Banana Bread and Cream Cheese Dessert

I discovered banana bread one week after I came to US, and from that day onwards, it has been my favourite! I love the taste, the delicate banana flavor and the crunchy pieces inside. It makes for a perfect snack, and so, inspired by an urge of using all my banana favourites, I decided to try this Dessert recipe. The name is simple, not "froo froo":), because this is my own creation. If you love bananas, you will surely enjoy this easy-to-make delicious dish that caters to your sweet tooth! So go bananas over the Banana Bread Dessert! As I intend to make it quick and simple, I'm going to use as many ready-made ingredients as available. But don't worry, they'll only enhance the final presentation!!(photo source wikipedia)

4 slices of Banana bread
8 oz. cream cheese
1 tsp vanilla essence
2 tbsp milk
2 tbsp. whipping cream
1 chopped banana
3 tbsp Post Banana-Nut Crunch Cereals (optional, for garnish)

In a microwave safe bowl, melt the cream cheese and half of the whipping cream for 2-3 mins. Stir often while melting.

Then remove from microwave and add the vanilla essence and the milk and use hand blender to mix everything together. The mixture should be semi-liquid so that it's a little more thick than milk or water (almost like condensed milk).

Now take a cookie cutter or a small round cup and cut the bread slices into small rounds. (You can leave the breads as they are too if you don't want to waste the excess bread. I just ate the remaining edges myself!!:))

Take a serving dish, soak each banana bread piece into the cream cheese mixture and arrange on the dish. Then spread the remaining mixture evenly over the entire tray. Freeze this tray for a couple of hours.

When ready to serve, make individual servings with each circular bread piece, garnished with cool whip, cereals and bananas on the side.

This serves to be an excellent dessert ready within 30 mins or less. I tried the same thing with strawberries and regular short-bread the first time and it came out very well too.

Other Topping Ideas: Chopped walnuts, chocolate sauce, shredded coconut, vanilla ice-cream....just let your imagination run wild!!! You can drizzle strawberry and chocolate syrup and the remaining cream cheese on the plate to create a unique presentation too.

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TBC said...

First time here. That looks really good!

Lindsay Blau Portnoy said...

What gorgeous plating! Just found your site and can't wait to see what else you have to serve up.

Also, how do you get the 'read on' bit on the bottom of your posts so that the entire 4 paragraphs are not one one page? I would love to learn how to condense mine so people don't have to look through the whole post if they aren't interested. Any tips??


Mansi said...

thanks for the compliments folks!

Citylivinggirl - I posted an answer to your qs on your blog; lemme know if u need any more helps:)

Anonymous said...

That's a great dessert, so yummy and creamy! Great food blog you got here.
Cheers from Fruity

david mcmahon said...

G'day Mansi,

Just sent you an email with the answer to your Technorati query.

And I'll blogroll this site as it's your main focus.

Keep smiling


PS: Great to see that CityLivingCountryGirl has found you! She's great.

Tee said...

Amazing dessert and so simple to make! Will try this out soon ! i have tried soaking regular dessert cups in cream and then adding fresh sweetened tastes divine!

Laavanya said...

The pattern on the plate is simply superb. said...


Nice picture of you! You look lovely.
I really enjoyed this recipe, and the addition of the cream cheese topping, and the freezing! I was getting tired of plain banana bread, the hubby isn't interested in it, and I was adding the whole loaf to my hips literally. I think this would make a great dessert for a party.

Thanks! Cool presentation on the side too....


Mansi said...

Well, its amazing how colors can meld into each other to create uniqe designs, right??

Thanks for the presentation comments! I tell u I didn't try hard to do that:)

Deborah Dowd said...

This looks really delicious! I had to check out your blog since it combines the things I strive for- fun and food and fn with food!)

indicaspecies said...

My first visit here and I must say, you've got great space here!
*drool* :)

Anonymous said...

hey mansi , now thts some real rich n yummy dessert ..

Chef Jeena said...

Hi Mansi nice sweet recipe it looks yummy! You made the bananna bread sound very delicious too!

Coffee said...

This is a must try ! Loved your dessert Manasi. :)

Anonymous said...

wow, I found this on google search and I'm so happy to have landed here!! i love this dessert recipe and also the rest of your site!!

Sona - quick picks/pick quicks said...

wow!!!..a class presentation!!...very tempting

Anonymous said...

Beautiful, heavenly, godsend, paradise....ok I could go on and on....hahahhaa

love your site and recipes!! and also the food facts section!


test it comm said...

Another great pudding! Banana bread and cream cheese all rolled up into a pudding...mmm...

Archana Doshi said...

will give this one a try as well, soon :). Sounds like a very light dessert and a quick one too.