Bananas Foster Frozen Protein Dessert

Total Time

Prep: 35 min. + freezing


12 servings

Updated: Feb. 13, 2024
I love this recipe because it’s decadent while still on the healthy side. It’s high in protein too, so it feels like an indulgence while still providing good fuel for the body. —Liz McLaughlin, Ramona, California
Bananas Foster Frozen Protein Dessert Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 package (12 ounces) cream-filled oval vanilla sandwich cookies
  • 1 cup freeze-dried banana slices, optional
  • 4 cups (32 ounces) 4% cottage cheese
  • 4 medium ripe bananas
  • 1/3 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 jar (11-1/2 ounces) salted caramel topping, warmed


  1. Place cookies and freeze-dried banana slices in a food processor; pulse until coarse crumbs form. Remove to a bowl. Place cottage cheese, bananas, coconut sugar and vanilla in food processor; process until blended.
  2. In an 11x 7-in. dish, layer with a third of the cottage cheese mixture, cookie mixture and caramel; repeat layers twice. Cover and freeze 6-8 hours or until firm. Let stand at room temperature for 10 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 361 calories, 11g fat (4g saturated fat), 23mg cholesterol, 404mg sodium, 58g carbohydrate (38g sugars, 1g fiber), 10g protein.