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Discover our best ever summer cheesecake ideas for a glorious fruity dessert. Dig into a slice of our strawberry, lemon and gin & tonic cheesecakes.

Celebrate glorious summer produce and channel vibrant tropical flavours with our cheesecakes. These recipes are the perfect end to a summer barbecue or picnic. 

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Our super-simple no-bake cheesecakes are great on a hot day when you don’t want to turn the oven on.

For the ultimate selection, see our summer cheesecake collection.

Eton mess cheesecake

Eton mess cheesecake


Nothing captures the flavours of summer better than this Eton mess cheesecake. The filling is loaded with creamy mascarpone with a subtle hint of vanilla. Drizzle over a strawberry balsamic compote and top with mini meringues, strawberry slices and delicate edible flowers. 

Gin & tonic cheesecake

Gin & tonic cheesecake


Combine your favourite cocktail and dessert with this zingy gin & tonic cheesecake. Add a splash of gin to the creamy filling and infuse with lime zest. Make a sweet syrup topping with a can of premixed gin & tonic, lemon juice and caster sugar. Add the finishing touches with crushed meringues and lemon slices.

Tropical cheesecake bars

Tropical cheesecake bars


These tropical cheesecake bars are bursting with vibrant summer flavours. Layer fresh mango over the creamy filling and biscuit base. Bake the cheesecake bars then cool overnight. Drizzle over a mixture of zingy lemon curd and passionfruit. Top with more mango, pineapple slices and mint leaves. 

Triple-layered berry cheesecake

Triple-layered berry cheesecake


Make a showstopping dessert with this impressive triple-layered berry cheesecake. Make a creamy cheesecake filling then combine a third of it with raspberry purée and another third with strawberry purée. Layer the fillings from darkest to lightest to create an ombré effect. Top with fresh strawberries and a drizzle of white chocolate.

Lemon cheesecake

Lemon cheesecake


Save on time with this super-simple lemon cheesecake. Make this summer dessert with digestives, butter, mascarpone, lemon and sugar. Hardly any ingredients and it’ll only take 25 minutes to make. Winner. 

Little buttermilk cheesecakes with honey roast summer fruits

Little buttermilk cheesecakes with honey roast summer fruits


Pack in bold flavours with these little buttermilk cheesecakes with honey roast summer fruits. The beautiful bites are baked and topped with fruit caramelised in honey and dessert wine. Sophisticated, seasonal and so tasty.

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Which cheesecake will you be making this summer? Let us know in the comments...

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