Friday, July 30, 2021

No Bake Fresh Mint Cheesecake #NationalCheesecakeDay

Still working on using up the mint that took over my garden.  This No Bake Fresh Mint Cheesecake starts with Mint Sugar.  It takes only15 minutes to put together and in two hours you are serving up a dessert that will be a huge hit with any mint lovers in your house.

Mint Cheesecake

It's National Cheesecake Day.........
Lynn of Fresh April Flours invited the Festive Foodies to join her in celebrating Cheesecakes today.  I was happy to join in the fun and offer up this small batch cheesecake using up the mint that is so abundant right now. 

Let's see what the others are sharing today........

Mint sugar

If you don't have any mint taking over your yard, then you will need to pick some up. The Farmer's Market should have an abundance of it and it should be pretty inexpensive.  You will have much more mint than needed for this recipe but use it to make up some mint sugar that you can store in a sealed container in your cupboard for weeks.

It is not only wonderful for this recipe but you can use it to rim your glasses when to make this Fresh Mint Ice Cream, Guava Smasher, Blueberry Mojito, these Mojito Bundtlets and, of course, to rim your glass when making a Classic Mojito.

To make the peppermint sugar you place 1 cup of peppermint leaves and 2 cups of sugar into a food processor and pulse until the sugar has a green tinge with flecks of mint running through it. This should keep you in mint sugar for the rest of the summer.

Fresh Mint Cheesecake

This easy peasy cheesecake is so good BUT, in my opinion, it would be even better with a drizzle of chocolate over the top.   I didn't have any chocolate syrup on the day I made this and didn't think of it before I was serving the dessert so I could make up a batch.  Providence, I say, as now I will need to make it again to see if I'm right.  

Fresh Mint Cheesecake Pin

I hope you enjoyed seeing all these wonderful recipes.  I know I did and heck, I still have time to make another cheesecake to enjoy tonight.  After all, it is a National Holiday!!

Desserts, Cheesecake, No Bake, Mint, quick, easy
Yield: 6 servings
Author: Wendy Klik
No Bake Fresh Mint Cheesecake

No Bake Fresh Mint Cheesecake

his No Bake Fresh Mint Cheesecake starts with Mint Sugar. It takes only15 minutes to put together and in two hours you are serving up a dessert that will be a huge hit with any mint lovers in your house.
Prep time: 15 MinInactive time: 2 HourTotal time: 2 H & 15 M


  • 5 T. Mint Sugar (see recipe in body)
  • 1 sleeve graham crackers
  • 1/4 c. melted butter
  • 1 c. heavy cream
  • 1 (8 oz) pkg, cream cheese (room temperature)
  • 1/4 t. mint extract


  1. Place graham crackers in a food processor and pulse until crumbs are formed.  With processor running, drizzle in the butter until crumbs are coated and stick together.  Press into the bottom of a 6" springform pan.  
  2. In large bowl of stand mixer beat the cream cheese until creamy.  Add the heavy cream and beat until light and creamy. Stir in the mint extract.
  3. Spread onto the graham cracker crust and refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving.

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  1. I love the use of fresh mint-- and the tip for making mint sugar with the leftover!

  2. You had me at No Bake and then mint!

  3. That sugar sounds so tasty! Perfect for this cheesecake.

  4. What a delicious sounding cheesecake. I love anything no bake this time of year!

    1. I'm with you Karen, that's why using the instant pot was such a great idea you had.

  5. Now I know what to do with all that mint growing in my patio garden — YUM!!

  6. I love that your recipe is no bake, and it looks so creamy and full of flavor! I have never made mint sugar before, but it sounds yummy and I can think of a few ways to use it!

  7. Ooh, I've never heard of mint sugar, but I'm dying to try using it (along with making this delicious cheesecake) now! I think I might do an Oreo crust and add some chopped Oreo cookies to the filling because I love mint and Oreos together!


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