This Berry Cheesecake Salad comes together with just 5 ingredients. Rich and creamy filling is folded into your favorite berries to create the most amazing cheesecake fruit salad ever!
Berry Cheesecake Salad
I am stocking up on summer cheesecake salad ideas and, boy oh boy, do we have a good selection to choose from!
Strawberry Banana Cheesecake Salad and Hawaiian Cheesecake Salad are two of our favorites!!!
I love my coffee and always have creamer on hand, so it is super convenient to use in my recipes.
Not a coffee drinker? Don’t worry — you’ll find an easy substitute listed below so that you can still enjoy this creamy strawberry blueberry salad.
Ingredient Notes and Substitutions
- Berries – Choose the ripest, freshest strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries for this cheesecake salad recipe.
You could also swap in some blackberries if you’d like — just be sure they are nice and sweet.
- Cream cheese – Use block cream cheese, not the tub variety. You will also need to soften it first so it’s easier to whip.
- Liquid vanilla creamer – This is what makes the cheesecake salad filling so creamy. Choose your favorite brand, nondairy versions included!
If you don’t use coffee creamer, you can always substitute a mixture of 1/2 cup heavy cream, 2 tablespoons powdered sugar, and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract.
Cheesecake Fruit Salad Tips and Tricks
- Prep berries in minutes. I have an easy kitchen hack for hulling strawberries that saves as much of the sweet fruit as possible!
- Dry them first. It’s important to spread the berries on a paper towel while you prepare the filling.
Otherwise, the liquid will cause your berry cheesecake salad to become watery.
- Avoid lumps. Add the creamer to the cream cheese slowly instead of all at once.
Otherwise, the filling will be permanently clumpy no matter how long you beat it — trust me on this one!
- Short on time? It can take about 30 minutes to soften cream cheese on the counter. Instead, unwrap the block and place it on a microwave-safe plate.
Heat on High in 10-second increments until softened.
Cheesecake Salad Recipe FAQ
I wouldn’t recommend it. Even once thawed and drained, the berries will add too much liquid to the mixture and cause the cheesecake salad to become watery.
Also, the texture of the berries will be too soft, and frozen raspberries tend to break apart into tiny pieces.
First, let the fruit dry completely after it has been washed and rinsed. To speed up the process, gently pat the berries dry with a paper towel or clean kitchen cloth.
The sugar in the cheesecake filling will cause the berries to soften and release liquid over time, so be sure to enjoy this strawberry blueberry salad within 24 hours for best results.
Yes, with a catch. You can prepare the cheesecake mixture and mix the fruits together, but don’t combine them!
Instead, refrigerate the bowls separately for up to 24 hours. Be sure to keep them tightly covered so they don’t absorb odors from the refrigerator.
Before serving, drain any excess liquid from the fruit, then fold the cheesecake filling into the berries.
With love, from our simple kitchen to yours.
Other Easy Cheesecake Salad Recipes
Summer Berry Cheesecake Salad + Video
- 1 pound strawberries, hulled and cut into quarters
- 9 ounce container blueberries, washed and dried (remove stems)
- 9 ounce container raspberries, rinsed and dried
- 8 ounce package cream cheese
- 1/2 cup Vanilla Coffee Creamer
- Prepare berries and lay them on paper towels to dry while you prepare the cheesecake mixture.
- In a medium tall bowl, 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.
- With mixer running slowly add creamer to the cream cheese. 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. Continue until all of the creamer has been added to the cream cheese. Whip until smooth.
- Combine berries in a large bowl. Gently fold in cheesecake mixture until completely combined.
- 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 April 2016, updated and republished May 2023
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