This rich and creamy Banana Cream Cheesecake Dip is a no bake dessert recipe that tastes just like banana pudding!
If there is one thing that this southern girl knows how to make, and eat, it’s banana pudding! I say it’s a southern thing, I don’t know that it actually is. I just know that the best banana puddings I’ve ever had have all been in the south. I’ve got to include my mom’s banana pudding in that list. I’ll admit, I wasn’t a huge fan of it when I was a kid. Don’t ask me why. It’s delicious layers of pudding, and bananas, and vanilla wafers all piled on top of one another until all of the flavors meld together. I didn’t develop an appreciation for it until I was an adult and now I always have to give it a try when I see it on a dessert menu. Mom’s is still one of the best!
I’m going on and on about banana pudding because this super easy banana cream cheesecake dip is my own fun spin on the traditional banana pudding. It is a mix of vanilla pudding, fresh bananas, cream cheese, sweetened condensed milk, and whipped cream. The whipped cream gives it a creamy, fluffiness and to make sure it stays fluffy until the last bite I made stabilized whipped cream. It’s really simple to do you just add a bit of gelatin to the heavy cream as you’re whipping it and it helps the whipped cream hold it’s shape and keep it light and fluffy.
While I made the whipped cream I added the vanilla pudding (I used a boxed mix to make mine and it was already chilled), cream cheese, and sweetened condensed milk to a large bowl and beat them together until they were smooth. Then I gently folded in the stabilized whipped cream. The last step was adding fresh banana slices which were also folded in. I wrapped the bowl in plastic wrap and refrigerated for an hour. That let all of those flavors meld together and really gave the banana cream cheesecake dip that banana flavor.
I served my banana cream cheesecake dip with vanilla wafer and strawberries. Both were delicious but a scoop of that banana cream cheesecake dip on a vanilla wafer was like eating a bite of banana pudding. Soft and creamy, it was bursting with that rich banana flavor that goes so well with a crisp vanilla wafer. I may give my mom a run for her money at our next family gathering :).
- 2 Bananas (one for dip one for garnish)
- 3.4 oz Vanilla Pudding
- 1 c Milk , cold
- 1/2 c Sweetened condensed milk
- 8 oz Cream Cheese , softened
- 2 c Stabilized Whipped cream (see recipe below)
- 1 tsp Gelatin
- 2 Tbsp Water
- 1 c Heavy Cream
- 1/4 c Confectioner's sugar
- 1 tsp Vanilla
In a large bowl combine the vanilla pudding and the milk whisking until it it smooth. Let it set for 5 minutes.
Add the cream cheese and sweetened condensed milk to the pudding and use a mixer to combine everything until it is smooth.
Chop up 1 banana and fol it into the pudding mixture. Gently fold in 2 cups of stabilized whipped cream.
Put the mixture into the bowl you will serve it in and cover with plastic wrap. Let it chil for at least 2 hours.
Garnish with fresh banana sliced before serving.
In the bowl of a mixer add the heavy cream and whip on high until it forms soft peaks.
Place the water in a mug and sprinkle the gelatin over it. Let it sit for 2-3 minutes until it "blooms" (the gelatin will swell up). Microwave it for 5 seconds at a time until the gelatin is melted.
Add the melted gelatin, the powdered sugar, and the vanilla to the whipped cream and continue mixing it on high until it form stiff peaks.
Banana cream cheesecake dip is a great no bake dessert dip any time of the year but especially for Easter! Make sure you give it a try.