Lime Cheesecake Recipe

Lime Cheesecake Recipe

I don’t know about you but I am over the cold weather. I am ready to go someplace tropical, or at least have a consistent warm front here. Well, I can’t control the weather but I can hide stay inside with a Lime Cheesecake and pretend I am someplace sunny, right? If you want to beat the cold with me, try out this yummy Lime Cheesecake recipe. I mean, this is another level yum. Prepare thy taste buds. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Lime Cheesecake Recipe

Lime Cheesecake Recipe

You Will Need…

1 1/4 cups butter cookie crumbs
3 tbsp unsalted butter, melted

1 packet {1/4 oz/7.5 g} powdered unflavored gelatin
1/4 tsp grated lime zest
1/2 cup freshly squeezed lime juice
3 packages {each 8 oz/250 g} cream cheese, softened
3/4 granulated sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup whipping {35%} cream, whipped

whipped Cream {We use the kind in the can}
1/4 tsp grated lime zest

Lime Cheesecake Recipe

To Prepare…

1. In a bowl, combine cookie crumbs and butter {we used a blender to make this easier}. Press into bottom of cheesecake pan and freeze.

2. Sprinkle gelatin over lime juice in a small saucepan and let stand for 1 minute. Stir over low heat until gelatin is completely dissolved. Set aside to cool slightly.
3. In a mixer bowl fitted with paddle attachment, heat cream cheese and sugar on medium-high speed until very smooth, for 3 minutes. Slowly mix in dissolved gelatin. Stir in vanilla and lime zest. Fold in whipped cream by hand.
4. Pour over frozen crust, smoothing out to sides of pan. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 6 hours before decorating and serving. Run a hot knife around edge of pan to loosen.

5. Ice top of cake with whipped cream topping or pipe rosettes around top of cake, if desired. Sprinkle with lime zest.

Lime Cheesecake Recipe

This recipe is featured in The Cheesecake Bible, by George Geary. 200 Cheesecake Recipes. All in one place. Nom. Nom.

What’s Your Favorite Type Of Cheesecake?

I have tried Key Lime Cheesecake before, but never Lime Cheesecake. Honestly, I can’t tell a lot of difference. However, of all the cheesecake recipes I have tried, this just might be the best. It’s at least very, very close to the top.

About Dawn McAlexander

Dawn is a full time travel and lifestyle blogger. Besides Cheap Is The New Classy, she also owns and writes for, an entertainment site. Her interests include traveling, home decor, DIY projects, organizing her home and enjoying a nice cup of coffee {or two}. She currently resides in North Carolina with her dog, Daisy.


  1. Tamra Phelps says:

    There aren’t many foods that I like more than cheesecake. Honestly, I could eat it every day. This looks like a really good one.

  2. Pam Wattenbarger says:

    This sounds really yummy! My husband loves lime and I love cheesecake so this would be perfect.

  3. Yes! I need this in my belly immediately! I love a good cheesecake!

  4. This sounds like a great flavor combination. I would definitely give this a taste test.

  5. I am a huge cheesecake fanatic, and my husband is a fan of citrus flavors, so this definitely combines the best of both worlds. That butter cookie crust sounds especially amazing!

  6. Now this is a dessert I’d absolutely love to try! I like the idea of pretending it’s a warm day and whipping some of this up!

  7. Lime and cheesecake – two of my favourite things put together. Definitely need to try this recipe!

  8. I have not tried a lime cheesecake before but this looks so good! I will have to try making this myself. I will share the recipe with my sister too. She loves making delicious desserts.

  9. We are cheesecake fanatics at our house. This sounds great for me to make when my Mom visits next month.

  10. Robin Rue says:

    This looks like the perfect mix between two of my fav desserts. Key lime pie and cheesecake! Oh my I need this.

  11. Oh my!! This looks SO delicious! I could eat the whole pie in one sitting! ๐Ÿ˜€

  12. this looks so creamy and light and refreshing! I can’t think of a better marriage of two flavors and so excited to try this recipe at home. Thanks for the foodie inspiration!

  13. This looks like a different type of cheesecake. I think my dad would like it, as he loves key lime pie.

  14. Reesa Lewandowski says:

    This reminds me of my trip to Key West. I just love cheesecake!

  15. Lime is such an underused flavor in a lot of recipes. Nice to see someone did it to cheesecake!

  16. I am a gigantic cheescake lover. I have had lime flavored before and it was awesome.

  17. It took me a while to join Team Cheesecake, but now I’m obsessed. This sounds light and perfect for any day, especially Taco Tuesday.

  18. I love anything tart. I also love cheesecake. Combining the two is brilliant! ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. I love, love cheesecake. I love key lime pie and lemon or lime bars so I am going to guess that I would adore this.

  20. Our Family World says:

    This looks really yummy. I love cheesecake and lime.

  21. Amy Desrosiers says:

    I use to make these really yummy lime bars. I think you inspired me to make a new batch.