Banana Tiramisu Recipe

  • Our take on this classic Italian dessert.

    Stephanie Jamain, RD, Dietitian at Abbott Nutrition


  • 1 bottle (235 mL) Vanilla Ensure® Regular
  • One 100-g (3 ½-oz) package instant banana pudding
  • 125 mL (½ cup) cold skim milk
  • 250 g (8 oz) light cream cheese
  • 125 mL (½ cup) fat-free sour cream
  • 250 mL (1 cup) light whipped topping
  • 60 mL (¼ cup) orange juice
  • 60 mL (¼ cup) water
  • 16 ladyfingers
  • 15 g (½ oz) dark chocolate shavings
  • 2 whole medium-size bananas, peeled and cut into thin slices

How to make

  • Pour dry pudding mix into a bowl. Add Ensure® Regular and milk. Whisk by hand for 2 minutes or until mixture is thick and smooth. Set aside.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, beat cream cheese with an electric mixer for 1 to 2 minutes or until light and fluffy. Add sour cream and beat for
    30 seconds. Reduce speed to low, pour in pudding mixture, and mix until smooth. Fold in whipped topping and banana slices. (Reserve several slices of banana for garnish.)
  • Combine orange juice and water in a small shallow bowl. Dip each ladyfinger in juice mixture and arrange 8 ladyfingers in the bottom of a 20-cm (8-inch) square baking pan. Spread with half of banana cream (about 500 mL [2 cups]).
  • Repeat with remaining ladyfingers (dipped in juice) and banana cream. This dessert can also be assembled in individual glasses.
  • Sprinkle with chocolate shavings, cover, and chill for 4 to 24 hours.
  • To serve, cut into 8 portions. Store covered in the refrigerator.

Nutrition facts

Serving size: of recipe
  • Calories
  • 300
  • Fat
  • 10 g
  • Sodium
  • 410 mg
  • Carbohydrate
  • 45 g
  • Dietary fibre
  • 1 g
  • Protein
  • 8 g
  • Tip

  • Arrange slices of banana on each serving and garnish with chocolate curls and fresh mint.

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