Easy to Make Tropical Cheesecake Fruit Salad

My 30-something-year-old son loves fruit salad. Whenever we’re having a family get together, I send out a group text asking the kids if they have a special request. He always asks for some type of fruit salad and this Tropical Cheesecake Fruit Salad is his favorite. Mine, too!

Tropical Cheesecake Fruit Salad

Fruit Salads are relatively easy to make. You need to chop some fruit and make some type of dressing. There are so many ways to dress a fruit salad, but I usually go with creamy. This Tropical Cheesecake Fruit Salad has a beautiful, creamy dressing that’s not too sweet and really compliments the tropical fruit.

Tropical Cheesecake Fruit Salad

Whenever I’m making Tropical Cheesecake Fruit Salad, I make the dressing the night before and store it in the refrigerator. Right before my party, I slice the fruit and gently stir it all together. That way, the bananas look all fresh and pretty.

You’ll need bananas, kiwi, mangos, maraschino cherries, mandarin oranges, and pineapple. I use canned pineapple chunks.

Helpful Hint: Two of my daughters don’t like mangos. Were they switched at birth? If you don’t like a certain fruit, leave it out or switch it for a fruit you do like.

Combine Instant Cheesecake Pudding and cream cheese in a mixing bowl and beat until well combined.

Tropical Cheesecake Fruit Salad

Add a cup of milk, a little at a time, and mix until creamy. Stir in whipped topping. Store in a covered bowl in the refrigerator until ready to use.

Dressing for Tropical Cheesecake Fruit Salad

Peel and slice the fresh fruit. Drain the canned fruit (pineapple, oranges, cherries) and gently combine the fruit with the cheesecake mixture.

Tropical Cheesecake Fruit Salad

Sprinkle with toasted coconut. Serve immediately.

How to make Tropical Cheesecake Fruit Salad

Easy to Make Tropical Cheesecake Fruit Salad

Ingredients

  • 1 package cream cheese (8 oz.), softened
  • 1 package instant cheesecake pudding (3.4 oz.)
  • 1 cup milk
  • 8 oz. whipped topping
  • 1 small can or jar mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1 can pineapple chunks, (20 oz.) drained
  • 4 kiwi, peeled and cubed
  • 2 mangos, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 2 bananas, sliced
  • 1 jar maraschino cherries (10 oz. without stems), drained
  • 2 or more Tablespoons toasted Coconut, to garnish (if desired)

Instructions

  1. In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese and cheesecake pudding until well combined. Add milk, a little at a time, until well combined. Stir in whipped topping. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  2. Peel and cube mangos and kiwi. Slice bananas. Mix all fruit together. Add cheesecake dressing and gently mix until combined. Top with toasted coconut. Serve immediately.
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This Tropical Cheesecake Fruit Salad is delicious. It reminds me of a beautiful summer day on my favorite island. If I close my eyes, I can almost see palm trees gently swaying in a tropical breeze.

Tropical Cheesecake Fruit Salad

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Comments

  1. robin rue says:

    WOW! I love there. Here in the northeast, a fruit salad is just a bowl of different fruits. Nothing fancy like this.

  2. Oh my gosh, yes! I love fruit salad and this just took it up a notch. I’ll be making this soon! Probably this weekend, because I must try it out.
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  3. I am sure my family would eat that as a dinner item if I would let them! It looks delicious it would be a fun and easy dessert to make.
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  4. Wow! I pinned this too! It’s so colourful and fun, I know my kids would love it! How awesome would this be next to a great sandwich for lunch?!

  5. Cheesecake is my favorite dessert in the world. This is a creative way to pair it with fruit for a sweet treat, I bet it would be perfect for summer.
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  6. Oh my goodness! That looks so refreshing! I didn’t think it was possible to combine the loveliness of both cheesecake and fruit salad in one dish. This is grand!

  7. Mmm, now this looks so good! I love the modern spin on cheesecake. Thanks for sharing!

  8. OK I most definitely need to try this for myself. I have such a thing about cheesecake at the moment as well so perfect timing.
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  9. The fact that this is so easy to make is what has me so interested. This reminds me of a fruit salad I used to eat growing up.
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  10. This is really delicious! My aunt made a similar version of this one time and it was instantly loved by everyone! There are abundant tropical fruits in our country and affordable too, allowing us to make this any time!

  11. Wow, what a great cool ideas! Indeed such great addition to our menu this coming Valentines day! I want it to be more colorful. Yay! Excited to make this!
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  12. This looks so good! I love fruit salad as well since I’m a huge fan of fresh fruits. I think this is a must try and it’s perfect for Spring and Summer!
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  13. This looks lovely and I am pretty confident that my family will love this easy to make fruit salad. In fact, I am going out today to grab some ingredients. Thank you for the inspiration and hopefully, I can do this right later.

  14. That sounds and looks delicious. The kids and I are fruit lovers. We’ve never tried fruit salad with a sauce.
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  15. Fruit salad is one of our favorite dessert at home, I always make it on special occasion. I have never tried this version though, looks yummy!
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  16. This recipe is totally reminding me of warm summer days on the beach. I can’t wait for spring to get here already. Your recipe sounds delicious!
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  17. I have always loved mango salsas. I have to try this one!
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  18. This Tropical Cheesecake looks fantastic. My family is huge cheesecake fans. Never tried using the instant cheesecake mix. Will have to give it a try!
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