This single serving strawberry cheesecake jar it’s one of those delicious desserts that you can always try in a pinch! It’s quick, easy, and high in protein since we use cottage cheese and Greek yogurt instead of a typical cream cheese mix.
Whether it’s strawberry season or you want to make the perfect individual treat for any time of year, these cute little jars are sure to please!
These Strawberry Cheesecake Jars are part of ours 2024 Protein Dessert Series. If you make this recipe, take a photo and upload it in the comments section to enter for a chance to win Fellow Stagg Pour Over Kettle. You’ll also be entered into a bigger giveaway for this series – a $500 lululemon shopping spree! The winners will be announced on January 31st.
If you love the taste of fresh strawberries combined with classic cheesecake flavor (including a buttery graham cracker crust!), you’ll love these cheesecakes from a jar. It’s a no-bake dessert that will be ready to eat in just 10 minutes.
What you’ll need to make single serving strawberry cheesecake
- cottage cheese 2%: We recommend using at least 2% cottage cheese to give the cheesecake mixture a rich and creamy flavor.
- Strawberries: The strawberry slices are mixed into the cheesecake “batter” and also placed in the cheesecake jar.
- Honey or agave syrup: you can use either honey or agave syrup, depending on how sweet you like it, to sweeten the cheesecake mixture.
- 2% Greek yogurt: again, using 2% Greek yogurt will give a rich and creamy flavor to the cheesecake filling.
- Granola: The granola adds a delicious crunch to the smooth and creamy cheesecake layers.
- Graham Cracker Sheet: This is broken into graham cracker crumbs to create the jar crust for the cheesecake.
- Food processor or high speed blender: any of these will work great to mix the cheesecake mixture together.
- Mason jars: Whether you decide to make a single serving or a double serving, individual jars are the perfect container for these single serving cheesecakes.
Variations and Substitutions
These no-bake strawberry cheesecake jars are super versatile, meaning you can substitute different ingredients to make a completely different flavor! For example, you can Replace the strawberries with other fresh berries such as blueberries, raspberries or blackberries. Or you can even mix with your favorite nut butter for a decadent twist.
If you’re not a fan of using honey or agave syrup, feel free to do so substitute maple syrup or your preferred sweetener. Just remember, the more sweetener you add, the sweeter your jar will be!
Get creative and swap crushed graham crackers for crushed Oreos or your favorite cookie for a different flavor profile. You could also add your favorite toppings like Cool Whip or whipped cream, fresh berries or chocolate shavings to make your dessert even more delicious.
Pro tips for a strawberry cheesecake jar
- We tested this recipe a total of 4 times and found that mixing the cottage cheese, strawberries, sweetener and Greek yogurt together resulted in a very runny consistency. To avoid this, be sure to fold the Greek yogurt into the cottage cheese mixture.
- If you plan to make this dessert, wait to add the granola and graham cracker crust until later. This will prevent them from getting soggy and will keep your cheesecake jars fresh.
Storage instructions + freezer
Store any leftover no-bake cheesecake jars in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 3 days.
We do not recommend freezing this recipe as cottage cheese does not freeze well.
What to serve with single serving strawberry cheesecake
Looking for something simple and savory to enjoy before the perfect strawberry dessert? Here are some of our favorite easy dinner recipes that we know you’ll love:
Strawberry Cheesecake Jar with Cottage Cheese
This single serving strawberry cheesecake jar is easy, creamy and full of strawberry cheesecake flavor! Make a single serving for yourself or double/triple the recipe for any special occasion.
- ½ cup cottage cheese 2%.
- 2 strawberries
- 1-2 tablespoons honey or agave, depending on how sweet you like it
- ¾ cup plain Greek yogurt 2%.
- ½ cup sliced strawberries + more for topping
- ¼ cup granola
- 1 graham cracker sheet broke into pieces
Add cottage cheese to a food processor or high-speed blender. Blend on high until completely smooth. Add the strawberries and honey and beat until the mixture turns pink. Be careful not to over process the strawberries, they will become soggy.
Add the blended cottage cheese to a bowl and add the Greek yogurt. Mix the two ingredients together until it thickens.
Layer the cottage cheese mixture, strawberries, granola and graham crackers in a jar.
Eat immediately or cover and refrigerate.
Tips & Notes
- Any berry can be replaced with strawberries.
- You can use honey, agave syrup or maple syrup as a sweetener. The more sweetener you add, the sweeter your jar will be.
- If you are preparing this dessert, wait to add the granola and gharam crackers until later.
- This recipe was tested 4 times. We tried mixing the cottage cheese, strawberries, sweetener, and Greek yogurt, but it turned out too wet every time. Be sure to fold the Greek yogurt into the cottage cheese mixture.
Calories: 329kcal Carbohydrates: 55G Protein: 15G Fat: 7G Fiber: 4G Sugar: 35G
Photo: The photos taken in this post are by Ashley McGlaughlin of The Edible Perspective.