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Creamy, No Bake Lemon Cheesecake Mousse with Strawberries

This no bake lemon cheesecake mousse will become your favorite summer picnic treat! It’s sweet and tart, smooth and creamy – with a Nilla Wafer cookie crumble.

6 jars of mousse with layers of strawberry and cookie crumbles on a black table, surrounded by dry flowers, a strawberry and a lemon slice.

I make a pumpkin cheesecake in the fall, a key lime cheesecake in the spring, and a white chocolate cheesecake in the winter (and a few other kinds of cheesecakes throughout the year too), but I love this one for summer picnics!

When it comes to picnics, you know some friends arrive right away, but others roll up on their bikes later in the day, so a dessert like this is perfect to offer once everyone is finally happily sat on the picnic blanket.

You can make this lemon cheesecake mousse in cups or in these little mason jars! No baking, no fuss! It’s just as good 5 hours later when kept in a cooler, as when you walked out the door.

A closeup of a jar full of strawberries on top of mousse with dry flowers and lemons in the background on a black table.

How to Make Creamy Lemon Cheesecake Mousse – Step by Step:

Chop your strawberries into tiny pieces first, and set them aside.

A step by step montage showing how to make the mousse and cookie crumbles.

1. Grind Nilla Wafers in a food processor, or put them in a bag and smash them with a spoon until they’re finely crumbled.

2. Melt 4 tablespoons of butter and mix into crumbles throughly.

3. Whip the heavy whipping cream until fully whipped in a blender. Pour into a large mixing bowl, then mix in cream cheese – preferably already whipped, but if you don’t have it, it’s fine. It’ll just take little more effort to mix.
Pour in 1 tbsp. of vanilla extract, the condensed milk (only use ⅔ if you’d like it less sweet) and ½ cup lemon juice.

4. Spoon about 2-3 tsp. of the crumbles into your jars or cups – enough to make your first layer, and gently pat down.

Fill a pastry bag (or just spoon) your mouse on top of the first crumble layer. Add another crumble layer, then spoon strawberries on top. Add the mousse again, then crumbles then strawberries and you’re done! Place your sweet little mousses in the fridge for at least 4 hours so they set nicely.

A closeup of a jar of lemon mousse with strawberries on top, surrounded by other full jars and a bowl of chopped strawberries in the background.

Here Are a Few More Dessert Ideas for Your Next Party

Sunshine Lavender Lemon Bars
Super Simple Mini-Pumpkin Pies
Heavenly Pumpkin Cheesecake mousse
Bailey’s & Mocha Jello Truffles

If you try this recipe or any of my tasty drinks or treats, make sure to take a picture and tag me on Instagram! I love to see your creations! And don’t forget to follow me on Pinterest for more loveliness, too.

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Creamy, No Bake Lemon Cheesecake Mousse with Strawberries
Refrigeration
4 hrs
Total Time
1 hr
 
This no-bake lemon cheesecake mousse will become your favorite summer picnic treat! 

You’ll require a food processor, large mixing bowl and electric mixer for this recipe.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: picnic food, summer
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 730 kcal
Author: Genevieve Morrison
Ingredients
  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
  • 8 oz. cream cheese - preferably whipped
  • 14 oz. can of sweetened condensed milk
  • Package of strawberries - chopped into tiny pieces
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tbsp. real vanilla extract
  • 2 cups Nilla Wafers when crumbled - a little over half a box
  • 4 tbsp. butter
Instructions
  1. Chop strawberries into tiny pieces.

  2. Grind Nilla Wafers in a food processor, or put them in a bag and smash them with a spoon until they’re finely crumbled. Melt 4 tablespoons of butter and mix into crumbles throughly.

  3. Whip the heavy whipping cream until fully whipped in a blender. Pour into a large mixing bowl, then mix in cream cheese – preferably already whipped, but if you don’t have it, it’s fine. It’ll just take little more effort to mix.

  4. Pour in 1 tbsp. of vanilla extract, the condensed milk (only use ⅔ if you’d like it less sweet) and ½ cup lemon juice.

  5. Spoon about 2-3 tsp. of the crumbles into your jars or cups – enough to make your first layer, and gently pat down.

  6. Fill a pastry bag (or just spoon) your mouse on top of the first crumble layer. Add another crumble layer, then spoon strawberries on top. Add the mousse again, then crumbles then strawberries and you’re done!

  7. Place your sweet little mousses in the fridge for at least 4 hours so they set nicely. Pack into a lovely picnic basket, and go to a summer movie screening in the park!

Nutrition Facts
Creamy, No Bake Lemon Cheesecake Mousse with Strawberries
Amount Per Serving
Calories 730
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
This no-bake lemon cheesecake mousse will become your favorite summer picnic treat! 

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