Similar to a fruit salad, a cheesecake salad is a medley of flavors including whipped cream, cheesecake, fruit, and pudding. All combined to create a delicious treat, this dessert provides a healthier twist that still tastes great. Cheesecake salad delights both kids and guests alike. So be sure to make some for your next get together.
“Because you don't live near a bakery doesn't mean you have to go without cheesecake.” - Hedy Lamarr
Different Cheesecake Salads
Because the ingredients can be easily swapped out for whatever you prefer or whatever you have available, there are quite a few recipes for cheesecake salad. You can easily swap out cheesecake for white pudding, or even yogurt for a healthy choice. Cheesecake salad with vanilla yogurt tastes amazing and cuts the calories. There are so many different things to do with cheesecake salads that just this one site has over twenty recipe ideas, including the following:
- Cheesecake fluff
- Berry cheesecake fruit salad
- Golden blueberry lemon cheesecake salad
- Pina colada cheesecake salad
- Snickers caramel apple cheesecake salad
- No-bake strawberry cheesecake salad
- Peach cobbler cheesecake salad
- Caramel apple cheesecake salad
- Strawberry banana cheesecake salad
- Summer berry/berry/strawberry cheesecake salad
- Hawaiian cheesecake salad
- Red, white, and blue cheesecake salad
The “Almost” Cheesecake Salad
Swap out cheesecake for ice cream to make this “almost” cheesecake salad. It tastes just as good and cuts down on calories. Plus, you can still top it with whatever fruit you want. Berries, strawberries, and even kiwi (if you’re daring) can all be added for a delightful treat. When it comes to cheesecake, no bake recipes are the way to go.
Do you love fruit? Then you’ll enjoy this Hawaiian cheesecake salad. Just like the other kinds of cheesecake salad, the base is still cheesecake (or something close). But this recipe is packed full of fruity goodness, almost to the point of excess. These cheesecake ingredients can include any and all of the following mixed in a bowl.
- Pineapple chunks
- Banana coins
- A slight hint of lemon
Cheesecake Apple Salad
This is a great one for apple lovers, or people who really like apple crisp. Cheesecake apple salad deserves its own entry because of the difference in flavors. The main ingredients are apples, cheesecake, nuts, and marshmallows. This cheesecake salad delight is perfect for potlucks. So if you’re an apple fan, this one’s for you.
The Most Berry Berry Cheesecake Salad
Let’s throw in all the berries! Strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, there’s no wrong way to make a berry cheesecake salad. Seriously at this point the cheesecake is an afterthought. This is how you can personalize cheesecake salads to your specific tastes. Try out the following in different combinations:
- Oregon grape
The Trifle Technique
If you’ve never had a trifle, you’re in for a delicious surprise. This makes for a great dessert, especially at parties. While not quite cheesecake, your taste buds won’t know the difference. In a large bowl, mix the following ingredients together.
- 3 tbsp. crushed graham crackers
- 12 oz. raspberries
- 2 ripe bananas (in coins)
- 16 oz. Strawberries
- 16 oz. cool whip
- 2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 16 oz. softened cream cheese
In a large bowl, mix the powdered sugar, cream cheese, and vanilla extract together until you get a sort of fluffy texture, Then add the cool whip. After that you can mix in all the fruit. When you’re done, sprinkle some graham cracker dust on top. Serve cool and enjoy!
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