Pimm’s Cheesecake

This delicious Pimm’s cheesecake is the most delicious summer cheesecake no bake dessert. A creamy layer packed full of citrusy flavour takes this fruit topped cheesecake to the next level. This is the perfect Wimbledon no bake cheesecake.

This Pimm’s cheesecake is one of many summer cheese cake ideas that uses two of my favourite things, summer strawberries and the delicious taste of Pimm’s. It’s tangy, sweet and with just a hint of cheesecake sourness, it is one of my favourite summer recipes.

Top Questions

What is Pimms made of?
Is Pimms a strong alcoholic drink?
Can you drink Pimms straight?
What fruit do you serve with Pimm’s?

Why you’ll love this Pimm’s cheesecake recipe

•This Pimm’s cheesecake is stunning. It impresses all your guests and tastes incredible, light and refreshing perfect for those late summer evenings. A fruit-topped cheesecake should always be in your recipe book and this is THE fruit topped cheesecake of the summer you need to make.

•This follows a simple cheesecake recipe, so you can easily whip it up when you are just desperate for a fresh fruity cheesecake.

•Pimms is the taste of the summer. Soak your fruit or mix it into the cheesecake filling or even pour yourself a glass as you bake!

•This recipe makes a great Wimbledon tennis party show-stopper no bake dessert.

Pimm’s cheesecake Ingredients

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The most important ingredient in this Pimms cheesecake, Pimms of course. It’s one of my favourite summer drinks, topped with lemonade or prosecco. In this fruit topped cheesecake, the Pimm’s is mixed right into the cheesecake filling.


Everyone knows that fruit is vital to a good glass of Pimms and that means our Pimm’s cheesecake has to have fruit too!

A mix of sliced strawberries, cucumber and orange slices. I also recommend adding in some mint leaves to really take that refreshing flavour to the next level.


To give your fruit topped cheesecake a nice sturdy base you’ll need to crush or blend down your favourite biscuits.

Personally, I think digestives make the best cheesecake base. They are absorbent so soak up the melted butter and set nice and firm. But you can use custard creams, shortbread, lotus biscuits or whichever you like!

How to make Pimm’s cheesecake – step by step

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Making the cheesecake base

Start making your Pimms cheesecake by crushing your biscuits down and melting some butter in the microwave.

Mix the butter through your biscuits and press them into a spring away cake tin to form your Pimms cheesecake base.

Leave the base to set in the fridge while you prep your fruit and make the cheesecake filling.

Making the cheesecake filling

Add your Pimms to the double cream and get to whipping! Whip your double cream into soft peaks and fold the cream cheese in. Don’t forget to add some icing sugar for sweetness!

Spoon or pour your Pimm’s cheesecake filling into the biscuit base and pop it back in the fridge to set.

Decorate your Pimm’s cheesecake

Now it’s time to decorate!

Use an electric whisk to whip up some double cream and pipe little rosettes around the edge of your cheesecake. You can really have fun here; piping fun shapes or even a P for Pimms!

Then add your fruit. Slice your strawberries, oranges and cucumber and press them into the top of your Pimm’s cheesecake. A few mint leaves will help pull all the flavours together too!

Top Tips for making a Pimm’s Cheesecake

Leave your cheesecake to set overnight before decorating, this will help both the base and filling set fully before you serve. All the flavours will balance perfectly!

Add a few mint leaves to your decoration, I love adding mint to a Pimms cheesecake as the slightly sharp freshness really brings out the flavour of Pimm’s in the cheesecake filling.

Serving Suggestions

This fruit topped cheesecake is perfect on a summer afternoon when you have a glass of Pimm’s in your hand. Maybe you’ve had a hard day of gardening or your grandchildren have soaked you with the hose.

You deserve a generous slice of Pimm’s cheesecake.


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  • 8 inch Springform Cake Tin
  • Mixing bowl
  • Electric whisk
  • Kitchen Scales
  • Chopping board
  • Knife

Pimm’s cheesecake – Substitutions and variations

Strawberry Cheesecake

You can omit the Pimm’s if you’re looking for a fruity but alcohol-free cheesecake idea. I love making strawberry cheesecake in the summer! Follow my recipe for an easy, fuss-free no-bake summer cheesecake.

Alcohol Free Pimm’s Cheesecake

Follow this recipe but just don’t include the Pimm’s or find your favourite alcohol-free Pimm’s. You can still include all the gorgeous fruit toppings and enjoy a fresh summer cheesecake.

There is a great non-alcoholic Pimms called English Garden by Anon Drinks which would work really well.

Storing / Making ahead of time options

Cheesecakes are best made the day before you need them and decorated in the morning. Cheesecakes need a few hours to set so letting them set overnight is the best use of your time.

You can keep your cheesecake for up to 4 or 5 days in the fridge. After that, the cheesecake may start to taste stale.


What is Pimms made of?

Pimm’s is a very popular British alcoholic drink that is mostly drunk in the summer. It is made from a blend of gin and fruit extracts, mixed with a secret combination of herbs and spices. The exact recipe is closely guarded by Pimm’s and remains a trade secret.

Pimm’s is typically served with lemonade or ginger ale and garnished with strawberries, orange, cucumber, and mint. It is a refreshing and popular choice for summer drinks in the UK.

Is Pimms a strong alcoholic drink?

No, typically, Pimm’s is considered a medium-alcohol beverage. It has an alcohol by volume (ABV) content of around 25%. Compared to stronger spirits like gin or vodka, Pimm’s is relatively mild.

However, it is important to note that the strength of a drink can vary depending on how it is served. When Pimm’s is mixed with lemonade or ginger ale and served over ice with various garnishes, the overall alcohol content is diluted.

As always, it’s advisable to enjoy alcoholic beverages responsibly and be aware of your own tolerance.

Can you drink Pimms straight?

You can drink Pimm’s straight but I wouldn’t recommend it as it probably won’t taste very good. Most people enjoy Pimm’s with ginger ale or lemonade. You can also pop some sliced fruit into your Pimm’s too.

Adding Pimm’s straight to the cheesecake recipe is a great way to dilute it but keep those fabulous flavours.

What fruit do you serve with Pimm’s?

Most people serve Pimm’s with lemonade, ginger ale or some sparkling wine if you feel fancy! It’s also good to serve sliced strawberries, refreshing cucumber and orange slices. Don’t forget the mint too.

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Pimm’s Cheesecake Recipe

Pimm’s Cheesecake

Sisley White
This delicious Pimm's cheesecake is the most delicious summer cheesecake no bake dessert. A creamy layer packed full of citrusy flavour takes this fruit topped cheesecake to the next level.
5 from 9 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12 slices
Calories 565 kcal


Biscuit Base

  • 300 g digestives
  • 150 g unsalted butter melted

Pimm's Cheesecake Filling

  • 600 g Philadelphia cream cheese
  • 120 g icing sugar
  • 300 ml double cream / heavy cream
  • 1 zested Orange
  • 50 ml Pimm's


  • 150 ml double cream
  • 150 g Strawberries
  • 1 Orange
  • mint leaves
  • ½ cucumber
  • 2 tbsp Pimm’s (optional – to drizzle over the fruit on the cheesecake as you serve)


Biscuit Base

  • Break up the biscuits in a food processor, or put them in a plastic sandwich bag and use a rolling pin to break them up.
  • Melt the butter in 10-second bursts in the microwave and mix it into the biscuit crumbs when it's melted.
  • Add the buttery crumbs to the cake tin and press down firmly to compact them into a layer.
  • Leave the base to set in the fridge.

Pimm's Cheesecake Filling

  • In a bowl whisk the Philadelphia cream cheese and icing sugar until smooth with an electric hand whisk.
  • Stir in the double cream and Pimm's. Then whisk again until combined and thick.
  • Remove the biscuit base from the fridge and spoon in the creamy filling. Level it out and chill it in the fridge for a few hours or even over night. You could also freeze it for a few hours if you are short on time.


  • Using an electric whisk, whip up the double cream until it starts to thicken.
  • Add the double cream to a piping bag with a star nozzle. Pipe the cream around the outside of the cheesecake.
  • Slice the orange, cucumber and strawberries and add them to the cheesecake. Add a few mint leaves to finish it off.
  • Optionally you can drizzle a little extra Pimm's on the fruit as you serve.


Calories: 565kcalCarbohydrates: 36gProtein: 6gFat: 44gSaturated Fat: 26gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0.4gCholesterol: 120mgSodium: 298mgPotassium: 204mgFiber: 1gSugar: 21gVitamin A: 1574IUVitamin C: 14mgCalcium: 104mgIron: 1mg

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

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17 thoughts on “Pimm’s Cheesecake”

  1. 5 stars
    Wow! Love how easy and delicious this cheesecake is! So flavorful and indulgent. Thanks for the helpful tips too!

  2. 5 stars
    This is the perfect summer cheesecake, utterly delicious and really easy to prepare too. I loved the decoration which was pretty as a picture, but also really easy to follow too without complexity. I’ll definitely be making this again.

  3. 5 stars
    I made this cheesecake for a summer celebration and it was absolutely delicious and so pretty. Everyone was very complimentary, thanks for another great recipe.


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