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Easy Strawberry Cheesecake Fluff

The combination of sweet strawberries, fluffy marshmallows, savory cream cheese plus crushed meringues all coated in whipped cream makes this one luscious and crave-worthy dessert! A MUST-MAKE this summer as it's NO BAKE and takes mere minutes to make!  

Course Desserts
Cuisine American
Keyword easy strawberry fluff recipe, how to make strawberry cheesecake fluff, how to make strawberry fluff, no bake strawberry cheesecake fluff, no bake strawberry desserts, strawberry marshmallow cheesecake
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings 10
Author Manila Spoon

Ingredients

  • 12 oz fresh strawberries,
  • 1 cup crushed pineapple
  • ½ cup white sugar (may be increased to 3/4 cup, if you want it sweeter)
  • 8 oz  package cream cheese,  softened
  • ½ cup powdered or confectioner's sugar
  • 12 oz large container cool whip (or 16 fl oz heavy cream, whipped until stiff)
  • 5 oz or half a pack of mini-marshmallows
  • 4 oz crushed meringues, optional though highly recommended

Instructions

  1. Rinse and coarsely chop the strawberries. Transfer to a large bowl preferably the one you would serve the dessert from. A trifle bowl is perfect for this. Add the crushed pineapple and sugar and give it a gentle stir just until everything is mixed. Set aside in the refrigerator as you prepare the rest of the ingredients.

  2. In an electric mixer, beat the softened cream cheese. Slowly add the powdered sugar as you beat the cream cheese. When completely blended and smooth, fold in the whipped cream or cool whip.

  3. Gently fold in the cream cheese mixture with the strawberry mixture. Fold in the mini-marshmallows and chopped meringues, if using. You may serve it right away or leave to set in the refrigerator for a bit. If it appears soft, simply place in the freezer for about 1-2 hours and then serve.

  4. Sprinkle some extra marshmallows, crushed meringues and a few chopped strawberries on top for garnish, just before serving. Serve in the trifle bowl or in individual dessert glasses.

Recipe Notes

Tips and Tricks

Fresh strawberries must be used so this dessert does not become too liquidy. Up to 16 oz or 1 lb strawberries may be used if desired. You may use the extra 4 oz as topping, added just before serving for an elegant presentation.

You may adjust the sweetness by increasing the granulated sugar by an extra 1/4 cup. I am not too keen on anything too sweet so I always cut back on sugar. Besides the meringues also add sweetness so if using that please note this.

Use pink mini-marshmallows to make the dessert even brighter and more vibrant.

You can make your own meringues or simply buy a pack from either your local bakery or grocery store. While this is optional, adding it adds another layer of flavor and crunch to the dessert.