No Bake Banana Cream Cheesecake

Thank you to Kraft for sponsoring today’s No Bake Banana Cream Cheesecake recipe!

No Bake Banana Cream Cheesecake - a delicious no-fuss, easy dessert that will have you enjoying your favorite Banana Cream Pie flavors in just minutes!
Hi friends! As we head into warmer months it’s time to think about delicious no-bake desserts, don’t you agree? Well today we have one delicious dish up our sleeve. This spring, Kraft has invited us to Twist That Dish – to create a clever “twist” on one of our favorite dishes! And our dish of choice? Banana Cream Pie. Delicious and decadent, you can never go wrong with a Banana Cream Pie, right? Well today, we maybe made it a little more right…by whipping up this No Bake Banana Cream Cheesecake.

No Bake Banana Cream Cheesecake - a delicious no-fuss, easy dessert that will have you enjoying your favorite Banana Cream Pie flavors in just minutes!
Why yes, yes – we did say “no bake” and “cheesecake.” Even more things we love! And you can whip up your very own No Bake Banana Cream Cheesecake like we did by using some of your favorite Kraft products! Just a little JELL-O Banana Cream Pudding, Philadelphia Cream Cheese and Cool Whip and you’re well on your way to jars of delight!

No Bake Banana Cream Cheesecake - a delicious no-fuss, easy dessert that will have you enjoying your favorite Banana Cream Pie flavors in just minutes!
Preparation is easy! In a bowl, simply whisk together your JELL-O Banana Cream Instant Pudding and milk and set aside for a five minutes. Once partially set, beat together the pudding and softened cream cheese until smooth. Once combined, fold in 2 1/2 cups of Cool Whip and refrigerate until you’re ready to serve.

3.6 from 7 reviews
No Bake Banana Cream Cheesecake
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Serves: 3 - 16oz Jars
  • 1 3.4 oz package JELL-O Banana Cream Instant Pudding
  • 1 8oz package cream cheese, softened
  • 1⅓ cups milk
  • 1 8oz (3 cups) tub Cool Whip, divided
  • 1 sliced banana
  • 1 cup vanilla wafers
  1. In a bowl, whisk together the JELL-O Banana Cream Instant Pudding and milk. Set aside for about 5 minutes.
  2. In a mixing bowl, beat together the softened cream cheese and pudding.
  3. Once well combined, fold in the 2½ cups of Cool Whip and refrigerate.
  4. When ready to serve, layer your jars with vanilla wafers, sliced bananas and banana cream cheesecake filling and top with remaining Cool Whip.

Once you’re ready to serve, we suggest transferring the Banana Cream Cheesecake into a plastic bag and piping into jars for easy eating! Layer your Banana Cream Cheesecake with sliced bananas and vanilla wafers. Easy and delicious!

No Bake Banana Cream Cheesecake - a delicious no-fuss, easy dessert that will have you enjoying your favorite Banana Cream Pie flavors in just minutes!
So we hope that you love our twist on a classic dish – our No Bake Banana Cream Cheesecake! And if you loved this recipe, be sure to visit Kraft’s Twist That Dish featured recipes for MORE great ideas to mix up your menu!

Now’s YOUR chance! Create and share your “twist” for a chance to win a kitchen makeover! Simply share a photo of the dish you twist on Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #KraftTwistsSweeps to enter. Hurry! The sweeps ends April 30!

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No Bake Banana Cream Cheesecake - a delicious no-fuss, easy dessert that will have you enjoying your favorite Banana Cream Pie flavors in just minutes!

Kimberly Sneed
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  1. Crystal says

    So delicious!! I’m in the summer mood especially since it’s been in the 80’s here. Thanks for the easy recipe!!

  2. Chrissy says

    This looks wonderful. I can imagine it being tweaked using other pudding flavors with the cream cheese and additions, like vanilla pudding and Oreos or chocolate pudding and brownie pieces. Yummy Good! Thanks.

  3. Shari says

    We use to make this at church on Wednesday Night Fellowship Meal. We never had any left. It was goobled down quickly with people wanting more. Its very Delicious!!!

  4. Michelle McClintock says

    I would just as soon use a ready-made graham cracker crust. I’d rather not use glass jars in case they get dropped and broken.

    • says

      Great idea Michelle, I bet graham cracker crust would be delicious too! These mason jars happen to be plastic – you can find them by Aladdin at Walmart, they’re my FAVORITE!

  5. Jessica says

    I made this tonight with a slight modification. I made homemade vanilla custard instead of using instant pudding. It was light and airy and a perfect dessert for a warm evening.

  6. says

    What do youean when it says fold in the whip cream ? Mix it in or just put in top? Sorry im new at this and i dont want to mess it up.

  7. Karen Phillips says

    I LOVE cooking and whenever it’s easy as this? Even better!!! Thank you so very much for the recipe! I’m sure gonna make this for my family!

    • says

      Hi Carol – you could certainly try! I’m not sure it would set up the same but I’m sure it would taste great! I know a few folks have left out the Cool Whip all together and enjoyed it!

  8. says

    Another no bake recipe! Very lovely! Cheesecake is one of my favorite desserts and your recipe is just wonderful. I will definitely try this.

  9. Carol says

    i would think you could make in mason jars and seal with lid to take on picnics,,,as long as it is kept cold!?!?!

  10. Pamela says

    I’m a bit confused about the amount of the cool whip. It says that you need 1 8oz tub, but right after it says 3 cups. 1 cup is 8oz…so does that mean I need three tubs?

    • says

      Hi Pamela – I know it’s a bit confusing! An 8oz tub of Cool Whip is actually 3 cups! It kind of defies all our known assumptions of measurements. I hope that helps!

  11. Kimmie says

    Forgive me if I am wrong but.. does the vanilla wafers and the jello pudding contain sugar/ flour???? I thought that was a no no on a low carb diet? It would seem that this would not work whatto loose the weight so ever?

    • says

      Hi Kimmie, sorry if you got the wrong impression, these are definitely not low carb! You’re correct that both the pudding and wafers contain sugar. Hope that clears things up!

  12. Lois says

    I realize it’s been a year since this was posted but I saw the recipe on facebook a couple weeks ago, made out a shopping list and my daughter finally picked up everything this week. I didn’t think to write down how to put it together so after searching to no avail on facebook, I finally found your post on google! Made it today, doubling the recipe so I could make a full dish. Got it all put together, looked around and I forgot to put in the bananas! We can slice those up when we start eating it. LOL!

  13. says

    This came up in my “memories” section on Facebook. I reposted it without trying it. This year, I did. I do not like an artificial banana flavor, so I modified the recipe using instant, vanilla pudding instead. All I can say is WOW! It was rich, yet light, creamy, just delicious. I received praise all around.

    A week later, I bought my ingredients to make again. This time, I accidentally bought the banana cream flavored pudding. Ugh! Bad mistake! The artificial banana flavor took over everything. For that reason, I gave this four stars. In fact, with the banana flavored pudding, I would actually give it 2 stars. With the vanilla pudding, I would def give it 5 stars.

    If you plan to make this, it is so, so much better using vanilla pudding. It really allowed the other flavored to shine, including the flavor of the real bananas. This will now go into my “easy, go-to, delicious recipes” for church events and parties.

    Thanks for posting.

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