High Protein Cheesecake Fluff (Easy 2-Minute Dessert)

Whether you eat this cheesecake fluff alone or use it as a dip for fresh strawberries, this is the perfect light dessert for when you’re craving something sweet. 

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Cheesecake fluff in a white bowl with graham cracker crumbs and sliced strawberries.

Why you’ll love this

This cheesecake fluff recipe is the perfect high protein dessert for when you’ve got a sweet tooth but are also short on time because you only need a couple of minutes.

This delicious dessert combines simple ingredients like Greek yogurt, cream cheese, vanilla and honey for a final product that tastes like creamy cheesecake.

Plus, it’s high protein! One serving has 12 grams of protein, making it a great high protein dessert or snack option.  

It also uses healthier ingredients like Greek yogurt, less cream cheese and just a small amount of sweetener instead of heavy cream and an entire block of cream cheese like you’ll often find in cheesecake inspired recipes. (Don’t get me wrong, there’s a time and a place for those too!).

You can eat this right out of the bowl, top it with whipped cream and crushed graham crackers, or you can use this as a dip for fresh berries. 

You’ll absolutely love this one the next time you’re in the mood for something sweet, so let’s get into what you need to make it!

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Ingredients

  • Plain Greek yogurt: Plain Greek yogurt is perfect for this dessert because it adds tang, creaminess and protein.
  • Softened cream cheese: You can use any cream cheese that you like here, just make sure its softened to make it easy to mix in with the yogurt. Rich cream cheese adds the perfect amount of cheesecake flavor.
  • Lemon juice: Fresh lemon just gives a light and bright flavor burst to this recipe. You can add a bit of lemon zest for even more lemon flavor.
  • VanillaGood vanilla extract adds the perfect vanilla flavor. 
  • Honey: You can use your favorite honey or maple syrup. I find that honey keeps the cheesecake fluff a little bit thicker and fluffier. You can also use a powdered sweetener like powdered sugar if you prefer.

Recipe steps  

  1. Mix all ingredients in a large mixing bowl with a whisk or electric mixer (electric hand mixer will be a little fluffier, you can also use a stand mixer). The Greek yogurt cream cheese mixture should have a silky smooth, fluffy texture.
Greek yogurt, cream cheese, honey, vanilla extract, lemon juice and graham crackers in a bowl.
Whipped cheesecake fluff in a bowl in a whisk.
  1. Serve immediately or chill for 10-15 minutes for a bit of a firmer texture. Serve with fresh fruit, whipped cream and crushed graham crackers for an easy cheesecake fluff bowl.
A spoonful of cheesecake fluff and a bowl of cheesecake fluff with strawberries.

Recipe FAQ

How to store this cheesecake fluff

If you don’t eat the entire mixing bowl (like I usually want to), you can store this cheesecake fluff in an airtight container with the lid in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Can I use fat-free Greek yogurt or cream cheese?

Yes, you can! I like to use full fat Greek yogurt for max creaminess and flavor, but both will work just fine. If you prefer fat-free cream cheese you can use that too.

How can I make this sugar-free?

To make this sugar free, just use your preferred sugar replacement like allulose, monk fruit extract, or stevia.

A whisk with cheesecake fluff.

What to serve with this cheesecake fluff

The best part about this simple recipe is you can eat this cheesecake fluff right out of the bowl, add fresh fruits, or even crushed graham crackers for a true cheesecake experience.

There are so many different ways to serve it to make different flavors! I love serving it with:

  • Strawberries, blackberries, raspberries or blueberries
  • Sliced peaches, pineapple, or mango
  • Crushed graham crackers, vanilla wafers or cookies (Golden Oreos are so good!)
  • Cool whip or whipped cream
  • Sliced apples to dip
An overhead shot of cheesecake fluff with a gold spoon.

Try these variations, too!

  • Turn it into a chocolate cheesecake fluff by adding 1-2 tbsp of cocoa powder.
  • Add a spoonful of peanut butter or your favorite nut butter for a twist on classic cheesecake fluff. 
  • Add mini chocolate chips for a chocolate chip cheesecake fluff!
  • Make cherry cheesecake fluff by topping with fresh or frozen cherries.
  • Fill mini graham cracker crusts and use it as a no bake cheesecake filling! Chill for 10 minutes and you have a delicious high protein no bake dessert.
  • Make mini dessert cups by layering cheesecake fluff with fresh fruit and graham cracker crumbs!

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High Protein Cheesecake Fluff

Easy high protein cheesecake fluff made with just 5 ingredients and done in a couple of minutes
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Prep Time: 2 minutes
Servings: 2

Ingredients

  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1-2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1-2 tbsp honey

Instructions

  • Mix all ingredients in a medium sized bowl with a whisk or hand mixer (hand mixer will be a little fluffier!). 
  • Serve immediately or chill for 10-15 minutes for a bit of a firmer texture. Serve with fresh fruit, whipped cream and crushed graham crackers for an easy cheesecake fluff bowl.

Nutrition

Calories: 198kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 34mg | Sodium: 126mg | Potassium: 189mg | Fiber: 0.03g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 385IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 140mg | Iron: 0.1mg

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