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Frozen Mini Cheesecakes Are the Sweetest Way to Beat the Heat — 5 Easy Recipes

Our test kitchen’s secret to the best cookie crust makes ‘em extra delicious

If you’re like us, then you know there is nothing better than a slice of creamy cheesecake to satisfy a sweet tooth. Seems like we are tasting a new twist on the treat every week in the Woman’s World test kitchen (we’re not complaining!). But when the temperature rises outside, who wants to heat up the kitchen for hours while baking your dreamy confection? Instead, put your freezer to work with a batch of frozen mini cheesecakes. These no-bake crowd-pleasers couldn’t be easier to whip up. Keep reading for the recipes that are sure to wow

Tricks to make them extra easy and delicious

The perfect mini cheesecake starts with the perfect crust. And Woman’s World test kitchen director Susan Chiusano says you can transform almost any kind of cookie crumbs into a crisp crust by simply mixing them with a little melted butter and pressing the mixture firmly into the bottom of your muffin wells. Susan likes graham cracker crumbs for a classic flavor, but you can use gingersnaps, Nilla wafers, shortbread cookies or even sandwich cookies such as Oreos. Simply crush yourself, then mix with enough melted butter so the crumbs stick together.

And for a lightened up version of these bite-sized delights, Susan suggests swapping in a little Greek yogurt for some of the cream cheese. (Click through for our tasty recipes for Greek yogurt cheesecake.) You can also sub in Neufchâtel for a creamy texture with a lot less fat. Either way, the result is guaranteed to please.

5 frozen mini cheesecake recipes

Now that you know how easy it is to treat yourself to something cool and creamy, keep scrolling to find a few delicious recipes from Woman’s World test kitchen.

1. Key Lime Mini Cheesecakes

Key Lime Mini Cheesecakes
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These delectable upside-down treats can be prepped and frozen up to 2 weeks in advance, so you can have a treat on hand whenever a craving strikes.

2. Strawberry Margarita Mini Cheesecakes

Strawberry Margarita Mini Cheesecakes
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We built these tangy gems in a lined cupcake pan to make them a portable grab-and-go delight with extra easy cleanup.

3. Ginger-Lime Mini Cheesecakes

Ginger-Lime Mini Cheesecakes
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Store-bought lime curd makes these zesty frozen desserts a snap to put together.

 4. Cookies & Cream Mini Cheesecakes

Cookies & Cream Mini Cheesecakes
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We blended some Greek yogurt with the cream cheese for a lightened-up version of these cookie-inspired treats.

5. Raspberry Mini Cheesecakes

Strawberry Margarita Mini Cheesecakes
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Our multilayered bites are sure to wow thanks to an easy fudgy cookie crust.

For more delicious cheesecake recipes, click through the links below:

Cheesecake on a Stick Is Our New Favorite Dessert Trend — Secrets To Getting It Right

Coconut Cheesecake Tastes the Way a Hug Feels — Here, 6 Delicious Recipes

Burnt Cheesecake Deserves a Place in the ‘Dessert Hall of Fame’ — Here’s Why

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