Monday, June 20, 2016

Strawberry Banana Cheesecake Salad

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Simple Strawberry Banana Cheesecake Salad recipe comes together with just 6 ingredients. Rich and creamy cheesecake filling is folded into luscious strawberries and sweet banana to create the most amazing, glorious fruit salad ever!  The flavor has been punched up with a secret ingredient and you are going to go nuts over this recipe! The king of the potluck table has arrived.

As I am sure you remember I love my coffee and always have creamer on hand, so it is super convenient to use in my recipes. It adds cream and sugar all in one. Well, one of my new favorites is this Simply Pure Vanilla Coffee Creamer.



RECIPE AT THE BOTTOM

A few months back I put together this Summer Berry Cheesecake Salad. Well, needless to say it has gone completely crazy on our site. It is already the #2 recipe of all time. Our readers have enjoyed it so much that I though it was time to whip up a twist on the ├╝ber popular recipe.

I have been on a pudding kick lately. I tell you I have been testing several recipes with pudding as a surprise ingredient. It is crazy how much pudding mix amps up the flavor of a recipe. So, when I was thinking of ways to twist up the cheesecake salad, I knew I needed to use pudding. It really kicks it up a notch.

I combined cream cheese, pudding mix and coffee creamer to create a spectacular rich and creamy cheesecake filling. In the fruit mixture, I squeezed fresh lemon juice over sliced strawberries and bananas. That prevents the bananas from browning, but it also gives the cheesecake salad a little brightness and zing!


This new summer salad is so good it is sure to take the place of your favorite fruit salad. And say goodbye to Aunt Ida's ambrosia salad and HELLO to Strawberry Banana Cheesecake Salad. The new queen of the summer picnic table. We couldn't stop eating it, and you're going to go bananas over it too! <- Sorry, pun intended. I couldn't help myself.

Enjoy!

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Strawberry Banana Cheesecake Salad

SERVES 16 (1/2 cup serving)  |  ACTIVE TIME 15 Min  |  TOTAL TIME 15 Min

1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
1 (3.4 ounce) package instant cheesecake pudding, unprepared
1-1/4 cup Simply Pure Vanilla Coffee Creamer

2 pounds strawberries, hulled and sliced
3 medium bananas, cut into coins
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

In a medium tall bowl, using an electric mixer, whip cream cheese until it becomes smooth. It may bind up in the beaters, but continue as is and it will loosen up. Add dry pudding mix. Beat until well combined.

With mixer running slowly add creamer to the cream cheese mix. Add it about a tablespoon at a time and then mix until it becomes a smooth mixture and all of the creamer has combined into the cream cheese. Continue until all of the creamer has been added to the cream cheese. Whip until smooth.


In a large bowl, combine sliced strawberries, banana coins and lemon juice. Stir until all the fruit is coated with lemon juice. Add cheesecake mixture to fruit. Gently fold cheesecake mixture into fruit.

Chill until ready to serve or serve immediately.

Enjoy!

DONNA'S NOTES: Do not pour all of the creamer into the cream cheese at once. It will get clumpy and no matter how long you beat it, it will stay that way. Trust me on this one. 

If you have to substitute cream for the creamer, powdered sugar and vanilla would be the best swap. 1 cup heavy cream, 4 tablespoons powdered sugar and 2 teaspoons vanilla extract.




Recipe developed by Donna Elick - The Slow Roasted Italian
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20 comments:

  1. This looks sooo good, i wonder if could use french vanilla creamer since its all i have...

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  2. Can i use something else besides coffee creamer?

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    1. DONNA'S NOTES: If you have to substitute cream for the creamer, powdered sugar and vanilla would be the best swap. 1 cup heavy cream, 4 tablespoons powdered sugar and 2 teaspoons vanilla extract.

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  3. This sounds delish! Is there a way to substitute heavy cream for the coffee creamer? I'm not a fan of those creamers.

    Fran G.

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    1. DONNA'S NOTES: If you have to substitute cream for the creamer, powdered sugar and vanilla would be the best swap. 1 cup heavy cream, 4 tablespoons powdered sugar and 2 teaspoons vanilla extract.

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  4. Any substitute for cheesecake pudding mix? I've never seen it here in Canada..

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    1. You can use a vanilla ready made pudding mix also. Enjoy!

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    2. and I've added coconut...really good.

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  5. This was delicious. I used 1 pound of strawberries and a can of pineapple chunks along with the bananas. Turned out great.

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    1. That sounds magnificent Grace! I am so happy you loved it.

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  6. Can I make this the night before?

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    1. If you wish to make it ahead, I would keep the fruit separate from the cheesecake mixture. The sweetness of the cheesecake mixture will help the strawberries macerate (which is tasty, but not pretty) so I eat pretty soon after making it.

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  7. Can you make the night before or will fruit turn brown

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    1. If you wish to make it ahead, I would keep the fruit separate from the cheesecake mixture. Then fold them together before serving. The sweetness of the cheesecake mixture will help the strawberries macerate, releasing their juices (which is tasty, but not pretty) so I eat pretty soon after making it. Enjoy!

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  8. f you use blueberries strawberries and pineapple doe you have to use the lemon juice

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    1. Hi Rebeckah! The lemon juice is not required, but I love the way lemon juice makes cheesecake taste, so I would add it for a beautiful zip to the cheesecake salad. However, this Summer Berry Cheesecake Salad is perfectly delicious and it does not have lemon juice in it. http://www.theslowroasteditalian.com/2016/04/summer-berry-cheesecake-salad-recipe.html

      Enjoy and let us know how it goes!

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  9. Thank-you Donna for such a yummy recipe! So is there an actual cheesecake pudding, or are you using the filling inside a box of cheesecake? Thanks in advance!

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