Banana Split Dessert


Hello! My name is Jenny and I am the girlie behind A Little Of This where I share yummy recipes. Today I’ll be sharing this delicious banana split dessert. I am ‘newer’ to blogland and am SO excited to be guest posting on Jamielyn’s adorable blog! I L.O.V.E. love her site! She is one of my absolute favorites! No really! I visit her blog daily!

Today I am going to share one of my most favorite desserts with you….banana split dessert!

 Banana Split Dessert Recipe... yum!

This recipe made it to almost every birthday party in our household growing up! It is delicious! I decided to leave husband and my little bug at home and went to my mom’s house to make this. My dad asked what I was going to make and when I told him he said “you’re not going to take all of it home, right?” “No dad, I will leave you some.” “You’ll leave me half of it, right?” “Uh….We’ll see!” So obviously, this dish is just pure heaven and I am so excited to share it with you!


Banana Split Dessert


  • 2 sticks of butter
  • 1 12oz bag of milk chocolate chips
  • 2 cups of powdered sugar
  • 1 large can of evaporated milk
  • 2 packages of graham crackers (crushed)
  • 2 boxes of vanilla ice cream {get boxes instead of a tub}
  • 1 bunch of bananas (sliced)


1. Melt 1 stick of butter in a sauce pan and then add the bag of chocolate chips, constantly stirring until fully melted. Add 2 cups of powdered sugar and then, whisk in the evaporated milk.
Constantly stir. Boil about 2 minutes until nice and bubbly. The mixture will not be very thick at this point.
2. Place the chocolate mixture into the freezer {still in the pan} for an hour or so. Stir occasionally.
3. In the meantime, start making the base of the dessert. Put your graham cracker crumbs into a 9x13 dish.
4. Next you will melt 1 stick of butter in the microwave and pour it over the crumbs in your dish. Then take a spoon to mix the crumbs and butter all together and spread evenly along the bottom of the dish.
5. Then cut approximately 1" slices of ice cream and place directly on top of the crust.
6. Then it's a good idea to kind of push down on the ice cream and make sure that there aren't any huge gaps anywhere.
7. Then put the sliced bananas on top of the ice cream.
8. Place the dessert in the freezer until your chocolate topping is completely cooled.

Once it is cooled, pour the chocolate on top of the banana base and place in the freezer again for another hour or so.

 Banana Split Dessert Recipe... yum!

Allow several hours for this to set before serving. In fact, I recommend you make this dessert the night before you plan to serve it so that it will be perfectly chilled! If you really wanted to make this dessert EASY, just buy some hot fudge from the store and pour it on top. ;)

 Banana Split Dessert Recipe... yum!

Serving size is approximately 12.
 Banana Split Dessert Recipe... yum!
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Jamielyn Nye

Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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  1. Kristin P posted on March 15, 2011 at 7:07 am (#

    I think my husband would love this! Unfortunately I don't have a big enough freezer. I'll just have to make it over at my moms sometime! :)

  2. reasonstoskipthehousework posted on March 15, 2011 at 7:47 am (#

    This looks so yummy! With it getting warmer here in Phoenix, it's about time for some cool desserts! I'd love for you to come list your dessert in my Tuesday Time Out (today's the first day!)


  3. Jayna Rae posted on March 15, 2011 at 9:42 am (#

    It looks super refreshing!!!

  4. Jayna Rae posted on March 15, 2011 at 9:43 am (#

    It looks super refreshing!!!

  5. Sarah posted on March 15, 2011 at 11:23 am (#

    Holy yum! I know what I'm making for dessert this sunday!

  6. Judy posted on March 15, 2011 at 2:10 pm (#

    This looks delicious… how many cups of graham cracker crumbs would be in "2 packages"? — I buy the pre-made crumbs so could you possibly estimate? Thanks

  7. Heather posted on March 15, 2011 at 2:28 pm (#

    Super duper YUM!! Thanks for the great tutorial!!

  8. Anthony and Erin Mills posted on March 15, 2011 at 3:11 pm (#

    mmmmmmmm! Definitely going to try this one!

  9. The Brownings posted on March 16, 2011 at 9:30 am (#

    Hi Judy! I would estimate about 2 cups of graham cracker crumbs. It's just to make a thin layer for the base.

  10. Meaghan Luby posted on March 17, 2011 at 1:35 pm (#

    going to have to say this looks amazing. who doesn't love icecream cake? love it, thanks for sharing :)

  11. Jan posted on March 24, 2013 at 6:45 pm (#

    will the bananas turn brown if you freeze it for a week?

    • Jamielyn posted on March 25, 2013 at 12:16 pm (#

      They may turn a little brown, but it shouldn’t effect the taste. :)

      • Virginia" posted on March 25, 2013 at 12:36 pm (#

        What weight is a stick of butter

      • Jamielyn posted on March 25, 2013 at 3:20 pm (#

        It’s 1/4 a pound. :)

      • Virginia" posted on March 27, 2013 at 1:16 pm (#


  12. deb byrd posted on October 11, 2014 at 9:43 pm (#

    I would also add shredded coconut and possibly some marachino cherries for some added color. If I am going that far I might as well as add some crushed and drained pineapple too.

    • Jamielyn posted on October 16, 2014 at 12:41 am (#

      Sounds amazing!! :)

  13. Luz eugenia satizabal posted on July 28, 2015 at 6:12 pm (#

    Exquisitas recetas gracias por compartir las

  14. Martha Graham posted on October 8, 2015 at 10:29 am (#

    I was just wondering if you thought about using strawberry ice cream instead of vanilla for the extra banana split taste!!! Or pineapple ice cream and maybe adding chopped nuts!!! Love your recipes!!! Your snickers caramel apple pie won 1st place in a contest I entered!!! 

    • Laura Capello posted on October 9, 2015 at 9:03 am (#

      Strawberry ice cream would be delicious! And congrats on winning first place in the pie contest! :)

  15. Dawn posted on August 11, 2017 at 11:07 pm (#

    I adore your recipe!