February 3, 2016 by Drafts & Crafts
Valentine’s Day is my favorite excuse to fill the house with sweet treats! With strawberries being our favorite fruit, this one was a no brainer…
Serves: 10-12, 12 oz mason jars
Time: 1.5 hours
- 8 ounces regular whipped cream cheese
- 4 ounces strawberry cream cheese
- 12 ounces heavy whipping creams for homemade cool whip (could purchase already made cool whip)
- 6 oz strawberry preserves
- 1/2 cup powder sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 8 graham crackers
- 1/2 stick butter
- Will need mixer to make homemade cool whip
- 2 freezer bags to neatly place contents into mason jars
- 12 oz Mason jars
- Melt the butter. Grumble graham crackers into fine texture (I use a wooden spoon to smash them in a large bowl). Mix the melted butter throughout the graham crackers to create the crust. Scoop two small spoonfuls into the bottom of each mason jar.
- Make Cool Whip with Mixer: Pour 12 ounces of heavy cream into the mixer. Place the speed setting half way and slowly add in 1/2 cup powder sugar and vanilla extract. Then put the speed up to 8 or 10 and within a minute you should see the cream turning thick. The cool whip will begin to create peaks in the mixer and you will be able to tell that it is ready. Should not take more than 2 minutes on high speed.
- Set aside 1 cup of cool whip for garnish/topping at the end. Put one cup of cool whip into a freezer bag and cut a small hole in the corner to create your own piping bag.
- In the mixer bowl with the remaining cool whip, add the 2 cream cheeses and the strawberry preserves to create the cheesecake. Mix for about a minute on medium.
- Place the cheesecake batter into another large freezer bag and cut a small hole in the corner to create a piping bag.
- Squeeze the strawberry cheesecake into each mason jar over the graham cracker crust. Fill jars until 2/3’s full.
- Top each jar with the cool whip that was set aside in Step 3. Garnish with sprinkles and graham crackers!
- The jars need to be refrigerated immediately after. I recommend placing the jars in the freezer for an hour before serving them.
This no-bake cheesecake is a hassle-free must-try. This dessert was inspired from a Nutella Cheesecake in mason jars that I created the very first month of Drafts & Crafts, June 2014! (You can find that recipe at the very bottom of the “Kitchen” tab) I love February because it means everything is pink, sparkly, and covered in sprinkles- like we really need another excuse! This is a fun recipe to serve if you are hosting or attending a Galantine’s get-together. This light, fluffy dessert is the perfect grab and go treat. What sweets are you making your hunny or BFFs this holiday??
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