Patriotic Banana Split

This lip-smacking salute to summertime is a creative cross between a classic banana split and a fruit salad. A scoop of watermelon, fresh berries and a sweet creamy topping produce a red, white and blue finale to any meal. And best of all, you won't have to worry about you dessert melting!


6 servings


4 ounces reduced fat cream cheese
1/2 cup marshmallow creme
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
1/2 medium seedless watermelon
6 large ripe bananas, quartered
1/3 cup fresh blueberries
1/3 cup reduced-fat granola cereal without raisins


In a mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese, marshmallow creme, lemon juice and peel until smooth; set aside. Using an ice cream scoop, scoop six balls from watermelon (save remaining melon for another use). In shallow dessert bowls, arrange four banana quarters; top with a watermelon ball. Spoon cream cheese topping over melon. Sprinkle with blueberries and cereal. Serve immediately.

Estimated Time

Preparation/Total Time: 15 minutes

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving: Calories 254, Fat 6 g (Saturated Fat 3 g), Cholesterol 14 mg, Sodium 91 mg, Carbohydrate 50 g, Fiber 4 g, Protein 4 g. Diabetic Exchanges: Fruit 3, Fat 1, Starch 1/2.

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