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Frozen Strawberry Neopolitan Cheesecake Recipe

Here’s the summer dessert you’ve been waiting for: Frozen Strawberry Neopolitan Cheesecake. It’s so delicious, and cool, and you never once have to turn on your oven.

Frozen Strawberry Neopolitan Cheesecake

The basic idea is you have three layers of frozen cheesecake, on top of a crispy chocolate-y crust. There’s a chocolate layer, a strawberry layer, and a vanilla layer. Then you can top it with more fresh strawberries for a colorful and festive dessert or snack.

Such yummy layers of cheesecake filling…

To work on this recipe, we made this cheesecake so many times. (How many times? Our freezer is practically spilling over with cheesecake.) So just to keep things interesting, we have another variation to share with you below.


Frozen Strawberry Neopolitan Cheesecake

Frozen Strawberry Neopolitan Cheesecake

A delicious summer cheesecake with layers of chocolate, strawberry, and vanilla.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cheesecake, Neopolitan, strawberries
Prep Time 45 minutes
Freezing Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 45 minutes
Servings 16

Ingredients

Chocolate cookie crust

  • 40 chocolate sandwich cookies
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • cooking spray

Cheesecake Filling

  • 16 ounces heavy cream for whipping
  • 16 ounces cream cheese
  • 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 pint strawberries, hulled and pureed
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • additional strawberries for garnish

Instructions

For the crust

  1. Crush the chocolate sandwich cookies in a food processor. Transfer crumbs to a mixing bowl, and combine with sugar and melted butter.

  2. Spray a 9- or 10-inch springform pan with cooking spray. Press the crumb mixture into the pan so it covers the bottom and fills up the sides. Place in the freezer for at least one hour before adding filling.

For the cheesecake

  1. Using an electric mixer, whip the cream until stiff peaks form. Set aside the whipped cream.

  2. In a large mixing bowl, whip the cream cheese until fluffy. Add the sweetened condensed milk and mix thoroughly. Gently fold in the whipped cream and stir until combined.

  3. Divide the cheescake mixture into three equal portions. To the first portion, add the cocoa powder and stir to combine. Pour the chocolate cheesecake mixture into the prepared crust and place in the freezer. Freeze for at least 30 minutes before adding the next layer.

  4. For the second portion of cream cheese mixture, fold in the pureed strawberries until thoroughly combined. Pour the mixture over the chocolate layer and spread evenly. Return to the freezer and again freeze for at least 30 minutes before adding the next layer.

  5. For the third portion of cream cheese mixture, stir in the vanilla. Spread the mixture over the strawberry layer of the cheesecake and return the cheesecake to the freezer, covering loosely with plastic wrap.

  6. Freeze the cheesecake for at least 4 hours. When ready to serve, remove from freezer, and gently release the springform band. Slide the cheesecake onto a serving platter and let sit for 5-10 minutes before slicing.

So, if a giant cheesecake is too much for you, we also tried this snacking version. Basically we cut the crust and cheesecake ingredients in half. Then we made a miniature version of the cheesecakes in mini muffin tins. Note that for this version, we divided the cheesecake mixture in half (instead of in thirds). Then we made only strawberry and vanilla layers.

Filling mini muffin tins with chocolate cookie crust

Tip: If you’re going to do this, make sure to spray (or grease) the mini muffin tins really well so that the mini cheesecake bites come out easily.

A bite-sized Neopolitan cheesecake

These little bite-sized ones are fun because you can just grab them for a tasty snack.

Again, this recipe is super-easy to make. Furthermore, don’t be fooled by the amount of time it says on the recipe. Most of that time is just passive freezing time. So basically you can have the least possible amount of effort, for a fantastic and rewarding dessert. Cheers to that!

P.S. Love strawberry desserts? Don’t miss our Favorite Summer Strawberry Recipes round-up.

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