Banana Sundae Dessert Recipe
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Banana Sundae Dessert Recipe

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This banana sundae dessert is sure to be a family favorite! You get a taste of chocolate, banana and strawberries in every bite of the frosty treat. It does take a while to assemble, but it's worth it in my book. —Caroline Wamelink, Cleveland Heights, Ohio
Featured In: 13x9 Potluck Recipes
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + freezing
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + freezing
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 1 package (12 ounces) vanilla wafers, crushed
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 6 cups chocolate chip ice cream, softened if necessary
  • 4 large firm bananas, sliced
  • 2 jars (11-3/4 ounces each) hot fudge ice cream topping, divided
  • 6 cups strawberry or cherry ice cream, softened if necessary
  • Optional toppings: whipped cream, maraschino cherries, chopped walnuts, banana slices and colored sprinkles

Nutritional Facts

1 piece (calculated without whipped cream and cherries): 550 calories, 25g fat (13g saturated fat), 56mg cholesterol, 224mg sodium, 77g carbohydrate (52g sugars, 3g fiber), 6g protein.


  1. In a bowl, mix wafer crumbs, melted butter and sugar; press onto bottom of a 13x9-in. dish. Freeze 15 minutes.
  2. Spread chocolate chip ice cream over crust. Layer with bananas and 1-1/2 jars fudge topping (about 1-1/2 cups). Freeze, covered, at least 30 minutes.
  3. Spread strawberry or cherry ice cream over top. Freeze, covered, 6 hours or overnight.
  4. Remove from freezer 10 minutes before cutting. Warm remaining fudge topping; drizzle over top. Serve with toppings as desired. Yield: 16 servings.

Test Kitchen Tips
  • To make ice cream super spreadable, beat it with a stand mixer until smooth. A paddle attachment works best for this task.
  • Can't find cherry ice cream? For a semi-homemade version, add 1 cup chopped sweet cherries (fresh or frozen) to 6 cups softened vanilla ice cream.
  • Originally published as Banana Sundae Dessert in Simple & Delicious July/August 2009, p17

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    mnccaleb User ID: 4255057 125467
    Reviewed Aug. 21, 2012

    "So good!! Everyone who loves it!"

    a642483 User ID: 3027293 169974
    Reviewed Jan. 31, 2011

    "Even after leaving cake out for 20 min prior to serving, the bananas were rock hard and many wondered what it was that was preventing their fork to penetrate the ice cream! haha! The taste was ok, but not something I'd make again."

    slbastress User ID: 2689361 144655
    Reviewed Jul. 26, 2010

    "This was a huge hit with my four kids..."

    katydid1241 User ID: 1269641 182584
    Reviewed Jul. 8, 2009

    "I made this for July 4th and I've already had several requests for the recipe. When I could not find cherry vanilla ice cream I substituted strawberry and it was delicious.


    charxoxo User ID: 3821093 100745
    Reviewed Jun. 17, 2009

    "YUMMY! I made this today and we had it tonight after dinner and it was amazing! This one is a keeper for sure."

    joandillon User ID: 3801797 105941
    Reviewed Jun. 15, 2009

    "anything with ice cream has to be goooood jo"

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