These no-bake Tequila Lime Cheesecake Bites are made partly with Greek yogurt to lighten them up a bit and are the perfect bite-sized treat to make for your Cinco de Mayo party!
We don’t eat a lot of dessert in our family, but I do like to put a small ‘sweet thing’ out after dinner parties for our guests. Our team had experimented with a few different versions of a Cinco de Mayo inspired cheesecake a couple of weeks ago, and this beauty was one of the winners! If you’re looking for a vegan version of this Tequila Lime Cheesecake we have you covered too! Options, options…
As with the vegan version, it’s delicious just the way it is but definitely not kid-friendly (as the name would imply). To make this recipe appropriate for the whole family, simply leave out the tequila and triple sec for a simple no bake lime cheesecake.
We added this cheesecake to the menu of our Cinco de Mayo party for this month’s Fraiche Table series and it hit the spot after the Shrimp Tacos and Cowgirl Salad. The series of posts was designed to help you entertain in effortless style; we are creating one for each holiday possible and are including a work-back schedule, grocery list, printable menu, decor inspiration and more!
If you’re on the hunt for a fresh drink recipe that takes very little effort (my kind of drink), I posted a Mixed Citrus Margarita recipe last week and briefly explained the difference between the types of tequila you find at a liquor store. When making this cheesecake the type of tequila you choose isn’t extremely important but I recommend a silver or blanco tequila (white) so that it doesn’t affect the colour at all.
The graham cracker crust is crumbly with just a touch of sweetness from the honey, balancing out the tartness of the cream cheese in the filling. Now, you can make this in a square or round pan depending on what you have on hand, just make sure it is the same dimension. If making into a round pan I would probably cut it into thin wedges instead.
Tequila Lime Cheesecake Bites
These lightened up Tequila Lime Cheesecake Bites are the perfect dessert to make for a Mexican-inspired dinner party or Cinco de Mayo and can be cut as small as you want for portion control!
- 1 tablespoon gelatine (1 package) (we used Knox)
- 2 tablespoons boiling water
- 1/4 cup lime juice (divided) (freshly squeezed)
- 2 tablespoons lime zest
- 500 grams cream cheese (2 bricks)
- 3/4 cup vanilla Greek yogurt
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/2 cup liquid honey
- 1 1/2 ounce tequila (we used white)
- 1/2 ounce Triple Sec
- 1 1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs
- 1/4 cup melted butter or coconut oil
- 2 tablespoons honey
- pinch sea salt
Combine all of the crust ingredients together and pat the mixture firmly in the bottom of a 9×9″ square pan, using the bottom of a flat glass to firmly and evenly press it down. Place in the refrigerator to chill while you make the filling.
Zest the lime and set aside. Combine the gelatine with 2 tablespoons of the lime juice and stir to combine. Add the boiling water and continue to stir until well-combined and the gelatine is dissolved.
Transfer the mixture to a blender along with the remaining lime juice, lime zest, cream cheese, Greek yogurt, vanilla, liquid honey, tequila & triple sec. Place the lid on the blender and blend on level 5 (medium speed) for 45 seconds, until the mixture is smooth.
Pour the cream cheese filling on top of the prepared base and chill the cheesecake for at least 4-5 hours or overnight. Cut into squares and serve. Store any leftover cheesecake in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.