Banana Sundae Dessert

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. + freezing


16 servings

Updated: Jul. 03, 2022
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


  • 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


  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.

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.
  • Nutrition 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.