Banana Split Icebox Cake
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Please note that you will want to place your coconut milk in the refrigerator before preparation (at least several hours) and that our Prep time doesn't include chilling. The dairy free whipped cream in this recipe is adapted from Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook by Alisa Fleming.
Serves: 1 9x5-inch cake
  • 2 cans or packages full-fat coconut milk (I use So Delicious Original Culinary Coconut Milk), chilled overnight
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • ½ cup rice milk powder, soymilk powder or dairy-free coconut milk powder (see note below)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon lemon juice (optional)
  • 5 to 6 whole dairy-free graham crackers (see post above for gluten-free and strict vegan)
  • 2 to 3 bananas, sliced into rounds
  • ⅓ cup sliced strawberries
  • 3 tablespoons drained crushed pineapple
  • ¼ cup dairy-free chocolate syrup (see post above for options)
  1. Skim the thick coconut cream from the chilled coconut milk (leaving any watery / pure liquid behind) and place it in a chilled mixing bowl. Add the sugar, dairy-free milk powder (if using), vanilla, and lemon juice, if using). Blend with a hand mixer to combine and lightly whip. Cover and refrigerate while you prepare the rest.
  2. Spread a thin layer of the whipped coconut cream in the bottom of a glass loaf pan (8.5x4.5-inch used here). Then cover with a layer of graham crackers, using smaller rectangles to fill in the edges as needed. Top with a single layer of banana slices. Repeat these layers until the pan is full, ending with a layer of coconut cream.
  3. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  4. Before serving, top the cake lengthwise with a row of strawberries on one side. Spread the crushed pineapple on the other side. Drizzle the chocolate syrup in the middle.
  5. Slice into squares and serve. Refrigerate any leftovers; they will keep for a couple of days.
Coconut Milk Note: The So Delicious Culinary Coconut Milk is richer than most canned coconut milks, so you still only need 2 packages, despite the fact that they are a little smaller than coconut milk in cans. It's basically coconut cream!

Dairy-Free Milk Powder Note: If you have a very thick coconut whip without the milk powder, and you don't have any on hand, then this can be omitted. You may want to reduce the powdered sugar in half, and add more to taste, if desired.
Recipe by Go Dairy Free at