The 4th of July is coming up, and that means fireworks, BBQs, and most importantly, cheesecake! This year, ditch the oven and make these delicious no bake cheesecake jars. They're easy to make and perfect for sharing with friends. So get ready to celebrate America's birthday in style with this yummy dessert.
Need a dessert idea for Independence Day that doesn't require baking? The only thing better than a delectable treat is one that's super easy to make.
That's where this no-bake cheesecake comes in!
You've seen a cake in a mason jar–now it's time for cheesecake!
This 4th of July Cheesecake Jars is the perfect dessert to bring to your next party.
Red and blue colors, paired with the perfect cream cheese whipped cream, make the loveliest cheesecakes ever.
Nothing screams 4th of July like red, white, and blue colors! Cheesecake in a jar has never been tastier than this Cheesecake Jar.
This dessert is not only fun to make but delicious to eat!
You won't be able to resist these no-bake cheesecakes filled with luscious cream cheese whipped cream.
Made with a delicious chocolate graham cracker crust filled with the creamiest vanilla cheesecake, topped with whipped cream and fresh fruit.
It’s sure to be an instant party favorite!
Why You’ll Love These Cheesecake Jars
- With this delicious cheesecake jar, you'll be able to impress your loved one! It's simple to get by with the ingredients. It's likely that most of these recipes may only require a few basic items that you already have on hand.
- Make a light and fluffy cheesecake that melts in your mouth with this easy recipe. There is no better way to celebrate the 4th of July than with a dessert,
- Sending these Cheesecake Jars as a gift to a loved one is a great idea. This cheesecake is sure to be a “heartfelt” gift with its creamy filling and soft, buttery crust!
4th of July Cheesecake Jars have the colors of the American flag with a cheesecake whipped cream. This treat is perfect for your holiday party or celebration!
Cheesecake in a jar is a treat the whole family can enjoy. Perfect for your 4th of July picnic, cook-out, or party!
A no-bake treat that takes only a few minutes to put together. Add a striping effect with it, it’s easy to make and fun to eat!
The full ingredient list and directions are in the printable recipe card below.
Equipment Needed to Make Cheesecake Jars
Ingredients For Your Cheesecake Jars
- Cream Cheese
- Red Food Gel
- Blue Food Gel
- Graham Crackers
- Whipped Topping
- Sprinkles (Choose whatever floats your boat for the 4th.)
How To Make A Fluffy Cheesecake Jars
Step 1: Cheesecake Mix
In two bowls, place one block of cream cheese in each bowl. Add 1/2 a cup of sugar to each.
Add red gel to one bowl and blue gel to the other bowl. Mix well with a hand mixer.
Step 2: Prep the Crust and Assemble
Place graham crackers into a zip lock bag and smash until small crumbled pieces.
Layer graham crackers then red cheesecake mix then more graham crackers and blue cheesecake mix.
Top with whipped topping and sprinkles.
Serve cold. You may make these ahead and place the lid on them.
Top with topping when ready to serve.
This makes 2 servings per jar all under 20 minutes.
What to Serve with Your Cheesecake Jars
With the same care, choose your entrée. Your guests will not be in the mood for cheesecake after a lunch that is heavy on cream and butter.
Consider white fish, chicken breast, or grilled meats instead of salmon or pulled pork, and relatively plain herbed rice and vegetables instead of rich casseroles or scalloped potatoes.
Avoid using equally rich components in your appetizers if your meal will culminate with a cheesecake.
If you're hosting a party, opt for lighter options like marinated veggies instead of heavy or cheesy canapes.
Simple vinaigrettes, rather than thick ranch or blue cheese dressings, should be used to make salads that are light, crisp, and green.
Soups that are light and brothy rather than creamy or heavy are a good way to start the night.
A slice of rich, decadent cheesecake goes perfectly with a cup of strong coffee or tea, creating the ideal moment of self-indulgence.
Popular Substitutions & Additions
If you are a little short on time, then the perfect recipe for the 4th of July.
This creamy cheesecake will surely be great for such a celebration.
Try adding some fresh strawberry slices on top for more extra added flair.
You can also top it off with whipped cream.
You can also try these toppings:
- Chocolate Chips
- Chocolate Shavings
- Chocolate or Caramel Drizzles
- Fresh or Dried Fruits
- Shredded Coconut
- Crushed Toffee Bars
- Mini Marshmallows
How To Store Fluffy Cheesecake Jars
Best Way To Store Cheesecake Jars Leftover
Refrigerate for at least 6-8 hours and up to 2 days, tightly wrapped in plastic wrap or aluminum foil.
It is best to wait 12 hours for the best results.
The longer the no-bake cheesecake is refrigerated, the better it will set up.
How Long Will Fluffy Cheesecake Jars Last In the Fridge?
When well covered, this cheesecake will keep in the fridge for about 4-5 days.
While you could continue to eat it after that, it will only be at its peak for that amount of time.
Can I Freeze Cheesecake Jars
No-bake cheesecake keeps well in the freezer for up to 3 months.
Thaw in the refrigerator before slicing and serving.
Cheesecake Jars FAQs
Can I make no-bake cheesecake in advance?
Yes. Best of all, cheesecakes can be made ahead of time, which means you'll have one less thing to worry about on the day of your party.
Cheesecakes can be covered and stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
Make a cheesecake ahead of time and freeze it for even more convenience.
Refrigerate whole cheesecakes overnight to defrost.
Can I store a warm cheesecake in the refrigerator?
No, Warm cheesecake should not be refrigerated immediately.
As the inside temperature of the refrigerator rises, placing the hot cheesecake in the fridge will be more harmful to the refrigerator than to the cake.
It's best to let the cheesecake cool completely before putting it in the fridge.
Is a watery cheesecake filling, okay?
No. One common issue with cheesecakes is that the cream cheese used adds too much moisture to the cake, causing it to become runny.
If you don't add anything to help offset the cream cheese's water content, the cake's texture will most likely be off.
Can cheesecake quickly chill?
Yes. Use a small fan to blow horizontally over the cheesecake in the refrigerator (covered of course).
As a result, the cool air will draw the heat away from the cheesecake.
It should reduce the cooling time by 30-40%, or about 4 hours on a 12-hour chill time.
Is it safe to put a cheesecake in the freezer to set?
No. It may be tempting to remove your cheesecake from the oven and immediately place it in the freezer to save a few steps.
It will not, however, set, and the consistency will be off. Allow your cheesecake to cool at room temperature after baking.
Then put it in the fridge until it's set.
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Other No-Bake Cheesecake Recipes You’ll Love
Nothing says “4th of July” like red, white, and blue! Cheesecake in a jar has never been more delicious than in this Cheesecake Jar.
This dessert is not only enjoyable to make but also delicious to eat! These no-bake cheesecakes filled with luscious cream cheese whipped cream are impossible to resist.
A chocolate graham cracker crust is filled with the creamiest vanilla cheesecake and topped with whipped cream and fresh fruit. It's sure to become a party favorite!
4th of July Cheesecake Jars are decorated in the colors of the American flag and topped with cheesecake whipped cream. This dessert is ideal for a holiday party or celebration!
You can try these fun and fascinating recipes in addition to Cheesecake Jars:
4th of July No Bake Cheesecake Jars Recipe
4th of July No Bake Cheesecake Jars
- 2 – 8 oz cream cheese
- 1 drop red food gel
- 1 drop blue food gel
- 1 box graham crackers; smashed
- 1 cup sugar
- whipped topping for topping
- sprinkles choose whatever floats your boat for the 4th
- In two bowls, place one block of cream cheese in each bowl. Add 1/2 a cup of sugar to each. Add red gel to one bowl and blue gel to the other bowl. Mix well with hand mixer.
- Place graham crackers into a zip lock bag and smash until small crumbled pieces.
- Layer graham crackers then red cheesecake mix then more graham crackers and blue cheesecake mix. Top with whipped topping and sprinkles.
- Serve cold. You may make these ahead and place the lid on them. Top with topping when ready to serve.
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