If you’re like us, then you know there is nothing better than a slice of creamy cheesecake to satisfy a sweet tooth. Seems like we are tasting a new twist on the treat every week in the Woman’s World test kitchen (we’re not complaining!). But when the temperature rises outside, who wants to heat up the kitchen for hours while baking your dreamy confection? Instead, put your freezer to work with a batch of frozen mini cheesecakes. These no-bake crowd-pleasers couldn’t be easier to whip up. Keep reading for the recipes that are sure to wow
Tricks to make them extra easy and delicious
The perfect mini cheesecake starts with the perfect crust. And Woman’s World test kitchen director Susan Chiusano says you can transform almost any kind of cookie crumbs into a crisp crust by simply mixing them with a little melted butter and pressing the mixture firmly into the bottom of your muffin wells. Susan likes graham cracker crumbs for a classic flavor, but you can use gingersnaps, Nilla wafers, shortbread cookies or even sandwich cookies such as Oreos. Simply crush yourself, then mix with enough melted butter so the crumbs stick together.
And for a lightened up version of these bite-sized delights, Susan suggests swapping in a little Greek yogurt for some of the cream cheese. (Click through for our tasty recipes for Greek yogurt cheesecake.) You can also sub in Neufchâtel for a creamy texture with a lot less fat. Either way, the result is guaranteed to please.
5 frozen mini cheesecake recipes
Now that you know how easy it is to treat yourself to something cool and creamy, keep scrolling to find a few delicious recipes from Woman’s World test kitchen.
1. Key Lime Mini Cheesecakes
These delectable upside-down treats can be prepped and frozen up to 2 weeks in advance, so you can have a treat on hand whenever a craving strikes.
2. Strawberry Margarita Mini Cheesecakes
We built these tangy gems in a lined cupcake pan to make them a portable grab-and-go delight with extra easy cleanup.
3. Ginger-Lime Mini Cheesecakes
Store-bought lime curd makes these zesty frozen desserts a snap to put together.
4. Cookies & Cream Mini Cheesecakes
We blended some Greek yogurt with the cream cheese for a lightened-up version of these cookie-inspired treats.
5. Raspberry Mini Cheesecakes
Our multilayered bites are sure to wow thanks to an easy fudgy cookie crust.
For more delicious cheesecake recipes, click through the links below: