Berry Cheesecake Salad

I’m nothing if not a lover of cheesecake and this super easy berry cheesecake salad fulfills all of my cravings but doesn’t take a lot of time to make. With just a few simple ingredients, this delicious recipe comes together so quickly! 

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To make the sweet salad, you merely have to make a sweet, creamy base and fold in some berries. If you choose to use strawberries and blueberries, the red, white, and blue colors make it the perfect patriotic dessert for Memorial Day or July 4th. It’s also the perfect sweet side dish for a summer potluck — but the great thing is that it can be switched up so you can serve it any time of year. 

Why You’ll Love Berry Cheesecake Salad

If you can’t get enough cheesecake in your life, this sweet salad is going to become your new favorite dessert. 

  • No-Bake – Unlike a baked cheesecake, and instead of having to put in the time to make a crust or worry about a water bath, you can get the creamy, sweet, and tangy taste of cheesecake in only a few minutes. 
  • Accessible Ingredients – All of the ingredients are easy to grab at the store or keep in hand in the pantry and fridge for when you want to make this dessert. 
  • Change It Up – It’s incredibly easy to change up the flavor profile by swapping in other fruits, chocolate, or other ingredients. 
  • Perfect Consistency – Unlike other variations of this salad that can quickly transform into a runny mess, this creamy yet fluffy salad retains its consistency.
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Ingredients

These basic ingredients come together to create a dessert that tastes just like cheesecake filling.

  • Softened Cream Cheese – To make sure it’s easy to mix with the other ingredients, be sure to allow it to come to room temperature before beating. Also, make sure to use full-fat regular cream cheese.
  • Powdered Sugar – This fine sugar helps to give the dessert its silky smooth texture. 
  • Vanilla Extract – You can use a store-bought version or make your own homemade vanilla extract. You can also use vanilla bean paste instead.
  • Heavy Cream – Cream helps to thin the consistency while making the dessert super smooth.
  • Cool Whip – Whipped topping adds a fluffy texture to the cheesecake salad. You can also substitute homemade whipped cream if you prefer. 
  • Fresh Berries – These add fresh, fruity flavor and pops of color. You can use your favorite berries.
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How to Make Berry Cheesecake Salad

With just a handful of steps, this easy recipe is lightning-fast to make.

  1. Beat cream cheese. Add the cream cheese to a large bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment (or use a large mixing bowl and an electric hand mixer). Mix the cream cheese. 
  2. Add vanilla and powdered sugar. Then, pour in the vanilla and powdered sugar and continue to beat until all ingredients are completely combined. 
  3. Add heavy cream. Keep mixing while adding the heavy whipping cream to the cream cheese mixture.
  4. Fold in whipped topping and berries. Once it has a smooth, creamy texture, use a rubber spatula to fold in the whipped topping and the berries. 
  5. Chill and serve. Transfer the creamy cheesecake mixture to an airtight container or cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to serve. 

What to Serve With Berry Cheesecake Salad

This salad is delicious by the spoonful, but you can also serve it with dippers like graham crackers, shortbread cookies (like orange cardamom cookies), Nilla Wafers, sugar cookies, or other sweet treats. Or, you can use it as a topping for pound cakeangel food cake, or even homemade vanilla ice cream

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Variations 

It’s easy to jazz up this super simple dessert salad. 

  • Fruit – Instead of berries use other fresh fruit like cherries, kiwi, or pineapple. And while we like to use fresh juicy berries, you can also substitute frozen fruit — sometimes this is the best way to get the freshest berries (like in the winter).
  • Chocolate – Fold in mini chocolate chips for a chocolatey take. Milk chocolate and dark chocolate will both work. 
  • Nuts – Sprinkle in crushed peanuts, almonds, or pistachios. 
  • Food Coloring – Add a little bit of food coloring to make it pink or blue for a baby shower or adjust the color for any holiday. 
  • Marshmallows – Fold in mini marshmallows for some extra sweetness and texture. 
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Storage 

Make sure to keep this simple, sweet salad chilled to keep it fresh. 

Make Ahead: You can mix this together up to 24 hours before serving. Just store it in the refrigerator. 

Refrigerator: Leftover berry cheesecake salad can be stored in an airtight container for up to 2 days in the fridge.

Freezer: Freeze berry cheesecake salad for up to 3 months in a resealable freezer bag or freezer-safe container. 

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Common Questions About Berry Cheesecake Salad

What does blueberry cheesecake taste like? 

Cheesecake itself has a tangy yet sweet flavor. Blueberries add even more sweetness and fresh flavor.

What is the most popular cheesecake flavors?

The most popular cheesecake flavor is probably the original cheesecake itself, but other popular flavors include chocolate, caramel, and turtle. When it comes to fruity versions, pineapple and cherry are both popular, too.

What brand of cream cheese is best for cheesecake?

You can use any brand of full-fat cream cheese for cheesecake. However, if you’re looking for consistency that you can count on, Philadelphia is a good brand to use.

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Berry Cheesecake Salad Recipe

5 from 6 votes
With just a few simple ingredients, this delicious Berry Cheesecake Salad recipe comes together in minutes! Perfectly creamy and sweet!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 12

Ingredients

Instructions

  • In a large mixing bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the cream cheese until smooth. Add the powdered sugar and vanilla extract until blended. Slowly pour in the heavy cream until fully combined.
  • By hand with a rubber spatula, fold in the Cool Whip.
  • Fold in the berries.
  • Cover and chill until ready to serve.
  • If you’ve tried this recipe, come back and let us know how it was in the comments or star ratings.

Nutrition

Calories: 161 kcal, Carbohydrates: 15 g, Protein: 2 g, Fat: 11 g, Saturated Fat: 6 g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1 g, Monounsaturated Fat: 3 g, Cholesterol: 31 mg, Sodium: 67 mg, Potassium: 132 mg, Fiber: 4 g, Sugar: 10 g, Vitamin A: 430 IU, Vitamin C: 16 mg, Calcium: 47 mg, Iron: 0.4 mg
Author: Jessica Formicola
Calories: 161
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: berry cheesecake salad, cheesecake salad recipe
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About the Author

Jessica Formicola

Jessica the mom, wife and chef behind Savory Experiments. You might see her on the Emmy- nominated TV show Plate It! or on bookshelves as a cookbook author. Jessica is a Le Cordon Bleu certified recipe developer and regularly contributed to Parade, Better Homes & Gardens, The Daily Meal and more!

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  1. 5 stars
    I love this Berry Cheesecake Salad recipe, another way to make breakfast delicious and easy to make. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  2. 5 stars
    I made this dessert when we had friends over for NYE and it was a hit!! I loved how easy it was to make, great for feeding a crowd, and it was perfectly sweet and satisfying!

  3. 5 stars
    Oh, my goodness does this look and sound marvelous. Creamy cheesecake flavors with all those fresh berries, Yummy!