These no bake strawberry cheesecake cups start with a rich buttery graham cracker crust.
The fresh strawberries and a light and creamy cheesecake are layered in individual cups for a delicious and pretty summer dessert.
I hosted my bunko friends at my house this weekend. When we meet, the host provides dinner, drinks and of course dessert before we play.
For dinner I had decided on a family favorite of ours – crack chicken puffs. They are filled with cream cheese and bacon and wrapped in crescent dough. These bundles taste great but definitely rich.
So for dessert, I was wanting something a little lighter and with a summer feel.
But here’s the deal. Even though I wanted a light dessert, it still had to taste amazing because dessert is my favorite part of a meal.
And the big 2 lb package of strawberries in my fridge was staring me in the face so I pivoted from my usual chocolate and went fruity.
These no bake strawberry cheesecake cups are layered with a creamy cheesecake filling and fresh strawberries. And so good!
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No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake Cups
These little cups are so pretty which I love because you eat with your eyes first! The layered trifle look makes this simple dessert look fancy with very little work.
And individual treats are always fun!
These no bake strawberry cheesecake cups use just a few ingredients that you probably already have most of at home.
What You Need:
- Graham Cracker Crumbs
- Cream Cheese
- Heavy Whipping Cream
- 9 oz Plastic Cups
Making Strawberry Cheesecake Mini Parfaits
To make these individual desserts, you want to make the crust first so that it has time to set up while you make the cheesecake filling.
Combine the graham cracker crumbs (they make these already crushed up so you don’t have to do it yourself), melted butter and sugar in a medium bowl.
Stir until it starts to clump together. Keep stirring until the butter is well combined with the graham crackers and sugar.
Take 2 tablespoons and place it into the bottom of each cup.
Use a fork to gently press the crust into the cup.
Place the cups with the crust into the fridge to set up while you make the cheesecake filling.
No Bake Cheesecake Filling
To make the filling, combine the softened cream cheese with the sugar and mix using a stand or hand mixer until smooth.
Add the Heavy Whipping Cream slowly and the vanilla.
Beat until light and fluffy.
Add the cheesecake filling to the gallon zip bag. Cut off the end so that you can use it as a piping bag (it makes it easier to fill the cups).
Dice the strawberries.
Assembling the Dessert Cups
Now you are ready to assemble the no bake strawberry cheesecake cups.
Your cups should have the graham cracker crust set up now.
First add a generous squeeze or two of cheesecake filling from your homemade piping bag.
Using a spoon, spread the filling out into an even layer in each cup.
For the next layer, add a tablespoon or two of diced strawberries to each cup.
Then repeat another layer of no bake cheesecake filling and a final layer of diced strawberries.
Put back in the fridge for at least one hour. They are best eaten the same day.
But I will tell you, I ate one for breakfast the day after and it was still just as yummy!
- 6 tbsp melted butter
- 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
- 1/4 cup Sugar
- 2 blocks Cream cheese
- 1/2 cup Sugar
- 2 cups heavy whipping cream
- 2 tsp Vanilla
- 2 lbs Strawberries
- 12 plastic disposable cups
- Combine the melted butter, graham cracker crumbs and 1/4 cup sugar in a medium bowl.
- Stir it together until it starts to clump together and the butter in well incorporated into the cracker crumbs.
- Place 2 tablespoons of the crust mixture into the bottom of each plastic cup.
- Use a fork to press the crumb mixture firmly into the bottom.
- Place the cups in the fridge while you make the cheesecake mixture so that it can firm up a little.
- Mix the softened cream cheese and 1/2 cup of white sugar to a large bowl and mix until incorporated.
- Slowly add in the heavy whipping cream and vanilla. Beat until light and fluffy.
- Dice strawberries.
- Using a gallon ziplock bag with the cheesecake filling, pipe some filling into each cup.
- Using a spoon, spread the cheesecake filling out.
- Add a layer of diced strawberries.
- Repeat another layer of cheesecake filling and end with a layer of strawberries.
- Chill for at least one hour. Best served the same day.