This recipe is perfect for those hot summer months when turning on the oven sounds like an awful idea and eating something cold sounds like an excellent one. I used a mini cheesecake pan, but you can absolutely use a standard muffin pan with liners, making them much easier to remove cleanly. Serve as is or top with seasonally berries, chocolate drizzle or anything else you would normally crave on a cheesecake.

Makes 12


Graham Cracker Crusts

  • 1 cup (120 grams) crushed graham crackers
  • 1 tablespoon (13 grams) granulated sugar
  • 4 tablespoons (56 grams) unsalted butter, melted

Cream Cheese Filling

  • 8 ounces (227 grams) cream cheese, softened
  • 14 ounces (397 grams) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Make the Graham Cracker Crusts

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the graham crackers and sugar before pouring the butter over the top and tossing to combine.
  1. Add a heaping tablespoon to each mini cheesecake cavity or cupcake liner and gently press down to set. Freeze or refrigerate while you make the filling.

Make the Cream Cheese Filling

  1. In a medium mixing bowl, combine the cream cheese and condensed milk. With a whisk or hand mixer, beat until smooth. Add the lemon juice and vanilla and mix until just combined.
  1. Equally distribute the mixture over the graham cracker crusts. Rap the pan on the counter to remove some air bubbles, then cover and freeze until firm, at least 4 hours.
  1. When ready to serve, remove individual servings, top and serve immediately. The remainder can remain frozen, and covered, for up to 3 months.


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AnnMarie Mattila
AnnMarie Mattilahttps://pastryathome.com
AnnMarie Mattila is a writer for Pastry Arts Magazine, as well as a freelance baker and pastry chef in New York. She has a master’s degree in Food Studies from New York University and is also a graduate of the Institute of Culinary Education.

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