Frozen Banana-Split Dessert

The classic ice cream treat gets a bit of a makeover in this make-ahead dessert. The results are refreshing!

  • prep time 25 min
  • total time 4 hr 5 min
  • ingredients 10
  • servings 9

Ingredients

2/3
cup crushed chocolate graham crackers (8 squares)
2
tablespoons sugar
2
tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
1
box (4-serving size) vanilla pudding and pie filling mix (not instant)
1/2
cup sugar
2
cups milk
2
ripe bananas, mashed
1 3/4
cups frozen (thawed) whipped topping
1 1/4
cups fresh whole strawberries, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1 1/4
cups 1/2-inch pieces fresh pineapple
  • 1 Spray 8-inch square pan with cooking spray. In small bowl, mix crushed crackers and 2 tablespoons sugar. Stir in melted butter until crumbly and well blended. Press mixture in bottom of pan. Freeze about 10 minutes or until set.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in 2-quart saucepan, mix pudding mix, 1/2 cup sugar and the milk with wire whisk. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a full boil. Cool 10 minutes at room temperature. Refrigerate 30 minutes.
  • 3 Stir bananas into pudding. Fold in 1 cup of the whipped topping. Spread over crust. Freeze at least 3 hours or overnight.
  • 4 Cut into serving pieces; place on dessert plates. Top each piece with 2 teaspoons hot fudge topping, generous tablespoonful of remaining whipped topping, 2 tablespoons strawberries, 2 tablespoons pineapple. Serve immediately.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    290
    (
    Calories from Fat
    70),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    8g
    8%
    (Saturated Fat
    6g,
    6%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    10mg
    10%;
    Sodium
    130mg
    130%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    51g
    51%
    (Dietary Fiber
    2g
    2%
      Sugars
    40g
    40%
    ),
    Protein
    3g
    3%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    4%;
    Vitamin C
    35%;
    Calcium
    8%;
    Iron
    4%;
    Exchanges:
    1 Starch; 1 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    3 1/2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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