No Bake Strawberry Cottage Cheese Cheesecake

These rich and creamy No Bake Cheesecake Jars with Strawberries are so delicious you’ll crave them again and again. With cottage cheese replacing the heavier cream cheese in traditional cheesecake, these are not only lighter and fluffier, but they are also significantly lower in calories, fat, and carbs than traditional cheesecake. Now you can enjoy a delicious, decadent dessert without the guilt.

Quick and easy to make, these cheesecakes are perfect for date night, impressing your guests during the holidays, or as a simple weeknight snack.

Made with only a handful of ingredients, this dessert packs creamy deliciousness in every bite. These cheesecakes have 50% less calories and 60% less fat than a slice of traditional cheesecake that is made with cream cheese. Made with a few simple, high-quality ingredients, you can whip up these desserts in under 5 minutes.

No Bake Cheesecake Jars with Strawberries Ingredients

    • Sugar: Adds a touch of sweetness to the strawberries.
    • Strawberries: Look for bright red berries with bright green caps that smell fragrant. Naturally full of vitamins, including Vitamin C and nutrients, fiber, and antioxidants. They are also an excellent source of magnesium.
    • Graham Crackers: Adds a light, sweet, crunchy texture that you know and love from classic cheesecake.
    • Salted Butter: Adds a bit of flavor and holds the graham crackers together.
    • White Chocolate: Good quality white chocolate provides a sweet, buttery, slightly milky flavor to the cheesecakes.
    • Daisy Cottage Cheese: The secret ingredient in these delicious cheesecakes. It lightens the cheesecakes and adds a silky, creamy texture that you love in cheesecake.

    Vanilla Extract: Enhances the flavor of desserts.

Substitutions, Variations, and Tips

  • Feel free to use other fresh fruit toppings or swap the fresh fruit and sugar for your favorite jam (i.e., cherry).
  • Animal Crackers, chocolate wafers, or gluten-free graham crackers may be used in place of traditional graham crackers.
  • An immersion blender may be used in place of the food processor to create the creamy, light, fluffy cheesecake filling.
  • Microwave white chocolate chips in short time increments to avoid scorching.
  • Semisweet chocolate may be used in place of white chocolate, with chocolate wafers in place of graham crackers for the classic chocolate strawberry combination.

How to make No Bake Cheesecake with Fresh Strawberries Jars

  1. Gently stir together diced strawberries and sugar. Set aside.
  2. Mix graham crackers with melted butter. Set aside.
  3. Place the white chocolate chips in a microwave safe container. Microwave at 30 second intervals until just melted (about 1 ½ minutes).
  4. Pour blended cottage cheese and vanilla mixture into a medium mixing bowl then use a rubber spatula to gently fold-in melted white baking chips.
  5. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of the graham mixture into the bottom of a mason jar, scoop ½ cup of cheesecake filling on top and smooth with the back of a spoon.
  6. Sprinkle 1 more tablespoon of the graham mixture on top.
  7. Garnish with the strawberries.
  8. Repeat with remaining jars. Chill for 2 hours in refrigerator before serving.