Frozen Strawberry Cheesecake

Creamy Frozen Strawberry Cheesecake with the BEST buttery graham cracker crust, whipped cream, and chocolate sauce! 

Frozen Strawberry Cheesecake | Creme de la Crumb

This dessert. This creamy, frozen, strawberry-loaded cheesecake-y dessert is….wow. just… WOW.

The end.

Frozen Strawberry Cheesecake | Creme de la Crumb

Okay but really, the crust…. the crust alone I could eat for days on end! It’s buttery and sweet and salty and everything you could ever want from a thick graham cracker crust.

Frozen Strawberry Cheesecake | Creme de la Crumb

But obviously that’s just half of the party here. The rest is made up of a creamy, mile-high layer of frozen cheesecake made with fresh strawberries. Gahhhh so much strawberry goodness.

Frozen Strawberry Cheesecake | Creme de la Crumb

Top it all with some whipped cream and hot fudge sauce for the ultimate refreshing summer treat!! I took this dessert to a family gathering a couple of Sundays ago and every last bit was eaten up. My mother even ate a whole (rather big) slice and she never sits still long enough to taste anyone’s desserts so you know it’s gotta be good!

Frozen Strawberry Cheesecake | Creme de la Crumb

Frozen Strawberry Cheesecake

Creamy frozen strawberry cheesecake with the BEST buttery graham cracker crust, whipped cream, and chocolate sauce!

Course Dessert
Keyword cheesecake, strawberry
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Freeze Time 4 hours
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 10
Author Tiffany

Ingredients

  • 12 graham crackers, crushed to fine crumbs
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter (8 tablespoons), melted
  • 1 8-ounce container cool whip topping
  • 16 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh strawberries, diced
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • whipped cream and chocolate syrup or hot fudge sauce, for serving

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees and grease a pie dish. In a blender or food processor puree strawberries, then set aside.

  2. Combine graham cracker crumbs, 1/4 cup sugar, and butter and mix well. Press mixture into the bottom of your greased pie dish. Bake for 8-10 minutes until browned. Remove from oven and allow to cool while you prepare the next layer.

  3. In a bowl beat cream cheese, lemon zest, and remaining 3/4 cup sugar until smooth. Mix in pureed strawberries. Add whipped topping and mix until all ingredients are combined. Spread mixture over the baked graham cracker crust, cover with plastic wrap, and freezer for at least 4 hours.

  4. About 20-30 minutes before serving, set cheesecake out at room temperature to thaw slightly. When ready to serve, run a knife under hot water, wipe off with a towel, then slice cheesecake into wedges. Top with whipped cream and chocolate sauce or hot fudge and serve. Enjoy!

Recipe adapted from Serena Bakes.

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Oh yummy!! I could eat this for breakfast this morning!!

    I completely support that idea!!

what size pie plate?

    I used a 10-inch pie plate!

I’m so glad you like it as much as we do! Your pictures are absolutely stunning! It reminds me I need to make this again!

    Thanks so much for the inspiring recipe Serena – when I saw it I knew I just HAD to make it!!! 🙂 🙂

I always love making new recipes of desserts because I blow others family members’ desserts in the dust. My desserts are finished in no time and while others have to pack up or throw away.

This one wins big time on how simple it was to make.

I like to say thank you for making my day easy with this one. Feel free to pass along more recipes to me.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Can this be made a day ahead of time or will it get soggy? Thanks!

    You can make it a day or even a few days ahead of time 🙂

I came across this recipe on a friend’s Facebook page, and had to start following you on Pinterest! Have you made this in a 9×13″ pan? I have a group coming for dinner this weekend and I’d love to make it as a bar instead of a pie.

Do you defrost the cool whip in the fridge (as per instructions) before adding?

This is so delicious!! Thank you so much for the recipe. Wanna to make this immediately for dessert.

Do you think this recipe would work with Blueberries Instead? Or lemon blueberry?

The strawberry version was incredible!

    Hi Cory- so happy that you loved the strawberry version! Yes- Blueberry or blueberry lemon should work out just fine! Let me know what you think of those for sure!! Thanks!