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Hawaiian Cheesecake Salad

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Hawaiian cheesecake salad made with fruit is a delightful way to enjoy fresh fruits like pineapples and mangoes, all rolled into a creamy cheesecake filling.

Nothing says summer salad quite like a tropical fruit side dish, so get out your fork and let’s dig into today’s recipe.

Unlike traditional fruit salad recipes, this Hawaiian fruit salad has some extra sweet goodies! Deliciously creamy cream cheese and cheesecake pudding make this more of a dessert salad recipe than a side dish.

Hawaiian Cheesecake Salad with cut up fruit in a bowl

Stuffed tropical fruit between layers of sugary goodness, you cannot go wrong adding this to your next party.

Hawaiian Fruit Salad Ingredients

This is one of my favorite Hawaiian Side Dishes, and you will love this cheesecake fruit salad! Make sure you serve an excellent main dish like Pineapple Chicken, a great complimentary meal.

  • cream cheese
  • cheesecake pudding (substitute vanilla if unavailable)
  • vanilla creamer
  • recommended fruit: mangoes, mandarin oranges, pineapple tidbits, kiwi slices, fresh strawberries, and bananas.
  • lemon juice

TIP: Make Hawaiian Cheesecake Salad all your own: Feel free to add the sweet flavor of more fresh fruit like guava, dragon fruit, starfruit, green grapes, or papaya to this lovely salad!

cut up Hawaiian fruit

Hawaiian Cheesecake Fruit Salad Recipe

  1. Place the softened cream cheese in a mixing bowl and mix until smooth with a hand or stand mixer.
  2. Add the cheesecake dry pudding mix and combine thoroughly.
  3. Add the vanilla creamer to the softened cream cheese, approximately 1-2 tablespoons at a time to ensure a smooth consistency. (Adding it all at once will cause the mixture to be lumpy.)
  4. Clean and cut all fruit (except the bananas) into small, bite-sized pieces.
hawaiian cheesecake salad with cut up fruit and mixed up cheesecake pudding
  1. Combine the fruit with the cream cheese mixture and fold gently to ensure coverage.
  2. Finally, cut up the bananas and toss them with the lemon juice in a bowl to prevent browning.
  3. Gently add your bananas to the fruit salad.
  4. Chill cheesecake fruit salad until ready to serve.
fruit and pudding in a bowl

Cheesecake Fruit Salad Tips

With fruits that include the uncommon flavors of mango and kiwi, you can be sure that you will be experiencing a fresh, fruity, and fabulous simple recipe that goes perfectly with delicious summer flavors and all the ways to use summer fruits.

Bold, exciting, and just a spoonful of creamy salad perfection.

Try this dish with added maraschino cherries and shredded coconut flakes. 

Fold in a bit of Cool Whip and mini marshmallows to create a Hawaiian Ambrosia Salad

This dish can be made with canned fruit over fresh fruit if available. Drain completely so the creamy fruit salad doesn’t get watery.

Hawaiian Side Dish Recipes

Move over Watergate pistachio pudding salad!

To make an entire Hawaiian-themed meal, pair this Hawaiian Cheesecake salad with Hawaiian Rice and this sweet Hawaiian Coleslaw!

4.71 from 85 votes

Hawaiian Cheesecake Salad


Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Hawaiian cheesecake salad is a delightful way to enjoy fresh fruits like pineapples and mangos all rolled into a creamy cheesecake filling. Nothing says summer salad quite like a tropical fruit side dish so get out your fork and let’s dig in to today’s recipe.

Ingredients
 

  • 8 oz. package cream cheese softened
  • 3.4 oz. box cheesecake pudding mix *Dry* substitute vanilla if unavailable
  • 1 cup vanilla creamer
  • 2 cups mango approximately 2
  • 2 cups mandarin slices drained
  • 15 oz. can pineapple tidbits drained
  • 2 cups kiwi slices approximately 5 kiwis
  • 2 cups strawberries 1lb package, sliced
  • 2 bananas chopped
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

Instructions

  • Place the softened cream cheese in a bowl and mix until smooth with a hand or stand mixer.
  • Add the dry cheesecake pudding mix into the cream cheese and combine fully.
  • Add the vanilla creamer to the cream cheese mixture approximately 1-2 Tablespoons at a time to ensure a smooth consistency. (Adding it all at once will cause the mixture to be lumpy.)
  • Clean and cut all fruit except the bananas into small, bite-sized pieces.
  • Combine the fresh fruit with the cream cheese mixture.
  • Cut up bananas and toss them with lemon juice to prevent browning. Gently add bananas to the fruit salad.
  • Chill Hawaiian Fruit Salad until ready to serve.

Notes

Try this dish with added maraschino cherries and shredded coconut flakes. 
Fold in a bit of Cool Whip and mini marshmallows to create a Hawaiian Ambrosia Salad
This dish can be made with canned fruit over fresh fruit if available. Drain completely, so the creamy fruit salad doesn’t get watery.

Nutrition

Serving: 4people | Calories: 688kcal | Carbohydrates: 106g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 58mg | Sodium: 266mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 80g

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23 Comments

  1. Any way to lighten this up w/o losing flavor?…also,is pudding mix supposed to be instant?

    1. Lighten as in lower calories?

    2. This looks amazing and can’t wait to make it! Is this something that I can make the night before or do you recommend day of? Thanks so much!

    3. Trisha Haas says:

      Hi Brooke! You can make the cheesecake mixture ahead of time and store in an airtight container overnight, but I would not cut the fruit till day of. Citrus fruits tend to have a lot of moisture and acidity and fruits like bananas brown easily, so add those in the day of serving.

  2. Shalis K. says:

    Hello
    I’m doing a Father’s Day picnic and would love to have this recipe. Could you please send it to me. I think this is a great idea to have, plus it looks good.

    Thank You.

    1. Hi Shalis, its in the post above 🙂

  3. How long in advance can I make this?

    1. Hi Frances, When it comes to fruit salads, I do not make more than a few hours ahead so the cut fruit doesnt go brown.

  4. Heather Upham says:

    Instant or cooked pudding

    1. instant

  5. Is there something else I could use besides creamer? Whipping cream maybe?

    1. Yes, whole whipping cream should be fine! Sorry I was off yesterday and didnt see your question till this morning!

  6. Lori Richards says:

    Dry creamer or liquid creamer?

    1. Liquid

  7. When you say vanilla creamer, do you mean as in vanilla coffee creamer?

    Thanks

    1. Yes 🙂

  8. Can you use “Jell-O No Bake Real Cheesecake Dessert” or is this not the same as instant pudding?

    1. Trisha Haas says:

      I am not familiar with this – is it in a little box where you mix with milk? If so, it should be fine. I dont see any reason why it wouldnt work.

  9. Do you mix the cheesecake pudding mix as instructed on box and mix with the cream cheese?

    1. Trisha Haas says:

      You just add the pudding mix and cream cheese together.

  10. What size package is the cheesecake pudding?

    1. Trisha Haas says:

      3.4 oz is the typical size

  11. This fruit salad is the best! It’s a real keeper 🥳

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