Banana Split Icebox Cake Recipe
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Banana Split Icebox Cake Recipe

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Salute Ohio's annual banana split festival with an easy version that turns graham crackers and toppings into icebox cake. —Shelly Flye, Bangor, 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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Reviewed Aug. 7, 2014

"Show stopping dessert at parties!"

Reviewed Jul. 23, 2014

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

Reviewed Jul. 13, 2014

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

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"

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."

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