Banana Split Icebox Cake Recipe
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Banana Split Icebox Cake Recipe

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One day a friend showed me how to make a traditional icebox cake with just cream and graham crackers. I make it extra special with the fruit. Now everyone at your potluck can have a banana split, no muss, no fuss! —Shelly Flye, Albion, Maine
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling
MAKES:10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling
MAKES: 10 servings


  • 1 carton (16 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 1 package (3.4 ounces) instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 can (8 ounces) crushed pineapple, drained
  • 24 whole graham crackers
  • 2 medium bananas, sliced
  • Toppings: chocolate syrup, halved fresh strawberries and additional banana slices

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 405 calories, 15g fat (11g saturated fat), 16mg cholesterol, 372mg sodium, 60g carbohydrate (30g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, mix whipped topping, sour cream and pudding mix until blended; fold in pineapple. Cut a small hole in the tip of a pastry bag or in a corner of a food-safe plastic bag. Transfer pudding mixture to bag.
  2. On a flat serving plate, arrange four crackers in a rectangle. Pipe about 1 cup pudding mixture over crackers; top with about 1/4 cup banana slices. Repeat layers five times. Refrigerate, covered, overnight.
  3. Just before serving, top with chocolate syrup, strawberries and additional banana slices. Yield: 10 servings.
Originally published as Banana Split Icebox Cake in Taste of Home June/July 2012 , p21

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Corwin44 User ID: 7541400 260849
Reviewed Feb. 5, 2017

"Banana splits is my husbands favorite treat. My family loved this desert. I personally thought it was pretty good (4 stars), but I'm more of a cookie person and don't normally go for these types of desserts. However, my family raved and it was easy to make, so I'll be making this again. I used coconut instant pudding instead of vanilla which was tasty. I also ended up using a lot more bananas than the recipe called for. I made this in 9x9 foil disposable pan which allowed me to make 3 layers and I used a total of 5 bananas to cover all the layers and top my cake."

hejcs01 User ID: 2451705 117802
Reviewed Aug. 7, 2014

"Show stopping dessert at parties!"

dmileur User ID: 1633493 117793
Reviewed Jul. 23, 2014

"so good and really really easy. thank you so much"

jillknit User ID: 902626 133075
Reviewed Jul. 13, 2014

"Made it using chocolate grahams crackers (can never have to much chocolate!) and was awesome!"

moonbeam36 User ID: 7841760 184624
Reviewed Jul. 3, 2014

"It is wonderful. Serve it first, because you will have finished your meal. Have you heard " Eat dessert first:Life is short. moonbeam36"

lostgrl85 User ID: 5667346 111758
Reviewed May. 11, 2014

"I made this for my family and it was a huge hit. Everyone loved it and a couple of them even wanted seconds. It is a very nice alternative to baking something when it is hot outside. I followed the recipe exactly and it was very easy to put together. I will definitely be making this again."

angieact1 User ID: 1990802 150443
Reviewed Aug. 30, 2013

"I made this for my office potluck for pre-labor day and it was devoured in no time! It is very easy to make also!"

footballmomnva User ID: 7261655 117792
Reviewed May. 14, 2013

"Great recipe and is very similar to the Ice Box cake recipe that we have used for years at Christmas with chocolate wafers instead of graham crackers! So happy to have found this one to use for the summer months."

croberts User ID: 2123892 193660
Reviewed Mar. 9, 2013

"Love this recipe anytime of year, very easy to prepare in under 30 minutes except refrigeration time. Very yummy, lots of compliments!"

ilka896 User ID: 6549264 192159
Reviewed Oct. 8, 2012

"Very delicious but have to eat fast because it gets really dry fast"

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