Watermelon Blueberry Banana Split

Watermelon Blueberry Banana Split

Here's the latest "scoop" - a fresh, lighter Recipe Makeover twist to the traditional sundae, filled with wholesome fruit.

Per serving: 173 calories, 1.3g fat, 0.4g sat fat, and 27g sugars.

Saves: 859 calories, 46.7g fat, 21.6g sat fat, and 89g sugars over the classic 3-scoop banana split!


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Serves: 4 person(s) Change

Preparation Time: 10 mins

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About this Recipe Makeover

Restaurant banana splits are often made with 3 scoops of regular high-fat ice cream, various flavored syrup toppings, nuts, and regular whipped cream rendering a calorie, fat, sugar-laden dessert.

This made-over fruited banana split dramatically lowers the calories, fat, saturated fat, and sugars. By replacing the ice cream and high fat, sugary toppings with flavorful fresh fruit, low-fat yogurt and cereal, this Recipe Makeover is far lighter than a 2-or 3-scoop banana split.

Ingredients Show Makeover Show Traditional

  • 2 large bananas
  • 8 "scoops" watermelon *
  • 1 pint fresh blueberries
  • 1/2 cup low-fat vanilla yogurt
  • 1/4 cup crunchy cereal nuggets
  • 4 bananas
  • 12 scoops ice cream (3 strawberry, 3 chocolate, 3 vanilla)
  • 1/3 cup strawberry syrup
  • 1/3 cup chocolate syrup
  • 1/3 cup marshmallow cream
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds
  • 1 1/2 cup whipped cream
  • 4 maraschino cherries


Peel bananas and cut in half crosswise. Cut each piece in half lengthwise.

For each serving, lay 2 banana pieces against sides of shallow dish or banana split dish. Place watermelon "scoop" at each end of dish. Fill center space with blueberries. Stir yogurt until smooth. Spoon yogurt over watermelon "scoops". Sprinkle with cereal nuggets.


Low-fat granola can replace cereal nuggets.

Serving suggestion is not included in the nutritional analysis.


* Use an ice cream scooper to scoop balls of watermelon. Remove seeds if necessary. Seedless watermelon makes the preparation easy.

Thanks to National Watermelon Promotion Board

Nutritional Info (per serving)

CALORIES 173 cals
Kilojoules 724 kJ
Fat 1.3 g
Saturated Fat 0.4 g
Cholesterol 1 mg
Sodium 38 mg
Carbohydrates 42.0 g
Fiber 4.0 g
Total Sugars 27.0 g
Protein 3.4 g
Calcium 70.0 mg
CALORIES 1,032 cals
Kilojoules 4,320 kJ
Fat 48.0 g
Saturated Fat 22.0 g
Cholesterol 124 mg
Sodium 222 mg
Carbohydrates 143.0 g
Fiber 5.0 g
Total Sugars 116.0 g
Protein 17.5 g
Calcium 414.0 mg
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