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!

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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 made it used strawberries,raspberries,BlackBerries and banana. It is amazing.The raspberry did turn my mix pink but I'm ok with it ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Made the recipe this weekend exactly as described, it was all gobbled up! Next time I think I'll make a double batch.

  3. I made this — I couldn't find 3.4 ounce instant pudding, so used three 1 oz packages — the mixture is very thick (like a cake batter) — is this how it's supposed to be? Help!

    1. 3.4 is the small pudding size. I have never seen a 1 oz. size of pudding. The sauce is definitely not
      Supposed to be thick.
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    2. 3.4 is a regular size box of pudding not the large box. My sauce was on the thick side but not bad, it will stick to the fruit. I did add extra fruit because it was a lot of sauce for the fruit the recipe called for. Took way longer than the 15 minute prep time listed.

  4. I made this for the 4th of July today and threw in some raspberries with the rest of the fruit. I used cream and vanilla in place of the creamer. The minute I added the cream mixture to the fruit, it curdled. I assume it's from the lemon juice on the bananas. I don't know anything else in the salad that would cause that. If anyone else has an explanation, I would love to know so I can make it differently next time.

    1. What happened is that the cream was cold and the whipped cream cheese was nice and warm from beating it. When you poured in the cream rechilled the cream cheese causing all of those thick lumps. Try adding the cream a tablespoon at a time while beating to prevent the lumps. Enjoy and let me know how it goes!

  5. I made with frozen blueberries as our grocer was sold out of fresh. It turned purple but sure tasted delightful.

  6. I made this with frozen blueberries as our grocer was sold out of fresh. It turned purple but still tasted delicious!

  7. I have recently started Weight Watcher. This recipe looked so good so I thought I would use alternate ingredients. I used sugar free international delight French vanilla creamer, sugar free cheesecake pudding mix, and 1/3 less fat cream cheese. The entire bowl would be 41 points. If you split into 10 servings you have a 4 smart point dessert. It was yummy!!

  8. Just made this. Delicious! I used Coffeemate French Vanilla Creamer because it is what I had on hand. Had to use way more than what is in the recipe and doubled the strawberries. I would rather put this on pound cake than put the cake in it because the cake will be mush. I think instant vanilla pudding mix would be just as delicious. Also could add a bit of vanilla as well. Very adaptable.

  9. Do not I repeat do not. Use frozen fruit.. the blue berries turn the whole thing purple but it still tastes okay after the fruits thaw

  10. OMG!! I made this with the fruit and it was delicious but I really loved just the filling so I made the filling and put it in a graham cracker crust and put in the freezer for 3 hours to set then drizzled with caramel sauce. Delicious!!! Everyone Loved It!!!

    1. Wow! I am so happy you love it. Lora Jane Caramel Cheesecake No-Bake Pie sounds spectacular. That may just become a thing. Thanks for the comment.

  11. This was delicious! We all loved it and will make it again. Super winner! You can also add more fruit than the recipe calls for. The cream cheese Jell-O mix makes a lot! Lol

  12. I had an extra pie crust, so I put this "salad" into it. I also made the vanilla creamer myself with half and half. It was a big hit!

  13. This is addicting! my family loved it, an explosion of fresh berries and creamy cheesecake in every bite

  14. Do u think I could substitute the "cheesecake" part of this with the premade filling in the tub or would it be bad?

  15. I had a big struggle getting the smooth consistency. Come out extremely thick. Follow directions according. I had to keep adding combination creamer/skim milk to get it to a usable consistency. I still seemed extremely thick

  16. I made this for a get together today. I mixed the creamer with the pudding using the wisk on my electric mixer then added it to the whipped cream cheese a little at a time using the same wisk beater. No lumps! Then when I poured it on the fruit I left about a cup out & it was more than enough for the fruit. Also I used raspberries instead of strawberries. Everybody loved it!

  17. I cannot find the cream cheese instant pudding mix and was wondering if it cam be relaxes with vanilla pudding powder

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