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Strawberry Cheesecake Salad is an easy, creamy fruit dessert that can be made in minutes. It pairs perfectly with a main meal or tastes delicious as a light dessert.
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Table of Contents
  1. No-Bake Strawberry Banana Cheesecake Salad
  2. Why We Love This Strawberry Banana Cheesecake Salad Recipe
  3. Ingredients
  4. Substitutions and Additions
  5. Recommended Tools
  6. How to Make Strawberry Banana Cheesecake Salad
  7. Tips From Our Recipe Developer
  8. Storage Tips
  9. Frequently Asked Questions
  10. Other Easy Summer Salad Recipes
  11. Strawberry Banana Cheesecake Salad Recipe

This Banana Strawberry Cheesecake Salad recipe is a quick and easy, healthy cool treat you can serve as a side dish or save for later as a light dessert. It takes 15 minutes to make a rich and creamy cheesecake filling and fold in your favorite fresh fruit – no cooking or baking needed!

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No-Bake Strawberry Banana Cheesecake Salad

Our creamy Strawberry Banana Fruit Salad is an easy, no-bake classic recipe that quickly combines a smooth and silky base with an abundance of juicy sliced strawberries and sweet bananas in only 15 minutes.

Instead of using instant cheesecake pudding mix to create the cheesecake flavor, this banana strawberry dessert uses cream cheese, yogurt, whipped topping, and vanilla to make its velvety cheesecake mixture.

This strawberry banana salad is the perfect combination of my favorite creamy cheesecake filling flavors mixed with the freshest berries and ripe bananas that make the most delicious fruit dessert.

A strawberry and banana salad is a healthier way to cure your cheesecake cravings because both fruits are loaded with essential nutrients, fiber, and vitamins, and cream cheese and yogurt are packed with protein and calcium.

Why We Love This Strawberry Banana Cheesecake Salad Recipe

  • Quick and easy to make in one bowl.
  • Uses simple ingredients that you can customize with your favorite fruits.
  • Healthy, naturally gluten-free recipe that’s full of vitamins and essential nutrients.
  • Tasty twist on a traditional banana and strawberry salad.
  • Ultimate summer side dish or delicious light dessert.
  • Perfect to eat alongside other savory sides at picnics, backyard barbecues, warm weather parties, and potlucks.

Other Fruit Salad Recipes

strawberry banana cheesecake salad in a bowl

Ingredients

  • Cream cheese
  • Granulated sugar
  • Pure vanilla extract
  • Strawberry banana yogurt
  • Whipped topping or cool whip
  • Fresh strawberries
  • Bananas

Substitutions and Additions

  • Swap Your Yogurt: You can substitute either strawberry yogurt or vanilla yogurt in this strawberry banana recipe.
  • Fill With Fresh Fruit: Feel free to add other fresh berries to the strawberry and banana dessert, such as blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, peaches, pineapple, and even grapes. It is a very adaptable salad.
  • Swap The Sweetener: Honey, agave, and maple syrup are good alternatives to refined sugar.
  • Add Ins: For more of a dessert-like treat than a side salad, you can include chopped nuts, chocolate chips, miniature marshmallows, crushed cookies, or graham crackers in your banana and strawberry dessert.
strawberry banana cheesecake salad in a bowl
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Handheld mixer
  • Wooden Spoon
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How to Make Strawberry Banana Cheesecake Salad

  1. Make The Cheesecake Mixture: Beat the cream cheese for 1 – 1 ½ minutes, until smooth. Add the sugar and vanilla, beat for 1 ½ – 2 minutes, and fold in the yogurt and whipped topping.
  2. Chill: Cover and chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  3. Serve: Just before serving, fold in the strawberries and bananas and garnish with reserved fruit. Enjoy!

Tips From Our Recipe Developer

  • You can allow the cream cheese mixture to chill in the refrigerator overnight before adding the fresh fruit.
  • You can squeeze fresh lemon juice over the sliced bananas to prevent them from browning. It will also add a little brightness and tang to your salad.
  • Make sure your strawberries are completely dry before adding them into your salad. Excess water will thin out the creamy cheesecake mixture.
  • Ripe bananas give the best texture and sweetest flavor.

Storage Tips

  • To Store: Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. (Just be aware that the longer the salad is in the refrigerator the bananas may brown slightly.)
a spoonful of strawberry cheesecake salad

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make my cheesecake salad in advance?

Yes, you can make this fruit salad ahead of time. However, I recommend making the cheesecake mixture in advance but leaving out the strawberries and bananas when refrigerating it.
Stir in the fruit just before serving to maintain the cheesecake texture.

Can I freeze this salad?

No, this salad should not be frozen! If you freeze this salad, you will end up with a melted, watery mess when it thaws.

Can I make a homemade whipped cream for this recipe?

You can absolutely make a homemade whipped cream for your fruit salad.
A simple way to may your own is by beating cold heavy cream with powdered sugar for 2-3 minutes. See my easy homemade whipped cream recipe!

a bowl of strawberry banana cheesecake salad

Other Easy Summer Salad Recipes

5 from 12 votes
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Strawberry Banana Cheesecake Salad

Serves — 10
Strawberry Cheesecake Salad is an easy, creamy fruit dessert that can be made in minutes. It pairs perfectly with a main meal or tastes delicious as a light dessert.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Chill Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 8 ounce package of cream cheese softened
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • cups strawberry banana yogurt
  • 8 ounce container whipped topping thawed
  • 4 cups fresh strawberries washed, tops removed, hulled, and quartered (reserve ½ cup for garnish)
  • cups ripe bananas peeled and sliced (just before you are ready to serve, reserve ½ cup for garnish)

Instructions
 

  • Using a large mixing bowl and a handheld mixer on medium-high, beat the softened cream cheese for 1-1½ minutes until smooth.
  • Add the sugar and vanilla, and continue beating for 1½-2 minutes until well incorporated.
  • Fold in the yogurt and whipped topping until completely combined. Cover and chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  • Just before you are ready to serve, gently fold in the 3½ cups of strawberries and 2 cups of sliced bananas. Garnish with reserved strawberries and sliced bananas.

Jenn’s Notes

Storage:
Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. (Just be aware that the longer the salad is in the refrigerator the bananas may brown slightly.)
Tips:
  • You can allow the cream cheese mixture to chill in the refrigerator overnight before adding the fresh fruit.
  • You can squeeze fresh lemon juice over the sliced bananas to prevent them from browning. It will also add a little brightness and tang to your salad.
  • Make sure your strawberries are completely dry before adding them into your salad. Excess water will thin out the creamy cheesecake mixture.
  • Ripe bananas give the best texture and sweetest flavor.
  • If you cannot find strawberry banana yogurt, you can substitute strawberry yogurt or vanilla yogurt.
  • You can add other fresh berries to the salad, such as blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, and even grapes. It is a very adaptable salad.

Nutrition Info

Calories: 240kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 109mg | Potassium: 341mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 364IU | Vitamin C: 37mg | Calcium: 89mg | Iron: 0.4mg
Jennifer Fishkind

About Jenn

Jenn is a mom to three beautiful boys, wife to an amazing husband, social influencer and blogger. I love all things easy recipes, easy crafts, all things hacks, traveling EVERYWHERE and feeding my Pinterest addiction!

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  1. I’m going to make this for my husband he loves stuff like this and if he loves it I will be making it Mexico for Christmas dinner