City Mom’s No Bake Margarita Cheesecake

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I am a huge fan of taking regular dishes and putting a spin on their traditional recipe. I also love to serve food in individual glasses that you would normally see presented on a plate. That is why I had so much fun creating this recipe.


Nothing says summer like an ice-cold margarita but not everyone is a fan of this tequila-based cocktail…but almost everyone is a fan of the dessert course! So why not create a cheesecake margarita?

That is exactly what I did. This no-bake version is so easy to make (and saves the extra heat in the kitchen on a hot summer’s day) yet so impressive looking. Served almost right out of the freezer, this recipe satisfies both the sweet tooth and the need for a cooldown.

Enjoy this recipe  this summer and if you are a tequila fan, be sure to include a shot on the side!


No Bake Margarita Cheesecake


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No Bake Margarita Cheesecake
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Serves: 8
Impress your guests at your next summer BBQ with this fun, easy-to-make spin on the traditional margarita.
  • 1½ cup finely ground graham cracker crumbs
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons white sugar
  • 8 ounces low-fat cream cheese
  • ⅓ cup white sugar
  • 3 tablespoons fresh juice
  • 1 cup fat-free Coolwhip
  • 1 tablespoon + more for garnish Lime zest
  • Extra sugar for glass rim
  • 1 - 2 limes sliced for garnish
  1. Wet the rim of each margarita glass
  2. Add sugar to plate large enough to accommodate diameter of margarita glass
  3. Turn glass upside down and place into the sugar, turn glass a few times to coat the rim with sugar
  4. In a bowl, mix together graham crackers with melted butter and the 3 tablespoons of sugar
  5. Spoon & press into the bottom part of each margarita glass
  6. In another bowl, beat cream cheese, ⅓ cup of sugar and lime juice
  7. Fold Coolwhip into cream cheese mixture
  8. Add 1 tablespoon of lime zest, stir
  9. Divide mixture evenly and spoon into each glass
  10. Sprinkle with extra lime zest
  11. Freeze for 1 hour
  12. Place in refrigerator 30 minutes before serving
  13. Add 1 lime slice to rim of each glass (note, cut a small slit into lime to “hook” onto glass)
  14. Enjoy!

City Mom