Mini Key Lime Cheesecake

Mini Key Lime Cheesecake - An all out healthy and delicious no bake recipe made with Greek yogurt. This light and airy dessert will become one of your favorites. Oh, not to mention that it's EXTREMELY EASY & QUICK.

mini key lime cheesecake

This is not your mama’s Mini Key Lime Cheesecake – LOL.  Growing up, cheesecake was always one of my family’s favorite desserts, and believe it or not it still is.  My aunt is famous for her cheesecake and even today it’s the most requested desserts at our family gathering.  It’s so smooth and silky and is one of the best cheesecakes I personally have ever tasted.  It’s very decadent as its made with the ever so delicious tasting sweetened condensed milk.  I definitely plan on posting my aunt’s famous cheesecake on the blog in the future.

However, today, I’m sharing a tip on taking a decadent cheesecake dessert and lightening it up as way to cut back on calories, fat, and sugar.  Think – Greek yogurt.  Yes, Greek yogurt.  Greek yogurt is an awesome ingredient that you can add to many recipes if you’re looking to add moisture, lower the fat content, or for a luscious creamy texture.  It’s low in calories but high in protein which is a good thing.

 

mini-key-lime-cheesecake-3-720

 

These healthy Mini Key Lime Cheesecake parfaits are not only adorable, but they’re nutritious.  If you’re looking for a healthier dessert option, these would be the perfect substitute.  Actually, I’ve even eaten one for breakfast.  They have the perfect balance of citrus from the limes, creaminess from the Greek yogurt and cream cheese, and texture from the vanilla wafer crust.

How to Make Mini Key Lime Cheesecake Parfaits the Healthy Way

Greek Yogurt:  I use plain although vanilla Greek yogurt would work great also.  Please note that if using vanilla Greek yogurt omit the serving of honey or agave as vanilla Greek yogurt would add additional sweetness.

Cream cheese:  I use 1/3 less fat cream cheese.  To be honest, I can’t taste the difference between the regular cream cheese and the 1/3 less fat cream cheese.  Either one will work perfectly.  This is a preference.

Citrus:  I use actual limes instead of key limes.  Who wants to go through the hassle of juicing a bunch of tiny key limes.  Definitely NOT me.  Limes work perfectly.  This is a stress-free dessert and should be treated as such.

Vanilla Wafer Crust:  I like to use vanilla wafers or nilla wafers although graham crackers would work perfectly fine.  This is more of a preference.  I didn’t add any butter to the crust; however, had I been making an actual pie crust, I would have used butter as a binding agent.

*Tip: Make sure the Greek yogurt and cream cheese are at room temperature.  When these ingredients are at room temperature, they combine easily and makes for a really smooth and creamy texture.

Looking for a quick and easy no bake recipe for your next after dinner dessert, try these Mini Key Lime Cheesecake Parfaits.  Let me let you in on a little secret, I’ve actually had one of these beauties for breakfast too.  Hey, and they would make for an awesome dessert spread at your next gathering.

 

mini-key-lime-cheesecake-1-720

 

If you like this recipe, you might like my simple Strawberry Shortcake Parfait recipe or maybe this Peach Parfait Recipe.

I’d love to hear your comments in the comment section below.  If you love Pinterest or Instagram, I’d love for you to follow me.  More importantly, thank you for visiting my blog.

 

0 from 0 votes
mini key lime cheesecake
Mini Key Lime Cheesecake
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins
 

Mini Key Lime Cheesecake Parfaits, a light, airy and healthy no bake dessert, made with 6 simple ingredients. Did anyone say... Greek yogurt.

Servings: 4 people
Calories: 397 kcal
Author: CookingwithBliss
Ingredients
Filling
  • 8 oz 1/3 less fat cream cheese regular cream cheese will work also
  • 1 cup plain or vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 1/3 cup fresh lime juice about 6 to 8 limes
  • 1.5 tbsp agave agave or honey (optional)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • lime zest of all your limes reserve half for garnish
Crust
  • 30 vanilla wafers or graham crackers
Instructions
Filling
  1. Bring Greek yogurt and cream cheese to room temperature by placing on counter top for a couple of hours.  This will allow the cream cheese to soften which will make it easier to cream.  This will also allow the cream cheese and Greek yogurt to incorporate more easily.

  2. After cream cheese is at room temperature, place in a mixing bowl.  Using a hand-held mixer, beat the cream cheese until it's creamy and fluffy about 2 minutes.  Add in the Greek yogurt and mix until both are incorporated.  Add honey or agave, fresh lime juice, lime zest, vanilla extract and mix with a spoon until all ingredients are combined.


Vanilla Wafer Crust
  1. Place vanilla wafers in a food processor and process until the wafers resemble pie crust.  Set aside

  2. Align mason jars or glassware and begin to layer filling and crust.  Begin with a bottom layer of crust, then add filling, and repeat with another layer of crust, filling, top with a dollop of whipped cream (either store bought or homemade).  Garnish with lime zest and sprinkles of crust.

  3. Refrigerate for an hour and serve.  You can also refrigerate overnight.  They also make a great breakfast or snack.

Recipe Notes

**Please note: Nutritional values serve as a guide only as values may vary.

 

It's important that cream cheese and Greek yogurt are at room temperature.

Nutrition Facts
Mini Key Lime Cheesecake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 397 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17g 26%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 34mg 11%
Sodium 471mg 20%
Potassium 201mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 47g 16%
Sugars 25g
Protein 11g 22%
Vitamin A 6.9%
Vitamin C 7.3%
Calcium 15.3%
Iron 0.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

You Might Also Like

No Comments

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.