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Are you sick of my banana infatuation yet?



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


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


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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Pretty in love with these.

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

  1. #
    Averie @ Averie Cooks — April 26, 2013 @ 7:00 am

    Coconut milk, sweetened cond milk, bananas, no-bake. This is my perfect recipe.

    Water baths. As if I have time for all that monkey business; I agree with you! This solves all that.

    Have a great weekend looking at jars :) I’m going to Big Potluck with 75 others. Wish you were coming!


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    Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat — April 26, 2013 @ 7:26 am

    Oh my goodness – AMAZING! I’m fully on board with bananas, as well as spending money on funny looking jars. I have a very large cupboard stuffed full of random jars, plates and glasses (you know you’re a food blogger when!) but there’s always room for a couple more, right? ;) Happy Friday Jess!


  3. #
    Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers — April 26, 2013 @ 7:26 am

    Yummy! Love no bake desserts and this is a fantastic one! Love how cute and little they are!


  4. #
    Ali B. — April 26, 2013 @ 7:50 am

    Love banana desserts! And the glasses are cute. They totally work.

    That said, I saw some of those vintage ones with the little diamonds on the sides at my local Salvation Army yesterday. Now I wish I had grabbed them for you!


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    chelsy — April 26, 2013 @ 7:59 am

    Love the use of coconut milk in these! Oh, and we just got a cheesecake factory near my house. I don’t know how I have not been able to swing by after work and grab a personal sized strawberry cheesecake…i will try the banana next time I go!


  6. #
    Tracy | Peanut Butter and Onion — April 26, 2013 @ 8:01 am

    You always keep me on my toes with your recipes… Love your pictures as always!


  7. #
    Tieghan — April 26, 2013 @ 8:07 am

    No bake cheesecake is totally the way to go! I tried the whole water bath thing…….major fail! And the Banana cream is awesome!


  8. #
    Jenna — April 26, 2013 @ 8:44 am

    These are so beautiful!!!!


  9. #
    Jessica@stuckonsweet — April 26, 2013 @ 8:53 am

    I will never be sick of your banana infatuation. Love them with all my heart and more! These are beautiful!


  10. #
    Brittany from CountingMyCupcakes — April 26, 2013 @ 8:53 am

    Ok. This is amazing. I totally agree with you – banana cream would definitely not be my first choice, but I can see how it’d be amazing. CF really should get on a chocolate covered banana cheesecake. I can’t believe they don’t have that already. Anyway, lucky for me, I have a container of cream cheese I really need to use, an opened can of coconut milk, speckled bananas, and whipped cream. Um…I think you posted this recipe just for me. Thankyouverymuch! And I’ll thank you again after I made these this weekend!


  11. #
    Aimee @ ShugarySweets — April 26, 2013 @ 9:06 am

    Swooning over these! gorgeous photos too!!


  12. #
    Tracy — April 26, 2013 @ 9:07 am

    Those dang jars are expensive! I keep looking at them and always change my mind because I can’t justify the $ on jars. :)


  13. #
    Christine @ Cooking with Cakes — April 26, 2013 @ 9:22 am

    Am I the world’s biggest banana person? No. Though I do appreciate a good banana daiquiri. What had me here were those magical words: No-Bake. It’s music to my sweet tooth addicted ears!!!


  14. #
    Amanda @ The Anti Mom — April 26, 2013 @ 9:25 am

    bananas…cheesecake…no bake! hell yeah! i def need to make these!! thanks for sharing


  15. #
    kerri — April 26, 2013 @ 9:34 am

    i am very excited about this! no baking required even! but i DO have to refridgerate 4 hours.

    and i’m a fan of that dessert at cheesecake factory as well!


  16. #
    Ashley — April 26, 2013 @ 9:47 am

    No bake desserts are awesome, especially for summer with no A/C in the house. :) LOVE the first photo. Perfect whipped cream!!


  17. #
    Hilary — April 26, 2013 @ 9:55 am

    Delicious! What could I use in place of coconut milk??


  18. #
    Liselle — April 26, 2013 @ 9:56 am

    I’m going to start hitting all the thrift stores in town to buy a bunch of funny little jars! Then I can make these and the chocolate covered strawberry cheesecakes too. I want to make them right now but I’m at work!


  19. #
    Kelly - Life made Sweeter — April 26, 2013 @ 10:03 am

    Wowsers, I need a few of these no-bake cheesecakes in my life! They look sooooo creamy and delicious! Love!!


  20. #
    Belinda @themoonblushbaker — April 26, 2013 @ 10:04 am

    Too cute, I love cheesecake in cups because I know that I won’t eat whole thing. While bake cheese cake is great (I made a baked banoffee one on my blog), the cracking is a major fear. At least with these I can relax and just know it will always work


  21. #
    honeywhatscooking — April 26, 2013 @ 10:12 am

    This looks delicious… no bake is always a great thing. Love that you added condensed milk.


  22. #
    Deborah H. Bateman — April 26, 2013 @ 10:13 am

    Thanks for sharing this recipe. It sounds delicious. I like the way you put it into individual glasses. If you get a chance stop by my blog Recipe for Life and check out my family favorite recipes at: http://deborah-bateman.blogspot.com
    Deborah H. Bateman – Author


  23. #
    Holiday Baker Man — April 26, 2013 @ 10:19 am

    Perfect for the upcoming summer parties!


  24. #
    Rebecca — April 26, 2013 @ 10:26 am

    love cheesecake. love anything with condensed milk. this recipe looks like pure perfection.
    please visit my new blog


  25. #
    Gina_AcuteDesigns — April 26, 2013 @ 10:30 am

    I will never tire of your banana infatuation. Bananas are kind of the perfect food. And these look amazing!


  26. #
    Mindy@FindingSilverLinings — April 26, 2013 @ 10:47 am

    My banana fascination began a few years back when I tried a banana Laffy Taffy. It’s gotten kind of out of hand at this point. I look forward to licking the foil wrapper of my 6 month old’s banana baby food. See? Problems.

    I digress…

    I’m soooo on board with the no-bake movement. Is it a movement? Maybe. It should be.. Thanks for another great one Jessica!



  27. #
    Kelly — April 26, 2013 @ 10:54 am

    Gaaaaah…. de-lurked again! This reminds me of my FAVORITE dessert at a local restaurant – they do a banana cream pie that is literally a homemade pie crust, baked, then topped with fresh bananas, a bit of banana-y custardness, and a ton of fresh whipped cream. I am so excited about trying your recipe – I think it will give me the same incredible happyhappyjoymouth that the banana cream pie does! SO. EXCITED.


  28. #
    Mr. & Mrs. P — April 26, 2013 @ 10:54 am

    What a perfect treat contained in such a little cup!! Love that its so easy to make and no baking involved


  29. #
    Marcie @ Flavor the Moments — April 26, 2013 @ 11:11 am

    I’m never tired of banana anything, and since this is no-bake and there’s coconut milk in it, I love it all the more!


  30. #
    joelle @ on a pink typewriter — April 26, 2013 @ 11:19 am

    Um, what’s NOT to love in this recipe? Banana, cheesecake, not slaving over a hot oven? Love ALL those things.


  31. #
    Monique @ Ambitious Kitchen — April 26, 2013 @ 12:10 pm

    Banana cream pie is one of my favorite desserts! These seem like they would be perfect for a party.


  32. #
    Laryssa — April 26, 2013 @ 12:13 pm

    These look delcicious! Have you ever had the banana pudding at Magnolia Bakery in Manhattan? That place is obviously known for its cupcakes, but I believe the banana pudding is the best thing there. It’s AMAZE.


  33. #
    Chrissy — April 26, 2013 @ 12:39 pm

    Have you ever made a pumpkin cheesecake? The Double Layer Pumpkin Cheesecake on AllRecipes is stupid easy and INSANELY good.


  34. #
    dixya@food, pleasure, and health — April 26, 2013 @ 1:47 pm

    i love banana based dessert, add some cheese to it – yes ma’am!


  35. #
    Larry — April 26, 2013 @ 1:50 pm

    You are dispicable!!
    I don’t understand why I can only look at these right now and not taste them. I tried the “See and LIck” trick, and oddly, it only tastes like computer screen.
    I kid.


  36. #
    Alison — April 26, 2013 @ 2:10 pm

    I loooved your goat cheese cheesecake recipe, so I’m excited to try this one!


  37. #
    Amy — April 26, 2013 @ 2:21 pm

    Tired? of bananas? Are you kidding? This is a beautiful dessert!!! It looks so fluffy and light :) Love it!


  38. #
    Holly @ EatGreatBEGreat — April 26, 2013 @ 2:48 pm

    I LOVE bananas! I’m dying to give this one a try!


  39. #
    Jimi — April 26, 2013 @ 2:56 pm

    So, this looks delicious and all, but I’m really just commenting because I cannot wait until your end of the month favorites post. Because of you, I’m becoming a beauty product junky. My poor husband. :) Anyway, just wanted you to know that some of us eagerly anticipate those, especially as the month draws to a close.


    • Jessica — April 26th, 2013 @ 8:56 pm

      it’s coming tomorrow!! :)


  40. #
    kat — April 26, 2013 @ 4:19 pm

    OMG, yes, the banana cream is my fave cheesecake there. your comment about adding choco to it reminded me of the creme brulee that yard house used to have…chocolate on the bottom, the heavenly custard in the middle with the hard sugary top, then thin banana slices on top that which also have the torched surgary goodness. To. Die. For.


  41. #
    steph@stephsbitebybite — April 26, 2013 @ 4:39 pm

    Since these are no bake and can be whipped up in a jiffy and come in portable jars, I think I’m deeming these perfectly acceptable for an every day snack. I mean they have fruit a dairy [protein] so I think it’s totally legit. Right?


  42. #
    Mimi @ Culinary Couture — April 26, 2013 @ 4:41 pm

    I second the banana cheesecake with chocolate ganache idea! Oh my goodness, that would be heavenly.


  43. #
    Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking — April 26, 2013 @ 4:58 pm

    I am all up on no-bake desserts this year. Totally too lazy for anything else!


  44. #
    Heather of Kitchen Concoctions — April 26, 2013 @ 5:06 pm

    These little no bake cheesecakes would be perfect for summer dinner parties!


  45. #
    Julia of fight off your demons — April 26, 2013 @ 5:17 pm

    There can never be enough banana. I love to incorporate it in my meals.
    Also, this recipe sounds amazing, so I might need to try it!

    xo Julia


  46. #
    Melissa @ Treats With a Twist — April 26, 2013 @ 9:43 pm

    I’m pretty sure my banana kick will never end, so carry on! Love love love this! And yes, I feel a need to drench my banana lovelies in chocolate too. Next time you go to Cheesecake Factory, I wonder what they’d do if you asked them to drizzle chocolate all over your piece of Banana Cream?? Because they have sundaes on the menu, so you KNOW they have chocolate to drizzle… just sayin :)


  47. #
    FashionEdible — April 26, 2013 @ 11:08 pm

    I’ve never tried banana cream cheesecake but I have had banana cream pie so I imagine I’d love it. This dessert looks absolutely delicious. Perfect for using those pesky slightly overripe bananas.


  48. #
    Emily @ Life on Food — April 27, 2013 @ 5:47 am

    sounds like a perfect weekend for some jar shopping. can i come?


  49. #
    Kathleen — April 27, 2013 @ 7:22 am

    Jessica – Just wanted to let you know how much I LOVE your blog. We have virtually the same taste in food, TV shows, movies, everything! I look forward to your updates. Anyway, I had to give you a Cheesecake Factory secret menu tip that I think will resolve your dilemma. My bestie and I have been doing it for years. Order the Banana Cream cheesecake with a side of Hot Fudge, then pour it over the cheesecake. Tastes kinda like a banana split, only better. You will think you died and went to heaven. Try it!


  50. #
    Ed — April 27, 2013 @ 9:57 am

    Hi Jessica,

    I am sure this will be a fitting dessert for my friend’s wedding since she is a big lover of banana. I am going to tell her about the recipe. Thanks for sharing. :)




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