Red White and Blue Cheesecake Salad

Embrace the vibrant flavors of summer with Red White and Blue Cheesecake Salad—a delightful blend of juicy strawberries, plump blueberries, and creamy bananas enveloped in a luscious cheesecake mixture. Whether you’re hosting a backyard barbecue, attending a patriotic celebration, or simply craving a refreshing dessert, this crowd-pleasing dish is sure to impress. Let’s explore how to create this quick and easy dessert that captures the essence of summertime in every bite!


  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 3.4 ounces instant cheesecake pudding mix, unprepared
  • 1 cup liquid French vanilla creamer
  • 1 pound strawberries, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 12 ounces blueberries
  • ¼ cup lemon juice (approximately 1 large lemon)
  • 4 large bananas, peeled and sliced


  1. Begin by whipping the cream cheese in a medium tall bowl using an electric mixer until smooth and creamy.
  2. Add the dry pudding mix to the cream cheese and continue beating until the mixture is well combined and smooth.
  3. With the mixer running on low speed, gradually add the French vanilla creamer, one tablespoon at a time, ensuring each addition is fully incorporated before adding more. Continue until all of the creamer has been added and the mixture is smooth and creamy. Refrigerate the cheesecake mixture while preparing the fruit.
  4. In a large bowl, combine the lemon juice and sliced bananas, stirring gently to coat the bananas and prevent them from browning. Pour off any excess lemon juice.
  5. Add the strawberries and blueberries to the bowl with the bananas, gently stirring to combine the fruits.
  6. Retrieve the chilled cheesecake mixture from the refrigerator and fold it into the fruit mixture until evenly distributed, ensuring that each fruit is coated in the creamy cheesecake goodness.
  7. Serve the Red White and Blue Cheesecake Salad immediately for optimal freshness, or cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Prep Time: 15 minutes | Cooking Time: 0 minutes | Total Time: 15 minutes | Servings: 16 | Calories may vary based on specific brands and ingredient substitutions.

Serving and Storage Tips:

Serving Tips:

  1. Chill Before Serving: For optimal flavor and texture, refrigerate the Red White and Blue Cheesecake Salad for at least 30 minutes before serving. This allows the flavors to meld together and enhances the creaminess of the cheesecake mixture.
  2. Garnish with Fresh Mint: Add a touch of elegance to your dessert by garnishing each serving with a sprig of fresh mint. Not only does it add a pop of color, but it also offers a refreshing herbal aroma.
  3. Serve in Individual Cups: To create a visually appealing presentation, serve the cheesecake salad in individual cups or bowls. This makes it easy for guests to enjoy and prevents the salad from becoming too messy when serving.
  4. Add a Crunchy Topping: Sprinkle a handful of crushed graham crackers or granola over each serving just before serving for a delightful crunch that complements the creamy texture of the salad.
  5. Pair with Whipped Cream: Serve the cheesecake salad alongside a dollop of freshly whipped cream for an extra indulgent treat. The light and airy whipped cream add a luxurious touch to the dessert.

Storage Tips:

  1. Refrigeration: Store any leftover Red White and Blue Cheesecake Salad in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It can be stored for up to 2-3 days, although it’s best enjoyed within the first day for optimal freshness.
  2. Layer Properly: If storing leftovers, layer the salad in a shallow container with a lid, placing a piece of parchment paper or plastic wrap between each layer to prevent sticking.
  3. Avoid Freezing: Due to the creamy nature of the cheesecake mixture and the delicate texture of the fruits, it is not recommended to freeze the Red White and Blue Cheesecake Salad. Freezing may alter the texture and result in a less desirable consistency.
  4. Refrain from Adding Bananas in Advance: If you’re preparing the salad ahead of time, it’s best to add the bananas just before serving to prevent them from becoming mushy and discolored.
  5. Stir Before Serving: Before serving any leftover salad, give it a gentle stir to redistribute the cheesecake mixture and ensure that each bite is equally delicious.

By following these serving and storage tips, you can ensure that your Red White and Blue Cheesecake Salad maintains its freshness and flavor, whether you’re serving it at a summer gathering, patriotic celebration, or simply indulging in a sweet treat at home.


  1. Greek Yogurt Swap: For a lighter option, substitute part or all of the cream cheese with Greek yogurt. This adds a tangy twist and boosts the protein content of the salad.
  2. Mixed Berry Medley: Experiment with different types of berries such as raspberries, blackberries, or cherries to create a vibrant mixed berry cheesecake salad bursting with summer flavors.
  3. Toasted Coconut Crunch: Incorporate toasted coconut flakes into the salad for added texture and a hint of tropical flavor. Simply sprinkle the toasted coconut over the assembled salad before serving.
  4. Nutty Delight: Add chopped nuts such as almonds, walnuts, or pecans to the salad for a nutty crunch and extra protein. Toast the nuts lightly before adding them to enhance their flavor.
  5. Chocolate Indulgence: For a decadent twist, fold in mini chocolate chips or chocolate shavings into the salad. The combination of creamy cheesecake, fresh fruit, and chocolate creates a dessert that’s truly irresistible.
  6. Mango Madness: Swap out the strawberries for diced fresh mango to create a tropical version of the cheesecake salad. The sweet and tangy flavor of mango pairs beautifully with the creamy cheesecake mixture.
  7. Lemon Zest Infusion: Add a burst of citrus flavor by stirring in grated lemon zest into the cheesecake mixture. The lemon zest adds brightness and freshness to the salad, enhancing its overall flavor profile.
  8. Cinnamon Spice: Incorporate a sprinkle of ground cinnamon into the cheesecake mixture for a warm and comforting flavor reminiscent of classic cheesecake. Serve with a dusting of cinnamon on top for an extra touch of spice.
  9. Berry Balsamic Drizzle: Drizzle a balsamic reduction over the assembled salad for a sophisticated twist. The tangy-sweet flavor of the balsamic reduction complements the sweetness of the fruit and adds depth to the dish.
  10. Frozen Treat: Turn the cheesecake salad into a frozen dessert by spreading it into a shallow dish and freezing until firm. Serve in scoops for a refreshing and creamy frozen treat.


  1. Can I use fresh whipped cream instead of cream cheese for the salad? While fresh whipped cream can be used, it will result in a lighter and airier texture compared to cream cheese. Adjust the sweetness accordingly if using whipped cream.
  2. Can I prepare the salad in advance? Yes, you can prepare the cheesecake mixture in advance and refrigerate it. However, it’s best to add the fruit just before serving to maintain its freshness and texture.
  3. Can I use frozen fruit instead of fresh fruit? Fresh fruit is recommended for the best texture and flavor. If using frozen fruit, thaw it completely and drain any excess liquid before adding it to the salad.
  4. Can I make the salad dairy-free? Yes, you can use dairy-free cream cheese or coconut cream as a substitute for the cream cheese. Ensure that the other ingredients, such as the pudding mix and creamer, are also dairy-free.
  5. Can I add other fruits to the salad? Absolutely! Feel free to customize the salad with your favorite fruits such as pineapple, kiwi, or grapes. Just be mindful of the fruit’s texture and how well it pairs with the cheesecake mixture.
  6. Can I make this salad sugar-free? Yes, you can use sugar-free instant cheesecake pudding mix and a sugar-free sweetener in place of honey or other sweeteners to reduce the sugar content of the salad.

Indulge in the essence of summer with Red White and Blue Cheesecake Salad—a delightful medley of fresh berries and creamy cheesecake that embodies the spirit of the season. Whether enjoyed at a festive gathering or as a sweet treat on a warm day, this dessert is sure to brighten any occasion with its vibrant colors and irresistible flavors. Quick to prepare and bursting with freshness, it’s the perfect addition to your summer menu. So gather your ingredients and get ready to savor the taste of summertime bliss with this delectable dessert sensation!