Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Hawaiian Cheesecake Salad (With Video)

Hawaiian Cheesecake Salad comes together so simply with fresh tropical fruit and a rich and creamy cheesecake filling to create the most glorious fruit salad ever! Every bite is absolutely bursting with island flavor and you are going to go nuts over this recipe!

We are so excited to be partnering with International Delight®  to bring you another fabulous recipe. I don't know about you, but I love my coffee so I always have creamer in the house. I have found this to be an amazing convenient ingredient in cooking and baking sweets. So, of course when I started thinking about creamy fruit salad I thought of International Delight.


Ever since Chad and I have been together we have celebrated every special occasion with his family. My family lives across the country so we never even gave it a second thought. Anyway, as I was saying we spend every holiday with his family and there are a few dishes that you will find at every event we attend. Gigi's apple salad. It is a family tradition. It is fruit mixed with whipped cream and it is delightful. A few years ago it got me thinking.

What if I combined cheesecake and fruit to create an over the top decadent cheesecake salad? Well, I did and I have to tell you it is the most amazing decadent fruit salad ever. I loved it so much I have created several versions and even created one in our new cookbook: The Simple Kitchen. Available for pre-order now!

I am planning for Easter dinner this weekend which is my holiday to host. I started thinking about the fruit salad that I would choose. Summer Berry Cheesecake Salad, Strawberry Banana Cheesecake Salad, and  Snickers Caramel Apple Cheesecake Salad are three of our favorites but I got to thinking about the scrumptious ham that we will be enjoying and then it hit me. I combined my favorite tropical fruit with a rich and creamy cheesecake filling to create our newest cheesecake salad sensation and you are going to love it!!!

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Summer Berry Cheesecake Salad recipe comes together with just 5 ingredients. Rich and creamy cheesecake filling is folded into your favorite berries to create the most amazing fruit salad ever!  Your family will go nuts over it.


Strawberry Banana Cheesecake Salad comes together with just 6 ingredients. Rich and creamy cheesecake filling is folded into luscious strawberries and sweet banana to create the most glorious fruit!  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.


Snickers Caramel Apple Cheesecake Salad is a simple recipe that comes together with just 5 ingredients. Tart and sweet crisp apples are folded into the most rich and luxurious cheesecake filling and topped with caramel and Snickers to create an amazing fruit salad that will blow your mind!  Your family will go nuts over it.


Hawaiian Cheesecake Salad
SERVES 16  |  ACTIVE TIME 15 Min  |  TOTAL TIME 15 Min

1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese
1 (3.4-ounce) package instant cheesecake pudding, unprepared
1 cup International Delight French Vanilla Creamer
1 pound strawberries, hulled and sliced
4 mandarin oranges, peeled and sectioned
1 (20-ounce) can pineapple tidbits, drained
3 kiwi, peeled and cut into half moons
2 mangoes, cut into bite size chunks
1 banana, cut into coins
juice of 1/2 lemon

In a medium tall bowl (I use my 8 cup measuring cup), 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 the dry pudding mix. Beat until well combined.

With the mixer on low, slowly add the 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, repeat until all of the creamer has been added to the mixture. Whip until smooth.

In a large bowl, combine strawberries, oranges, pineapple, kiwi and mango. Add the cheesecake mixture to the fruit. Gently fold cheesecake mixture into fruit. In a small bowl combine the banana coins and the lemon juice. Toss until well coated, drain the excess lemon juice. Gently fold the banana into the cheesecake salad.

Chill until ready to serve or serve immediately.

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.

To make this ahead: prepare the cheesecake mixture and refrigerate in a bowl. Mix all of the fruit in a large bowl and refrigerate. Before serving, drain any excess liquid from the fruit and then fold the cheesecake filling into the fruit. Serve and enjoy!

Recipe developed by Donna Elick - The Slow Roasted Italian
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  1. Sounds delicious

  2. I'm going to try this but I'm trying to limit the processed foods so even though I'll use the pudding mix I think I'll use some whipping cream and vanilla bean instead of the cream substitute

    1. If you are out of creamer you can substitute 1 cup heavy cream, 1/4 cup powdered sugar and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. I hope that helps. Enjoy and let us know how it goes.

    2. What is the recipe for the dressing?

    3. Thank you the substitute for the coffee creamer.

    4. Thanks for this tip. I don't like processed item either.

    5. Make sure you grow your own fruit

    6. i think i might try it with this but i DON'T like french vanilla nothing

  3. all it's missing is coconut then it's tropical :)

  4. OMG! I am a fruitaholic and this takes my breath away! Cant wait to try it!

  5. Where is the recipe for the island cheesecake salad? Little upset trying to find it.

  6. Instead of the creamer how bout French vanilla whipped topping?

  7. Can I substitute apples, oranges and peaches for the kiwi, mango and strawberries?

  8. sure would taste good right about now. live in the south.

  9. Does anyone know the nutrition value of this recipe. It looks amazing but also high in calories.

  10. Use room temperature cream cheese.
    Instead of a mixer, I suggest a blender or immersion blender. I finder is is easier to combine the cream cheese mixture and no clumps.

  11. Can I do this as a trifle will the mixture hold up correctly

  12. Instead of having to buy both French vanilla and vanilla flavored can just vanilla be used?

  13. I am making this and wondering how thick the cheesecake filling is supposed to be? The pic looks like it's pretty runny but mine isn't ... Any help??

  14. Is the creamer the powder version or the liquid version? Thanks so much!

  15. Your cream mixture is liquid looking of the fruit. Mine is like a clump of dough. What did I do wrong?

  16. Your cream mixture looks liquid. Mine is like dough. What did I do wrong?

  17. I made this vegan with Diaya cream cheese substitute and almond milk. I'm not vegan but dairy doesn't like me, lol. It was still really good. I brought it to a potluck at work and no one knew it was dairy-free until I told them!

  18. Followed the recipe to the T, with the exception of using Delmonte jarred mango and jarred mandarin oranges. Let them drain in a strainer for an hour. It was still very runny. The misxture was very liquidy. Only wonder if I should have used less creamer, to allow for the juice from the fruit? Over all good flavor, a bit strange in the texture.

  19. I made this as one of the sides for Easter Dinner. It was a huge hit, everyone loved it. I'm sure this will go on my family's most requested list. Thank you for another great recipe.


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