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Banana Anna Surprise

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. + chilling


4 servings

This quick-to-fix layered dessert from Eva Wright of Grant, Alabama looks so pretty spooned into dessert glasses. "You can also make this recipe in an 8-inch square glass dish and replace the strawberry gelatin with your favorite flavor," Eva notes.


  • 1 package (.3 ounce) sugar-free strawberry gelatin
  • 3/4 cup boiling water
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 3/4 cup ice cubes
  • 2 medium firm bananas, sliced
  • 4 ounces fat-free cream cheese, cubed
  • 1/2 cup fat-free whipped topping
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest


  1. In a large bowl, dissolve gelatin in boiling water. Combine cold water and ice cubes; add to gelatin. Stir until slightly thickened; remove any unmelted ice. Add bananas. Spoon half of the gelatin into four dessert glasses. Refrigerate for 30 minutes or until firm.
  2. In a blender, combine the cream cheese, whipped topping and lemon zest; cover and process until smooth. Spoon into glasses. Top with remaining gelatin. Refrigerate for 3 hours or until firm.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 103 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 3mg cholesterol, 202mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate, 1g fiber), 6g protein.

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