A simple berry cheesecake salad is perfect for sharing over summer. It's a quick and easy fruit salad that takes only a couple minutes of prep time.
I was looking for an easy low-carb dessert to make for the 4th of July. Rather than make the mascarpone mousse recipe, I figured I'd try something new this year.
I've always enjoyed my mother's Filipino fruit salad recipe. But I didn't want to take the time to make my own keto condensed milk.
So I came up with this berry cheesecake salad recipe. I used fresh berries and heavy cream instead of a homemade condensed milk. It's the perfect summer salad!
The great thing about the recipe is that you only need four basic ingredients: cream cheese, sweetener, cream, and fruit.
I like to use a blend of pure monk fruit and stevia. But if you prefer a one-for-one sugar substitute, you can just use about a half cup of granular sweetener.
To keep the salad low-carb, I use keto-friendly fruit. But you can add in any fresh fruit you like. It doesn't have to be all berries.
To make this simple cheesecake fruit salad, all you have to do is beat cream cheese with low carb sweetener(s) and heavy cream. Then you just fold in your keto friendly berries.
Prepare the Cheesecake Mixture
The first step is to whip the cream cheese in a large bowl. It will need to be brought to room temperature so it whips up easily when beaten with an electric mixer.
After the cheese is light and fluffy, the sweetener and heavy whipping cream are whipped in with the mixer until the mixture is thick and creamy.
Add the Fruit
If using larger fruit like strawberries, cut them up into smaller pieces before adding to the mixing bowl. Although you can use whole strawberries, I find it's easier to eat if you dice them up into smaller pieces.
Small berries like blueberries are fine to add in whole.
A mix of raspberries and blackberries give a nice mix of added color.
Once all the delicious berries have have been added to the bowl, just fold them in gently with a rubber spatula.
- Keep it low-carb. When making a keto fruit salad, you'll want to use fruits that are the lowest in carbs.
- Add coconut. Unsweetened dried coconut is a nice addition to the salad to change up the taste.
- Fold gently. To prevent smashing the fruit, you need to gently fold them into the creamy cheesecake mixture.
- Use condensed milk. If you have some low-carb sweetened condensed milk on hand, you can use that instead of the heavy cream and sweeteners.
You'll get about 12 cups from the summer berry cheesecake salad recipe. It's a good size to share with a large group of friends and family. You can always cut the recipe in half if you want a smaller amount.
Using red and blue berries makes it a festive red, white, and blue dessert for the 4th of July when combined with the white sweetened cream cheese sauce. But it's such an easy recipe that you'll want to make this fruit salad all summer long.
This berry salad goes perfect with other summer favorites like grilled chicken kebabs and strawberry limeade.
Before getting to the fruit salad recipe, I wanted to go over some frequently asked questions.
It's a salad with a creamy cheesecake fluff base that mixes in small pieces of fruit.
Generally, the salad is good for up to four days in the fridge when stored in an airtight container.
Cheesecake salad is a dessert dish made with cream cheese, whipped cream, and various fruits or other ingredients. Ambrosia is a type of fruit salad typically made with mandarin oranges, pineapple, coconut, and maraschino cherries.
Looking for more keto no-bake desserts like this simple berry cheesecake salad? Here's a few more to try:
- Keto key lime cheesecake is a fun treat you can layer in jars.
- Cream cheese truffles are quick and easy to make for last minute treats.
- No-bake keto cheesecake takes little time to make and looks stunning.
- Strawberry mousse pie comes together quickly and sets in the refrigerator.
- No-bake keto cookies are made with a blend of peanut butter, nuts, seeds, and chocolate chips.
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Berry Cheesecake Salad
- 16 ounces cream cheese softened
- ¼ cup monk fruit concentrated powder
- ¼ cup stevia concentrated powder
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
- 16 ounces strawberries cut into bite sized pieces
- 14 ounces blueberries about 4 cups
- 12 ounces blackberries about 2 cups
- 6 ounces raspberries about 1 cup
- 2-3 teaspoons vanilla extract optional
- Beat cream cheese with electric mixer until smooth.
- Add in monk fruit, stevia, heavy whipping cream, and vanilla extract (if using). Beat with electric mixer until thick and creamy. If too thick, a little extra cream can be added.
- Fold in fresh berries. Store in fridge or serve immediately.
Low Carb Sweeteners | Keto Sweetener Conversion Chart
Array ( [serving_size] => 0.5 [calories] => 132 [carbohydrates] => 8 [protein] => 2 [fat] => 11 [saturated_fat] => 6 [polyunsaturated_fat] => 1 [cholesterol] => 32 [sodium] => 65 [potassium] => 115 [fiber] => 2 [sugar] => 5 [vitamin_a] => 463 [vitamin_c] => 18 [calcium] => 36 [iron] => 0.3 [serving_unit] => cup [monounsaturated_fat] => 3 )
Notes on Nutritional Information
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First published on July 10, 2017. Updated on May 14, 2022, with new images and additional recipe information.
This is sooooo good and soooooo easy. Threw everything in the food processor which made it even easier. I added a little extra vanilla.
Just made this for the upcoming holiday party! It's wonderful! Colorful, patriotic, and yummy! Thank you so much for all of your talented help and amazing recipes!
Do you have an idea of how to make this dairy free?
You can try coconut cream and a dairy-free cream cheese alternative like the one made by Kite Hill.
Super easy & delish. It's good with other fruits as well but of course the carbs are different.
Great and easy recipe! however, I noticed your recipe card does not list the vanilla extract, but a picture above shows vanilla extract. How much VE do you recommend? I tasted it without and decided it did need some, so I whipped in a teaspoon at first but after tasting I added another teaspoon and it was perfect! This recipe makes a nice sized batch, too; I make it on Sunday and it lasts Monday - Thursday for me and my hubby.
Thanks for pointing that out! I would add 2-3 teaspoons of vanilla extract, or to taste.
I've made this a couple of times and it looks like it will be a popular summer addition! I made some for a family get together and didn't tell people it was low-ish carb. All I had was frozen fruit, but I just told everyone it was a frozen fruit salad. Didn't mention the cream cheese because my brother-in-law thinks he doesn't like it. LOL. Let it thaw a little in the fridge, but not too much or it gets runny when using the frozen fruit. I still ate the leftovers the next day anyway!
I have some of the cream mix in the refrigerator now, and some mixed fruit in the freezer. I mix up 1 or 2 servings for myself for a treat. I used the canned table cream (which I found on sale, so have some stocked up) and I really liked the taste.
Thank you for sharing the recipe.
How long will this stay good for in Tupperware? Thanks! Excited to make it!
It should be good for up to 5 days in the refrigerator.
I find that the Nestle Crema tastes a lot like condensed milk, and would probably be a decent substitute with a little of your favorite sweetener added.
Yes! I have used the canned table cream as a substitute for condensed milk and it works pretty well.
My entire family really enjoyed this as part of our holiday spread. Thank you.
Made the cheesecake salad for the 4th. I added the zest of one large lemon and it added so much flavor. A family member who isn’t Carb conscious doesn’t care for berries so I added chopped apple pie filling to his instead. It was delicious!!!!
Thanks for a another great keto recipe.Made this today. I used Serve Confectioners sugar as I did not have the 2 sugars called for in the recipe. I subbed a few cherries for the blackberries because that is what I had. Omitted the raspberries as I did not have any on hand, so added more blueberries and strawberries.
I think you need to use fresh not frozen, fruit. I used frozen and after the cream cheese thawed out, it was nothing but a big soupy mess. Plus
it didn’t have nearly enough sweetener. I used swerve confectioners and I must have used a total of 1/4 cup. Way too much cream cheese flavor. To save it I’m going to try to put it in muffin cups and freeze it. Maybe that will help.
Not sure I’ll make this again.
Frozen fruit is not recommended for this recipe.
It’s not sweet at all if you follow recipe.
I use this recipe, minus the fruit, for frosting cakes. If not keto I use real sugar. People love it. If it’s cold I can even pipe borders. I use fruit in the cake and between layers and piled on top. Now I can make this for me as a dessert! Thanks for all the wonderful recipes!
Lisa your measurement for the Monkfruit in the actual ingredient list is listed as tsp. Instead of Cups.
That's because I'm using the pure form of the sweetener and not a blend with erythritol (or similar). See the recipe notes for using a one-for-one sugar substitute monkfruit blend.
Love your desserts!
I'm glad you are enjoying the low-carb desserts!
I’m confused. The recipe says 1/2t of one sweetener and 1/4t of the other. But in the comments after the recipe, you say there is equivalent to a 1/CUP of sugar. Where does that come from?
Yes. The equivalent granular sweetener would be much more, about a cup or to taste. The recipe uses pure concentrated sweeteners, not the bulk powders that are equivalent to sugar.
This is really good, I cut the recipe in half and I used Swerve confectioners and added about 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract.
I made this and used confectioner sweetener and stevia liquid with some vanilla sweetener (ALL SUGAR FREE OF COURSE) and it came out great!
Kari @ Keep it Simple DIY
This looks delicious! I've been wanting to make a cheesecake recently, even bought the pan for the instant pot. I haven't gotten around to it yet though because it seems like a hassle. This recipe though, looks like the perfect way to get a 'cheesecake' without all the fuss. Thanks!
Hi Lisa - stumbled across your 4th of July Cheese Cake Berry Salad and decided to make it yesterday and take to the neighbors. It was a HUGE HIT. Although I need to make it a little sweeter next time. I did have some Monk fruit but I used liquid Stevia and don't think I used enough. I also just used regular whipping cream instead of heavy and it came out fine. I sprinkled some chopped walnuts across the top and that just added to your YUM! Thank you! Trying to drop a few pounds and will check out your website further!
I'm glad the low-carb treat was a hit! The addition of nuts on top is a great idea. Thanks for sharing!
Can I use Cool Whip instead of heavy cream
You can use cool whip instead of the whipped cream.