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No-Bake Banana Split Cheesecake

Prep Time 45 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Servings 12 servings

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3 fruity cheesecake layers make up this easy, No-Bake Banana Split Cheesecake: banana pineapple, strawberry and chocolate! The perfect summer dessert!

Remember how I get into food ruts?

no bake banana split cheesecake with banana chocolate and strawberry layers whipped cream and cherries

This is one of them: banana split. (Maybe you remember those Banana Split Trifles?)

And it’s not like I’ve ever been all about the banana splits in the past. I think part of it is just coming up with different ways to recreate old favorites. What can I “banana split” this week.

I realized that I didn’t have a proper cheesecake recipe on the blog yet, and it felt wrong.

slice of banana split cheesecake being pulled out from the whole

I’m a big cheesecake lover.

And I have been forever and ever. If you saw these Cherry Cheesecake Brownies, you know my used-to-be-weekly cheesecake dates with a good friend.

Now I live in the middle of nowhere and make my own cheesecake. Clearly not often enough!

What do you guys put on your banana splits anyway? I made my cheesecake, and then I started looking around. I realized that maybe some people don’t put pineapple on their banana splits! If you’re one of those people, you can totally leave it out, and have an extra vanilla layer, or stir in some melted chocolate.

All is good when it comes to cheesecake.

Banana split just screams summer to me. And I want summer!

I mean, things are pretty good around here. But it’s not like we’re getting 6 months of beach weather like some of you.

This is a super simple no-bake cheesecake on a chocolate crust, but you can definitely do vanilla or graham if you prefer! All of the layers are basically cream cheese, sugar, whipped cream, and whatever fruit flavour you add.

I soaked the banana slices in pineapple juice because (a) it’s better than soaking them in lemon juice and (b) it keeps them from looking not so appetizing. This is an optional step – by all means, if you like brown bananas, you can skip it! It won’t change the taste.

I made all of the layers in the same bowl without washing in between, so it keeps dishes to a minimum. Feel free to use light or regular cream cheese, and light or regular whipped topping if you want to keep thighs things a little on the skinnier side. I usually buy light cream cheese so that’s what I used!

slice of no bake banana split cheesecake on white plate with bite taken off the end

This cheesecake freezes perfectly. It’s so perfect for making ahead, and you can even eat it frozen if you prefer! The only issue you might have is the bananas will brown once they thaw. If you plan to freeze it, I would serve it partially frozen.

Feel free to change up the fruit flavors and layer to accommodate your tastes! In my mind, it’s all good: chocolate, banana, pineapple, strawberry, cherry, or whatever you want!

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No-Bake Banana Split Cheesecake

No-Bake Banana Split Cheesecake: 3 fruity cheesecake layers make up this easy, No-Bake Banana Split Cheesecake: banana, strawberry adn pineapple. Finish it off with a drizzle of chocolate, whipped cream and cherries for the perfect summer treat! www.thereciperebel.com
Prep Time 45 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Servings 12 servings
Calories 493cal

Ingredients

  • 20 Oreo cookies with frosting
  • 3 tbsp melted butter
  • 1 package unflavored gelatin
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3/4 cup good quality chocolate chips
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 24 oz light cream cheese 3 packages
  • 2 bananas
  • 1/2 cup crushed pineapple drained, juice reserved
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar divided
  • 1 1/2 cups whipping cream
  • 1/3 cup strawberries, pureed (1/4 cup puree)
  • Sprinkles cherries, etc for garnish as desired

Instructions

  • In a food processor, grind cookies until fine crumbs form. Add melted butter and process until the crumbs hold together when pressed between your fingers. Press into the bottom of a 9″ Springform pan. Set aside.
  • In a small bowl, sprinkle gelatin over water. Microwave on high for 20 seconds until hot, and stir until dissolved. Set aside to cool to room temperature.
  • In a medium bowl, combine chocolate and milk. Microwave on high in 30 second intervals, stirring each time, until melted and smooth. Set aside to cool to room temperature.
  • Slice bananas and soak in pineapple juice.
  • In a stand mixer, beat cream cheese until smooth. Add powdered sugar and beat until smooth. Add in heavy whipping cream and beat on high until fluffy, 3-4 minutes. Stir in cooled gelatin mixture. Divide cheesecake mixture in 3.
  • Lay banana slices on the crust in the pan in a single layer (drain well). To ⅓ of the cheesecake mixture, add the crushed pineapple and spread over bananas.
  • Add melted chocolate to ⅓ of the cheesecake mixture and spread over pineapple layer.
  • Add strawberry puree to remaining cheesecake batter and spread over chocolate layer.
  • Refrigerate at least 3-4 hours until set. Garnish as desired.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 493cal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 81mg | Sodium: 410mg | Potassium: 316mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 39g | Vitamin A: 895IU | Vitamin C: 6.4mg | Calcium: 132mg | Iron: 2.1mg

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My name is Ashley Fehr and I love creating easy meals my family loves. I also like to do things my way, which means improvising and breaking the rules when necessary. Here you will find creative twists on old favorites and some of my favorite family recipes, passed down from generations!

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    • Ashley says

      Sorry about that Dorena! I mentioned it in the note in the post but I guess not in the actual recipe. I’ve fixed it!

  1. My Kitchen Craze says

    No bake Ashley!! You are a genius! This cheesecake looks amazing and perfect for summer!! Can’t wait to try this out. Not having to turn on my oven when its a 115 outside is a win win in my book. Pinned!

  2. Thao @ In Good Flavor says

    This no-bake cheesecake is fantastic, perfect for summer! I’m dying of for a slice!

  3. Dorothy Dunton says

    Hi Stacey! This is screaming “make me”! As hot as it’s been here lately I’m loving the no bake aspect!

    • Ashley says

      Oh, puh-lease! Do you know how I upset I was that my chocolate drizzling was so messy?! Lol. Thanks friend!

  4. Sarah @Whole and Heavenly Oven says

    Um. My jaw is literally scraping the ground right now. This cheesecake is absolutely INSANE! And I mean that in the best way possible of course. 😉 Totally loving that it’s no-bake and seriously, anything this gorgeous should just be outlawed. LOL. Pinned!

  5. Erin @ Miss Scrambled Egg says

    Wow! I don’t think I’ve actually ever ordered a banana split. Weird right? I might have had a taste of my father’s ice cream sundae version years ago since he usually orders them, but I need to step up my game! This would be a great way of getting all of those delicious ice cream banana split flavors. My boyfriends birthday is this Thursday, so I might just have to make this for him. 🙂

    • Ashley says

      I definitely never get a banana split either! And it is totally my dad’s favorite — too funny! I just love all the flavors together though!

  6. marcie says

    I LOVE cheesecake and banana split inspired desserts, so this is a win-win! This is the perfect dessert for summer — it looks absolutely delicious, Ashley!

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