Everyone loves a good dessert, but this Strawberry Banana Cheesecake Dessert salad recipe is what people always ask me to bring to parties. It’s creamy, sweet and the fresh fruit provides plenty of color. Anyone can make this recipe because it’s so easy. All you have to do is dump and stir. The best part is how versatile the recipe is – just change out the fruit per season. I promise this will be your go-to party recipe every time.
Strawberry Banana Cheesecake Dessert Salad Recipe
This recipe was born out of my love for dips. I’m always taking a package of cake mix or Jello pudding mix to make a dip. After making my Ambrosia Salad recipe for the first time, I discovered that dessert salads were a big hit in my home. I had to make some more!
I’m a fan because I’m not even turning on the oven to bake or slaying over the stove so things don’t burn. So many desserts are just too complicated. This recipe is taking it back to the basics. If you can dump and stir, then you can make it.
The Perfect Party Dessert Recipe
After my family loved this Strawberry Banana Cheesecake Dessert Salad, I gave it the true test and took it to our church potluck. Several people asked me for the recipe and I didn’t take home any leftovers. This recipe makes a HUGE batch. You can easily serve 32 people with the recipe. If you’re making it for just your family, cut it in half. I’ve made it for summer BBQ’s, potlucks, PTA meetings and brunch get-togethers. Just make it 1-2 hours ahead of time so it has plenty of time to chill
Can the recipe be made in advance?
Yes! You’ll want to give it at least one hour to chill in the refrigerator. So make it 1-2 hours ahead of your event time. It can chill overnight in the refrigerator, but you’ll want to serve it as soon as possible since it has fresh fruit.
Can I substitute the fruit options?
Yes! I love to make it with strawberries and blueberries for patriotic holidays. Berries, bananas and grapes work really well in the recipe. Citrus won’t work as well.
How To Make This A Skinny Dessert Option
If you’re watching your sugar, or you’re diabetic, you can still enjoy this salad while cutting back the carbs. I use Sugar-Free Jello Instant Cheesecake filling, take away the bananas for a different berry and use a low-sugar vanilla yogurt option. It still tastes fantastic too!
How To Store Leftovers
Use an air-tight container to store leftovers. You’ll want to enjoy leftovers the next day since the bananas will brown. You cannot freeze this dessert for future consumption.
What You’ll Need To Buy:
- Jello Cheesecake Filling
- Cool Whip
- Vanilla Yogurt
- Miniature Marshmallows
Step-By-Step Strawberry Banana Cheesecake Dessert Salad Instructions:
In a large bowl, make the Jello Cheesecake filling according to package instructions.
Stir in the vanilla yogurt. Fold in the tub of Cool Whip topping.
Add your bag of miniature marshmallows and fresh sliced fruit. Stir well.
Refrigerate for 1-2 hours ahead of serving. Transfer into your serving bowl before garnishing with more fresh sliced fruit.
- 1 Bag of Miniature Marshmallows
- 16 oz Vanilla Yogurt
- 1 Cool Whip Tub
- 1 Package Jello Instant Cheesecake (prepared)
- 2 Cups Strawberries, Sliced
- 2-3 Bananas, Sliced
- In a large bowl, stir together the prepared cheesecake filling with the yogurt. Fold in the Cool Whip topping.
- Stir in the miniature marshmallows, strawberries and bananas.
- Chill for 1 hour before serving. Garnish with extra sliced fruit.
- Other fruits can be used.
- Watching your sugar intake? Substitute blueberries instead of bananas. Use a low sugar yogurt & sugar-free instant cheesecake filling.
- Best served chilled and the same day - due to banana discoloration.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 50Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 40mgCarbohydrates: 9gFiber: 1gSugar: 7gProtein: 1g
**nutritional facts are calculated by a third party. Actual values may vary.