This berry cheesecake salad recipe is a variety of fresh berries tossed in a light and creamy cheesecake mixture. The perfect summer salad!

When the weather is warm outside, I love a cool and refreshing salad to go along with my BBQ Pork Chops and grilled asparagus. This berry salad is a great accompaniment for almost any meal, or serve it as a dessert! Love berries? Be sure to also check out my blueberry milkshake recipe!

Berry cheesecake salad with fresh mixed berries tossed in a creamy dressing.

Who else is excited about the abundance of cheap and delicious berries in the stores right now?! While berries are amazing to eat on their own as a snack, they’re even better in this berry cheesecake salad. It’s a blend of ripe and juicy berries that’s coated in a light and fluffy cheesecake mixture. This is the ultimate summer side dish, perfect for a barbecue or potluck! Best of all it only takes minutes to make. If you have any leftover berries, use them to make fruit crisp, sparkling raspberry limeade or blackberry salad.

Berry Cheesecake Salad Ingredients

To make this salad, you will need mixed berries, cream cheese, powdered sugar, vanilla extract, heavy cream and whipped topping.

How Do You Make Berry Cheesecake Salad?

Place your cream cheese in a bowl, and beat it with a hand mixer or stand mixer until it is smooth and fluffy. Add the powdered sugar, then mix to combine. Next, add the vanilla extract and heavy cream, then beat one more time. Finally, fold the whipped topping into the cream cheese mixture. Place the berries in a bowl and pour the creamy dressing over the top. Stir gently to coat the berries in the dressing. Add a garnish of more berries and mint if desired, then serve and enjoy.

Berry cheesecake salad in a bowl garnished with fresh berries and mint.

Tips For The Perfect Salad

  • Fresh berries work best in this salad. Frozen berries will not have a good texture and release excess liquid in the dressing.
  • You can serve your salad immediately, or refrigerate it for up to 8 hours.
  • There is often a debate with sweet salads: is it a side dish or a dessert? This one works both ways!
  • I typically do a combination of equal parts of strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries. I cut up the strawberries into quarters to make them easier to eat, but the other berries can stay whole.
  • It’s important to be gentle when you toss the salad so you don’t crush the berries.
  • Make sure the cream cheese is very soft so you don’t end up with lumps in the cheesecake mixture.

Quick Tip

You can use fresh whipped cream instead of the whipped topping if you prefer.

Recipe FAQs

What is fruit salad dressing made of?

The salad dressing in this recipe is made with cream cheese, heavy cream, whipped topping, powdered and vanilla extract.

What are the best fruits to mix together?

When I’m making a fruit based salad, I typically mix together assorted berries. Berries also pair well with stone fruit such as peaches, cherries and apricots. I typically avoid bananas as they turn brown as they sit in salad.


A serving bowl of creamy berry salad topped with blueberries, raspberries and strawberries.

Berry Cheesecake Salad Flavor Variations

This salad is delicious as-is, but you can change the ingredients to customize the flavors to your tastes.

  • Fruit: No berries on hand? Try using other types of fruit such as peaches, grapes, cherries, kiwi, pineapple or mango.
  • Add-Ins: Feel free to stir in some mini marshmallows, toasted chopped pecans or mini chocolate chips.
  • Garnishes: Finish the salad with a sprinkle of toasted coconut, crushed vanilla wafer cookies or some shaved white chocolate.
  • Dressing: Add more flavor to the dressing with almond extract, cinnamon or lemon zest.

Once you try this salad, you’ll find yourself making it on a regular basis. It’s just that good!

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Berry Cheesecake Salad

AuthorSara Welch
This berry cheesecake salad recipe is a variety of fresh berries tossed in a light and creamy cheesecake mixture. The perfect summer salad!
This berry cheesecake salad recipe is a variety of fresh berries tossed in a light and creamy cheesecake mixture. The perfect summer salad!
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time1 minute
Total Time16 minutes
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Serves 6


  • 6 cups mixed berries cut strawberries into quarters
  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream or milk
  • 8 ounces whipped topping thawed
  • Additional berries and mint sprigs for garnish


  • Place the cream cheese in a medium bowl and beat with a mixer until completely smooth.
  • Add the powdered sugar, and beat until combined. Add the vanilla and cream and continue to beat until smooth.
  • Gently fold the whipped topping into the cream cheese mixture.
  • Place the berries in a large bowl and pour the cheesecake mixture over the top. Stir gently until berries are coated in the cheesecake.
  • Garnish with berries and mint sprigs and serve.


  1. Frozen berries will not work as well in this recipe as they have a soft texture and release a lot of liquid as they sit.
  2. You can use fresh whipped cream instead of whipped topping if you prefer.
  3. This salad can be prepared up to 8 hours before you plan to serve it.


Calories: 339kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 43mg | Sodium: 154mg | Potassium: 187mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 33g | Vitamin A: 625IU | Vitamin C: 3.9mg | Calcium: 88mg | Iron: 0.5mg

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  1. 5 stars
    This was such a delight! A different concept and everyone was curious about it—and then couldn’t stop talking about it!