Magnolia Bakery may be best known for its pastel cupcakes and Sex and the City stamp of approval, but every local knows that it's the shop's banana pudding that steals the show. The creamy-rich treat is usually tricked out with vanilla wafers, vanilla pudding and freshly sliced bananas, but the bakery is adding a whole lot more to the mix this summer.
Each month, the chain will introduce a new, rotating banana-pudding flavor. June's special is “Rainbow” with edible confetti and whipped cream added to the usual array of fixings. Through July, find a "Magic Bar" variety with vanilla pudding, toasted coconut, graham crackers and chocolate chips. August's flavor is a s'mores riff, with chocolate pudding, graham crackers, marshmallow fluff, marshmallow and chocolate shavings. And finally, September will feature a salted-caramel version with dulce de leche pudding, homemade salted caramel and, yes, more bananas.