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Jul 26, 2021

Sheet Pan No Bake Banana Split Cheesecake

This sheet pan no bake banana split cheesecake is a whimsical dessert that will make everyone smile when you take it out of the freezer. 

Sheet Pan No Bake Banana Split Cheesecake.


This post and recipe was created for #SummerDessertWeek! I was sent samples by a sponsor company but as always opinions are 100% mine.

This sheet pan banana split is kind of a cross between no bake cheese cake and no churn ice cream. It has all of the components of a banana split, including chocolate ganache, strawberry sauce, bananas, strawberry ice cream, whipped cream, sprinkles, and a cherry on top, all piled on top of of an ice cream cone crust. 

This banana split dessert is such a fun treat! Serve it with rocky road cupcakes for a fun birthday party dessert buffet. 

Sheet Pan No Bake Banana Split with cherries.

Plus, if your cake decorating skills are "rustic" like mine, you will love how easy this dessert is to decorate. 

How to make this sheet pan banana split:

There are several components to assembling this dessert, and it takes a little time because you have to bake the crust and then add each layer, and then freeze between each addition. While you have to plan ahead, each component is pretty easy to make. 

The first layer is a crust made with waffle cones. 

Crushed ice cream cones.

You roughly chop the waffle cones in a food processor and then mix them with butter and brown sugar (I used Dixie Crystals, one of our prize sponsors). Then you bake it in a quarter sheet pan (9 x 13 inch rimmed baking sheet)

The crust is so crunchy and delicious. I may try using it the next time I make a baked cheesecake instead of the Graham cracker crust. 

Bananas on ganache.

Once the crust is ready, you pour some easy homemade chocolate ganache over it in an even layer, freeze it briefly, and then top it with a layer of sliced bananas. 

After that, you layer on a fluffy whipped cream, cream cheese, and strawberry preserve filling and then top it with more strawberry preserve swirls. 

Be sure to add a drop or two of red food coloring to the mixture to add to the festive look of the final dessert. 

Strawberry whipped cream and cream cheese topping.

At this point, you will need to freeze the sheet pan for at least six hours, until everything is set. I froze it uncovered for a few hours, and then covered it with cling wrap until I was ready to serve it. 

To serve this dessert, top it with sweetened whipped cream and then decorate it with more banana slices, sprinkles, pieces of waffle cones, and cherries. You could also add chopped peanuts and shaved chocolate if you like. 

If you are going to have leftovers, you can substitute an eight ounce tub of Cool Whip for the whipped cream topping. I did this, knowing that I would be putting leftovers back into the freezer. The Cool Whip is more stable than fresh whipped cream, and we were able to enjoy slices of this dessert for over a week. 

Sheet pan banana split with toppings.

This sheet pan banana split is perfect for a child's birthday party (or anyone's birthday party). Plus, your kids or grandkids would have so much fun decorating it! 

I know the "grown ups" we served it to wanted me to make sure they got a little bit of everything in the topping with their slice. They were especially in love with the bits of waffle cone on top. 

Scroll to the end of the post (and check out the cool prizes from out sponsors) for the recipe. 

Sheet Pan No Bake Banana Split Cheesecake.

Check out the amazing #SummerDessertWeek recipes from our bloggers today!

Strawberry Banana Sorbet from Big Bear’s Wife
Sugar Cookie Fruit Pizzas from Semi Homemade Recipes
Strawberry Banana Oatmeal Cookies from Eat Move Make
Ursula Blackberry Yogurt Mousse Cake from Simply Inspired Meals
Strawberry Upside Down Cake from It’s Shanaka
Margarita Bundt Cake from Fake Ginger
Air Fryer Blackberry Hand Pies from Blogghetti
Grape Jello Pie from 4 Sons ‘R’ Us
Lime Raspberry Hand Pies from Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
Summertime Blue Apple Pie from For the Love of Food
Waffle Ice Cream Sandwiches from Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
Strawberry Peach Poke Cake from Our Good Life
S’mores Mug Cake from Family Around the Table
White Chocolate Peach Crumb Bars from Sweet Beginnings
Strawberry Pizzelles from Jolene’s Recipe Journal
Hocus Pocus Buns from Savory Experiments
Cookies and Cream Ice Cream from Devour Dinner
Small Batch Emergency Air Fryer Brownies from Shockingly Delicious
Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Bars from Books n’ Cooks
Strawberry Crunch Cheesecake from SugarYums
Crescent Roll Peach Dumplings from Cheese Curd In Paradise
Instant Pot Orange Dreamsicle Cheesecake from Baking up Memories
Rum Raisin Brownies from Food Hunter's Guide to Cuisine
Chocolate Chocolate Chip Shortbread from Pastry Chef Online
Drumstick Cheesecake Cups from Sweet ReciPEAs
Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread from Comfortably Domestic
Baltimore Strawberry Pie from Cookaholic Wife

Welcome to this year's #SummerDessertWeek event hosted by Angie from Big Bear’s Wife. You're going to be in for a treat this year because we have 28 blogs/bloggers creating summer themed dessert recipes all week! We're sharing them with the hashtag #SummerDessertWeek on social media and you'll find some of the links in this post as well. Plus, we also have some great giveaways for you this week thanks to our amazing sponsors!

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Sponsored items in this recipe: Dixie Crystals granulated sugar and brown sugar. 

Sheet Pan No Bake Banana Split Cheesecake

Sheet Pan No Bake Banana Split Cheesecake
Yield: 15 servings
Author: Karen's Kitchen Stories
Prep time: 1 HourCook time: 20 MinInactive time: 6 HourTotal time: 7 H & 20 M
This sheet pan no bake banana split cheesecake is a whimsical dessert that will make everyone smile when you take it out of the freezer.


Sugar Cone Crust
  • 180 grams (3 cups) crushed sugar/waffle cones. About 15 to 18 cones, depending on the brand. 
  • 150 grams (2/3 cup) unsalted butter, melted. 
  • 55 grams (1/4 cup packed) dark brown sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher or sea salt
Chocolate Ganache
  • 113 grams (2/3 cup) chopped 60 percent cacao dark chocolate
  • 120 grams (1/2 cup) heavy whipping cream
Cream Cheese, Whipped Cream, and Strawberry Filling
  • 226 grams (1-8 ounce package) full fat cream cheese, softened
  • 100 grams (1/2 cup) granulated sugar
  • 240 grams (3/4 cup) strawberry preserves, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 240 grams (1 cup) cold heavy cream
  • 1 to 2 drops red gel food coloring, or 2 to 3 drops liquid food coloring
To Assemble the Banana Split
  • 3 large bananas, sliced, plus more for garnish
  • 1 8-ounce container Cool Whip, defrosted, or 3 cups of sweetened whipped cream
  • Extra sugar cone pieces for garnish
  • Maraschino cherries
  • Sprinkles


Sugar Cone Crust
  1. Heat the oven to 275 degrees F. and line a quarter sheet pan with parchment paper.
  2. Break up the sugar cones into the bowl of a food processor. Pulse until you have crushed pieces. Add the melted butter, sugar, and salt, and pulse until combined. 
  3. Press the mixture into the sheet pan as well as up the sides, and bake for 20 minutes. Cool on a wire rack. 
Chocolate Ganache
  1. Place the chopped chocolate into a medium heat proof bowl. 
  2. In a saucepan, heat the cream over low heat until it just begins to bubble slightly at the edges. 
  3. Pour the cream over the chocolate and let the mixture sit for 30 seconds. 
  4. Stir the mixture, beginning at the middle of the bowl, until you have a smooth and cohesive mixture. 
  5. Pour the mixture over the baked crust and place the pan in the freezer for about 5 minutes. 
Cream Cheese, Whipped Cream, and Strawberry Filling
  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer with the paddle attachment, beat the cream cheese on medium low until smooth, about a minute. Add the sugar and beat at medium until smooth. 
  2. Beat in 1/2 cup of the strawberry preserves and the vanilla. Transfer the mixture to a large bowl. 
  3. Clean out the bowl of your stand mixer and add the cream. Beat with the whisk attachment on medium-high until you have stiff peaks, about 3 minutes. 
  4. Fold in about 1/3 of the whipped cream with a whisk. Next, fold in the food coloring. Finally, fold in the rest of the whipped cream. 
To Assemble the Banana Split
  1. Arrange the sliced bananas over the ganache.
  2. Spread the cream cheese mixture over the bananas. Evenly drop the remaining 1/4 cup of the preserves by teaspoon over the cream cheese mixture and swirl it in with a toothpick. 
  3. Freese the sheet pan for at least 6 hours, until set. 
  4. Remove the pan from the freezer and top with the Cool Whip or sweetened whipped cream.
  5. Garnish with the sprinkles, banana slices, ice cream cone pieces, and cherries. 
  6. Slice and serve. 
  7. Freeze any leftovers. 
  8. To serve later, set out for 10 minutes before slicing. 

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This recipe was slightly adapted from Bake from Scratch Magazine, July/August, 2021. This was so whimsical I just had to try it. You must get a copy of this issue as there are so many fabulous recipes! 

Disclaimer: These posts and recipes are part of the week long event, #SummerDessertWeek but all opinions are 100% mine! We would like Thank our amazing sponsors: Dixie Crystals and Circulon. These wonderful sponsors provided the prize packs for our giveaways and also sent samples and products to the #SummerDessertWeek bloggers to use in their recipes.

Would you like to comment?

  1. Yum! These cheesecake looks so good! I will try this recipe this evening and hope that it comes out perfect!

  2. Wow ! Imagine the surprise when I take it out of the fridge once we're back from the beach !!!! :-)

  3. I think this would make the perfect summer birthday cake. I adore these flavors.

  4. Cheesecake and no-bake are two of my very favorite things! This is the perfect summer treat.

  5. Oh my days, cheesecake and banana split?! I love the idea!!

  6. Oh this is so fun! I know kids would love it!

  7. You had me at no bake and I love how it feeds a crowd, we have a couple celebrations coming up this would be perfect for!

  8. I love that this is no bake! Especially perfect for summer when it's too hot to turn on the oven!

  9. This dessert is fabulous! Totally pinning to make ASAP

  10. This dish looks absolutely delicious and your photography is gorgeous. I'll be adding this dish to our weekly meal plan.


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