Frozen Strawberry Cheesecake

Sunday, May 11, 2014
Frozen Strawberry Cheesecake from Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch.
Happy Mother's Day to all the wonderful Mother's out there! I am excited to be joining Sunday Supper this week to share Frozen Strawberry Cheesecake for Mother's Day. 

I was blessed growing up to have multiple wonderful women in my life. A few of the most important were my Mother of course, my Granny, Grandma Lorna and Tutu.

My Mother always made sure my childhood was wonderful no matter how much she struggled with being a young Mother. She was one of the best bedtime story tellers ever and always made sure I brushed my teeth. She loved me unconditionally. She made hard, unselfish decisions like having my Granny raise me when her and my Father became divorced so I could have someone there at all times to raise me in a stable home. A home she new was the best situation for me.

I was blessed with my Granny who had time to do the things most stay at home Mom's do. She shuffled me to birthday parties, Brownies and volunteered at my school. She made sure breakfast, lunch and dinner were always on the table. I never thought much about how my life was different living with my Grandparents. My Granny Passed away over 18 years ago and I still miss her to this day.

My Grandma Lorna was the fun one who would take me on weekends for adventures with tea parties on the patio, hikes and once she lived in a teepee for a year and let me stay the night.
It took a lot of begging to have a sleep over in her teepee but I'll never forget how cool I thought it was. My Grandma Lorna taught me to love nature and that it's not the stuff that's important in life but how the time is spent.

My Tutu (Hawaiian for Grandmother) took me for summer's in Hawaii with my Grandpa once I was old enough to fly alone. She made sure my summers were full of fun activities like days at the beach, learning to boogie board, lunch dates and shopping for new school clothes.

All of these women had a huge impact in my life and made me who I am today. So to celebrate all these wonderful women in my life I made a Frozen Strawberry Cheesecake because not only is it delicious but the color's so pretty! Perfect for Mom! 

In a large bowl combine  12 whole graham cracker crumbs and 1/4 cup sugar. Mix until well combined.
Add 1/2 cup melted butter and stir until combined.
Press graham cracker mixture evenly across the bottom and up the sides of the pie plate.
I find a measuring cup works well for pressing the crumbs evenly into the bottom and sides.
Bake crust in a 375 degree oven for 7 minutes or until lightly brown.
Cool completely. 
In a food processor or blender puree 1 1/2 cups strawberries until smooth but still some small pieces remain. Set aside.
Whip 3/4 cup whipping cream until light and fluffy but not stiff. Set aside.
Beat 16 ounces cream cheese, 3/4 cup sugar and 1 teaspoon lemon zest until well combined and smooth.
Add pureed strawberries and 1 teaspoon vanilla to beaten cream cheese mixture.
Beat until well combined, scraping sides and bottom of bowl several times.
On low speed add whipping cream and mix or fold in until combined.
Pour cheesecake mixture into baked graham cracker crust and place in freezer.
Freeze for 4 hours or longer until frozen.
Frozen strawberry Cheesecake is a perfect summertime dessert!
Slice Frozen Strawberry Cheesecake with a knife run under hot water and dried.
Serve with a big dollop of whip cream and make sure to share with the ones you love.

Yield: 10 ServingsPin it

Frozen Strawberry Cheesecake

Frozen Strawberry Cheesecake in a graham cracker crust with easy to follow step by step photo instructions from Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch.
5 out of 5 based on 6 user ratings
prep time: 20 MINScook time: 7 MINStotal time: 27 mins


Graham Cracker Crust
  • 1 2/3 cup Graham Crackers, Crushed (about 12 whole crackers)
  • 1/4 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Butter, Melted
Strawberry Cheesecake Filling
  • 3/4 cup Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 16 ounces Cream Cheese, Room Temperature
  • 3/4 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Lemon Zest
  • 1 1/2 cups Strawberries, Diced
  • 1 teaspoon Pureed Vanilla Extract
For Serving
  • Sweetened Whipped Cream
  • Strawberries, Diced or Whole


Graham Cracker Crust
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl graham cracker crumbs and 1/4 cup sugar, mix until well combined. Drizzle in melted butter and mix well. Press graham cracker mixture evenly into the bottom of a 9 inch pie plate. Bake for 7 minutes or until light brown, cool completely.
Strawberry Cheesecake Filling
  1. Whip heavy whipping cream until light and fluffy but not stiff. Set aside.
  2. Beat cream cheese, granulated sugar, and lemon zest, until smooth and creamy.
  3. In a blender of food processor puree strawberries, until smooth but still small chunks remain.
  4. Add pureed strawberries and vanilla to the cream cheese mixture. Mix until well combined, scraped sides and bottom of bowl several times.
  5. Add whipped cream to strawberry cream cheese mixture and mix on low speed or fold in until well combined.
  6. Pour strawberry cheesecake mixture into baked graham cracker crust, cover with plastic wrap and freeze for a minimum of 4 hours or until frozen.
  7. Slice with a knife that's been run under hot water and dried. Serve with a large dallop of sweetened whip cream, and additional strawberries if desired.
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Frozen Strawberry Cheesecake from Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch.

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  1. Ooh I love to have a slice of yr cheesecake! Happy Mother's Day to you Serena!

  2. Wow,Serena!!! You've started off with a bang...welcome to the Sunday Supper team! This is one gorgeous frozen cheesecake. Happy Mother's Day to all those sweet moms in your life!

  3. Happy Mother's Day to all the amazing moms in your life! I love this recipe! The cheesecake looks amazing. Great job Serena!

  4. So happy you joined us! Your dessert looks truly amazing.

  5. Yum! Your frozen strawberry cheesecake looks amazing!! Happy Mother's Day!

  6. I would love to have a slice of this deliciousness. Family is important and glad that you have so many mom memories

  7. Ohhh Cheesecake Mmmmm! Happy Mother's Day!

  8. Welcome, welcome, an amazing first post!! Such a pretty dessert to present mom on her special day!! Happy Mother's Day!!

  9. This looks so refreshing, thanks for sharing!

  10. Absolutely gorgeous, Serena! Pinned! And as beautiful as your cheesecake - if not more beautiful - are the loving memories of your grandmothers and mother <3

  11. It sounds like you were blessed to have so many lovely women in your life. It must have been a difficult decision for your mother to have you live with your grandparents. The strawberry freezer pie is a sweet way to celebrate them.

  12. Mom and I would be able to demolish one of these no problem!

  13. I wish I could reach through my computer and grab a slice! Sounds wonderful!

  14. Omgoodness, Serena! This looks soOooOoo good! I wish you could share ;)

  15. Welcome to the Sunday Supper team! This dessert looks incredible and perfect for summer cook-outs! Happy Mother's Day!

  16. Serena, thank you for sharing such a wonderful, personal and loving story about your mother and your granny raising you . . it must have been hard but good to know you were surrounded by people that loved you and your granny sounds like she was an amazing woman! Love this cheesecake!

  17. That filling is absolutely gorgeous, Serena! It's the perfect summer pie. So glad to have you as a part of our Sunday Supper family!

  18. I absolutely love this cheesecake, every bit of it sounds delicious!

  19. Wow! What a beautiful cheesecake. I love all the fresh strawberries included.

  20. This frozen cheesecake is beautiful and it looks irresistibly delicious! It sounds like you had several influential women in your life. I admire you for emphasizing all the good things that they brought to your life. Thank you for sharing that.

  21. My mom has done anything and everything for me, and she continues to. My granny was also amazing to me, and I miss her everyday since she died seven years ago.

    This cheesecake looks delightful!

  22. Mmmm, frozen strawberry cheesecake sounds glorious right now! Wish I had a slice!! :) Pinned!


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