Strawberry Banana Cheesecake Salad + VIDEO
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Our Strawberry Banana Cheesecake Salad recipe comes together with just 6 ingredients. Rich and creamy cheesecake filling is folded into luscious strawberries and sweet bananas to create the most amazing, glorious fruit salad ever!
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.
A few months back I put together this Summer Berry Cheesecake Salad. Well, needless to say it has gone completely crazy on our site. It is already the #2 recipe of all time.
Our readers have enjoyed it so much that I though it was time to whip up a twist on the uber popular recipe.
I have been on a pudding kick lately. I tell you, I have been testing several recipes with pudding as a surprise ingredient.
It is crazy how much pudding mix amps up the flavor of a recipe.
So, when I was thinking of ways to twist up the cheesecake salad, I knew I needed to use pudding. It really kicks it up a notch.
Watch the video below to see how easy it is to make this strawberry banana cheesecake salad!
Strawberry Banana Cheesecake Salad
I combined cream cheese, pudding mix and coffee creamer to create a spectacular rich and creamy cheesecake filling.
In the fruit mixture, I squeezed fresh lemon juice over sliced strawberries and bananas.
That prevents the bananas from browning, but it also gives the cheesecake salad a little brightness and zing!
This new summer salad is so good it is sure to take the place of your favorite fruit salad.
And say goodbye to Aunt Ida’s ambrosia salad and HELLO to Strawberry Banana Cheesecake Salad. The new queen of the summer picnic table.
We couldn’t stop eating it, and you’re going to go bananas over it too! <- Sorry, pun intended. I couldn’t help myself.
Helpful Tips for Making Cheesecake Salad:
- 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 for the creamer, use 1 cup heavy cream, 1/4 cup powdered sugar and 2 teaspoons vanilla extract.
- 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!
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Strawberry Banana Cheesecake Salad + Video
- 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 3.4 ounces instant cheesecake pudding mix, unprepared
- 1/4 cups liquid vanilla coffee creamer
- 2 pounds strawberries, hulled and sliced
- 3 medium bananas, sliced into coins
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- In a tall, medium bowl, use an electric mixer on medium-high speed to whip cream cheese until it becomes smooth. It may bind up in the beaters, but continue as is – it will loosen up. Add dry pudding mix and continue mixing until well combined.
- With mixer continuously running on medium-low speed, add creamer to the cream cheese mixture, about a tablespoon at a time. When all creamer is added, turn mixer speed to high and whip until smooth.
- In a large bowl, combine sliced strawberries, banana coins and lemon juice. Stir until all the fruit is coated with lemon juice. Add cheesecake mixture to the bowl and use a mixing spatula or spoon to gently fold cheesecake mixture into the fruit.
- Chill until ready to serve or serve immediately.
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.
Originally published June 2016, updated May 2020
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Just curious why you call for 1/4 cup of creamer but 1 cup of heavy cream if using the substitute? Or is it still 1/4 cup of the substitute mixture?
I had the same question. I did make the substitute. I tried just 1/4 cup at first, and ended up using the entire cup to have a creamier cheesecake mix.
I had to use waaaay more than 1/4 cup of creamer. Using just 1/4 cup caused the mixture to just climb the beaters. I stopped measuring at 1 cup & just kept pouring the creamer into the bowl until it was a smooth consistency.
I had an idea to make something similar to this. The cheescake pudding, French vanilla pudding, milk, banana and strawberries, and maybe some marshmallow fluff. Excited to see this is a normal thing people like!
I also had to add way more than 1/4 cup creamer. I added an extra 1/4 and still to thick. I just kept adding the creamer until it was thin enough to mix the fruit in with. Next time I will add a container of cool whip in it!
Perfect! This was the perfect fruit salad for my Sunday dinner with family. I brough home an empty bowl LOL I will definitely make it all the time now!
Looks lovely and so delicious. Makes me want to eat it off the text. Thanks for your wonderful recipes. You are a winner for me.
Hello Slow Roasted Italian~
When I make a recipe for the first time I am a bench chemist and DO NOT deviate.
I made this banana/strawberry salad to the T.
I would definitely label this as a dessert NOT a salad. It is very very very rich.
Next time I would use half the cheesecake/pudding and let more fruit stand alone in it.
Can milk be substituted with oat milk or lactose free milk and vegan cream cheese or lactose free cream cheese?
How long can this be refrigerated for?
I prefer substituting the heavy cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract mix in lieu of the vanilla coffee creamer. Adding the substitute slowly to the cream cheese while whipping, then adding the cheesecake pudding mix, and continue whipping until smooth turns out better (for me). Definitely a family favorite. Thank you for sharing your recipe.