No-Bake Banana Cream Cheesecakes.
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.
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.
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?
No-Bake Banana Cream Cheesecakes
- 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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81 Comments on “No-Bake Banana Cream Cheesecakes.”
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!
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!
Yummy! Love no bake desserts and this is a fantastic one! Love how cute and little they are!
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!
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!
You always keep me on my toes with your recipes… Love your pictures as always!
No bake cheesecake is totally the way to go! I tried the whole water bath thing…….major fail! And the Banana cream is awesome!
These are so beautiful!!!!
I will never be sick of your banana infatuation. Love them with all my heart and more! These are beautiful!
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!
Swooning over these! gorgeous photos too!!
Those dang jars are expensive! I keep looking at them and always change my mind because I can’t justify the $ on jars. :)
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!!!
bananas…cheesecake…no bake! hell yeah! i def need to make these!! thanks for sharing
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!
No bake desserts are awesome, especially for summer with no A/C in the house. :) LOVE the first photo. Perfect whipped cream!!
Delicious! What could I use in place of coconut milk??
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!
Wowsers, I need a few of these no-bake cheesecakes in my life! They look sooooo creamy and delicious! Love!!
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
This looks delicious… no bake is always a great thing. Love that you added condensed milk.
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Perfect for the upcoming summer parties!
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I will never tire of your banana infatuation. Bananas are kind of the perfect food. And these look amazing!
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’m soooo on board with the no-bake movement. Is it a movement? Maybe. It should be.. Thanks for another great one Jessica!
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.
What a perfect treat contained in such a little cup!! Love that its so easy to make and no baking involved
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!
Um, what’s NOT to love in this recipe? Banana, cheesecake, not slaving over a hot oven? Love ALL those things.
Banana cream pie is one of my favorite desserts! These seem like they would be perfect for a party.
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.
Have you ever made a pumpkin cheesecake? The Double Layer Pumpkin Cheesecake on AllRecipes is stupid easy and INSANELY good.
i love banana based dessert, add some cheese to it – yes ma’am!
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 loooved your goat cheese cheesecake recipe, so I’m excited to try this one!
Tired? of bananas? Are you kidding? This is a beautiful dessert!!! It looks so fluffy and light :) Love it!
I LOVE bananas! I’m dying to give this one a try!
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.
it’s coming tomorrow!! :)
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.
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?
I second the banana cheesecake with chocolate ganache idea! Oh my goodness, that would be heavenly.
I am all up on no-bake desserts this year. Totally too lazy for anything else!
These little no bake cheesecakes would be perfect for summer dinner parties!
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!
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 :)
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.
sounds like a perfect weekend for some jar shopping. can i come?
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!
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. :)