Banana Split Trifles

That’s a banana split trifle skinny-style made easy with Cool Whip, strawberries, bananas, chocolate fudge, sprinkles and marschino cherries.

Banana Split Trifle

Of course after I made this I was told that a banana split does not contain strawberries, well if we are going to get nit-picky, a classic banana split also does not contain Cool Whip; rather its main body as we all know is vanilla ice cream.

But this is skinny style – and I took a few liberties.

Along with that I had to keep the dessert simple, since this weekend was all about moving into the new place and settling my kitchen and photography space. I’m not going to complain about how utterly awful it is to move – I’m sure we all have stories about that, right?

But you know what sucks, I’m naturally clumsy, under stress I’m like an elephant learning how to ride a bicycle. And because I share way too much you guys, I figure why stop now.

This weekend’s moving casualties: Friday I took one to the face when I opened the car door on my forehead. I have a nice big gash with dried blood in the deep valley of the cut to show for it. Saturday I was hosing down the glass pieces of the fridge and one exploded, yes exploded, while I was washing it – evidently, extreme heat and cold don’t mix well. (If you follow me on Twitter than you saw the photograph of it). Sunday I managed to throw my keys in a public dumpster. Yep, threw away my trash and keys all in one swoop. So there I was, muttering under my breathe while dumpster diving with my son confused and clutching his puppy, looking up and asking me why I would do that.

And that my friends was my sweet weekend of moving. Hallelujah, it’s over. Here’s to the start of a better week.

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Banana Split Trifles

Yield: Makes 4 servings


  • 2 whole bananas, large size
  • 6-8 strawberries, medium size
  • 2 1/2 cups Cool Whip
  • 1/4 chocolate fudge sauce
  • 1 tablespoon nonpareil
  • Marschino Cherries (for garnishing)


  1. Slice strawberries and bananas.
  2. Fill two pastry bags fitted with a number 5 round tip. Fill one bag with Cool Whip and the other bag with chocolate fudge sauce.


  1. Place a small layer of strawberries at the bottom serving glass. Pipe Cool Whip on top, then layer with banana slices on Cool Whip, next pipe hot fudge sauce on top banana slices.
  2. Repeat step one until servings glasses are filled.
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19 Responses to “Banana Split Trifles”

  1. #
    Averie @ Averie Cooks — August 27, 2012 @ 6:41 am

    Naomi – you poor thing – omg your moving stories are bad! I think you deserve 10 banana splits, and you better spike them to take the edge off your gashes and dumpster diving memories. Hang in there :)


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    Jess @ Bakericious — August 27, 2012 @ 8:27 am

    must be headache of the moving house. The trifles look really yummy, great for hot weather over in Spore.


  3. #
    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — August 27, 2012 @ 10:52 am

    Omg. I’m in total love!


  4. #
    DessertForTwo — August 27, 2012 @ 11:38 am

    Your moving stories gave me a shudder! I’m so sorry :(
    At least you had a banana split to console you!


  5. #
    Lori @ RecipeGirl — August 27, 2012 @ 1:43 pm

    Breakfast? I think so. At least the idea of having it for breakfast is good :)


  6. #
    marla — August 27, 2012 @ 2:57 pm

    A beautiful sundae!


  7. #
    Carlee — August 27, 2012 @ 3:47 pm

    This looks absolutely amazing! What a yummy dessert. You photos are beautiful!
    Almost Endearing


  8. #
    Madeleine — August 27, 2012 @ 4:34 pm

    These look great! I may just have to defrost that cool whip I have in my freezer right now…


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    sabina mammast√•rtor — August 27, 2012 @ 6:23 pm

    looks yummie


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    Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen — August 27, 2012 @ 8:16 pm

    There must be something in the air, my husband did the same thing this weekend and dropped his keys in the trash. Sounds like you had quite a weekend, hope things go smoother this week!


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    JulieD — August 28, 2012 @ 2:55 am

    Omgosh, I’m so sorry. Wow what a weekend!! Wish I could be there to help you move!!

    This banana split, looks amazing!!


  12. #
    Brian @ A Thought For Food — August 28, 2012 @ 3:01 am

    After that weekend from hell, why didn’t you go full fat and throw in some ice cream? Damn girl! You really had a rough couple of days. Congrats on the move though! Yay!

    Oh and despite not including ice cream in here, I want it terribly. Hot damn!


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    Amanda @ The Dormestic Goddess — August 28, 2012 @ 6:07 pm

    These look yummy. I’ve never been one for tradition so I applaud your use of strawberries and Cool Whip. But now I’m super nervous about moving into my apartment in two weeks :/


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    Lola — August 28, 2012 @ 6:41 pm

    Ooooh it looks DEEELISH! and I love the changes that you’ve made, recipes are there to be experimented with, adapt to suit ones taste! x


  15. #
    Trish — August 28, 2012 @ 7:17 pm

    AH-mazing! As always…..
    I love the summer fair feel going on with this one. :)


  16. #
    @dressesau — August 29, 2012 @ 1:03 am

    This banana split, looks amazing!!


  17. #
    teri olson — August 29, 2012 @ 2:02 pm

    You make me feel so human!!!! And that banana split! Gonna make ‘em for sure!


  18. #
    Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen — September 1, 2012 @ 9:53 pm

    I am seriously resisting the urge to jump up and down right now!


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    Alana — September 2, 2012 @ 10:43 pm

    Throwing your keys in the dumpster sounds like something I would do. Today I washed my hair with body wash and last week I almost put hair gel/creme on my legs instead of lotion.


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