Any season is cheesecake season, but some cheesecakes seem tailor-made for summertime. Check out our favorite summer cheesecakes to see what a vacation on a plate looks like.
Swirls of raspberry purée make this white chocolate cheesecake especially luscious. Since it’s summertime, you can embellish the cheesecake with fresh berries before serving to an adoring crowd. And maybe some chocolate sauce, because chocolate.
Talk about a slice of dessert paradise. CuppaTeaGirl raves, “This was AMAZING. My first attempt at ever making a cheesecake, and I’m darn impressed with myself.”
Keeping with the tropical paradise theme, this cheesecake is flavored with pineapple and coconut, and sprinkled with pecans. If you really want to take it to the next level, chop up macadamia nuts to shower over the top.
Here’s a flavor blast from your past. If you loved Creamsicles when you were a kid, you’ll love the orange/vanilla combo in this playful cheesecake. All you need now is the sound of an ice cream truck driving down your street.
Summer picnic, anyone? The recipe calls for strawberries, but you know you can use any fresh summer fruit you like. These little charmers are perfect take-alongs for music in the park or bonfires at the beach.
You’re not going to want to hear this, but it’s crucial that you cool this cheesecake overnight so it can properly firm up. What makes the waiting even harder is knowing that the crust is made with caramel in the mix. Hold me back!
Looking for an easy-to-serve summer party dessert? Michele Bart says, “BIG hit with the crowd we entertained. Nice presentation (used regular red raspberry jam), perfect size serving (used regular sized cupcake liners).”
If you’re lucky enough to have fresh rhubarb (or a bag stashed in the freezer), you’ll love the sweet/tart/tang of this fruit-filled cheesecake. KAEMARIE raves, “A delicious cheesecake, wonderful way to use rhubarb, and it tasted even better the next day.”
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