I was so pleased when The Papa said this was his favorite cheesecake. Now, full disclosure, he is partial to all things key lime. This was no different. Yet, here’s what this illustrates best:
- People who don’t have a dairy allergy can still enjoy these
- Making flavors that are preferred to your audience is key
Before you jump in, if this is your first rodeo, be sure to read through our No-Bake Cheesecake Basics post. In that post, I go over all you need to know about the different brands of cream cheese, as well as ratios, tips, tricks, and more. You can also see all 13 flavors of our No-Bake Cheesecake Series here.
Allergy Status: Gluten/Wheat Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Peanut Free, Soy Free, Yeast Free, Legume Free, Nightshade Free, Sesame Free, Vegan, Nut Free Compatible
Nut Free: Use a different cream cheese option (see the basic post for details).
Use a safe yogurt (So Delicious Contains Coconut).
1 So Delicious Key Lime Yogurt (5.3 ounces)**
5 TBSP Organic Date Sugar
8 ounces Dairy Free Cream Cheese (Kite Hill)
1/2 tsp Organic Lime Zest
3 drops Organic Lime Oil
First, press your cookie of choice into the bottom of the pan. Chocolate Chip, and Chocolate Brownie are both good choices. Next, combine all of the ingredients together. I made these in a bowl with an electric hand mixer. You can also opt to use a stand mixer. I don’t recommend mixing by hand because in the end you want a super smooth mix without lumps.
Next, use a disposable decorator/piping bag to add your filling to the cheesecake pan. I’ve shared all the best tips about this in the Cheesecake Basics post. Finally, put your pan in the freezer and wait for them to set, or enjoy them right away.
For garnish, I used Key Lime frosting from our bakery, along with a little more of the lime zest.
**Ingredients for Reference: Organic Coconut Milk (Filtered Water, Organic Coconut Cream), Organic Cane Sugar, Key Lime Puree, Rice Starch, Less Than 2% of: Calcium Citrate, Pectin, Starch, Natural Flavors, Live Cultures, Lime Juice Concentrate, Vitamin D2, Vitamin B12.
Feel free to use a different yogurt that’s safe for you, or make your own key lime yogurt for use in this recipe.