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Easy No Bake Lemon Cheesecake Cups

These Easy No Bake Lemon Cheesecake Cups are the perfect simple dessert for summer that's bursting with fresh citrus flavour! They're SO easy to make, no baking required!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, Easy, North American
Keyword No Bake Cheesecake Cups, No Bake Individual Cheesecakes, No Bake Lemon Cheesecake
Prep Time 20 minutes
Chilling Time 2 hours
Servings 6 servings
Calories 626kcal
Author Chrissie


  • 1 1/4 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 4 tablespoons melted butter
  • 24 ounces full fat cream cheese approx. 3 cups or 675 grams, at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • zest of 2 large lemons
  • juice of one lemon
  • 1 1/2 cups whipped cream or whipped topping (if whipping your own cream, start with 3/4 cup liquid)
  • more whipped cream and lemon slices for garnish


  • Combine the graham cracker crumbs and melted butter in a small bowl.
  • Divide the mixture evenly between 6 dessert bowls or dishes (stemless wine glasses work nicely for desserts like this) and press the crumbs down into the bottom of the dishes.
  • In a large bowl mix the room temperature cream cheese together with the powdered sugar until it's light and fluffy and smooth. I'd suggest using a hand mixer or a stand mixer for this, on medium to medium-low speed.
  • Add the lemon zest and juice and mix on medium speed until combined.
  • Add the whipped cream or whipped topping and gently fold it in with a rubber spatula just until everything is combined.
  • Add the cheesecake mixture to a piping bag fitted with a large open tip (or no tip at all - simply cut the end off a disposable piping bag to create a large opening). Swirl the cheesecake filling into each of the 6 prepared cups on top of the crumb mixture. Be sure to divide the filling evenly among the 6 cups.
  • Place the cups in the fridge to chill for about 2 hours.
  • Before serving, add a dollop of whipped cream and a lemon slice on top of each cup.



These cheesecake cups can be made one day ahead of time and stored in the fridge until ready to serve.


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 626kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 51g | Saturated Fat: 26g | Cholesterol: 136mg | Sodium: 569mg | Potassium: 210mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 1960IU | Calcium: 143mg | Iron: 1mg