Lemon Cheesecakes | 15 Minute Recipe

Fresh and zesty Lemon Cheesecakes that take just 15 minutes to make and are completely no-bake. The perfect individual dessert!

Fresh and zesty Lemon Cheesecakes that take just 15 minutes to make and are completely no-bake. The perfect individual dessert!

 

When it comes to sweet little individual desserts, these no-bake mini lemon cheesecakes should be at the very top of your must-make list! They’re super simple and taste absolutely delicious! These are always a crowd pleaser. 

 

Lemon curd cheesecakes.

 

What you need to make mini lemon cheesecakes:

To make lemon cheesecakes, you’ll need:

  • plain sweet biscuits (like Arnotts Marie)
  • melted butter
  • cream cheese
  • sweetened condensed milk
  • gelatine powder
  • lemon juice

And to make these cheesecakes even more amazing, add a dollop of lemon curd and fresh strawberries to the top when serving. So yummy, zesty and fresh!

 

No bake lemon cheesecakes with lemon curd and fresh strawberries.

 

How to make no-bake lemon cheesecakes with gelatine

The easiest way to get no-bake cheesecakes to set quickly is to add gelatine powder that has been dissolved in water to the cheesecake filling mixture and beat it through. Check out my foolproof method below for dissolving gelatine powder without any lumps at all!

 

Individual lemon cheesecakes ready for a party.

 

How to dissolve gelatine without any lumps – the perfect method!

We’ve all been there… we’ve all tried to dissolve gelatine powder and ended up with a lumpy mess. But there’s a super easy method that solves that problem for good! So kiss goodbye to lumpy gelatine forever!!

  1. Sprinkle the powder over 1/3 cup cool water in a small bowl and allow to sit for a minute or 2 and then stir.
  2. Place the small bowl into a larger bowl filled with boiling water (*do not allow the boiling water into the gelatine bowl) and stir until completely dissolved. 
  3. Pour the mixture into the cheesecake mixture and beat through. 

 

A spoonful of lemon cheesecake.

 

How To Make Homemade Lemon Curd

If you want to ‘cheat’ and buy store-bought lemon curd from the supermarket, go for it!!! There’s so many amazing brands of lemon curd now that you’re almost crazy to make your own!

But if you have lots of lemons you want to use up, then making homemade lemon curd is a fantastic idea!

Stovetop Lemon Curd Recipe

I recommend this recipe if you’re making lemon curd on the stovetop. 

Thermomix Lemon Curd Recipe

If you’re making lemon curd in the Thermomix, then this recipe is great. 

 

Lemon cheesecakes with a biscuit crumb base, creamy lemon filling, lemon curd and fresh strawberries.

 

No-Bake Cheesecake Recipes

Now if you’re like me and LOVE n0-bake cheesecakes, then please, please check out this collection of my recipes (all with Thermomix and conventional methods). 

No-Bake Cheesecake Recipes

 

Fresh and zesty Lemon Cheesecakes that take just 15 minutes to make and are completely no-bake. The perfect individual dessert!

Lemon Cheesecakes - Conventional Method

Fresh and zesty Lemon Cheesecakes that take just 15 minutes to make and are completely no-bake. The perfect individual dessert!
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Cheesecake
Prep Time: 15 minutes
setting time: 3 hours
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 6 mini cheesecakes
Calories: 820

Ingredients

  • 250 g plain sweet biscuits (like Arnotts Marie)
  • 100 g butter, melted
  • 500 g cream cheese
  • 395 g tin sweetened condensed milk
  • 3 tsp gelatine powder
  • 1/3 cup (75g) lemon juice
  • lemon curd, to serve (optional)
  • sliced fresh strawberries, to decorate (optional)

Instructions

  • Crush the biscuits until fine crumbs remain. Add the melted butter and mix together well.
  • Divide the mixture between 6 small serving bowls or glasses and press down firmly. 
  • Beat the cream cheese until smooth and creamy. Add the sweetened condensed milk, dissolved gelatine (see notes) and lemon juice and beat until smooth. 
  • Divide the mixture between the serving bowls and place into the fridge for 2-3 hours or until set. Decorate with lemon curd and fresh strawberries (optional). 

Notes

To dissolve the gelatine, sprinkle the powder over 1/3 cup cool water in a small bowl and allow to sit for a minute or 2. Stir. Place the small bowl into a larger bowl filled fill boiling water (do not allow the boiling water into the gelatine bowl) and stir until completely dissolved. 

Nutrition

Calories: 820kcal | Carbohydrates: 69g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 54g | Saturated Fat: 28g | Cholesterol: 144mg | Sodium: 674mg | Potassium: 170mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 47g | Vitamin A: 1735IU | Vitamin C: 5.1mg | Calcium: 265mg | Iron: 1.5mg
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Fresh and zesty Lemon Cheesecakes that take just 15 minutes to make and are completely no-bake. The perfect individual dessert!

Lemon Cheesecakes - Thermomix Method

Fresh and zesty Lemon Cheesecakes that take just 15 minutes to make and are completely no-bake. The perfect individual dessert!
5 from 2 votes
Print Pin Rate
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Cheesecake
Prep Time: 15 minutes
setting time: 3 hours
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 6 mini cheesecakes
Calories: 820

Ingredients

  • 100 g butter
  • 250 g plain sweet biscuits (like Arnotts Marie)
  • 500 g cream cheese
  • 395 g tin sweetened condensed milk
  • 3 tsp gelatine powder
  • 1/3 cup (75g) lemon juice
  • lemon curd, to serve (optional)
  • sliced fresh strawberries, to decorate (optional)

Instructions

  • Place the butter into the Thermomix bowl and melt on 100 degrees, Speed 1, 2 minutes. Add the biscuits and crush on Speed 8, 10 seconds. 
  • Divide the mixture between 6 small serving bowls or glasses and press down firmly. 
  • Place the cream cheese into the Thermomix bowl and mix on Speed 6, 20 seconds. Add the sweetened condensed milk, dissolved gelatine (see notes) and lemon juice and mix on Speed 5, 30 seconds (scraping down the sides of the bowl partway through). 
  • Divide the mixture between the serving bowls and place into the fridge for 2-3 hours or until set. Decorate with lemon curd and fresh strawberries (optional). 

Notes

To dissolve the gelatine, sprinkle the powder over 1/3 cup cool water in a small bowl and allow to sit for a minute or 2. Stir. Place the small bowl into a larger bowl filled fill boiling water (do not allow the boiling water into the gelatine bowl) and stir until completely dissolved. 

Nutrition

Calories: 820kcal | Carbohydrates: 69g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 54g | Saturated Fat: 28g | Cholesterol: 144mg | Sodium: 674mg | Potassium: 170mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 47g | Vitamin A: 1735IU | Vitamin C: 5.1mg | Calcium: 265mg | Iron: 1.5mg
Did you try this recipe?Mention @BakePlaySmileBlog or tag #BakePlaySmile!

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