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Are you sick of my banana infatuation yet?

Gah.

So.

I think I’ve pinpointed the exact time that I got hooked on banana desserts. When the Cheesecake Factory finally opened a location around us years ago, I remember the first flavor that my brother chose was banana cream. I was incredibly grossed out. Banana cream? What? Why? It just didn’t seem like anything I’d want in cheesecake form. Why would you want fruit in your cheesecake? Whyyyyyyy?

Then I took a bite.

Holy cow. To this day it is still one of my all-time favorite desserts. When I’m there, I’m constantly torn between ordering banana cream (because it’s probably my fave) and an obnoxious, inappropriate chocolate flavor because chocolate is just… me. I usually have to get both and have a few bites.

I think they need to do a banana cheesecake drenched in chocolate ganache. Will totally solve all my problems.

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This banana cheesecake is slightly different from that famous one because, well… I’m lazy. I can barely be bothered to bake my cheesecake, mind you prepare a water bath and preventing crackage and doing all that high maintenance stuff that is required for the perfect cake made of cheese. That’s why I like to go the no-bake route. So much simpler and boom – you’re done. Sure, a bit of patience (which I never have) is required as you must sit and wait for your cheesecakes to set, but that’s okay because I don’t think anyone ever died while waiting for cheesecake to set.

Oh, except me. Almost. It’s just like the patience monster sneaks up out of nowhere and pulls my ears and kicks me and antagonizes me until I whine.

Again, I’m reeeeeeally fun to live with.

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These cute little things can be made in jars – just like these no-bake goat cheese cheesecakes, sweet potato pie cheesecakes and chocolate covered strawberry cheesecakes. I put them in bourbon glasses (are these bourbon glasses? I don’t even know. I drink bourbon out of them so that’s what I call them.) to try and make them different yet still aesthetically appealing since I don’t have an endless supply of adorable jars in my arsenal. I’d really like an endless supply of adorable jars in my arsenal though soooo… maybe I’ll get on that.

Weekend plans: waste money on funny looking jars. What are yours?

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No-Bake Banana Cream Cheesecakes

Yield: makes 4 (8-ounce glass) cheesecakes

Total Time: 6 hours

Ingredients:

4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
2/3 cup graham cracker crumbs
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
3 ripe bananas, mashed (about 1 cup)
1 ripe banana, sliced
2 tablespoons canned coconut milk
2 tablespoons sweetened condensed milk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
whipped cream for serving
graham crumbs for topping

Directions:

In a small bowl, mix together butter and graham crumbs until moistened. Press crumbs into the container of your choice (jar, ramekin, etc) with the back of a spoon.

In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat cream cheese smooth, scraping down the sides when needed. Add in mashed banana and beat until completely combined. With the mixer on low speed, slowly drizzle in the condensed milk and then the coconut milk, continuing to scrape down the sides until the mixture is very smooth. Add in vanilla extract and stir until combined. Place some sliced bananas on top of each graham crust, then pour the cheesecake mixture evenly into the 4 glasses or jars. Refrigerate for 4-6 hours.

To serve, top with whipped cream, extra sliced bananas and graham crumbs.

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72 Responses to “No-Bake Banana Cream Cheesecakes.”

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    Ashley — April 27, 2013 @ 11:14 am

    Mmm.. It’s like a banoffee pie in a cup. :) x

    Ashley

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    Alyse — April 27, 2013 @ 11:28 am

    Sounds yummy, except for the graham cracker crust. I will substitute chocolate cookie crumbs. Yes, luscious cream cheese cake, a few bananas, and a touch of chocolate. My kind of dessert.

    Oh, and what am I doing this weekend? Granddaughter’s birthday party at my house. It is a fairy party. So there will be fairy wands made out of browned butter rice krispie treats in the form of stars, snails (turkey roll ups served with a pickle to make them look like snails), toadstools (string cheese with half a cherry tomato on top), pink lemonade in sprinkles rimmed bottles, sprinkles rimmed ice cream cones, and “acorns”. For their activity they are making fairy gardens.

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    Chelsea @ Designs on Dinner — April 27, 2013 @ 12:14 pm

    I love the idea of banana cream drenched in chocolate ganache. Mmmmm…

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    Chocolate Shavings — April 28, 2013 @ 8:49 pm

    You had me at banana — yum!

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    Nutmeg Nanny — April 28, 2013 @ 9:35 pm

    I love banana, not one bit sick of it ;) this dessert looks delightful!

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    rebecca — April 28, 2013 @ 10:58 pm

    Do what I always do at Cheesecake Factory – get the banana cream cheesecake and ask for a side dish of hot fudge to pour over it. Problem solved.

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    Gina — April 28, 2013 @ 11:49 pm

    Sounds wonderful! I can’t wait to try it.

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    bridget {bake at 350} — April 29, 2013 @ 8:46 am

    Yes. Please.

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    Elizabeth @ The Collegiate Baker — April 29, 2013 @ 7:00 pm

    I’m not big on bananas, but these look incredible! I’ve been looking for a good no-bake cheesecake recipe, and I can’t wait to try yours out! :)

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    emilie — May 3, 2013 @ 11:54 am

    holy f… ! that looks sooo good :)

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    Allison @ thebakingyear — May 14, 2013 @ 8:34 am

    delicious! it’s banana dessert month on my blog, I’ll be sure to try this out!!

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    Richie Leetham — May 31, 2013 @ 5:10 pm

    Southeast Asian farmers first domesticated bananas. Recent archaeological and palaeoenvironmental evidence at Kuk Swamp in the Western Highlands Province of Papua New Guinea suggests that banana cultivation there goes back to at least 5000 BCE, and possibly to 8000 BCE.,*-`

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    Hannah — June 26, 2013 @ 4:03 am

    Such an awesome dessert!! Hurrah for the tastiness!! Thumbs up

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    Laura — July 9, 2013 @ 1:24 am

    I just gave it a try today and it’s delicious. I think I’ll double the amount of condensed milk next time since I love its taste. Thanks for sharing. Greetings from Monterrey, Mexico.

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    • Janice — December 19th, 2013 @ 3:33 pm

      What would happen if you don’t use condensed milk and only use coconut milk?

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    Rachel — August 27, 2013 @ 1:30 pm

    This looks so delicious! We had a lot of bananas that would be going to waste soon and I was really craving cheesecake. I doubled the recipe and put it in a spring-form pan. Now I have to wait for it to set. Can’t wait to try it! :)

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