Ok so it's not really a typical "salad" - it's a dessert salad! Fresh ripe berries are folded into a fluffy cheesecake filling along with some mini marshmallows that get all melty!
Adapted from "Red, White & Blue Cheesecake Salad" by Mandy @South Your Mouth
3/4cuppowdered sugaruse 1 cup sugar if you like a little more sweet
1cupheavy "whipping" creamcold
5cups berriescut into bite sized pieces if large
You can use a hand mixer or stand mixer to make this. I use my stand mixer with flex edge or flat beater to smooth the cream cheese and wire whip to whip the cream into the mixture.
Add cream cheese to mixing bowl and beat until smooth.
Add pudding mix, vanilla, sugar and about 1/4 cup of the cream. Mix until smooth, stop and scrape the bowl. Mix again until smooth.
Switch to the whisk/whip beater. Add the cream about a 1/4 cup at a time - whipping in-between until mixture is fluffy.
Fold in the berries and marshmallows by hand. Store covered in refrigerator.
Make Ahead:You can make Berry Cheesecake Salad a few hours in advance. If you need to make a day in advance, it's really fine, but the berries will start to get soft and "bleed" into the filling a little. You could fold the berries in at the last minute or reserve some berries to top the salad with and "freshen it up".
Nutrition (approx. data estimated via online nutritional calculator.)