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 just made this, and it was just too sweet for my family's taste. It still taste good, but just too sweet. I'm making this for July 4th, so I'm glad I found this out first. They didn't have cheesecake pudding, so I used Banana Cream Pudding instead. For the 4th, I will be using half whipping cream, and half of the creamer, to cut some of that sweetness from the creamer. Also, I will be using 2 8oz packages of cream cheese instead of one. I also used a lot more strawberries, and blueberries, so the berries wouldn't be drowning in the sauce. I plan on crumbling gram crackers, and doing some layers with it to make it more like a deconstructed cheese cake.

    1. Thank you so much for your feedback, Sandi! It’s one of my favorites to take to a potluck.
      TSRI Team member, Becca

  2. Delicious! I used vanilla pudding as I cannot get the cream cheese pudding in Canada. But, just love it.

    1. Hi Sandra,
      I don’t know what the problem on your end could be. I just tested the button from a desktop browser and a mobile browser and it worked perfectly. You might want to check your printer settings to be sure that it’s online and working properly.

      TSRI Team member,
      Becca

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