Hawaiian Cheesecake Salad + Video

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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!

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Hawaiian Cheesecake Salad

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.

Recipe Video

Be sure to watch the cheesecake salad recipe video! Look for it in the recipe card, at the bottom of this post.

Hawaiian Cheesecake Salad

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.

Hawaiian Cheesecake Salad

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.

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!!!

Hawaiian Cheesecake Salad

Cheesecake Salad Recipe Tips:

  • 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 the cream cheese and pudding mix get too thick, add in a splash of the cream to loosen it up. Then proceed with the recipe, minus the splash you already used.
  • If you have to substitute for the creamer, use 1 cup heavy cream, 1/4 cup powdered sugar, and 2 teaspoons vanilla extract.

To make Hawaiian Cheesecake Salad Ahead

  1. Prepare the cheesecake mixture and refrigerate in a bowl or sealed jar. 
  2. Combine all of the fruit in a large bowl and refrigerate. 
  3. Before serving, drain any excess liquid from the fruit and then fold the cheesecake filling into the fruit.

With love, from our simple kitchen to yours. 

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Hawaiian Cheesecake Salad + Video

Donna Elick
Hawaiian Cheesecake Salad is a scrumptious dessert salad, full of fresh tropical fruit. This recipe is perfect for a summer potluck dish!
5 stars from 5 reviews
Tried this recipe?Please comment and review!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Method Mixed
Servings 16


  • 8 ounce package cream cheese
  • 3.4 ounce package instant cheesecake pudding, unprepared
  • 1 cup International Delight French Vanilla Creamer, liquid
  • 1 pound strawberries, hulled and sliced
  • 4 mandarin oranges, peeled and sectioned
  • 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. If the mixture is too thick you can add a splash of the measured creamer to losen it up.
  • With the mixer on low, slowly add the remaining 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.
If you have to substitute cream for the creamer, powdered sugar and vanilla would be the best swap. 1 cup heavy cream, 1/4 cup powdered sugar and 2 teaspoons vanilla extract.
If you are using canned fruit be sure to drain it completely.
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!


Serving: 1 | Calories: 157cal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 130mg | Sugar: 21g | Fiber: 3g | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 1mg

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe’s nutritional value will vary depending on the ingredients used, measuring methods, and portion sizes.

Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

Originally published  April 2017, updated and republished June 2020.

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  1. I simply love this recipe it is so easy an the taste is wonderful makes a great potluck dish for desert not heavy i have had so many request to make it an for the easy recipe . have passed the web site along.
    Thank you

    1. I’m hoping to make this today it looks so fresh and I can just imagine those flavors all together my question is do you think white chocolate pudding mix would work in this some in my family don’t like cheesecake

  2. we lived in florida for 6 years and a beautiful old friend used to make fruit salad and just put in mayonnaise and sprinkle it with coconut – absolutely beautiful – i thought yuk – mayonnaise but believe me it was delicious

  3. I’m making this for a Father’s Day BBQ. my question is, I could only buy /find 4 1 oz boxes of cheese cake pudding mix. I measured 3 oz = 3 1oz boxes and 1/2 of the 4th box for of a total of 3.4 oz. Will this be the same measured amount as the bigger box ??

  4. I made this for my wife’s birthday the other day and it was phenomenal. Everyone loved it. The only thing I did wrong on it was that I inadvertently picked up some yellow kiwi which may have been a little over-ripe. The flesh was softer and didn’t hold up as I mixed the ingredients together, which seemed to make the cheesecake mixture a little runnier. Super simple and delicious nonetheless.

    1. International Delight or Coffee Mate are a couple top brands of creamer in the Canada. They have may different flavours. To enjoy I. You coffee and add to other things.

    1. Hi Lesley!
      It yields 16 servings if you 1x the ingredients. I hope this helps!
      TSRI Team Member,

  5. 5 stars
    Oh my gosh, this Hawaiian cheesecake salad was like a slice of paradise on my plate! Donna and Chad, you’ve outdone yourselves with this recipe. It was super easy to make and tasted absolutely divine. A definite 5-star dessert!

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