Banana Foster No Bake Cheesecake Shooters

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Alright, stop what you’re doin’.

’cause I’m about to ruin.

The image and the style that you’re used to.

Nah, I’m just kidding…

Not kidding.

I’m about to change your whole life situation right now.

First things first…


This deserves a happy dance.

You ready?


Chunky Monica Happy Dance.


I have teamed up with over 70 food bloggers to celebrate this Cheesecake deal. Scroll to the bottom of the post for a list of delectable cheesecakes!

Now flow with me, I’ve got one that will change your life.

Did you know you can make cheesecake and NOT have to fire up your oven?

Cheesecake takes forever to cook. FOREVER! OK – It’s like an hour and a half, but when you want to dip your spoon into that smooth silkiness it will feel like forever.

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It takes like, 8 hours to chill. Who has time to wait 8 hours?!


If you’re not at least semi familiar with the nuances of cheesecake, it’s a gamble. Your cheesecake spends hours in the oven, bringing up your house temps and making you sweat in unladylike places. Then you pop that jammy out and it’s either this beautifully round cheesecake situation or it’s crack-tastic. Or worse! You end up with a soupy mess.

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Crack is wack.

Soupy is droopy.

Roll with this no bake situation instead.

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I combined two of my favorite, faaaaaaaavorite flavors, Bananas and caramel to give you this banana foster cheesecake shooter.

What’s best about this jammy?

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Glad you asked.

We’re not baking it.

No, that’s not it. Well, it’s part of the “IT”. What’s really best about this jammy is the dulce de leche cheesecake layer.

No, the banana caramel layer.

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I can’t choose. My brain is about to short circuit. Let’s get to the recipe.

We’re starting with a dulce de leche cheesecake layer. Remember, we’re not baking. We’re going hard and fast here. All ingredients cold. None of this room temperature crap.

Cold cream cheese is mixed with confectioners’ sugar, silky dulce de leche, bit of vanilla bean paste and vanilla extract. Cold heavy cream is added to turn this into a smooth light situation and then chilled in the freezer for max sturdiness.

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While that slammin’ dulce de leche cheesecake chills, make the banana foster layer. Melted butter and brown sugar are the foundation of it all. No, seriously. Foundation. You need it to make caramel. Once the caramel is blubbly and beautiful add vanilla extract for flavor. Want to kick this up? Rum. Dark rum. Add it. Don’t skip it. It’s real, yo. Finally, you add bananas and walnuts. Or pecans. Your nut, your choice. I had walnuts on hand, which I like better anyway.

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You allow the banana foster mix to cool a bit so it doesn’t melt your cheesecake situation.

Now comes the fun part. You layer that sucka’ good and nice. Chill for about 20 minutes, then go in on that bad boy.

As you do the Chunky Monica Happy Dance.

Wanna see that dance again?

Of course you do.



I teamed up with 75+ bloggers to celebrate this Cheesecake situation!

Peep at what what they made.

And Drool.

Truly, truly drool.

Baked Cheesecakes:

No Bake Cheesecakes:

Cheesecake Beverages:

Cheesecake Cookies and Bars:

Cheesecake Desserts and Treats:

Frozen Cheesecakes and Treats:


For the dulce de leche cheesecake

  • 6 oz cream cheese cold
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • ¼ cup dulce de leche I used Nestle La Lechera
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
  • 1 cup very cold heavy cream

For the Banana Foster

  • ½ stick unsalted butter
  • ½ cup light brown sugar packed
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon dark rum
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 bananas sliced into ½ inch rounds
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts


Make the dulce de leche cheesecake:

  • In a bowl fitted with a whisk attachment, add cream cheese, confectioners' sugar, dulce de leche, vanilla extract and paste. Begin mixing over low speed until the confectioners' sugar is somewhat incorporated.
  • Increase the speed to high and whip until combined and mixture is smooth. Stop and scrape the mixer. Continue whipping on high and add the heavy cream in 3 parts, making sure the whip cream has incorporated and thickened before each addition.
  • Whip until the mixture is thickened. Stop the mixer. Add the cheesecake mixture to a piping bag fitted with a star or round tip. A ziplock bag works here too. Be sure to snip the end of the ziplock bag. Place in the freezer for about 20-25 minutes. While the cheesecake chills, make the banana foster.

Make the banana foster:

  • Melt the butter over low heat in a small saucepan. Increase the heat to medium and to the melted butter add the light brown sugar. Whisk until the butter and sugar are incorporated. Let cook until the mixture bubbles. Carefully, slowly (cause that jammy bubbles and spatters) add the rum, heavy cream, and vanilla extract. Once it stops bubbling, whisk to combine. Add the bananas and walnuts and cook until bubbly.
  • Remove from heat and allow to cool almost to room temperature. The banana fosters should still be somewhat on the warm side, but not hot enough to melt the cheesecake.

To assemble the cheesecake shooters:

  • Remove the cheesecake from the freezer. To a mini glass or mason jar add a spoonful of the banana foster mixture. Pipe the dulce de leche cheesecake over the banana foster mixture. Alternate spooning banana foster and dulce de leche cheesecake until you reach the top of the mini glass. Repeat with next mini glass until you fill six 4 oz glasses. Drizzle some banana foster caramel on top of each glass and top with banana slices. Place in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
  • Makes six 4 ounce mini glasses.

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