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Lime Cheesecake Shooters


Next time you host a party or teach an essential oil class, consider making this dessert for a refreshment. It’s the perfect size for small individual servings and allows each guest to experience the essential oils. Your guests can even take home the shot glass as a little souvenir to remind them of your event! These cute shot glasses are pretty inexpensive and can be used for a lot of different things! You can even print out this pdf of 15 Unique Ways to Use a Shot Glass.


Lime Cheesecake Shooters

  • Servings: 16–20
  • Difficulty: Easy
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  • 3/4 cup vanilla wafers, crushed (approx 20 wafers)
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 cup melted butter


  1. Mix all ingredients together.
  2. Press mixture into the bottoms of the shot glasses. Distribute evenly—about a tablespoon per glass.



  • 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 3 drops lime essential oil
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1 cup (1/2 pint) heavy whipping cream


  1. Whip together cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract.
  2. Once well blended, add lime essential oil and lime juice. (Note: If the lime is added with the other ingredients, the mixture will curdle.)
  3. Whip cream separately until it gets thick (be careful not to over whip!); then fold into cheese mixture.
  4. Pour into individual shot glasses, and chill.

4 thoughts on “Lime Cheesecake Shooters

  1. Loved these. I used ginger snap cookies instead of vanilla wafers. Looking forward to next time splitting the cream cheese recipe and doing some peppermint/choc chip and some orange/dark choc chip.


  2. What are some other options besides lime? More holiday themed perhaps??


    • You could turn it into a plain cheesecake with a cinnamon maple whipped cream topping. Try leaving out the lime essential oil and lime juice and add a little vanilla extract instead. Then when you whip the cream, start whipping until you feel it set up a little. Then add a little maple syrup (maybe about 1/2 Tbsp.) and stir in a toothpick of cinnamon oil before continuing to whip until it thickens. Be careful to not over whip the cream. You could also add a little cinnamon, clove or nutmeg (maybe a toothpick each) to the vanilla wafer crust.

      Another option might be to make it into a Mint Chocolate Cheesecake. Try replacing the lime essential oil and lime juice for peppermint essential oil and chocolate chunks. You may even want to substitute the vanilla wafers for a chocolate or mint chocolate wafers or cookies to make a chocolate crust.

      If you try either of these variations, please let us know how it turned out!


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