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Chiquita Banana Split Icebox Cake: The Perfect Summer Dessert!

I love desserts, and there aren’t too many that I wouldn’t eat. That being said, I’m not a huge fan of cold or frozen desserts…ice cream cakes don’t do it for me and I’d prefer a warm dessert, thank you very much. That was before I found this yummy recipe for what I like to call Chiquita Banana Split Icebox Cake. This yummy cake is simple to make and doesn’t require you to turn on the oven. Simply thaw some whipped topping, mix with ingredients you can take right out of their packages and you won’t believe the results!

I found this recipe on a cooking website that I love, TasteofHome.com. I decided to make it for a family get together thinking that it would probably be one of those recipes that people would say was good, but wouldn’t ask for again. I couldn’t have been more wrong! The entire family liked it, and all of the moms were asking for the recipe. I was surprised it was such a hit!

The only downside to this recipe is that it has to be made in advance because it has to sit at least 8 hours to soften up the graham crackers…but if you don’t have 8 hours (I didn’t read all of the directions before I started so I only had about 4), don’t worry! My family said they actually liked the crunchiness of the graham crackers with the soft, sweet filling. It just makes it a bit more difficult to cut.

And make sure you make changes that you think would be good! I made the recipe as described in the original recipe the first time I made it. But since then, I’ve made changes to it, like using banana flavored pudding and chocolate graham crackers. I also make these as a treat for the kids by breaking a graham cracker in half and adding the filling to make a Chiquita banana sandwich. They love them!

Now head over and read how easy it is to make my version of Chiquita Banana Split Icebox Cake. I bet your family will love it!

What is your family’s favorite summertime dessert?



Natalie is a SAHM of three children: her 5-year-old son and 3-year-old twin girls. She's also proud to call herself a Charter Chiquita Mom. She writes Mommy of a Monster and Twins, which is all about the day-to-day chaos that comes with chasing three kids in three different directions, usually all at the same time. In her free time, which she rarely has anymore, she reads, writes, cooks, gardens, drinks wine, and works as a freelance writer.
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