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No-Bake Strawberry Lemonade Cheesecakes are a burst of summer in one sweet bite. Delectable berry and citrus flavors make these individual desserts impossible to resist!

Close up of no-bake strawberry lemonade cheesecake in a shot glass, topped with whipped cream and a halved strawberry.

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I’ve officially reached the point during this strange time in our lives that not only do I have no idea what day it is, I’m also now losing track of what month it is. Yesterday, I wrote two checks dated March 2nd. It wasn’t the 2nd of the month and definitely was not March.

Between working and homeschooling from home, every single day just jumbles together into a big blob of days. I’ve actually resorted to setting reminders on our Alexa because I can’t seem to even follow a calendar anymore.

One thing we are really good at right now is making desserts. From chocolate cake and brownies to more loaves of banana bread than I can count, Elle and I have been busy in the kitchen. 

And with a slight taste of summer weather this past weekend, it was time to whip up one of our favorite sweet treats – No Bake Cheesecake!

Ingredients for no-bake strawberry lemonade cheesecakes arranged on a marble countertop


I hope you’re not rolling your eyes at yet another no-bake cheesecake recipe.

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.

No-bake strawberry cheesecake over graham cracker crust in a small shot glass

If I’m completely honest, Screwballs from Mr. Softie are still amazing as an adult. I would totally nosh on one every. single. day. if I could.

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?

For this strawberry-lemon version, I used fresh strawberries and lemon juice to really give these cheesecakes an absolutely huge pop of flavor.

Piping bag piping whipped cream onto no-bake strawberry cheesecake in a shot glass

When I say you’re gonna love these No-Bake Strawberry Lemonade Cheesecakes, 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 my family can’t get enough of.

No-bake strawberry lemonade cheesecake in a small glass serving dish, topped with whipped cream and a lemon slice


The star of the show for these No-Bake Strawberry Lemonade Cheesecakes is, of course, the sweet and tangy no-bake cheesecake filling.

I’ve made a lot of no-bake cheesecakes with a variety of different types of fillings. Some of them, like No-Bake Oreo Cheesecake, use frozen whipped topping. Others, like No-Bake Pineapple Cheesecake, use ingredients like Greek yogurt.

For this recipe, I add sweetened condensed milk to my favorite Challenge cream cheese for the creamiest, dreamiest filling. Challenge makes my favorite cream cheese by far; I’ve trusted their dairy products for years and know their quality and flavor will always be top notch. 

Dessert shot glasses filled with no-bake strawberry lemonade cheesecake arranged on a marble counter

Not only does the sweetened condensed milk help create that silky texture, it provides all the sweetness in the recipe.

Just make sure you use sweetened condensed milk and NOT evaporated milk!

To make this luscious filling:

  • Beat the Challenge cream cheese with a mixer for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add the sweetened condensed milk until everything is smooth and silky.
  • Beat in the lemon juice and vanilla before gently folding in the chopped strawberries.

Once the filling is done, spoon it over your no-bake graham cracker crust – made with Challenge unsalted butter, of course – before chilling for at least 4 hours.

Mini no-bake strawberry lemonade cheesecakes in shot glasses, topped with whipped cream and a mixture of lemons and strawberries


One of the best things about this recipe is that these treats can be made ahead of time.

You can dish these individual cheesecakes into small mason jars, then just slap lids on and stick them in the fridge until you’re ready to eat.

Mini no-bake strawberry lemonade cheesecakes next to a package of butter on a marble counter


Because these individual cheesecakes don’t need to be baked, you can really put them in any size serving dish you like. How many servings you get will depend on the size of the dishes, bowls, or jars you use.

I typically get anywhere from 6 to 8 servings when I make these No-Bake Strawberry Lemonade Cheesecakes.

I’ve served them in everything from small glass dishes to ramekins to tiny Mason jars. The 4-ounce jars are perfect for individual picnic portions!

Shot glasses filled with creamy no-bake strawberry lemonade cheesecakes and topped with berries and lemons


You can absolutely put the no-bake filling into a full-size cheesecake crust if you’d like.

Simply spread the strawberry-lemon filling into a prepared 9-inch graham cracker crust.

If you aren’t opposed to turning on the oven for a few minutes, you could use my classic graham cracker crust recipe – just put it into a 9-inch pie plate instead of a springform pan.

Mini no-bake strawberry lemonade cheesecakes next to a package of cream cheese on a marble counter


One of the most common questions I see asked about most no-bake cheesecake recipes is: Can this be frozen?
Honestly, this recipe is really best when eaten fresh.

If you absolutely must, you can freeze these Strawberry Lemonade Cheesecakes. Make sure to cover the tops with plastic wrap and wrap them tightly with an additional layer of foil or in dishes with tight-fitting lids.

Allow to thaw overnight in the refrigerator before eating. The texture will not be quite as creamy as when eaten before freezing, but they will still taste ok.

Assorted no-bake strawberry lemonade cheesecakes in dessert shot glasses, topped with whipped cream and fruit

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No Bake Strawberry Lemonade Cheesecakes

By: Jamie
4.50 from 30 ratings
Prep: 15 minutes
Chill Time: 4 hours
Total: 4 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 8
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!


For the Crust:

  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter melted

For the Cheesecake:

  • 8 ounces cream cheese room temperature
  • 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk
  • cup freshly squeezed lemon juice about 4 lemons
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup hulled and chopped strawberries

For the Garnish:

  • whipped cream
  • strawberries
  • 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 servings will depend on the size of your serving dishes
  • Filling will accommodate a 9-inch prepared graham cracker crust


Calories: 386kcal, Carbohydrates: 41g, Protein: 7g, Fat: 23g, Saturated Fat: 13g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 6g, Trans Fat: 0.2g, Cholesterol: 66mg, Sodium: 223mg, Potassium: 285mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 34g, Vitamin A: 742IU, Vitamin C: 13mg, Calcium: 189mg, Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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  1. Maha says:

    I made this by hand (because I didn’t have a mixer) and they still turned out great! I also didn’t have gharam crackers so I used vanilla and plain oreo cookies (scraping out the insides ofc)! The only thing I wished was that the lemon taste was more pronounced.

    1. Jamie says:

      So happy to hear you enjoyed the cheesecakes, Maha! Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving your feedback!

  2. Tsvia Volpo says:

    Its look great

    1. Jamie says:

      Thanks so much for stopping by! I appreciate you taking the time to comment. Happy Baking!

  3. Luna @ Healthy Kitchen 101 says:

    I totally understand the term of losing track of time. It really really sucks, especially for an out-going person like me. Anyway, the no-bake recipes always get me. Worth a try!

    1. Jamie says:

      Thanks so much for stopping by, Luna! I appreciate you taking the time to comment. Happy Baking!

  4. Allison says:

    I made these for mother’s day. The flavor is good but they are to runny. Next time I would use less lemon juice and add lemon zest. Otherwise, very good!

    1. Jamie says:

      So happy to hear you enjoyed the cheesecakes, Allison! Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving your feedback!

  5. Lisa Dixon says:

    Love it!

  6. Rolanda says:

    This recipe was fantastic! I love how the lemon flavor just pops without being to tart. I added homemade strawberry syrup to the crust to give it a little something extra. Thank you so much for this recipe.

    1. Jamie says:

      Yay! I am so glad you enjoyed the recipe! Thanks so much for coming back and leaving your feedback. :)

  7. Kim Beaulieu says:

    I’m with you on the no bake cheesecakes, the more the better. I would never get sick of them, especially when yours are always so pretty. This recipe is amazing and the photos are stellar. I have a sudden craving for no bake strawberry lemonade cheesecakes!

    1. Jamie says:

      Thanks so much, Kim!

  8. Jennie @onesweetmess says:

    You can never have too many no-bake cheesecake recipes. It is summer after all. Love these adorable little cakes. Pinned.

    1. Jamie says:

      I couldn’t agree more, Jennie! Thanks for stopping by and pinning!

  9. Oana says:

    I’m totally smitten by these. I love desserts in a glass, not only pretty but also so practical. And these are perfect for the ehat wave we are going through at the moment.

    1. Jamie says:

      Thanks so much, Oana! I appreciate you taking the time to stop by! Have a great day!