Banana Split Dessert is a quick and easy refreshing summer treat that kids can make all by themselves for Father’s Day! It’s just bananas, graham crackers, strawberry ice cream, and hot fudge sauce made into a banana split trifle!

Banana Split Dessert made with strawberry ice cream, graham crackers, hot fudge, and bananas!

Y’all. I’m about to tell you about the easiest dessert ever. I kid you not. We wanted banana splits, but I’ve never liked the big boat with half a banana hanging out on each side—way too cumbersome, especially for a little kid to navigate.

So, allow me to introduce to you my new favorite ice cream concoction: Banana Split Dessert.

Banana Split Dessert made with strawberry ice cream, graham crackers, hot fudge, and bananas!

Banana Split Dessert

This dessert is crazy simple and a great way to get kids to help in the kitchen because they can do it all by themselves. Just crumble graham crackers in the bottom of the dessert cup, add sliced bananas, strawberry ice cream, more graham crackers, and bananas, and top it off with homemade chocolate syrup and whipped cream.

Banana Split Dessert made with strawberry ice cream, graham crackers, hot fudge, and bananas!

Having a backyard burger cookout? This Banana Split Dessert would go great with these Bobby Flay Santa Fe burgers or some Easy Ribs. Add a Pizza Pasta salad or Lemon Basil Pesto Pasta Salad and some grilled corn on the cob and you’ll have a perfect summer fête menu.

Banana Split Dessert made with strawberry ice cream, graham crackers, hot fudge, and bananas!

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Banana Split Dessert

Banana Split Dessert made with strawberry ice cream, graham crackers, hot fudge, and bananas!
Prep: 10 minutes
Total: 10 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
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Ingredients 

Note: These measurements are guidelines–you really just need to put however much you want of each ingredient!

  • 2 whole graham cracker sheets, divided into 8 pieces
  • 2 bananas, you’ll use 1/2 banana total in each dessert cup
  • 1 pint strawberry ice cream
  • ½ cup hot fudge sauce
  • Whipped cream

Instructions 

  • Lay out 4 dessert cups on counter. Crumble 1 piece of graham cracker into bottom of each dessert cup.
  • Add 1/4 banana, sliced. Add 2 generous scoops strawberry ice cream. Crumble 1 piece of graham cracker over ice cream. Add 1/4 banana, sliced. Drizzle hot fudge sauce over the top. Add spoonful of whipped cream.

Nutrition

Serving: 4servings, Calories: 434kcal, Carbohydrates: 65g, Protein: 6g, Saturated Fat: 9g, Cholesterol: 53mg, Sodium: 230mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 45g
Course: Desserts
Cuisine: American
Calories: 434
Keyword: banana ice cream dessert, banana split dessert
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