Red White and Blue Cheesecake Salad + Video

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Red, White and Blue Cheesecake Salad comes together so easily, and is always a hit at picnics, potlucks and of course, Memorial Day and the 4th of July!

With fresh fruit and a lusciously creamy cheesecake filling, it’s the perfect dessert salad!

red white and blue cheesecake salad in clear glass bowl

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 using vanilla flavored coffee creamer!

strawberries blueberries and bananas with cream cheese and sour cream dressing

I absolutely love fresh fruit and I am completely hooked on fruit salad.

With summer right around the corner and fresh berries calling to me at the market, I could think of nothing more perfect than a berry banana fruit salad.

But, not just any fruit salad. A cheesecake salad.

Red White and Blue Cheesecake Salad

Rich and creamy cheesecake filling made with cream cheese, pudding and my favorite creamer.

The creamer lends a richness and creaminess to the cheesecake filling and the perfect touch of sweetness.

red white and blue fruit salad

The filling is folded into fresh strawberries, blueberries, and bananas to create the most amazing red white, and blue cheesecake salad you have ever eaten.

RECIPE VIDEO

Watch the video below to see how easy it is to make this dessert salad!

Memorial Day weekend is the official launch of summer, but I tell you I am way ahead of you.

I am stocking up on summer salad ideas and boy oh boy do we have a good selection to choose from.

Summer Berry Cheesecake Salad and Hawaiian Cheesecake Salad are our 2 most popular cheesecake salad recipes, but I have a feeling that a red white and blue salad is just what any patriotic holiday weekend needs!

closeup: red white blue 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 are out of creamer you can substitute: 1 cup heavy cream, 1/4 cup powdered sugar, and 2 teaspoons vanilla extract.
Red, White and Blue Cheesecake Salad

Make Ahead Instructions for Red White and Blue Cheesecake Salad

To make the cheesecake salad ahead of time, prepare the cheesecake mixture and refrigerate in a bowl.

Then, combine all of the fruit in a separate large bowl. Cover both bowls and refrigerate.

Before serving, drain any excess liquid from the fruit and then fold the cheesecake filling into the fruit.

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Red White and Blue Cheesecake Salad

Donna Elick
Red White and Blue Cheesecake Salad has fresh fruit and rich, creamy cheesecake filling. A patriotic July 4th fruit salad recipe!
5 stars from 1 review
Tried this recipe?Please comment and review!
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Dessert, Salad
Cuisine American
Method Mixed
Servings 16

Ingredients
 

  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 3.4 ounces instant cheesecake pudding mix, unprepared
  • 1 cup liquid French vanilla creamer, *See Notes
  • 1 pound strawberries, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 12 ounces blueberries
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice, ~1 large lemon
  • 4 large bananas, peeled and sliced

Instructions
 

  • 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 and continue beating until well combined.
  • With the mixer running on low speed, slowly add the creamer, 1 tablespoon at a time, to the cream cheese mixture. Be sure the creamer is completely combined before adding another tablespoon.
    Repeat until all of the creamer has been added to the mixture and the mixture is completely smooth. Refrigerate while you prepare the fruit.
  • In a large bowl, combine lemon juice and bananas. Stir to coat bananas completely; pour off any excess lemon juice. Add strawberries and blueberries. Gently stir to combine. Fold the cheesecake mixture into the fruit.
  • Serve immediately, or cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Video

Donna’s Notes

  • If you are out of creamer you can substitute: 1 cup heavy cream, plus 1/4 cup powdered sugar and 2 teaspoons vanilla extract.
  • 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 mixture becomes too thick, add in a splash of creamer to loosen it up. Then proceed with the recipe, minus the splash you already used.
To Make Salad 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!

Nutrition

Serving: 1 | Calories: 141cal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 138mg | Sugar: 13g | Fiber: 2g | Calcium: 37mg | 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.

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Originally published May 2017, updated and republished June 2022.

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110 Comments

  1. I wonder if it would work and be easier to whip the 1 cup of creamer with the dry pudding mix and then add it to the whipped up cream cheese? Perhaps that would also help avoid the possible lumps you mentioned? Just a thought.

    1. Make sure your cream cheese is room temp..If it is taken out of the fridg and used cold it will have lumps that you cannt bet out…The softer the cream cheese the smoother the pudding..Hope this helps..

    2. I did exactly as recipe says and mine twice is clumpy so frustrated…this was for mother's day…epic fail!

    3. I made this for a church function and yes by adding the liquid to the pudding first eliminated any clumping. Smooth and everyone loved it.

    4. I used banana pudding mix and didn't have cream so used strawberry yogurt and vanilla yogurt and was it good thick really yummy

    5. I doubled this (2 boxes pudding) and did the homemade heavy cream mix and pudding together first and it got so thick fast!! Added the crm chz (2) and had to add milk to thin it out. I won’t do that again.

  2. After comparing the similar recipes for the different cheesecake fruit salads, I notice this one is the only one that calls for the pudding mix.

    Do you think the mixture with the pudding mix is better than the others that only use cream cheese and creamer?

    Which blend do you recommend?

    1. The odd thing here is the first time I looked at these recipes I didn't see the pudding for any of them and now they all say it…hmm

    1. That's what I'm thinking. My family has a get together for the 4th of July and I think I'm going to try to make this and see how everyone likes it.

    1. Did you add the amount of fruit listed? I was wondering if it might need more fruit so it's not so sweet/saucy with the cream cheese mix…or does the heavier mix balance out with the amount of fruit listed?

    2. I think it needs more fruit…i just used what it called for and it is a lot of cheesecake mixture with a little fruit…other than that it tastes amazing

    3. i Made it accordingly and the fruit were lost in the sauce. I added another package of blueberry's and 2 lbs of strawberry's total and it was better but still too much sauce. Next time I make it I am cutting the sauce in half.

    1. The cheesecake instant pudding comes in sugar free I use that andheavy cream and vanilla which is good but I have done it with almond flavoring and it tastes like cannoli cream yummy

    2. They do make sugar free French vanilla creamer. I'm about to go make it. I'm just worried about the sizes of the regular jello pudding and the sugar free pudding being different sizes.

  3. Just curious – do you think this would work if you used regular cream, vanilla, and powdered sugar with the cream cheese instead of the pudding mix and creamer? Between those two ingredients that's a LOT of sugar and processed junk.

    1. I make this with equal amounts of whipping cream and room temperature cream cheese. Beat them together with vanilla and sugar to taste. (As I'm on a low carb diet for my high cholesterol, I use a mixture of Erythritol and Stevia) Much easier and healthier!

  4. I live in Canada & we do not hv cheesecake pudding mix so do U think it would be ok with vanilla pudding mix instead?

    1. I bought jello no bake cheese cake mix in a box and they give you enough chessecake filling for about 3 full salads. I just judged by taste. turned out fine!

    2. I couldn't find cheesecake puddding either (Cali here). I bought French Vanilla. Hoping for the best, we'll find out.

  5. I made a sugar free version by changing the pudding mix and creamer to sugar free items. Tasted great.

    1. Could just omit the bananas, add more of the other fruits. But I think this would be great with some shredded coconut. πŸ™‚

    2. Could just omit the bananas and use more of the other fruits. But I think shredded coconut would be great in it too. πŸ™‚

    3. You can use a variety of fruits. Any berries, cantaloupe, honeydew, pineapple, peaches, pears, apples …

    4. I am making it with strawberries, blueberries and mini Marshmellows because I am concerned the bannanas will turn brown

    1. Absolutely! I do everytime and it takes it up a huge notch! Goes further too and the yummiest parts are the piece of pound cake soaked in the pudding! I wouldn't make it without cubed PC! 😁

    2. That's exactly what I was thinking! Perhaps sliced pieces then the fruit salad over top? Yummy!!

  6. I just finished making this for a 4th of July gathering this afternoon. However, I did notice that if you use a hand held mixer, you'll need the help of one more person to either add the creamer & scrape the cream cheese mixture from the sides of the bowl, plus try to keep cream cheese mixture move too far up on the beaters. But looking forward to see how family likes it.

  7. I used French vanilla pudding bc I couldn't find cheesecake flavored, but mine did not pour out of bowl like in the video so I added 1/2 cup skim milk and it was perfect!! The cream cheese gave it plenty of cheesecake flavor.

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