Easy Berry Cheesecake Cups

  • These Easy Berry Cheesecake Cups are the best no-bake dessert! Start with an easy and delicious cheesecake filling, then layer it with fresh berries and homemade whipped cream. These are the perfect make-ahead parfaits for summer parties and Fourth of July celebrations!

    Plastic cup layered with cheesecake filling, berries, and whipped cream.

    If you love no-bake cheesecake or any type of parfait dessert, these Easy Berry Cheesecake Cups are just for you! The creamy cheesecake filling is super simple to make, but tastes delicious with the fresh berries and whipped cream.

    This dessert is perfect for summer, especially Fourth of July! If you are looking for other desserts for the Fourth, these Oatmeal Cream Pies would be great, as would this Lemon Blueberry Poke Cake or this S’mores Ice Box Cake.

    Why this recipe is great:

    • This no-bake cheesecake filling is delicious! It’s super creamy and sweet, which is balanced with a little tang from the cream cheese. Paired with berries, this is one of the best flavor combos out there.
    • You can make these dessert cups just before serving, or you can make them ahead and store in the fridge until you’re ready to serve.
    • I love individual desserts because everyone can come and grab one with no extra slicing or serving. This recipe is perfect for serving at parties for just that reason.

    Ingredients:

    This recipe only calls for 6 ingredients, most of which you probably already have on hand. Start with heavy whipping cream, powdered sugar, vanilla, and cream cheese. Then you’ll need fresh blueberries and strawberries for the layers, as well as extra whipped cream for topping (homemade or store-bought).

    Berry Cheesecake Cups sitting on blue kitchen towel with berries on counter.

    How to make Easy Berry Cheesecake Cups:

    WHIP THE CREAM: In the bowl of your stand mixer beat the heavy cream, powdered sugar and vanilla just until stiff peaks form. Set aside.

    BEAT THE CREAM CHEESE: In another bowl beat the cream cheese until smooth.

    COMBINE: Next, add the whipped cream into the cream cheese mixture and stir until combined.

    ASSEMBLE: First, spoon a small amount of chopped strawberries into the bottom of each cup. Then top with a little cheesecake filling, followed by some blueberries. Repeat this process one more time. Garnish with extra whipped cream and mint if desired.

    Tips for making these cheesecake parfaits:

    • When making the cheesecake filling, be careful to mix the cream cheese and whipped cream together gently. If mixed harshly or over-mixed, all the air will be beat out of the cream. Then you won’t have that fluffy texture.
    • If not eating right away, make sure to store these covered in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
    • You can decorate these with a swirl of fresh whipped cream, a sprinkle of extra berries, or a sprig of mint. A little decoration makes them extra festive!

    FAQs:

    Can I use store-bought whipped topping instead?

    If you don’t want to whip the cream yourself, you can replace the whipped cream with 2 cups of whipped topping, plus extra for garnishing. Mix the 2 cups directly into the beat cream cheese. Using whipped topping will alter the flavor, though, and I think homemade whipped cream tastes best.

    Can I use other fruit instead?

    Definitely! This recipe is easily adjustable to match the holiday and flavors you love. Raspberries, blackberries, or chopped kiwis would all be excellent in theses dessert cups.

    Can I make Easy Berry Cheesecake Cups ahead?

    Yes, this is a great make ahead dessert! Assemble the cups, leaving off the extra whipped cream and mint garnish. Cover with plastic wrap and store in the fridge for up to 2 days. When ready to serve, remove plastic and garnish if desired.

    Can I make these cups into a trifle instead?

    Absolutely! Just layer everything in the same order, but in a large bowl instead of cups. It’s best if you use a clear glass bowl so guests can see the beautiful layers.

    Eye level view of berry cheesecake cups with blue towel and more cups behind it.

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    5 from 1 vote
    These Easy Berry Cheesecake Cups are a quick and simple dessert. They are perfect for the 4th of July or any party!
    Easy Berry Cheesecake Cups
    Prep Time
    15 mins
    Total Time
    15 mins
     

    These Easy Berry Cheesecake Cups are the best no-bake dessert! Start with an easy and delicious cheesecake filling, then layer it with fresh berries and homemade whipped cream. These are the perfect make-ahead parfaits for summer parties and Fourth of July celebrations!

    Course: Dessert
    Cuisine: American
    Keyword: berry cheesecake cups, berry cheesecake parfaits, cheesecake cups, cheesecake parfaits, fourth of july dessert, no bake cheesecake, no bake cheesecake dessert, no bake parfaits, summer dessert
    Servings: 6 servings
    Calories: 256 kcal
    Author: Malinda Linnebur
    Ingredients
    Cheesecake Filling
    • 1 cup heavy whipping cream, very cold
    • cup powdered sugar
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla
    • 1 (8 oz package) cream cheese, softened
    Fruit
    • 3 cups blueberries
    • 3 cups strawberries, chopped
    Other
    • 6 (9 oz) clear plastic cups
    • Extra whipped cream for topping if desired
    • mint leaves for topping if desired
    Instructions
    1. In the bowl of your stand mixer beat the heavy cream, powdered sugar and vanilla just until stiff peaks form. Set aside.

    2. In another bowl beat the cream cheese until smooth. Add in the whipped cream and fold in gently until combined.

    ASSEMBLY:
    1. Spoon a small amount of chopped strawberries into the bottom of each cup. Top with a little cheesecake filling. Top with blueberries. Repeat this process one more time. Garnish with extra whipped cream and mint if desired. Refrigerate any leftovers.

    Recipe Notes
    • Mixing tip: When making the cheesecake filling, be careful to mix the cream cheese and whipped cream together gently. If mixed harshly or over-mixed, all the air will be beat out of the cream. Then you won’t have that fluffy texture.
    • Decorating: You can decorate these with a swirl of fresh whipped cream, a sprinkle of extra berries, or a sprig of mint. A little decoration makes them extra festive!
    • Storing: If not eating right away, make sure to store these covered in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
    • Make ahead: If you make these ahead, don’t top with the extra whipped cream and mint. Cover with plastic wrap and store in the fridge until ready to serve. Then garnish if desired. 
    Nutrition Facts
    Easy Berry Cheesecake Cups
    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 256 Calories from Fat 135
    % Daily Value*
    Fat 15g23%
    Saturated Fat 9g56%
    Cholesterol 55mg18%
    Sodium 17mg1%
    Potassium 197mg6%
    Carbohydrates 31g10%
    Fiber 3g13%
    Sugar 24g27%
    Protein 2g4%
    Vitamin A 632IU13%
    Vitamin C 50mg61%
    Calcium 42mg4%
    Iron 1mg6%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the information shown is just an estimate.
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