This Strawberry Cheesecake Salad is like a strawberry cheesecake in a bowl and makes a delicious and easy no bake dessert.
What makes this a great dessert? Aside from being sweet and creamy, it is also no-bake as well, which makes it perfect for summer!
Strawberry Cheesecake Salad! What??! How did this luscious, sweet, creamy dessert get the name Salad?
It is basically a dessert salad like my popular Strawberry Pretzel Dessert Mini Parfaits, Watergate Salad or Cranberry Fluff. And any strawberry dessert, like my Strawberry Dump Cake or Strawberry Crumb Bars, is always sweet and delicious.
This Strawberry Cheesecake Salad requires only 5 ingredients. Surprise! That’s right! That all there is.
All you need is some softened cream cheese, fresh strawberries, heavy cream, vanilla, and powdered sugar. You probably already have these in your refrigerator and pantry already! no?
Well, what are you waiting for! Get off that chair and get to the store right now! I’m not bossy or anything, am I? 🙂 I’m telling you if you could taste this right now, you’d understand the urgency.
This Strawberry Cheesecake Salad kind of reminds me a little of sweet vanilla frosting that has strawberries in it.
I recommend serving with cookies, or broken waffle cones to use as dippers. Graham crackers are delicious as well. I especially like the chocolate graham crackers with the strawberries.
I like this version of the Strawberry Cheesecake Salad because it uses no artificial pudding mix or marshmallows. I also like it with only strawberries. You could certainly add bananas or blueberries to make it patriotic for a 4th of July picnic.
If you want a Red, White, and Blue Cheesecake Salad try my Berry Cheesecake Salad that is perfect for a patriotic July 4th picnic.
Are you drooling yet? Oops! Sorry, that was me drooling on the keyboard. Moving on …..
If you are planning a summer party or 4th of July get together, I recommend making this easy, sweet and creamy Strawberry Cheesecake Salad. I’m positive that it will be a hit with your guests.
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Strawberry Cheesecake Salad Recipe
- 8 ounces cream cheese (1 block)
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 lbs strawberries, chopped
- In a large bowl, beat together cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla until smooth and creamy.
- In another bowl, whip the heavy cream until it has soft peaks.
- Fold the whipped cream into the cream cheese and beat on low-speed.
- Add the strawberries into the cheesecake mixture.
- Serve immediately.
If you like this be sure to check out my most popular recipe, Strawberry Crumb Bars!
Virginia D. Ditto says
This was so good put in between the strawberry poundcake layers topped with whipped cream and candied pecans and sprigs of mint. I used freeze dried berries in the cake instead of fresh, but used fresh for the fluff.
I’m so glad you liked it. What a wonderful idea for a dessert! I need to try this with pound cake!
Can I use Greek yogurt.
Patricia Larlham says
Just noticed in the directions that the vanilla is not mentioned. Probably add to the cream cheese mixture??
Thank you for bringing that to my attention. I updated the instructions to clarify that the vanilla is added to the cream cheese mixture in step 1. I hope you enjoy it!
Hi! Can you make this ahead and store in fridge, maybe wait to add berries before serving?
Hi Jessie, yes you can make it ahead of time. I do recommend storing the strawberries separately in the refrigerator and stirring together before serving.
How immediate is ‘immediate’ , can it wait an hour or two before serving?
If you are going to have a delay of an hour or two, it would likely be fine as long as it is refrigerated until you are ready to serve. However, if you know there is going to be a delay, I would recommend not adding the strawberries until just before serving otherwise the strawberries may discolor the white cheesecake dip.
Where do you use the vanilla pudding? I don’t see it anywhere in the instructions.
There is no vanilla pudding in this recipe. It is cream cheese, powdered sugar, heavy cream, vanilla and strawberries only.
Can I use cool whip instead of the heavy whipping cream?
Yes, you can use Cool Whip instead of heavy whipping cream. Skip the step to beat the whipping cream, and just fold the Cool Whip in with the cream cheese, and follow the rest of directions as written.
Cathy Freeman says
How much cool whip would you use? The 8oz size or 12oz?
Use the 8-ounce size.
Love this salad. I made according to recipe and used as dip with graham crackers. Everyone loved it. Made again 1/2 recipe for 4 people and had a small amount left but this is not a dish for refrigeration. The strawberries break down the heavy cream.
I’m glad everyone liked the recipe. Thanks for the comment.
Hi can use pound cake or angel food cake with this recipe and can I use this recipe to make strawberry shortcake kabobs, also cake I put this in a graham cracker pie crust and serve with strawberries on top
This recipe is like a thick cheesecake frosting with strawberries in it. So you should be able to use it however you would like to use frosting.
Barbara Klinicki says
I made this for New Years Eve and it was so DELICIOUS. However, with just us 3 I have leftovers. How many days in the fridge will this last? Its already been 2 days.