Strawberry Cheesecake Salad
Strawberry Cheesecake Salad Ingredients:
- Whipped topping: Thaw in refrigerator overnight.
- Cheesecake pudding powder: The cheesecake flavor of pudding gives this fruit salad the richness of cheesecake with a less dense consistency.
- Strawberry yogurt: The creaminess of the yogurt mixes perfectly with the pudding and whipped topping to make a soft and sweet filling.
- Fresh strawberries: Dry after slicing to keep them from getting mushy.
- 3 bananas: Slice and wait to add to the salad until the last minute to keep it as fresh as possible.
- 2 cups miniature marshmallows: Optional, but its my kids’ favorite part of this salad!
How do you make Strawberry Cheesecake Salad?
- Thaw the whipped topping. In a large salad bowl mix together the yogurt, pudding and whipped topping. Put in the fridge and allow to set up for an hour.
- Wash and slice the strawberries. Add them to the mixture with the. marshmallows. Add in the bananas right before serving. Keep refrigerated.
How do you keep fruit salad fresh?
- Keep fruit dry: Any water that is present will cause the produce to soften faster. Keep air off of it and dry your fruit after you wash it. Save problem produce like bananas and add right before serving.
- Store fruit separately from cheesecake mixture: When making this recipe ahead of time, prepare the cheesecake mixture and refrigerate in a bowl. Separately, mix all the fruit in a large bowl and refrigerate. Then, before serving, drain any excess liquid from the fruit. Finally, fold the cheesecake filling into the fruit and its ready to be served and enjoyed!
Tips for making Strawberry Cheesecake Salad:
- Slice strawberries with a sturdy egg slicer for even pieces.
- Add the fruit just before serving so it doesn’t get mushy or discolored.
Variations for Cheesecake Salad:
- If you cannot find a 5.1 oz (large) box of instant cheesecake pudding mix, use 1 ½ small (3.4 oz) boxes.
- For extra tanginess, use some sour cream in place of some of the yogurt.
- The amount of strawberries used will depend on how much fruit-to-fluff that you want.
- You can add any fruit you want to this incredibly versatile salad! Some great choices are pineapple, mango, mandarin oranges, grapes, kiwis, raspberries, blackberries, or melons..
More Fresh Fruit Salad Recipes:
- Honey Lime Poppy Seed Fruit Salad
- Blackberry Lime Fruit Salad
- Creamy Poppyseed Fruit Salad
- Honey Lime Quinoa Fruit Salad
- Fruit Salad
Strawberry Cheesecake Salad
- 12 ounce whipped topping thawed
- 1 small package cheesecake pudding powder 3.4 ounce
- 3 (6 ounce) strawberry yogurt
- 1 lb fresh strawberries
- 3 bananas. Sliced
- 2 cups miniature marshmallows optional
- Thaw the whipped topping. I always put it in the fridge the night before. In a large salad bowl mix the yogurt, putting and whipped topping together. Put in the fridge and allow it to set up for an hour.
- Wash the strawberries and pat dry with a paper towel. Add the strawberries, marshmallows and bananas right before serving. Keep refrigerated.
All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.
I recommend using the Jello No Bake Cheesecake mix in the box. Recipe is very easy to make. You will find that you have a large bowl to serve when all mixed together.
if ya don’t have the pudding could u substitute with actual cheesecake filling??
That’s what I did and it came out great
I will be adding 8 oz softened and whipped cream cheese!
I bought the cheesecake pudding jello brand at my local grocery store it took five or six different ones for me to find it I’m just now getting ready to make it and I can’t wait thanks for the recipe
I wonder how this recipe would be with diced angel food cake in place of the marshmallows? Or crumbled ginger snaps?
I have never heard or seen cream cheese powder. Where would a person buy that. In Canada???
It’s the boxed jello. It is cheesecake flavor…
Can you freeze this before you add the fruits? Say take out a cup to eat now with a half banana and a couple strawberries and then out the rest in a freezer container?
Everything looks good is there a cookbook?
I made this and was really good. I made it again and spread it on a strawberry cake, like icing, it was out of this world.
I made this last week &, although it was quite yummy, it was a little less cheesecake-y than I was hoping. So…I made it again, this time substituting a vanilla yogurt for one of the strawberry yogurts. I also added a second pkg of cheesecake pudding powder. Much more cheesecake-y (thicker too). I also used it top a bowl of fresh fruit (sliced strawberries, sliced bananas, & blueberries) instead of mixing the fruit in. The fruit stayed fresher that way & it made the cheesecake-y goodness last even longer. Thanks for sharing your recipe!
I agree. It is amazing but I was hoping it would be a little cheesecake-y-er. Haha I am thinking that the next time that I make this I am going to whip cream cheese with some sugar and vanilla and then fold the jello pudding in along with the strawberries and cheesecake. 🙂
That sounds like an excellent idea – I may have to try that too!
I believe this may be the recipe I have been searching for or quite similiar after enjoying at a church potluck. They added chocolate shavings or you could use mini chocolate chips it was delicious!
That’s what I did
How much cream cheese.
There is no cream cheese. The mixture makes a cream cheese whip topping.
How can we substitute something more ‘real’ than Cool Whip? Getting away from so much ‘fake’ made-from-oil stuff.
Get heavy whipping cream in the little cartons and make the whipped topping yourself! Whip it extra thick with beaters or a mixer and add 1/2 package more of the powdered cheesecake.
I can’t find cheesecake pudding!!!,
I have also run into the problem of a store not carrying it so I substituted with vanilla in a pinch. Still yummy!
I couldn’t find it either so I used the no bake cheesecake powder…with the 18 ounces of yogurt and the cool whip plus the fruit of strawberries and blueberries instead of bananas it all worked out fine…I did add some mini marshmallows but really not a whole bag as another site called for…
They devoured it!
So if you like me can’t find cheesecake pudding substitute the no bake cheesecake powder..
Jackie, that is a great idea! We have cheesecake pudding mix readily available here, but I’ve gone out of state to visit family and haven’t been able to find that variety of pudding anywhere near where they live. (We take turns with the meals at our family get-togethers, and I had this recipe planned for my night to cook.) Problem solved!! Thank you!
I like it better with the cheesecake no bake powder then the pudding. I like this recipe but i think it needs more pudding mix
I used a boxed cheesecake mix but added cream cheese and extra whipping cream etc. Whipped nicely. Yeah I know. Whole new recipe. But it’s what I had.
How many does the recipe serve?
I would say 8-10. 🙂
Thank you! 🙂
This sounds good and use it as a dip with graham crackers or the little teddy bear graham crackers!
Oh that sounds fun with the Teddy Graham crackers!
So is it 6 oz yogurt all together or 3/6 oz containers?
It will be 18 ounces all together! 🙂
I just made this and it’s pretty good. I recommend leaving out the marshmallows though. It doesn’t need them and they seem to be a weird texture compared to the rest of it. I added graham cracker crumbs to it though, which I definitely recommend! As for with the pudding, you are just using the powder.
So you don’t actually make the pudding with milk first? You’re just using the powder?
This looks amazing! I featured it on my 12 Super Summer Sides Round-Up. Thanks for doing all you do Alyssa! xo-Brook
About how much does this make
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