de coco or roasted jackfruit (if used), and the satisfying crunch of the cookies and almonds creates a truly unique and delicious experience. It’s perfect for a special occasion or a simple yet satisfying treat.

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

    1. Can I substitute the heavy cream?

    Yes, you can substitute the heavy cream with whipped cream. However, the pudding will have a slightly lighter and less dense texture.

    2. What can I use instead of nata de coco?

    If you can’t find nata de coco, you can substitute it with tapioca pearls or mini marshmallows.

    3. Do I have to roast the jackfruit?

    No, you can use canned jackfruit instead of roasting your own. Just be sure to drain and rinse it thoroughly before adding it to the pudding.

    4. How long will this pudding stay fresh?

    This pudding will stay fresh in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

    5. Can I make this pudding ahead of time?