Frozen Banana-Split Dessert

The classic ice cream treat gets a bit of a makeover in this make-ahead dessert. The results are refreshing!

  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 4 hr 5 min
  • Servings 9

2/3
cup crushed chocolate graham crackers (8 squares)
2
tablespoons sugar
2
tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
1
box (4-serving size) vanilla pudding and pie filling mix (not instant)
1/2
cup sugar
2
cups milk
2
ripe bananas, mashed
1 3/4
cups frozen (thawed) whipped topping
1 1/4
cups fresh whole strawberries, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1 1/4
cups 1/2-inch pieces fresh pineapple

  • 1 Spray 8-inch square pan with cooking spray. In small bowl, mix crushed crackers and 2 tablespoons sugar. Stir in melted butter until crumbly and well blended. Press mixture in bottom of pan. Freeze about 10 minutes or until set.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in 2-quart saucepan, mix pudding mix, 1/2 cup sugar and the milk with wire whisk. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a full boil. Cool 10 minutes at room temperature. Refrigerate 30 minutes.
  • 3 Stir bananas into pudding. Fold in 1 cup of the whipped topping. Spread over crust. Freeze at least 3 hours or overnight.
  • 4 Cut into serving pieces; place on dessert plates. Top each piece with 2 teaspoons hot fudge topping, generous tablespoonful of remaining whipped topping, 2 tablespoons strawberries, 2 tablespoons pineapple. Serve immediately.

Expert Tips

Serve each piece of dessert without toppings, and let your guests add their own hot fudge topping, strawberries, pineapple and whipped topping.

Instead of chocolate graham crackers, try making the crust with honey graham crackers.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
290
(
Calories from Fat
70),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
8g
8%
(Saturated Fat
6g,
6%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
10mg
10%;
Sodium
130mg
130%;
Total Carbohydrate
51g
51%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
40g
40%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%;
Vitamin C
35%;
Calcium
8%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 1 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.