No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake Jars are creamy, made with fresh strawberries and have a mousse like texture that's absolutely delicious! Make these for valentines day or take them to a picnic because these are so easily transportable, or just serve these individual cheesecake jars at a party.
Lets just say the markets are flooded with strawberries and I was craving cheesecake. But I'm not really into the whole elaborate baking so instead of an over the top loaded strawberry cheesecake I decided that these no bake strawberry cheesecake jars are probably more my thing.
And boy! Are these good! These mini single serving strawberry cheesecakes do no disappoint. Although I'm still guilty of eating two when I said I'll only have one.
We are really all about the easy desserts in a jar here.
Other desserts in a jar:
- no bake mango cheesecake jars
- passionfruit cheesecake in a jar
- eggless pineapple mousse
- baileys tiramisu trifle cups
Max Strawberry Flavour
Now my problem with most strawberry cheesecake recipes is that the flavour of strawberries isn't up front. It can be insipid sometimes. So to solve that problem, I like to cook strawberry puree down till it reduces to half. This helps concentrate the flavour and packs every single bite with a sweet, tart strawberry flavour.
Ingredients for Strawberry Cheesecake Jars
This easy no bake strawberry cheesecake recipe does not use gelatin because we are not demoulding it, or trying to set it to a particular shape. Which means you hopefully have everything you need for these at home - cream cheese, heavy whipping cream, caster sugar, strawberries and biscuits - digestive, graham crackers or marie biscuits.
How to make Strawberry Cheesecake
Cheesecakes are of two varieties - baked and no bake. This recipe is quite simple because it's a no bake strawberry cheesecake. While setting a no bake strawberry cheesecake, most recipes require you to use gelatin which thickens the batter and helps stabilise it so that once you unmold the cheesecake it holds its shape. Since we are making these in jars we don't really need gelatin because it can be spooned out. We crush the crackers first in a food processor or with a rolling pin and then make the batter by whipping the heavy cream and sugar first till it forms soft peaks and then adding the cream cheese. The strawberries are pureed with a little sugar and gently combined in this mixture. The whole mixture is poured into jars or glasses or cups and refrigerated till it sets. It's really easy peasy!
- Hull the strawberries and blend them to a puree in a food processor
- Add the strawberry puree and castor sugar to a saucepan and simmer.
- Cook till the puree reduces by half and becomes thick. This helps concentrate the strawberry flavour in the cheesecake. Set this puree aside to cool completely before using. You can even make this ahead and refrigerate it
- Transfer the digestive biscuits to a ziplock bag and whack it with a rolling pin till you have a fine crumb
5. Mix the biscuit crumb with melted butter and set aside
6. In a large bowl beat together cream cheese and caster sugar till soft and fluffy. Add the heavy whipping cream and beat for two to three minutes till the mixture increases slightly in volume. The mixture should resemble thick frosting.
7. Pour in the pureed strawberries and use a spatula to fold the puree in. Don't worry if the mixture is streaky and slightly runny.
8. Transfer to a piping bag for easy assembly.
9. To assemble these no bake strawberry cheesecakes, add two tablespoons of the biscuit crumb to a glass or jar
10. Pipe the cheesecake mixture till ¾th of the way. Repeat with other jars till you've used up all the mixture. Refrigerate overnight. Top with fresh strawberries and biscuit crumb before serving. These no bake strawberry cheesecake jars are best consumed straight from the fridge.
You can absolutely swap the biscuits or crackers for strawberry shortcake, vanilla cake or your favourite base to make these mini no bake strawberry cheesecake jars your own! Like always, please experiment with these recipes and add your own twist because having fun with cooking is the best way to experience it!
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No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake Jars
- 300 grams Strawberries
- ¼ cup (50 g) Caster Sugar + 2 tablespoons extra
- 8-10 Digestive Biscuits graham crackers, digestive biscuits or marie biscuits
- 1 tablespoon melted Butter
- 250 grams Cream Cheese room temperature
- ¼ cup (60 g) Heavy Whipping Cream chilled
- Fresh Strawberry slices for topping
- Hull the strawberries (take off the stem) and add them to a food processor and puree till smooth
- Pour the strawberry puree into a saucepan along with two tablespoons castor sugar and simmer this for about 10-12 minutes till the puree reduces in half and becomes really thick. Set this aside to cool completely.
- Transfer biscuits to food processor and pulse a few times till they resemble crumbs. Alternatively you can also transfer the biscuits to a ziplock bag and whack it with a rolling pin till you have crumbs. Mix the biscuit crumb with melted butter and set aside.
- In a large bowl beat together cream cheese and ¼ cup caster sugar till soft and fluffy. Add the heavy whipping cream and beat for two to three minutes till the mixture increases slightly in volume. The mixture should resemble thick frosting. Pour in the cooled strawberry puree and use a spatula to lightly combine everything. Don't worry if the mixture is streaky and slightly runny. Transfer to a piping bag for easy assembly.
- To assemble these no bake strawberry cheesecakes, add two tablespoons of the biscuit crumb to a glass or jar and pipe the cheesecake mixture till ¾th of the way. Repeat with all the other jars till you've used up all the mixture. Refrigerate overnight. Top with fresh strawberries and biscuit crumb before serving. These no bake strawberry cheesecake jars are best consumed straight from the fridge.
- Make sure to use heavy whipping cream which is cream that has at least 32% fat.
- Strawberries: Fresh or frozen work because we are cooking them down
- If you are using a stand mixture then use the paddle attachment
- It's important to refrigerate these overnight to help them set well