Banana Split Cheesecake Salad has all of the flavors of a classic banana split and cheesecake combined in one amazing fruit salad perfect for a side dish or dessert.  Every bite is banana split cheesecake heaven!

Banana Split Cheesecake Salad with a drizzle of chocolate sauce

Banana Split Cheesecake Salad

When I was a kid banana splits were my favorite treat. I don’t have enough banana split goodness in my life these days and that’s what inspired this Banana Split Cheesecake Salad. It has all of the flavors of that classic dessert in fruit salad form.

A banana split has a few basic components, three types of ice cream, a banana, strawberry and pineapple topping, hot fudge, nuts, whipped cream, and of course a cherry on top.

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Banana Split Cheesecake Salad waiting to be eaten

Since this is a fruit salad we skip the ice cream and instead fill a bowl full of fresh strawberries, pineapples, bananas, sweet maraschino cherries, and crunchy chopped peanuts.

Then we top the fruit with a rich, creamy cheesecake filling made with cream cheese, cheesecake pudding mix, and coffee creamer (you can substitute heavy cream if you prefer).

How to Make Banana Split Cheesecake Salad:

  1. In a medium tall bowl, using an electric mixer, whip cream cheese until it becomes smooth. It may bind up in the beaters, but continue as is and it will loosen up. Add dry pudding mix. Beat until well combined.
  2. With mixer running slowly add creamer to the cream cheese mix. Add it about a tablespoon at a time and then mix until it becomes a smooth mixture and all of the creamer has combined into the cream cheese. Continue until all of the creamer has been added to the cream cheese. Whip until smooth.
  3. In a large bowl, combine sliced strawberries, banana coins, pineapples, and lemon juice. Stir until all the fruit is coated with lemon juice.
  4. Add the maraschino cherries and chopped peanuts.
  5. Pour cheesecake mixture over fruit. Gently fold cheesecake mixture into fruit.
  6. Chill until ready to serve or serve immediately. Drizzle with chocolate syrup right before serving.

The great thing about Banana Split Cheesecake Salad is that you get all of those awesome flavors without having to worry about melting ice cream. That makes it perfect for serving at parties!

Chocolate fudge being drizzled over Banana Split Cheesecake Salad

How to Make Banana Split Cheesecake Salad Ahead of Time:

Prepare the cheesecake mixture and refrigerate in a bowl or sealed jar. Combine all of the fruit in a large bowl and refrigerate.

Before serving, drain any excess liquid from the fruit and add the peanuts, fold the cheesecake filling into the fruit salad, and drizzle with chocolate syrup. Serve and enjoy!

Banana Split Cheesecake Salad with strawberries, pineapples, and bananas.

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Servings: 16
Prep Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 15 mins

Banana Split Cheesecake Salad

Banana Split Cheesecake Salad has all of the flavors of a classic banana split and cheesecake combined in one amazing fruit salad perfect for a side dish or dessert.  Every bite is banana split cheesecake heaven!

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Strawberries
  • 3 medium Bananas, cut into coins
  • 20 ounces Pineapple chunks
  • 2 tablespoons Lemon juice
  • 10 ounces Maraschino Cherries, cut in half
  • 2.5 ounces Peanuts, chopped
  • 8 ounces Cream cheese, softened
  • 3.4 ounce Instant cheesecake flavored pudding, unprepared
  • 1 cup French Vanilla Creamer, liquid
  • 2 tablespoons Chocolate sauce

Instructions

  • In a medium tall bowl, using an electric mixer, whip cream cheese until it becomes smooth. It may bind up in the beaters, but continue as is and it will loosen up. Add dry pudding mix. Beat until well combined.
  • With mixer running slowly add creamer to the cream cheese mix. Add it about a tablespoon at a time and then mix until it becomes a smooth mixture and all of the creamer has combined into the cream cheese. Continue until all of the creamer has been added to the cream cheese. Whip until smooth.
  • In a large bowl, combine sliced strawberries, banana coins, pineapples, and lemon juice. Stir until all the fruit is coated with lemon juice. Add the maraschino cherries and chopped peanuts.
  • Pour cheesecake mixture over fruit. Gently fold cheesecake mixture into fruit.
  • Chill until ready to serve or serve immediately. Drizzle with chocolate syrup right before serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 205kcal, Carbohydrates: 29g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 9g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Cholesterol: 21mg, Sodium: 146mg, Potassium: 249mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 22g, Vitamin A: 287IU, Vitamin C: 23mg, Calcium: 57mg, Iron: 1mg
Nutrition Disclaimer: We are not certified nutritionists. Nutrition facts are an estimate and are provided as a courtesy. They are generated by an online API which recognizes ingredient names and amounts and makes calculations based on the serving size. Results may vary.
Author: Kat Jeter & Melinda Caldwell
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: banana fruit salad, banana split recipe, dessert salad, pudding dessert recipe