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Banana Split Icebox Cake

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


  • 1 carton (16 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 1 cup 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


  • 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. Transfer pudding mixture to bag.
  • On a flat serving plate, arrange 4 crackers in a rectangle. Pipe about 1 cup pudding mixture over crackers; top with about 1/4 cup banana slices. Repeat layers 5 times. Refrigerate, covered, overnight.
  • Just before serving, top with chocolate syrup, strawberries and additional banana slices.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 405 calories, 15g fat (11g saturated fat), 16mg cholesterol, 372mg sodium, 60g carbohydrate (30g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein.


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  • babsw17
    Jul 4, 2020

    My family really enjoyed this. Definitely a good one. Easy to make to. We got the kids to make it. Easy and quick. We didn't wait overnight, but kept in frig for 5 hours and it was perfect. We did with fresh peaches and cherries too.

  • Adele
    Jul 2, 2020

    Yes, I'd make this in a heartbeat! Even with full-fat/full sugar ingredients, less than 33% of the calories are from fat. I will do like other reviewers have done and make this in an 8x8 pan.

  • Ruthlessma
    Aug 2, 2019

    Delicious. This is a keeper. I used 5 bananas

  • OwlTree
    Jul 31, 2019

    I have made this many, many times over the years, and it is always a hit. The only thing I do differently is that I do not go to the trouble of piping the pudding mixture. I just spread it over each layer with a spatula. Piping it involves more time and work than I want to incur. You can't see the piping anyway.

  • Corwin44
    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
    Aug 7, 2014

    Show stopping dessert at parties!

  • dmileur
    Jul 23, 2014

    so good and really really easy. thank you so much

  • jillknit
    Jul 13, 2014

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

  • moonbeam36
    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
    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.