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.”
Mmm.. It’s like a banoffee pie in a cup. :) x
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.
I love the idea of banana cream drenched in chocolate ganache. Mmmmm…
You had me at banana — yum!
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I love banana, not one bit sick of it ;) this dessert looks delightful!
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.
Sounds wonderful! I can’t wait to try it.
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! :)
holy f… ! that looks sooo good :)
delicious! it’s banana dessert month on my blog, I’ll be sure to try this out!!
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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.,*-`
Such an awesome dessert!! Hurrah for the tastiness!! Thumbs up
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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.
What would happen if you don’t use condensed milk and only use coconut milk?
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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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Sounds real yummy! Make that digestive biscuits McVitties, that will make it choice. If you really wish to indulge yourself, lhen choc cream biscuit or choc chip cookies can be base.
Looks delicious. Would the filling hold up if I made these in a mini springform tin, i.e. would it fall apart if I took the sides of the cake tin away? Thanks!
Can I make these in advance? How long will thy last?
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I’m drooling at these little no bake banana cupcakes. So yummy and luscious looking!!
I made this straight up from the posted recipe and it never firmed up…Not cheesecake at all, maybe pudding??
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