Mini Cheesecake Trifle With Berries

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Mini cheesecake trifle with berries is a delicious and easy-to-make dessert that is perfect for a summertime treat or can be customized for any holiday or occasion.

Mini cheesecake trifle with berries is the ultimate summertime dessert.

This mini cheesecake trifle with berries recipe combines so many of my favorite things, that I think this dessert is going to become not only my favorite desserts to make but my friends & families favorite to eat.

The summer like temperatures in New England last week (80’s in April…unheard of!) had me dreaming of days by the pool, t-shirts & flip flops, and easy summer recipes. You know the ones…the recipes that don’t require baking, or spending long hours in the kitchen. And of course when I think of summer, it reminds me of all things patriotic!

Well this dessert captures all of those things and feels like summer in a jar if you ask me! It combines an easy no bake cheesecake with fresh strawberries & blueberries, making it the perfect summertime treat or for any holiday or occasion.

And can I just add that serving anything in a mason jar just looks and tastes better…wouldn’t you agree?!

A mini treat with strawberries & blueberries that's easy to make.

Let me show you how easy this no bake cheesecake recipe is to make, assemble, and customize.

Why You Will Want to Make This Mini Cheesecake Trifle With Berries Recipe

  • Easy to Make: This dessert is simple to make and requires no baking or cooking. You can easily assemble the layers in mason jars like I did or in a large trifle bowl or glass dish, making it a perfect dessert for beginners or those who don’t have much time to spend in the kitchen.
  • Perfect for any Occasion: Mini cheesecake trifle with berries is a versatile dessert that can be served at any occasion, whether it’s a family dinner, a birthday party, or a potluck. It’s also a great dessert to serve at summer parties and barbecues.
  • Delicious and Refreshing: The combination of creamy cheesecake and sweet berries makes this dessert irresistibly delicious and refreshing. The strawberries & blueberries add a burst of fresh flavor that complements the rich, creamy cheesecake perfectly.
  • Customizable: You can customize this dessert by using different types of berries, such as strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries, or by adding other ingredients such as nuts, chocolate chips, or caramel sauce.
An easy & delicious treat with strawberries & blueberries served in mason jars.

Mini Cheesecake Trifle With Berries Ingredients

  • Graham Cracker Crumbs
  • Salted Butter 
  • Granulated Sugar
  • Cream Cheese
  • Powdered Sugar
  • Freshly Squeezed Lemon Juice
  • Milk 
  • Cool Whip or Freshly Whipped Cream
  • Blueberries
  • Chopped Strawberries
  • (4) 8 oz. Glass Mason Jars
  • Wooden Spoons
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How To Make Mini Cheesecake Trifles

Mini cheesecake trifle with berries is a delicious summer dessert.

Graham Cracker Crust

Add graham cracker crumbs, sugar, and melted butter into a bowl and stir until fully combined. Press about 2 tablespoons of the graham cracker mixture into the bottom of each mason jar.

Pro Tip: Instead of crushing your graham crackers into crumbs, purchase a box of graham cracker crumbs. It may cost slightly more but will save you a step, cleanup, and time.

Easy No Bake Cheesecake Filling

Beat the cream cheese in a mixing bowl with an electric mixer until smooth. Add powdered sugar, beat to combine. Add lemon juice & milk, and beat until fully incorporated. Gently fold in cool whip or freshly whipped cream into cream cheese mixture.

Pro Tip: Gently fold the cool whip into the cream cheese mixture with a whisk. Using a whisk will help to keep a light, fluffy consistency to the cheesecake.

Easy summer dessert with cheesecake, berries, and graham crackers.

Mini Cheesecake Trifle Assembly

To create dessert as shown, layer graham cracker crust on bottom of jar, then a layer of cheesecake, chopped strawberries, another layer of cheesecake, blueberries, and final layer of cheesecake. Top with fresh star shaped strawberries & blueberries.

To create star shaped strawberries, slice strawberries vertically about 1/4″ thick. Take a star shaped cookie cutter and push through sliced strawberry. This is the star cookie cutter I used.

Pro Tip: Layer as much graham cracker crumbs as you like. The graham cracker crust is my favorite part of any cheesecake, so I added a pretty think layer of crumbs. Feel free to use less!

Pro Tip: Use a ziplock baggie as a piping bag to add the cheesecake to the mason jars. This will help you keep the sides of the mason jars clean.

No bake cheesecake recipe served in mason jars for a summer treat.

How long will these mini cheesecake trifles last?

I recommend assembling these mini cheesecake trifles the day you plan on serving them. The berries will begin to release moisture into the cheesecake, resulting in a watery dessert if made too far in advance.

However, you can prepare all of the ingredients separately a day or two ahead of time, which is what I did and then assemble.

What if I Don’t Have Mason Jars?

Don’t worry! These do not have to be served in mason jars. Feel free to use small drinking glasses, dessert or ice cream dishes, or even shot glasses for these mini cheesecake trifles.

This easy summer dessert can also be served in a larger trifle dish as well.

Easy no bake mini cheesecake trifle with berries is the perfect summer treat.

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Mini cheesecake trifle with berries is the ultimate summertime dessert.

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Easy no bake mini cheesecake trifle with berries is the perfect summer treat.
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Mini Cheesecake Trifle With Berries

An easy to make summer dessert served in a mason jar that is filled with a no-bake cheesecake, fresh berries, and graham cracker crust.
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Prep Time:25 minutes
Cook Time:10 minutes
Total Time:35 minutes

Ingredients

Graham Cracker Crust

  • 1 1/2 cups Graham Cracker Crumbs
  • 1/3 cup Salted Butter melted
  • 1 tbsp. Granulated Sugar

Cheesecake

  • 8 oz. Cream Cheese
  • 1/2 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 2 tsp. Lemon Juice freshly squeezed
  • 2 tbsp. Milk any fat content
  • 2 cups Cool Whip or freshly whipped cream

Fruit

  • 1 cup Blueberries
  • 1 cup Strawberries sliced or chopped

Instructions

Graham Cracker Crust

  • Add graham cracker crumbs, sugar, and melted butter into a bowl and stir until fully combined.
  • Press about 2 tbsp. of the graham cracker mixture into the bottom of (4) 8 oz. glass mason jars.

Cheesecake

  • Beat cream cheese in a mixing bowl with an electric mixer until smooth.
  • Add powdered sugar, beat to combine.
  • Add lemon juice and beat until fully incorportated.
  • Add milk and combine.
  • Gently fold in cool whip or freshly whipped cream into cream cheese mixture.
  • Spoon or pipe mixture into mason jars.

Mini Cheesecake Trifle Assembly

  • To create dessert as shown, layer graham cracker crust on bottom of jar, then a layer of cheesecake, chopped strawberries, another layer of cheesecake, blueberries, and final layer of cheesecake. Top with fresh strawberries & blueberries.

Notes

  • Instead of crushing your graham crackers into crumbs, purchase a box of graham cracker crumbs. It may cost slightly more but will save you a step, cleanup, and time.
  • Gently fold the cool whip into the cream cheese mixture with a whisk. Using a whisk will help to keep a light, fluffy consistency to the cheesecake.
  • Layer as much graham cracker crumbs as you like. The graham cracker crust is my favorite part of any cheesecake, so I added a pretty think layer of crumbs. Feel free to use less!
  • Use a ziplock baggie as a piping bag to add the cheesecake to the mason jars. This will help you keep the sides of the mason jars clean.

Nutrition

Calories: 314kcal
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Berries, Cheesecake, Mini Cheesecake Trifles, Trifle
Servings: 4
Calories: 314kcal

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