Banana Cream Cheesecake in a Jar
There is something about cheesecake that makes me happy. Combine cheesecake and a jar for this Banana Cream Cheesecake in a Jar recipe and I am jumping for joy.
Don’t get me wrong, I love a traditional pie — but putting dessert in a jar to create an individual serving is perfection!
Do you remember when you would have to heat up jello or pudding on the stove and let it cool? Now jello is made with just milk, making any dessert with jello or pudding a snap to make.
Once I made the banana cream pudding, I combined it with plain cream cheese. This gives it a cheesecake feel. I just used a hand mixer to combine the two.
Then I added a tub of whipped cream. I didn’t use the hand mixer for this. I just simply folded it in.
At this point you can refrigerate the banana cream cheesecake mixture and take it out when you are closer to serving.
Once all of the whipped cream is combined with the cheesecake mixture, I put it all in a gallon size plastic bag. I cut the corner so I was able to direct the mixture into the bottom of the jar.
The banana cream cheesecake mixture is the base and goes in first. Using a plastic bag is so much easier than spooning it in. This keeps the glass clean.
Then I added slices from one banana on top.
The slices of one banana fills up one of these larger mason jars. You can use half the bananas when you use a smaller jar.
Followed by a layer of vanilla wafers.
Add the remaining cool whip on top and crush a few vanilla wafers for decoration on top. It’s the perfect summer dessert!
If you want to make this ahead, you can refrigerate the banana cream cheesecake mixture and then assemble the dessert when you are ready.
Banana Cream Cheesecake in a Jar
- 1 box Banana Cream Jello
- 1 8 oz. Cream Cheese softened
- 1 1/3 cups Milk
- 1 Tub Cool Whip
- 2 Bananas sliced
- 2 cups Vanilla Wafers
In a mixing bowl, whisk together the banana cream jello and milk, set aside for at least 5 minutes
In a separate mixing bowl, add the jello mixture with the softened cream cheese
Fold in 2 1/2 cups Cool Whip
At this point you can refrigerate until ready to serve
Put the banana cream cheesecake mixture into a plastic bag and cut one of the corners
In a mason jar, squeeze the mixture out of the plastic bag for the bottom layer of the dessert
Add slices of one banana
Then a cup of vanilla wafers
Add a dollop of the remaining cool whip with crushed vanilla wafers on top
Oh my…this looks so good!! Pinned!!
Thanks so much Lauren!
Oh my, yum! I love banana and I especially love it in dessert form!
You will love this Robin:)
Perfection indeed! And I love the no-bake factor!
I agree Rachel — No-bake is definitely the way to go in the summer!
I might be drooling. Looks so yummy! I have to make this now.
I can’t wait for you to try it Maggie!
This is so darling! Desert in a jar always tastes better for some reason! I love cheesecake, so I will definitely have to try this one out
It’s really yummy Rachel:)
HOLY COW. Good thing these are individually portioned or I’d eat all of that in one sitting. Come to think of it, I’m pregnant – so I have a hall pass to eat it all in one sitting, right?!
Yes you do! Congratulations Chrissa:)
My husbands favorite dessert is banana cream! This would be such a good treat! thanks for sharing this recipe!
He will love this Kristen!
I love desserts in a jar! My sorority chef used to make something like this and I loved it, so now that he’s gone, I may have to give this a go!
You should definitely do it Kirsten:)
These look so yummy and what a beautiful presentation with putting them in jars! Love it!
Thanks so much Cara!
I read the title of this post and nearly screamed – I LOVE banana cream pie! The fact that I can make this in a mason jar just made it that much better 🙂
You will love it KP!
I am obsessed with cheese cake. Plan to save the recipe, thank you!
Me too Glenda:)
I love this! Perfect one size dessert and no cook!! Even better 🙂
I love these individual desserts too Erica!
OH MY GOSH. I’m dying right now, this looks so amazing. Pinning immediately!
Yay! I hope you enjoy it Amber!
I am instantly craving this! I love banana cream!
You’ll love it Bella!
This looks amazing, I am going to have to give this a go. Pinned for later!
It’s really yummy Alison!