No-Bake Strawberry Lemonade Cheesecakes
No-Bake Strawberry Lemonade Cheesecakes are perfect for a princess birthday party or your next barbecue. Delectable berry and citrus flavors make these individual desserts impossible to resist!
This post is sponsored by Challenge Butter. The views and opinions expressed on My Baking Addiction are my own, and based upon my experiences with Challenge Butter products.
I hope you’re not rolling your eyes at yet another no-bake cheesecake. Admittedly, I’m pretty obsessed with them. And I’m not even remotely sorry about it. In my mind, no-bake cheesecakes are synonymous with summer – they’re pretty much the adult equivalent of Screwballs from Mr. Softie.
If I’m completely honest, Screwballs from Mr. Softie are still amazing as an adult. I would totally nosh down on one every. single. day. if our ice cream man didn’t smoke cigarettes as he drove through the neighborhood. There’s something about the familiar sound of the ice cream truck followed by a trail of smoke that can squash cherished childhood memories – immediately.
The beauty of no-bake cheesecakes is that they only require a handful of ingredients and they come together in minutes. And, hello – it’s cheesecake that didn’t require you to turn on your oven – how could you possibly resist?
I used fresh strawberries and lemon juice to really give these cheesecakes an absolutely huge pop of flavor. When I say you’re gonna love these, and make them more than once this summer, I mean it. We already have them on the menu for a second time this week. Strawberry and lemon is a flavor combination Eric can’t get enough of.
Best of all, these treats can be made ahead of time. You can dish these individual cheesecakes is small mason jars, then just slap lids on and stick them in the fridge until you’re ready to transport them to the neighborhood barbecue or a picnic.
These No-Bake Strawberry Lemonade Cheesecakes are made with Challenge butter and cream cheese. I’m excited to partner with Challenge Butter as part of their ambassador program. If you’ve never tried Challenge Butter – you most definitely should. It’s made with 100% real cream, so there is nothing artificial about it. And it’s made from cows not treated with the Growth Hormone rbST. I can feel good about eating it, and so can you.
From No Bake S’mores Cheesecake to No Bake Cookies and Cream Cake, I’ve got a no bake cheesecake recipe for just about everyone. This Strawberry Lemonade version has shot straight to the top of my favorites list. I hope you love it!
No Bake Strawberry Lemonade Cheesecakes
Yield: 6-8 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
For the Crust:
- 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
- 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
- 4 tablespoons Challenge unsalted butter, melted
For the Cheesecake:
- 8 ounces Challenge cream cheese, room temperature
- 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk
- 1/3 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (about 4 lemons)
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 3/4 cup hulled and chopped strawberries
For the Garnish:
- whipped cream
- sliced lemon
- In a medium bowl, stir together the graham cracker crumbs, sugar and melted butter. Evenly divide the crumbs between 6 individual serving dishes and press into the bottoms of the dishes to form a crust layer. Place serving dishes into the refrigerator while you prepare the cheesecake.
- In a large bowl with an electric mixer, beat cream cheese for 2-3 minutes.
- Add in sweetened condensed milk mix until smooth. Make sure to scrape the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula to ensure the cream cheese is fully incorporated.
- Add in lemon juice and vanilla and beat for an additional 2-3 minutes until smooth and creamy. Fold in strawberries.
- Evenly spoon mixture into prepared serving dishes, cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours.
- Before serving, top with whipped cream, strawberries and lemon slices.
- Strawberry Lemonade Cheesecake can be stored within the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
- Number of serving will depend on the size of your serving dishes
- Filling will accomodate a 9-inch prepared graham cracker crust