Banana Split Salad

banana split salad
Too cold outside to run and get ice cream? In Florida, it is never too cold for ice cream. But I am sure in like Maine where you are freezing your ass off, the last thing on your mind is a big ol bowl of Rocky Road? So I present you will your alternative, Banana Split salad. I could literally shove my face in this bowl and lick it clean. SERIOUSLY! And it is from Paula Deen so you know it has to be ridiculously yummy!

I just had a memory pop into my head..I remember in High School, me and my dear friend Patti(rest her soul) would sit on the couch and eat a pint of ice cream(a pint each), sulking because our boyfriends didn’t call( know who you are:) ). Countless times this happened. Remember those days of jerky boyfriends and fast metabolisms!!!???????
Enough rambling..on to the recipe….make it and you will drool! Promise!


1 can sweetened condensed milk (14-ounce)

1 container frozen whipped topping (12-ounce) thawed

1 can cherry pie filling (21-ounce)

3 medium bananas sliced

1 can crushed pineapple (8-ounce) drained

1/2 cup chopped pecans (toasted)

1/2 cup shredded sweetened flaked coconut

1 cup sliced fresh strawberries

Garnish: chopped pecans — shredded coconut, sliced strawberry and a drizzle of chocolate syrup

In a large bowl, combine milk and whipped topping until well blended. Fold in next 6 ingredients, and chill until ready to serve. Garnish with pecans, coconut, and strawberry, if desired



  1. 1
    VeggieGirl says:

    Hooooooly yum!!

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    I love your BLOG! I just wanted to let you know that I am giving you a BLOG award in the morning. It should be posted at 9am central time. Have a great day!

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    noble pig says:

    Oh wow, very, very nice…I want tosulk with this!

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    OMG, this sounds better than a pint of ice cream. I remember the sulking days but it was with my college roommates. We would eat junk food and listen to Phil Collins (Don’t Let Him Steal Your Heart Away).

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    Hey this is so gorgeous but such a breeze to put together.I love Paula Deen and all her recipes.
    Jerky Boyfriends and fast metabolism LOLLLLLLLLL…..

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    Lol in college I used to eat a pint of ice cream just because! I didn’t even have a good reason like you did :D. Btw, your baked treats in the previous post look great, your pink and black layout is really cute!

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    Mommy's Kitchen says:

    Leslie, that looks as pretty as a banana split. No secret Paula Deen is definitly my girl, I cant wait to try this recipe. I bet it tasted out of this world good.

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    I’ve never heard of this delight. I’m always in the mood for ice even if it’s 9 degrees outside. I’m an adult and I’m proud to say I still sulk. LOL

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    LeslieVeg says:

    I’m sitting here in GA shivering and still saying YUM! I cannot get warm!
    I looked at the recipe and immediately thought it would go in the Ice cream machine (of course I have one!) NOPE, even easier! Then, I started looking at the ingredients and seeing what I could substitute.. Low fat this, fat free that.. hahah

    Oh and the B*st*rd Boy friends from High School, we had them back in NY too! God, they were SO not worth it! But the ice cream WAS! hahahh

  10. 10

    Looks SO good!

  11. 11

    what a treat!!! thanks for another great idea, les… 🙂

  12. 12

    This may just beat the Ben & Jerry's!

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    BakingLikeBetty says:

    Okay so I love your blog! I’m not the only one… I’ve given you an award…

    I just couldn’t help it… even though I knew you had already recieved one… You are awesome I like your recipes and the style behind them I’m so lookin’ forward to making this… LOVE PAULA DEEN!!!

  14. 14

    I love food dessert, this one sounds so delicious.

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    mmmmmmmmmmmm 🙂

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    this is such a unique spin on an old favorite! call it a salad, and i don’t feel quite as bad eating mounds of it. 🙂

  17. 17

    are you kidding me?! I need one of these now!

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    I think my dental insurance is considering kicking me off just for looking at this recipe…

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    Alyssa Goodnight says:

    This salad sounds delish! Thanks!
    The pork sounds yummy too but a little more work. Maybe I can work up to it. 🙂

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    Clumbsy Cookie says:

    Just reading the ingredients puts me into s sugar high! I’m sure I’d love that! Oh I remember eating a pint of ice cream with my friend as well while we watched Ally McBeal every week!

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    clanuscmom says:

    OMG, I made this for a girls night and EVERYONE loved it. This is what I call an empty dish recipe, because that is all that is left at the end of the party!!!

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    Thanks for letting me know you tried the Banana Split Salad. Paula Deen doesnt do me wrong!!!

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    Wow that looks amazing!