These no bake raspberry lemon mini cheesecakes are going to be your new favorite summer dessert. Lots of big time lemon flavor packed into a creamy cheesecake mixture and topped with raspberry jam and fresh raspberries. It’s the perfect mixture of sweet and tart!
Cheesecake is the best but it’s even better when it’s no bake. I mean, that is my personal opinion but I’m pretty sure I’m right. It’s just so light and fluffy and takes 15 minutes to make. That makes it WAY easier than putting together traditional cheesecake. PLUS you can play around with the flavors and make pretty much any flavor combination.
For this version, I packed the cream cheese mixture with tons of fresh lemon zest, a hint of vanilla bean paste and then topped it with raspberry jam and fresh berries. Not to sound super dramatic but I’m slightly obsessed with cheesecake and it needs to make an appearance at your next party.
Want to know what else I’m currently obsessed with? Well, besides these no bake raspberry lemon mini cheesecakes.
- The Staircase documentary on Netflix
- Peppered beef jerky
- The Golden Girls
- All my houseplants
- Goody Ouchless Forever hair elastics
Let’s break this all down.
- The Staircase documentary is about Michael Peterson and the death of his wife Kathleen. There are so many odd theories including one that has to do with an owl. I mean, how can you not want to watch a murder documentary that has a theory that an owl did it? If you’re into true crime stuff I recommend this big time. I also recommend Evil Genius on Netflix if you haven’t seen that either.
- I’ve been digging the Target brand peppered beef jerky. It’s only $2.99 a bag and the perfect use for my macros. It’s a little spicy, it’s a little sweet and I love it for when I’m too lazy to cook. Which, in the middle of summer is a lot.
- The Golden Girls have always been my jam and I just felt like I should share that with you.
- I’m still LOVING all my plants. My house is full of them and while Art feels like it’s looking slightly jungle like I’m going to just have to disagree. Having houseplants purifies the air, makes a house feel homey and is a great way to bring life to a house. Plus they are just freaking adorable and while I don’t love them more than my cats they are a close second. If you want to see all my plant babies follow me on Instagram and watch my stories. I’m always talking about them like a crazy plant lady.
- Ok, super random but these new hair elastics I bought are totally awesome. They even have a little bead on them so it looks pretty sitting on my wrist. And, I even have really thin hair (it’s long but thin and fine) and while these look large they fit wonderfully in my hair. I’m gonna recommend you go out and get these asap.
Ok, maybe I should stop telling you random things I’m obsessed with. But really I just want to make sure we are still friends and you know whats currently going on in my life. Which, I guess if you take from my list I’m obsessed with it my life is just cheesecake, Netflix, food, plants, and my hair.
I guess that is pretty accurate.
Also, I totally forgot to share my summer 2018 goal! I wanna the hike the whole Hudson Valley. I mean, not really the whole Hudson Valley but a lot of it. I’m really loving getting out in the wilderness and I want to keep up my drive. I’m DYING to go on this Canadian Rockies REI tour next summer so I’m trying to start my training now. It’s 8 days of hiking with 5 days of camping, canoeing, and rafting. Out of all of those things, the thing that freaks me out the most is the canoeing.
I’ve never been on a canoe. I can’t even picture me in a canoe. Deep breaths.
I’m also planning on possibly going on a 4-day REI hike with my Stronger U coach Winnie (THE BEST COACH IN THE WORLD!) at the end of September. So that means I really gotta get my shit in order and get to hiking weekly. I’m thinking 2 shorts hikes and 1 long hike a week. I’m fairly certain next week I’m going to go on my first semi-long hike from the Appalachian Trail train station all the way to Cat Rocks. I’m really looking forward to the hike because I have heard it has gorgeous views.
I’m even considering getting some hiking poles because I’m really going to play this part.
Oh, and I’m going to Maine this summer and I’m dying to hit up some of their gorgeous trails. What’s better than hiking, lobster, and lighthouses?
Nothing. Nothing is better.
Oh, crap. I never really told you about these no bake raspberry lemon mini cheesecakes. Ok, let’s go over that real quick. I put together the filling in just about 10 minutes and by the time I filled the shells and topped them with jam it was about 15 minutes total. I used raspberry liqueur with the jam but if you don’t have that on hand you can go the citrus route by using triple sec or just thin it out with a little water. You’re just looking to make the jam smooth so it spoons nicely on top of the lemon cheesecake.
And while you could totally make your own mini graham cracker crusts I totally bought mine at the store. #yolo.
Looking for even more no bake cheesecake recipes? Try my No Bake White Chocolate Cheesecake Phyllo Bites, Salted Caramel No Bake Cheesecake, No Bake Coconut Lime Cheesecake Bites, No Bake Blueberry Cheesecake, or my No Bake Passion Fruit Cheesecake
No Bake Raspberry Lemon Mini Cheesecakes
These no bake raspberry lemon mini cheesecakes are going to be your new favorite summer dessert. Lots of big time lemon flavor packed into a creamy cheesecake mixture and topped with raspberry jam and fresh raspberries. It's the perfect mixture of sweet and tart!
Yield: 6 mini cheesecakes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
- 1 (8 ounce) brick cream cheese, room temperature
- 1 lemon, zested
- 1 lemon, juiced
- 1/4 cup powdered sugar
- 2 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
- 2-4 tablespoons heavy cream
- 6 mini graham cracker crusts
- 4 tablespoons seedless raspberry jam
- 2 teaspoons raspberry liqueur
- Fresh raspberries, for topping
In the bowl of an electric mixer (or a mixing bowl for a handheld mixer) add cream cheese, lemon zest, lemon juice, powdered sugar and vanilla bean paste.
Mix for about a minute or until the mixture looks smooth.
Add in 2 tablespoons of heavy cream and mix again until smooth. You want the cheesecake mixture to be light and fluffy so add more heavy cream until you achieve your desired consistency.
Add equal amounts of the cheesecake mixture to the graham cracker crusts and set aside.
In a small bowl add the seedless raspberry jam and raspberry liqueur. Whisk until smooth.
Top the cheesecakes with equal amounts of the jam mixture and top with fresh raspberries.
Keep cheesecakes cold until ready to serve.