Our Most Popular Recipe Last Week Is a No-Bake Dessert We’ll Be Making All Summer Long

Bite-sized and oh-so-creamy, we can’t get enough.

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Dotdash Meredith Food Studios

We weren’t surprised when we discovered our most popular recipe last week was a cold, mini-sized dessert recipe. People were preparing for Memorial Day weekend get-togethers where crowd-pleasing desserts are always a must, and these Mini No-Bake Cheesecakes filled that need perfectly.

Keep this simple recipe in your back pocket all summer long any time you’re in need of a simple dessert that doesn’t heat up your kitchen. Grab your mixer, mini muffin tins, decorative liners, and this recipe—and get "no-baking"!

Mini No-Bake Cheesecakes Are Summer-Party Perfect

Why heat up your kitchen in the summer heat if you don’t have to? Keeping your kitchen cool is just one of the reasons this dessert is perfect for summer. But it’s not the only reason no-bake mini cheesecakes are great for summer parties.

If you’ve ever made our Best No-Bake Cherry Cheesecake, you already know how easy it is to make a no-bake cheesecake. These minis are similar, but you won’t need a knife for cutting, a pie server for lifting, or forks for eating. They’re bite-sized and easy to snatch from a pretty serving tray and pop in your mouth—perfect for a summer dessert table.

They’re also simple and quick to make. They have a 30-minute prep time and a three-hour chilling time before they're topped with fruit. The recipe is also very easy to double or triple, depending on how many servings you need.

If you’re looking to make things easier on the day of your party, you can prepare these cheesecakes up to five days ahead of time and keep them stored—without the fruit topping—in an airtight container in the fridge. If you’re someone who likes to prepare well ahead of time for events, they freeze well for up to three months. Just thaw them overnight in the refrigerator the day before serving.

Cheesecake Topping Ideas

Cheesecakes are super versatile when it comes to toppings. The recipe calls for a topping of fresh raspberries, but you can add any fresh berries you want, such as strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, or a combination. Canned fruit pie filling also makes a quick and tasty topping.

If you want to mix it up, top some of the mini cheesecakes with something a little less traditional like chocolate whipped cream, caramel sauce, or cinnamon apple syrup. Don’t forget to leave the topping off a few of the treats for the "cheesecake purists" who want just the cheesecake—and nothing but the cheesecake.

However you choose to top these treats, you’ll be the hero of the summer pool party, barbecue, or picnic when you share these delicious no-bake mini cheesecakes.