Strawberry-Swirl Cheesecake Smoothie

It truly is amazing how time seems to be flying by these days. I’ve been feeling like this entire month has gotten away from me–Blogging-wise, it has. I’d intended to post about the blender giveaway last week (there’s still plenty of time to enter!), but over the weekend, a friend and I held a garage sale, so I spent the bulk of my time getting things ready for that. 8 years’ worth of toddler and infant clothes. And other random crap I was hoping to unload. We weren’t as successful as we’d’ve liked, but I walked away with more money that I started with, so that’s a good thing. One of the many recipes I’ve had on the back-burner has been this Strawberry-Swirl Cheesecake Smoothie.

Strawberry-Swirl Cheesecake Smoothie

Cream cheese, frozen strawberries, and even graham crackers make this smoothie more like a milk shake or dessert. It’s not at “heavy” or rich as you might expect, given that there’s cream cheese and graham crackers in there.

Strawberry-Swirl Cheesecake Smoothie

The bambino asked for seconds on this, after inhaling the little glass there, and Jay polished off the larger one. Both agreed this smoothie is a delicious summer treat!

Yield: 4

Strawberry-Swirl Cheesecake Smoothie

Strawberry-Swirl Cheesecake Smoothie
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  • 6 oz. (3/4 of 8-oz. pkg.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups milk
  • 1/3 cup sugar, divided
  • 1-1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 7 graham crackers, divided
  • 2 cups frozen whole strawberries, slightly thawed*


Blend cream cheese, milk, 3 Tbsp. sugar, vanilla and 6 crackers in blender until smooth.

Pour all but about 1/2 cup of the cream cheese mixture into liquid measuring cup. Reserve for later use.

Add strawberries and remaining sugar to remaining cream cheese mixture in blender; blend until smooth. Pour into 4 glasses.

Pour reserved cream cheese mixture gently over strawberry mixture in glasses. Crumble remaining cracker; sprinkle over smoothies.

Serve immediately.


*Make sure the strawberries sit out for 10-15 minutes before trying to blend, otherwise it may take longer to completely blend them.

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