Banana Split Cake {No-Bake!} | Kid Friendly Things To Do

banana split cake recipe

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An easy-to-make No-Bake Banana Split Cake that’s the perfect summertime treat.


  • 1 package (12 oz.) of vanilla wafers
  • 1/2 cup of unsalted butter melted
  • 2 Tbsp. granulated sugar
  • 48 oz. chocolate chip ice cream – softened
  • 24 large bananas ripe – not over-ripened
  • 1 bottle of Hershey’s syrup – the exact amount will vary
  •  48 oz. strawberry ice cream – softened
  • optional toppings – whipped cream, maraschino cherries, chocolate syrup, pineapple topping, chopped walnuts, sprinkles


  • Crush vanilla wafers and pour them into a large bowl
  • Add melted butter and sugar – mix well
  • Press the mixture into a 13×9 baking dish and spread out
  • Freeze the crust for 15 minutes
  • Spread the chocolate chip ice cream over the crust
  • Squeeze some of the syrup over the ice cream – covering it completely
  • Add sliced bananas – you can use as little or as much as you want. I only used 2 bananas, because I knew some of my family would prefer this cake without them
  • Cover banana slices with more chocolate syrup
  • Cover and freeze for 30 minutes
  • Spread softened strawberry ice cream over the top and freeze – covered –  for at least 6 hours
  • Remove the cake for about 10 minutes before serving so it can soften up
  • Serve with optional toppings


Storing – store this cake – covered – in the freezer for up to 2 weeks