No Bake Mini Key Lime Cheesecakes
Welcome back to our monthly team member, Amy from My Name is Snickerdoodle! Her recipes are easy and delicious. You’ll love her no bake mini key lime cheesecake recipe, and it’s just so cute in a mini mason jar! Take it away, Amy! Summer has me wanting to never heat up my kitchen if I don’t have too! Some of us already have record breaking temps and that’s not very inciting to go outside! I’ve been doing a bit of research on no bake desserts. And by research I mean I’ve started a whole board on Pinterest dedicated to them! I came up with these No Bake Mini Key Lime Cheesecakes because I was craving a little something tart. They are the perfect combination of creamy, sweet and tart. And I didn’t turn on my oven once!
Lately I’ve been loving desserts that come together in minutes and this one is no exception. It’s great if you are short on time and need to make something spectacular. It does need some time to set up, but could be served immediately if you wanted to.
I served it in wide mouth pint size jars, but you could make them in regular pint jars or a ramekin. Really whatever you have on hand.
Give this recipe a try and leave feedback for us!
No Bake Mini Key Lime Cheesecakes
- 6 Wide Mouth Pint Jars optional, may put in a pie tin
- 1 Sleeve Graham Crackers
- 2 TBSP Brown Sugar
- 3 TBSP Butter Melted
- 8 oz Cream Cheese Softened
- 1 14 oz Sweetened Condensed Milk
- 1/3 Cup Lime Juice Freshly Squeezed
- 2 TBSP Lime Zest
- Whipped Cream
- 3 Lime Slices Cut in Half optional
- In a food processor, crush graham crackers, brown sugar and melted butter together until fine crumbs form.
- Place about 1/3 cup of crumbs into the bottom of the jar and press into the bottom and up the side a little to form a crust.
- Wipe out the food processor and cream together cream cheese, juice, condensed milk and zest together until well blended.
- Divided mixture evenly between all the jars. Spread the tops evenly.
- Chill for 1 hour before serving.
- Garnish with a dollop of whipped cream and lime slice.
Check out these other great summertime recipes from My Name is Snickerdoodle like her Strawberry Bliss Frozen Drinks,
and easy Summer Fruit Salad.
Need even more Key Lime Dessert ideas? We have several like this delicious Key Lime Pie Ice Cream,
and Lime Curd Sugar Cookies, mm!
Can this be made a day ahead
Yes it can, it will be nice and chilled. Mmm!
I made this recipe for a small dinner party and placed it in the little jars just like you show it. I got so many oohs and ahhs just on the appearance. When they finally ate it, though, that’s when the compliments came from everyone, especially the men. So easy to make and such a great presentation.
So glad it turned out for you!! Thanks for the feedback, sounds so fun! xo
If you leave it in the fridge over night will the gram cracker crust get soggy?
Hi Isabella, the cheesecake filling is pretty thick so although I’ve only chilled it for a few hours and ate soon after, I would think it is fine overnight. 🙂
Thanks! Happy baking!
This is a delicious recipe, but I would use less than a whole can of sweetened condensed milk…it was too “sticky”. This is a very rich dessert, so use small jars/bowls/servings. Add more butter to crumbs too so it’ll press into place better.
Thanks for the feedback, Jenny!
Key lime is my favorite and any dessert than I don’t have to turn my oven on in the summer is a winner for me! Thanks for sharing, I can’t wait to try it this weekend 🙂
Right?! Lol! TOTALLY agree! Happy making (:
Where does the sweetened condensed milk come into play? I assume it gets mixed in with the cream cheese, juice and zest but I don’t see it.
Thanks for catching that, Meegan! We’ve updated it!
I have made this twice now already!! My husband’s favorite dessert is key lime and after trying MANY different recipes he has finally found one he likes. The search is over. Thank you from both of us!
Awww so happy to hear that, Megan!! XO
Yes! Thank you for catching that Meegan. Make sure to mix it in with the cream cheese, lime juice and zest. I hope you enjoy it!
Yes! Can’t wait to make this ourselves 😀