Frozen Banana-Split Dessert

frozen banana-split dessert Dessert
Frozen Banana-Split Dessert
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 4 hr 5 min
  • Servings 9

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

Updated May 16, 2016


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


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  • 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 Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories from Fat
% Daily Value
Trans Fat
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
Carbohydrate Choice
3 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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