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Banana Split No Bake Ice Box Cake

I love making No Bake Ice Box Cakes. They are truly so simple and so tasty for the summer!  There are endless varieties, too, which is always fun. They are a perfect dish to bring to that summer picnic or BBQ, too.

Icebox cakes became popular during the 20s and 30s about the same time as trifles and charlotte russe. The dessert was originally made with chocolate wafers and whipped cream and has evolved to graham crackers and pudding. Layering these products produces a delicious dessert.  It was one of the first "back-of-box recipes" featured by the products in the cake.

I modified a recipe I found at Spend With Pennies .  I modified because I wanted a smaller cake, and two, I wanted to create a less sugar version of the one on the blog.  Let's see how to make this delicious cake.

Yield: 6
Author: Terri Steffes

Banana Split No Bake Ice Box Cake

A No-Bake dessert that is easy and delicious.
prep time: 25 Mcook time: 6 hourtotal time: 6 H & 25 M


  • 12 whole graham crackers
  • 1 container of Cool Whip Lite
  • 1 15 oz can of pineapple, drained
  • 6 maraschino cherries
  • 1/4 c chocolate syrup
  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • 1 c powdered sugar (or allulose, to keep the carbs down)
  • 1 pkg sugar-free pudding, either banana (if you buy from me, I get a commission! )or vanilla
  • 2 c milk
  • 2 medium ripe bananas
  • 1/2 c chopped nuts


How to cook Banana Split No Bake Ice Box Cake

  1. Prepare pudding with milk and let set.
  2. Beat softened cream cheese with 1 c powdered sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Beat the pudding and cream cheese mixture together.
  4. Fold in half of the lite cool whip.  Set aside
  5. Drain pineapple, save juice.
  6. Slice bananas and drizzle them with the pineapple juice.
  7. Drain and dry 6 marachino cherries.
  8. Place a single layer of graham crackers in a 9 by 9 inch pan.
  9. Place half of the cream cheese mixture on top of the crackers.
  10. Spread pineapple on top of the cream cheese.
  11. Add a layer of graham crackers again.
  12. Spread the remaining cream cheese mixture on top of the crackers.
  13. Add bananas to the top of the cream cheese.
  14. Add another layer of graham crackers.
  15. Spread the remaining Cool Whip on top of the crackers.
  16. Refrigerate overnight.
  17. Cut into six pieces.
  18. Top with a maraschino cherry and a drizzle of chocolate syrup.
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  1. I've not seen the sugar free banana pudding. I'll be on the lookout for it. This looks delicious.

  2. Sounds just as delicious as when Mom used to make it for me. This has been a fun event. Lots of food memories.

  3. Love all those toppings! This sounds like the perfect dessert to have after a long, hot day of being out in the sun.

  4. I have always loved all the fruit in a banana split- especially the pineapple and bananas! This looks so good, and perfect for summer!

  5. I haven't made an ice box cake in years. What a great combo of flavors!

  6. I love these type cakes too! Banana Split Cakes are so good and I love that you made a smaller cake - it's perfect!

  7. This looks and sounds delicious! I have never made this type of cake but I might give it a try! Thanks for the recipe!

  8. You had me at no bake! I am all about simple desserts. I'll be making this over the summer for sure. We always like trying new things.

  9. I've never been a huge fan of pies, but then I read "Icebox" and was intrigued! My husband is going to flip! Pinning this for sure. (Rena)

  10. I can't wait to try your lower sugar version. It sounds fantastic and looks gorgeous!

  11. Love that this is no bake. This looks so yummy and would be perfect to make for my family for dessert.

  12. I've never tried ice box cakes before so this is a surprise and it looks interesting! I'd love to try!

  13. My friend makes ice box cakes all the time. I need to tell her about this type so she can try it.

  14. I've never made an icebox cake (or even heard of one.) It looks really tasty, my kids would love all the flavor combination. And I love the fact that you don't have to turn on the oven to make it!

  15. I really love making no bake recipes and this one looks really delicious. Seeing this makes my mouthwatering, will definitely try this at home.

  16. Rika Ag3:49 AM

    My kids would want to try this! The perfect dessert for summer months.

  17. That looks like a really good cake. I bet my family would enjoy that one. I need to try to make it for them.

  18. Wow, it looks just so simple to make specially removing the baking part. It is one tasty and quite a refreshing treat. Those ingredients are all my favorite.

  19. This sounds so good. I love banana splits, so I bet I'll love this cake too. I'm very excited to give this a try.

  20. Yum! Everything about this is delicious. I love having no-bake options.

  21. Oh, my! That looks so enticing and delicious! And no bake, huh? I can't wait to make this.


  22. This looks and sounds fabulous! A must make recipe for this summer! Deliciousness!

  23. This looks delicious no bake dessert. I like this banana split in the form of ice box. I need to try taste test.


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