I recently traveled to NY and tried Magnolia's banana pudding. Long story short, it was amazing :D
When I came back home I tried to create the next best version. Having seen the below video, I combined vanilla pudding, whipped from a combination of heavy whipping cream and 2% milk, about a cup of each) and stabilized whipped cream, made from about a cup of heavy whipping cream, confectioners sugar and half a teaspoon of gelatin.
Whipped cream was perfectly stable and pudding also has a pretty good texture. While I am overall happy with my first attempt, I feel like my texture fell short. I want almost a cake frosting / ice cream texture. I want a texture that is more firm and fluffy and am not sure how to accomplish this.
Can anyone offer some advice? To get a better idea of the texture I am after, checkout magnolia's video.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8468bpqWeIQ&t=7s (7 second mark)