Individual Cheesecake Pots

These individual cheesecake pots are the cutest way to enjoy a no bake cheesecake. You can tailor-make them to include your favourite flavours and the Philadelphia mini cheesecakes are the most perfect party food. Plus you can make them ahead of time and serve then when you’re ready.

individual cheesecake pots

These little individual cheesecake pots are the perfect spring dessert. The fresh strawberries mixed with the Philadelphia mini cheesecake are light and refreshing. Making this individual cheesecake pots recipe couldn’t be simpler.

Top Questions

How do you package individual cheesecakes?
What flavours can you add to individual cheesecake?
How long do mini cheesecakes take to set?
How do you know when no-bake mini cheesecakes are done?

Why you’ll love this individual cheesecake pots recipe

  • Making mini individual cheesecake pots is a great way to take your summer cheesecake to the next level. They look gorgeous presented in the glass pots and your guests will love looking at these beautiful desserts before diving in.
  • Following the individual cheesecake pots recipe is really easy, it’s a simple Philadelphia mini cheesecake topped with strawberries and served in a dessert glass.
  • It’s a classic strawberry cheesecake ready to enjoy! What’s not to love?
  • The recipe is hugely adaptable. You can add your favourite fruit, nuts or any other flavours you love. I would recommend a swirl of Biscoff if you want to add something dancy. A sprinkling of dark chocolate is also a delicious way to add extra flavours.
individual cheesecake pots


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The perfect summer berry in my opinion, I love sweet strawberries and mixed with the slight tang of the cheesecake mix, I think they are just perfect! Top tip for buying strawberries, always give your strawberries a good sniff – the ones that smell the sweetest will taste the best and be the ripest.


You’ll need some good-quality cream cheese for this cheesecake, I always recommend using Philadelphia cream cheese for your no-bake cheesecakes but you can use any brand. Even the supermarket’s own brands work, I would just suggest avoiding the super saver’s brands as these don’t hold the structure in the best way.

Digestive Biscuits

Your digestive biscuits will form the base and mid-layers of your individual cheesecake pots. For this simple individual cheesecake pots recipe, I have chosen to use plain digestives, but you could use Oreos, custard creams or any of your favourite biscuits.

How to make individual cheesecake pots – step by step

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layering up the individual cheesecake pots

Start by crushing your digestive biscuits into a small crumb and place it at the bottom of your glass pots.

Chop your strawberries into quarters and place a couple of the chunks on top of your biscuit base.

biscuit layer being added to the individual cheesecake pots

To make the cheesecake mix, whip double cream into soft peaks and mix it with the cream cheese. Add a spoonful or so of sugar to the mix to sweeten.

Spoon this cream cheese mix on top of your biscuit and strawberry layer.

top view of individual cheesecake pots with fresh strawberries
individual cheesecake pots in a glass with fresh strawberries

Keep layering your individual cheesecake pots like this until your have your desired layers (I did two, but why stop there?)

Individual Cheesecake Pots Top Tips

  • As always, don’t forget to wash your strawberries. Your fruits will need to be thoroughly washed to avoid anyone sharing their Philadelphia mini cheesecakes with a little green caterpillar.
  • As these are following the mini cheesecakes no bake recipe, you’ll want to give them ample time to set in the fridge. I suggest letting them set overnight so they are fresh and ready for the next day.
  • Serving your mini cheesecakes in beautiful glass pots makes this a show-stopping dessert. I love the look on my friends and family’s faces when I bring out these lovely puddings

Serving Suggestions

This mini cheesecake needs no elaborate serving suggestions in my book. It looks lovely served in the small dessert glasses.

It makes for the perfect light dessert after a picnic, a summer dinner of picky bits or a BBQ in the garden.

Recommended Equipment

A lovely way to make this dessert even more special is to serve it in a Kilner Jar 0.5 Litre Jar (AD Gift). You can make them in advance and having a lid makes them even easier to transport for picnics or events.

individual cheesecake pots with layers of biscuits, strawberries and cream

Substitutions and Variations

Summer Berry Individual Cheesecake Pots

If you want to add more colour and more fruit to your mini cheesecakes, try swapping out some of the strawberries for your favourite summer berries – add blueberries, blackberries and even raspberries to your cheesecake mix.

Chocolate Strawberry Mini Cheesecakes

Before you add your strawberries to the cheesecake mix, why not try dipping them in melted chocolate first and then allowing it to harden before following the recipe as normal.

Storing individual cheesecake pots / Making ahead of time options

Cheesecakes are best when enjoyed the day of or the day after you have made and assembled the mini Philadelphia cheesecakes. Whilst they can be kept in the fridge for a day or too, the cheesecake mixture may begin to taste fridgey after a while.


How do you package individual cheesecakes?

You can package your individual cheesecakes in small Kilner jars or in dessert glasses. These are usually ornate glasses that a trifle or cheesecake is served. They look beautiful and if you do use a jar with a lid, your individual cheesecakes can be packaged for travel.

What flavours can you add to individual cheesecake?

You can add any flavour to your individual cheesecakes. I have added strawberries, chocolate or even chunks of brownies to my cheesecakes.

How long do mini cheesecakes take to set?

Mini cheesecakes take less time to set than whole-sized cheesecakes, but they will still likely take a couple of hours. You can make the individual cheesecakes and then leave them to set overnight if you wish.

How do you know when no-bake mini cheesecakes are done?

You’ll know when your no-bake mini cheesecakes are done as the cream cheese and cream will be set and stiffer than when you spooned it into the moulds. They will usually be done about 2-3 hours after you pop them in the fridge.

individual cheesecake pots from above with a crisp biscuit topping and strawberries

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Individual Cheesecake Pots

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These individual cheesecake pots are the cutest way to enjoy a no bake cheesecake. You can tailor-make them to include your favourite flavours and the Philadelphia mini cheesecakes are the most perfect party food. Plus you can make them ahead of time and serve then when you're ready.
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 25 minutes
Fridge Bake 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Course Dessert, Sweet Treats
Cuisine American, British, English, International
Servings 4 pots
Calories 764 kcal


  • 45 g (1.59 oz) Unsalted butter
  • 150 g (5.3 oz) shortbread biscuits
  • 300 g (1.32 cups) Soft cream cheese (I used Philadelphia)
  • 60 g (2.12 oz) Caster sugar
  • 40 g (1.4 oz) icing sugar
  • 150 ml (150 ml) double cream / heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoons (1 teaspoons) vanilla extract


Making the Cheesecake Biscuit Base

  • Melt the 90g butter gently in the microwave in short bursts (in a microwavable bowl for about 20 seconds at a time) or in a saucepan on a low heat and then take off the heat so it doesn't burn.
  • Crush the 300g shortbread biscuits in a food processor, or put them in a plastic sandwich bag and use a rolling pin to break them up (my preferred method to leave them as a larger crumb).
  • Put the biscuit crumbs in a bowl and add the melted butter. Stir until all the biscuits are coated in the butter.
  • Set aside to make the cream cheese layer.

Cream Cheese Layer

  • In a bowl cream together the 300g cream cheese and 60g caster sugar until the sugar has dissolved and is well distributed.
  • Stir in 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract or vanilla bean paste if you want to go extra fancy.
  • In a new bowl lightly whip the 150ml double cream until it thickens and has soft peaks.
  • Sieve in the 40g Icing sugar.
  • Mix the double cream and cream cheese mixture together.
  • Set it aside while you chop the strawberries.

Assemble the individual cheesecake pots

  • Start by adding a tablespoon or two of the biscuit base in the glasses or pots.
  • Add a few pieces of the strawberries.
  • Drizzle over the cream cheese mixture.
  • Repeat to make beautiful layers and top with fresh strawberries.
  • Place them in the fridge to set for at least an hour. Overnight works really well.



  • A vanilla cheesecake (no bake) is a perfect base for adding your favourite toppings too. My top picks for decorating a vanilla cheesecake has to be fresh berries including strawberries, chocolate shavings and of course SPRINKLES!
  • You can create this cheesecake in advance for a party or event. Bring out from the fridge and serve.
  • Store leftovers in the fridge in an airtight box. It will last about 3 days if you don’t eat it all quicker than that.


Calories: 764kcalCarbohydrates: 54gProtein: 8gFat: 58gSaturated Fat: 33gPolyunsaturated Fat: 5gMonounsaturated Fat: 15gTrans Fat: 0.4gCholesterol: 143mgSodium: 380mgPotassium: 173mgFiber: 0.5gSugar: 37gVitamin A: 1875IUVitamin C: 0.2mgCalcium: 106mgIron: 1mg

Please note that the nutrition information provided above is approximate and meant as a guideline only.

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10 thoughts on “Individual Cheesecake Pots”

  1. 5 stars
    What a great idea for a quick and easy dessert! And I love that you could easily customize each of these with different kinds of berries. 🙂


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