No Bake Mini Key Lime Cheesecakes

No Bake Mini Key Lime Cheesecakes are not only super creamy, but full of citrus zing. Made with a simple graham cracker crust and topped with fresh whipped cream and lime zest.

Theres something to say about no bake desserts. They typically don’t take any time at all to make. Usually made with simple pantry ingredients and of course, don’t need to be baked! My kids love these No Bake Peanut Butter Cookies. I like to make No Bake Cheesecakes for any small ladies get together. They truly can be topped with anything. These Mini Lemon Cream Pies are delectable all year long!

No Bake Mini Key Lime Cheesecakes are not only super creamy, but full of citrus zing.  Made with a simple graham cracker crust and topped with fresh whipped cream and lime zest.

Easy No Bake Dessert

No bake desserts are quite possibly the easiest desserts to make. They typically come together in a few minutes and use simple ingredients you already have on hand.

This cheesecake recipe is especially delicious because it’s made with fresh lime juice. It’s also easy to make because you assemble it in wide mouth half pint size mason jars. You can find them over at Amazon.

Serving them in little glass jars helps with portions and just makes them feel a little more personable. These would be perfect for a little party, bridal or baby shower or a simple weeknight dessert!

Desserts like this can definitely be made ahead of time and stored in your refrigerator for up to 3 days before you need to serve them. I would save garnishing them until moments before they are served, though.

You don’t even need to bake the graham cracker crust. This truly is a super simple recipe.

No Bake Mini Key Lime Cheesecakes are not only super creamy, but full of citrus zing.  Made with a simple graham cracker crust and topped with fresh whipped cream and lime zest.

How To Soften Cream Cheese

The hardest part about this recipe is remembering to soften the cream cheese beforehand.

There truly is only one way to properly soften cream cheese and that is to let it come to room temperature on it’s own. I really like to set mine on the counter the night before I need to use it in a recipe.

It turns out super creamy and smooth. This method is most useful when you are using it in a no bake dessert like these mini cheesecakes or in a frosting.

However, if you are in a pinch and need to use the cream cheese right away for the recipe below here is what you can do.

No Bake Mini Key Lime Cheesecakes are not only super creamy, but full of citrus zing.  Made with a simple graham cracker crust and topped with fresh whipped cream and lime zest.
  • Unwrap it completely from the box and foil wrapper.
  • Place it onto a small microwavable plate and heat in the microwave for 30 seconds at 10 second intervals.
  • You don’t want to heat it too long because the edges can get hard and crunchy.
  • Before you add into your recipe make sure to whip it until smooth either using a hand mixer, whisk or a spatula. This will help ensure you get out any lumps making it super creamy.

How To Make No Bake Key Lime Pie

  • In a food processor, crush graham crackers, brown sugar and melted butter together until fine crumbs form.
  • Place 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.
  • Simply wipe out the food processor and cream together cream cheese, sweetened condensed milk, juice and zest together until well blended.
  • Scoop 1/3 cup of the mixture into each jar. Spread the tops evenly.
  • Chill for 1 hour before serving.
  • With a stand mixer whip together whipping cream and granulated sugar together on high speed for 3-4 minutes or until stiff peaks form.  
  • Garnish cheesecakes with a dollop of whipped cream and lime zest or slice.
Mini Key Lime No Bake Cheesecakes in a small mason jar.
Two Mini Key Lime No Bake Cheesecakes in a small mason jars on a wooden board.

Here are some of my other favorite no bake recipes you must try!

No Bake Mini Key Lime Cheesecakes Recipe

No Bake Mini Key Lime Cheesecakes

Amy Williams mynameissnickerdoodle.com
These are super creamy and full of citrus zing. Made with a simple graham cracker crust and topped with fresh whipped cream and lime zest.
3.84 from 81 votes
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cheesecake, Dessert, individual, lime, mini, mini dessert, no bake
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
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Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 563kcal

Ingredients

  • 14 Whole Graham Crackers
  • 4 TBSP Butter Melted
  • 3 TBSP Brown Sugar
  • 16 oz. Cream Cheese Softened
  • 14 oz Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 1/3 Cup Lime Juice Freshly Squeezed
  • 2 TBSP Lime Zest
  • 1 Cup Whipping Cream
  • 1/4 Cup Granulated Sugar
  • Lime zest or Lime Slices
  • 8 Pint Size Clear Jars

Instructions

  • In a food processor, crush graham crackers, brown sugar and melted butter together until fine crumbs form.
  • Place 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.
  • Simply wipe out the food processor and cream together cream cheese, sweetened condensed milk, juice and zest together until well blended.
  • Scoop 1/3 cup of the mixture into each jar. Spread the tops evenly.
  • Chill for 1 hour before serving.
  • With a stand mixer whip together whipping cream and granulated sugar together on high speed for 3-4 minutes or until stiff peaks form.  
  • Garnish cheesecakes with a dollop of whipped cream and lime zest or slice.
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Nutrition

Serving: 6servings | Calories: 563kcal | Carbohydrates: 57.1g | Protein: 11g | Cholesterol: 100mg | Sugar: 48g
Mini Key Lime No Bake Cheesecakes in a small mason jar with whipped cream and a lime wedge.

*Originally posted April 2017 and updated August 2021.

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