banana split ice box cake topped with whipped cream and cherries

I love making Icebox Cakes… if you’ve never made one, you have to try it!  They are SO simple to make, no baking required and you can do it ahead of time so it’s easy if you are having guests or need to take it along somewhere!


Repin No Bake Banana Split Icebox Cake Here


For this No Bake Banana Split Icebox Cake recipe I used very ripe bananas, if you toss them with the pineapple juice, they don’t brown at all!  If you don’t love pineapple, you can use fresh strawberries instead (or even as well as!).


slice of banana split ice box cake topped with whipped cream and cherries


Items you’ll need for this recipe: 

* Graham Crackers * Crushed Pineapple * 9 x 13 Pan *

banana split ice box cake topped with whipped cream and cherries
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No Bake Banana Split Icebox Cake

All of the banana split flavors you love in an easy to make icebox cake.
Prep Time 15 minutes
resting time 4 hours
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 18 servings


  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 package 4 servings size instant vanilla pudding
  • 2 cups milk
  • 4 cups whipped topping such as Cool Whip, divided
  • 3-4 bananas
  • graham crackers approx. 50 crackers
  • 14 ounces crushed pineapple in juice
  • chocolate syrup
  • cherries
  • nuts chopped, optional


  • Beat cream cheese on medium until fluffy, add in powdered sugar. Combine vanilla pudding and milk, mix well. Add to cream cheese mixture and stir. Gently fold in 2 cups of whipped topping.
  • Slice bananas and toss with a little bit of the pineapple juice (or lemon juice) to keep them from browning. Drain pineapple, squeezing to remove all of the juice.
  • Line the bottom of a 9×13 pan with graham crackers. Top with half of the cream cheese mixture and the bananas. Add a second layer of graham crackers. Top with remaining cream cheese mixture and pineapple. Add a third and final layer of graham crackers. Top with remaining 2 cups of whipped topping, cherries and nuts. Drizzle with chocolate.
  • Refrigerate overnight
5 from 10 votes

Nutrition Information

Calories: 313 | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 320mg | Potassium: 240mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 255IU | Vitamin C: 3.8mg | Calcium: 92mg | Iron: 1.8mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American

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  1. I seen one of your recipes on Facebook. Sounds delicious and I am always looking for new recipes.5 stars

    1. You’re in the right place Kathy; welcome! To receive emails with new recipes, you can click here to sign up to receive emails. Look forward to sending you recipes!

  2. I have made a variation of this with home made vanilla custard (pudding), whipped cream, and i make a graham cracker crust for the bottom crust. Also add sliced fresh strawberries in one layer. Delish.

  3. Banana split cake was a super hit!  My son suggested it needs a layer of peanutbutter in it.  I told him I’ll work on it… Do you think instead of graham crackers use peanutbutter cookies?  Or maybe a layer of peanutbutter fudge?  Back to my kitcken!

  4. I am so excited to try these recipes. I have wrote down a bunch and bookmarked your page just incase I lose the pages!! It all looks so good.5 stars

  5. I’ve seen MANY Banana Split Icebox Cake recipes lately as I’ve been looking for one to replace one I had almost 40 years ago & this is the BEST one I’ve seen so far. This is my 1st time to your site also & I’ve already printed/saved numerous recipes to try. SO glad I came across your site.

      1. Thank you, I’m sure we will Holly!! Pretty sure we’ll have to walk a few extra miles when I’m done making all these recipes. LOL

  6. I have made this several times. The only thing I do different is, I make it into pies. This Recipe will make 3 of them. Everyone I have made them for, loves it. Well, except my husband, but he’s a picky eater anyway. LOL

  7. Can we use any plain cream cheese like philadelphia cream cheese? And can we replace graham crackers with any other crackers as ww dont get them here where i live (zimbabwe)

    1. Philadelphia cream cheese is what I used in this recipe (the square not the tub). I think you could use any type of hard packaged cookie and it would work just fine (it may change the texture and/or flavor though!). :)

  8. First time visiting your website! I am so impressed! I’m going out and buy the ingredients for the banana split!!

  9. I make this and mix sliced strawberries in one of the cream cheese layers.. I get many compliments with it

  10. I think I just died and went to dessert heaven. I love banana splits and this absolutely takes the cake {pun intended}. ;) My mouth is watering and I am wanting to make a trip to the grocery store all of a sudden. Thank you so much for sharing and for linking up to Thrifty Thursday.

  11. We will just love this Banana Split Icebox Cake. Hope you are having a great day and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

  12. This looks divine! My husband loves anything banana split so I’ll be making this soon. Thanks for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)