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Banana Split Icebox Cake

Banana split icebox cake can and needs to be made ahead of time. Although it looks fancy, it couldn't be made any easier by layering graham crackers, bananas, and a cream filling.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Chill 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 20 minutes


  • 1 carton (16 ounces frozen whipped topping, thawed (or use 3 batches of homemade whipped cream which is about 6 cups of whipped cream))
  • 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 thin
  • Toppings: additional sliced bananas and sliced fresh strawberries
  • Chocolate Drizzle:
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips


  1. In a large bowl, mix the whipped topping, sour cream, and pudding mix until blended. Fold in pineapple. Fill a Ziploc bag with pudding mixture and cut off the corner of the bag.
  2. On a flat serving plate or large baking dish arrange four graham crackers in a rectangle. Pipe about 1 cup of the pudding mixture over the crackers; top with about 1/4 cup banana slices. Repeat layers five times. Cover and refrigerate for at least 8 hours or overnight. Graham crackers should be soft.
  3. Before serving, make the chocolate drizzle. For the Chocolate Drizzle: Heat the cream in the microwave until hot (about 20-30 seconds). Place chocolate chips in a small bowl and pour hot cream over the chips. Let it sit for a second and then stir until chocolate is smooth. Let cool slightly while preparing the bananas and strawberries for the topping.
  4. Arrange sliced fruit on top. Drizzle with chocolate and serve.

Recipe Notes

Source: adapted from Shelly Flye from Taste of Home

Nutrition Facts
Banana Split Icebox Cake
Amount Per Serving (10 g)
Calories 0
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.