No-Bake cheesecake mousse dessert jars are made with a crunchy cookie crust, followed by a layer of rich and creamy cheesecake mousse, and garnished with berries and mini marshmallows. While this treat looks very elaborate and will impress your guests, it only takes a few minutes to prepare these yummy cheesecake dessert jars.
As there is no baking involved you can make the recipe with your kids and let them help to whip up the mousse. No bake cheesecake mousse is perfect for many occasions and can be served after dinner, at parties, for brunch, and dessert tables.
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How to make no-bake cheesecake mousse
My cheesecake mousse is so incredibly easy to make, and there are many ways to customize the recipe according to your personal taste or the season of the year. Here’s a quick overview of the ingredients that you need:
For the cookie base, almost any cookie or biscuit you have will work: digestive biscuits, graham crackers, gingersnaps, Biscoff biscuits, or chocolate chip cookies are all great options. I prefer biscuits that aren’t overly sweet as the cheesecake filling is on the sweeter side.
The mousse is made with cream cheese, icing (confectioners’/powdered) sugar and heavy cream. While I personally like to make the cheesecake mousse with low-fat cream cheese, you can make prepare the recipe with both regular and low-fat or light cream cheese.
- Start with room-temperature cream cheese and soften it with the mixer until it’s creamy.
- Then gradually add the icing (confectioners’/powdered) sugar and vanilla extract and combine until light and fluffy.
- Whip the cream in a separate bowl until stiff peaks form.
- Finally, gently fold the whipped cream under the cream cheese mixture. You can either chill the mousse to enjoy later or serve right away.
There are many, many options to flavor the mousse. Vanilla extract is a tried and true classic. My also family loves it when I add a 1/2 teaspoon lemon or orange essence, which creates a very refreshing aroma. And if you want to adapt the recipe for autumn and winter, you can also add a teaspoon of cinnamon or gingerbread spice and have a festive dessert.
How many servings does the recipe make?
I love individual sized desserts and used small glass jars for the mousse, which gave me four servings. But that’s obviously going to vary depending on the size of your dishes.
Cute Easter dessert
With Easter being right around the corner, I turned this no-bake cheesecake mousse into a fun Easter dessert. After you fill the jars, use a black non-permanent glass marker to draw on a bunny face.
You really don’t have to be an artist, just outline the eyes, mouth and perhaps a cute little nose. Then download the printable bunny ears at the end of this post. Print, cut and apply to the back of the jars. How cute does this look?
I also garnished the dessert pots with cute pastel mini marshmallows and a fresh strawberry. You could also top the dessert with fruit or berry sauce, caramel or chocolate sauce and roasted nuts, the possibilities are endless.
Free Printable Bunny Ears
Tab on the button to download your free printable bunny ears and decorate the no-bake cheesecake jars for Easter!