Dessert Tasting Menu Recipe: Easy No-Bake Lemon Cheesecake Shooters

Easy No-bake Lemon Cheesecake Shooters Recipe

Easy No-bake Lemon Cheesecake Shooters Recipe

Recipe: Easy No-Bake Lemon Cheesecake Shooters

Summary: This is my favorite no-bake lemon cheesecake recipe reformulated to work as shooters! It’s just the right about of fresh lemon tartness with sweet cream cheese. It calls of r super-fine sugar. Don’t have any? Process regular granular sugar in your food processor or blender. The texture of this no-bake cream cheese cake is much better and not grainy.

Don’t take a shortcut and use canned whipped cream like I tried to do – it doesn’t hold up. Use real whipped cream. Check out our other dessert bar recipes and tips.



  • 8 graham crackers
  • 1 Tbl butter, softened


  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup super fine baker’s sugar
  • 1/2 cup + 2 tsp sour cream
  • 2 tsp fresh lemon juice and 1-1/2 tsp lemon zest OR 1/2 tsp True Lemon
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract


  • 4oz raspberries and/or blueberries
  • Whipped Cream



  • Grind the graham crackers and butter in a food processor until crumbly
  • Put approximately 1T in the bottom of 8 2.5oz shooter glasses (or equivalent)


  • With an electric mixer or food processor, beat the cream cheese and sugar until smooth.
  • Add the sour cream, lemon juice and zest OR True Lemon, and vanilla and beat until smooth and completely incorporated.
  • Pipe or spoon filling on top of crust.
  • Refrigerate for 2- 3 hours before serving or overnight.


  • Add whipped cream and fresh fruit before serving. Refrigerate leftovers.

Preparation time: 15 minute(s)

Cooking time: 0

Number of servings (yield): 8

My rating 5 stars:  ★★★★★ 1 review(s)

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Author: Connie Ott

A mom and wife, Connie blogs about entertainment, travel, living green, products, technology, DIY home remodeling and decor, and more. She's a vegetarian and animal lover and lives in the Pacific Northwest near Seattle, WA. Find out more about Connie and all the bloggers here at Baby to Boomer Lifestyle on our About Us page.

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  1. Very interesting recipe. Never had a cheese cake shooter before, it looks great.

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    • Ah Lisa, you MUST try these! Just a few minutes to mix up and so very, very delicious!

  2. These sound amazing! I love that you can make them a day ahead. Thanks for the recipe.

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