Best No Bake Banana Dream Dessert

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Hot summer days are meant for eating cool dessert recipes without turning on the oven. This No Bake Banana Dream Dessert recipe is a dreamy, creamy dessert that’s perfect for your sweet tooth. There is something very pleasurable and tasty yet healthy when you combine fruits like bananas in desserts. The creamy texture of banana slices in between each layer of cheesecake and whipped cream adds the right amount of banana flavor to this dessert along with the banana pudding. Not to mention the wonderful tangy flavor from the cream cheese give this dessert a good balance. You can add the toppings of your choice in this recipe like walnuts, cashews, and chopped almonds. It’s also a fun way to incorporate the extra nutrition that comes from nuts as well. A few other toppings you can add are berries, peaches, melted chocolate chips or even candy sprinkles. For the crust, you can also use any other variety of your choice such as Graham crackers, shortbread cookies, ‘Digestive’ or ‘Rich Tea biscuits’ or even lady fingers. You can try using Sara Lee pound cake, Milk Arrowroots, Vanilla wafers, soda crackers as well.

Bananas are cheap on your budget and available all year long. Not only are they healthy to add in desserts but also gives a rich flavor. The primary nutritional value of banana mainly comes from the abundant potassium content in it which helps maintain blood pressure levels and heart functioning. Because of the nutritional value of banana, this dessert is not only a great way of getting your kids to eat healthily but also allows them to enjoy a much deserved sweet treat now and then.

This yummy banana dessert recipe tastes best when refrigerated overnight to set completely or at least 2-3 hours of a minimum chilling time. In the place of ‘Whipped Topping,’ a much healthier alternative is heavy whipping cream with cane sugar. Whipped topping or Cool Whip has many harmful and unwanted preservatives that you don’t want to put in your body when all you want is a slice of a good dessert. It’s alright to eat desserts in moderation but it’s not alright to eat foods that are packaged with several preservatives in the long run. Making your own whipped topping at home is just as easy and a lot healthier choice. Just remember to add a tablespoon of instant vanilla pudding at the time of whipping the cream and sugar together it to add extra firmness and prevent it from getting runny. This trick is an old one but long forgotten over time. Likewise, it’s easy to make your own banana flavored pudding at home instead of using the instant pudding mix. You just need milk, egg yolks, sugar and banana extract and mix it all up together on a stove top and let it cool in the fridge until the pudding sets. Making healthier choices by eating real foods in the place of packaged foods is imperative to enjoying a lasting health.

No-bake treats are ideal for summertime without all the fuss of cleaning extra dishes. You might want to add this recipe to your list of easy, quick desserts to make and keep it handy for future. Thank you to Dorothy at the Crazy For Crust food blog for sharing this yummy No-Bake Banana Dream Dessert recipe with us. Do visit Dorothy’s blog for more easy dessert recipes. So next time you think of a dessert, don’t turn your oven on if you don’t want to. Just make this delicious no bake surprise and watch your family go bananas over it!

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