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Vanilla Bean Cheesecake Shooters

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Vanilla Bean Cheesecake Shooters will help you celebrate your dream kitchen!. You’ll want to whip up these homemade cheesecake desserts for your family ASAP!  

Vanilla Bean Cheesecake Shooters topped with raspberries on a white tray

A Dream Kitchen in Days

I’m going to let you in on a little secret. I am addicted to those home makeover programs on HGTV. My kitchen, though beautiful and functional, is still 19 years post remodel. There are signs of wear and some of the appliances are on their last leg. But who the heck has time for a full kitchen makeover? Have you ever thought of doing a kitchen update in just one weekend? It’s not as difficult as you’d imagine.

The new Frigidaire Professional® Collection is sized to replace your standard appliances without a major renovation, priced affordably with the stylish look and grade of other professional appliances.  Along with a little paint, maybe some new lighting, you could have the kitchen of your dreams in just a few days! Check out my Dream Kitchen Board below to see appliances, lighting, paint and wallpaper I’ve chosen from Lowe’s.

Vanilla Bean Cheesecake Shooters on a white ceramic tray


Celebrate with Vanilla Bean Cheesecake Shooters

And to celebrate any occasion, you know I always whip up something sweet. A fresh coat of paint, a new microwave or an updated light fixture all deserve a treat. And replacing an appliance or two gets me in the mood to make a special meal for my family with a delectable dessert as the grand finale. These exquisite Vanilla Bean Cheesecake Shooters are one of the simplest treats I’ve ever made (plus their mini size won’t make you regret a little indulgence). You’ll want to dive into these mini cheesecake treats immediately!

With this recipe, there was no need to mess with a stand mixer, springform pans or long baking and cooling periods. The cheesecake shooters were ready in just over an hour. After a brief period of chilling in a what would be spankin’ new Frigidaire Professional® French Door Refrigerator (their Custom-Flex™ doors make organizing a breeze and PureAir® Ultra Filtration System keeps food tasting fresh), I’d crown each shooter with a plump, ripe raspberry.

And cleanup would be a breeze with a sleek front Frigidaire Professional® Dishwasher. With Frigidaire’s OrbitClean® technology, dishes are clean as a whistle the first time through. A 30-minute cycle option washes in a quarter of the time of traditional dishwashers, plus the targeted wash zones ensure odd-shaped bottles and stemware get sparkling clean. Love that!

Vanilla Bean Cheesecake Shooters in cordial glasses topped with one raspberry and mint


My Dream Kitchen Board:

To help organize your kitchen plans, start a Pinterest board or computer file to save all your color swatches, favorite fixtures, appliances and decor ideas. Here are a few things I’ve pulled from my For the Home Pinterest Board:

Dream Kitchen Design Board @Lowes @Frigidaire #sponsored

  1. Roth + Allen Valspar Paint*
  2. Slide out Flatware and Dish Drawers
  3. Roth + Allen Lighting*
  4. Frigidaire Professional® French Door Refrigerator*
  5. Roth + Allen Wallcoverings*
  6. Beautiful Cutting Boards
  7. Frigidaire Professional® Dishwasher*
  8. Delta Faucet*
  9. Frigidaire Professional®  Range*
  10. Appliance Garage Cabinet
  11. Cheerful Mugs
  12. Elegant Trays
  13. White Dishes
  14. Frigidaire Professional® Microwave*
  15. Farmhouse Kitchen Sink
  16. Herringbone Tile Backsplash

*Found at Lowe’s.

Vanilla Bean Cheesecake Shooters

Vanilla Bean Cheesecake Shooters

Small cheesecake shooters are the perfect way to end the day with a sweet treat without the guilt trip of a slab of cheesecake.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Yield 6, though varies depending on size of glasses


  • 4 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla bean paste ( may substitute extract, if desired)
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream, whipped
  • Graham cracker crumbs, optional
  • Fresh berries and mint to garnish, if desired.


  1. In a medium bowl, whip cream cheese and sugar till lightened. Mix in vanilla bean paste and lemon juice. In a separate bowl, whip cream to firm peaks. Fold together cream cheese mixture and whipped cream.
  2. Spoon some graham cracker crumbs into the bottom of 4-8 shot glasses (mine held 1 1/2 ounces) or other small glasses (optional). Fill or pipe cheesecake mixture into glasses. Chill one hour before serving.
  3. Garnish with a berry or a berry slice and mint, if desired.


Total time does not reflect chilling time.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 234Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 42mgSodium: 90mgCarbohydrates: 25gFiber: 1gSugar: 21gProtein: 2g


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35 comments on “Vanilla Bean Cheesecake Shooters”

  1. This speaks summer and it tells me the perfect side for some juicy steak.

  2. These shooters look so dreamy and totally beautiful! I noticed that this doesn’t require gelatin…is it soft like mousse?

  3. Love this shooters, they are perfect for a “café gourmand” !
    Tes photos from pinterest are so nice ! Love the numbers : 3, 10, 11, 15
    Have a lovely day !

  4. That’s a lovely dessert 🙂 looks great and is pretty easy 😉

  5. I’ll have a shooter and one of those amazing ranges please:@)

  6. Beautiful idea for serving cheesecake at a party Liz! And I’ll take all of those cheerful mugs!

  7. This seriously looks like a dream come true!

  8. LOL I’m in the same boat, Liz. I need a need a complete kitchen makeover, but time is the factor and has stopped us for the last 9 years. 😉 One of these days and it would have been worth the wait! Hope you get yours too. You sure deserve it!

  9. Love your dream kitchen… I’m sure that dreams come true!

  10. These are a must-do! Thank you so much!

  11. These look perfect Lizzy!!
    And delicious!!!

  12. What dreamy looking shooters, the texture looks divine!

  13. These cheesecake shooters are perfect little treats. I need that range and appliance garage cabinet! 🙂

  14. Absolutely love your dream kitchen board! So many items that would be on mine too! And these shooters – well, I can never say no to cheesecake! Love it !

  15. I LOVE HGTV . . I watch those home reno shows all the time!!! in fact, I entered to win the HGTV dream home. . haha, yeah right. . a girl can dream!!! I’ve been seeing so many bloggers re-do their kitchens. . I would love to re-do mine. . but in time. . maybe one day!! and in the meantime, pass me a cheesecake shooter!!! 🙂

  16. Beautiful, beautiful, three times beautiful! Gee whiz, even the raspberries on top of the shooters are perfect! Gray is a hot color and so versatile…you’ve made some great choices for your dream kitchen, Liz. Somehow I think this dream will become reality. My current HGTV fav is ‘Fixer Upper”.

  17. A new kitchen is one of those things I dream about but have put off because of the time and expense. One of these days, though… And then I’ll make your cheesecake shooters to celebrate!

  18. I love your inspiration board! I’m a closet makeover tv show addict too – ha ha! There’s always room for improvement in the kitchen.

  19. YOWZER! These look amazing… and I looooove cheesecake.

  20. I love portion perfect desserts, especially cheesecake!

  21. Don’t know which I like more your kitchen visions or these visionary cheesecake shooters =) You may not have time for a kitchen remodel…but I’d welcome an HGTV crew into my apartment any day! =) P.s. HGTV is my go-to channel when the husband is not at home.

  22. Great post……inspirational and delicious.
    Question…..what could I add to the recipe to make it a true shooter? You know, pick it up and “knock it back” as they say 🙂

  23. PS to comment just posted.

    I don’t mean liquor….but liquid so it’s drinkable. Thanks.

  24. Anything this delectable ready in an hour is just downright dangerous. lol Beautifully presented.

  25. Love those home makeover shows too and your inspiration board! These cheesecake shooters are just gorgeous! Love how easy they are to put together!

  26. I love HGTV and I love your dream kitchen too! I wish I was with you in this dream kitchen eating these cheesecakes!

  27. My dream kitchen and yours sre almost identical as is our taste in sweet treats. I love how quick and easy these shooters are and what amazing pictures!

  28. Since I’m in the process of planning a kitchen remodel I am totally going to check out those appliances!! Love these shooters too!

  29. Lizzy,
    My kitchen is 17 years old and the appliances are showing some wear too. I love the french door model refrigerators.
    The cheesecake shooters look great. I bet you can’t stop at just one.

  30. I love that faucet and those mugs on your dream board, I also silently long for a gorgeous gas range like the one up there too. My kitchen is relatively new but very different than what I would’ve done if I had my say in building it. Loving these cheesecake shooters too!

  31. Great looking mousse and fun ideas for a kitchen!

  32. These little shooters sound amazing! I’m a huge fan of vanilla desserts and these are so perfect!

  33. I am in dire need of a kitchen remodel and LOVE your ideas, the slide out drawers for silverware and dishes looks great. New appliances would be a BIG improvement and a dream. Loving these cheesecake shooters and can’t wait to make them.

  34. That dream kitchen is ALMOST as beautiful as the shooters. BUT I’d like to take both and have my dessert in my imaginary brand new kitchen! 😀

  35. Liz these are so gorgeous! I feel like I could pound back a dozen at a time–good thing they’re so fast and easy to make. 😀

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