Earlier this week, we made our television debut showcasing our modern twist on a classic dessert: Southern Banana Pudding Dessert Shooters. The show - Food(ography) with Mo Rocca - featured iconic sweet treats from around the country and aired on the Cooking Channel. It was such an honor to be invited to be on the show, and such a whirlwind of taping in our kitchen that happened within a matter of days back in May. Our segment was short but sweet, and we're so happy to have been given the opportunity to share our dessert shooter creation with the world.
Here are some behind-the-scenes shots of the taping!
Our amazing florist friend Jackie Just from Just Bloomed offered to create floral arrangements for the dessert table set up for the taping.
So what's the story behind our Southern Banana Pudding Dessert Shooters?
The idea for our decadently creamy Southern Banana Pudding Dessert Shooters was inspired by my love of everything banana. My grandmother made the most amazing banana bread when I was growing up and I couldn’t get enough – often eating half the loaf myself! I also spent a short time in Durham, North Carolina and one of my favorite restaurants was Cooks Corner. They serve the most amazing Southern Banana Pudding I have ever tried! It’s a rather large serving that comes in a bowl and it’s topped with fluffy, toasted meringue. Just thinking about it makes me hungry! We’ve scaled down this version into a mini size that’s perfect for a post-dinner treat.
The shooters are made by layering vanilla bean custard, fresh bananas, crushed Nilla Wafer cookies, and fresh whipped cream. Many clients say it tastes like banana cream pie in a glass!
Our Banana Pudding Dessert Shooter recipe can be found on the Cooking Channel's website.