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Cheesecake Minis with Strawberry Balsamic Mint Topping

Cheesecake Minis with Strawberry Balsamic Mint Topping

I’ve had a love affair with cheesecake practically my whole life, but, would you believe this is my first time ever making cheesecake? It is my absolute favorite dessert, hands down, but for some reason I’ve always left the cheesecake making up to everyone else.

I should have known that once I actually made cheesecake for the first time, it’d be a dangerous thing. And of course, in making cheesecake, I knew if I turned to the Philadelphia Cream Cheese, who has been making America’s favorite cream cheese since 1872, I would be thrilled with my results. Now that I know how easy these Philadelphia Cheesecake Minis are, I won’t likely be stopped!

Cheesecake Minis with Strawberry Balsamic Mint Toppint

The challenge I accepted from the folks at Philadelphia Cream Cheese was to create a cheesecake topping that would be worthy of their iconic silver packaged product. I, along with a group of talented bloggers, was asked to share in a virtual recipe swap , bringing our Philadelphia Cream Cheese Cheesecake creations together in one fantastic roundup.

Together, we are “Bringing Out the Silver” and sharing our best cheesecake recipe creations with you! Make sure to check out the incredible recipes over on their blogs:

Bake or Break | Buns in My Oven | Cookies and Cups | Hoosier Homemade | Shugary Sweets | Damn Delicious |Brown Eyed Baker | In Katrina’s Kitchen

Mini Cheesecakes topped with Strawberry Balsamic Mint

My recipe was inspired by one of my favorite, simple, yet “Bring Out the Silver” worthy desserts….chopped strawberries with balsamic vinegar and mint over ice cream. I simply took that topping and replaced the ice cream with the classic Philadelphia Cream Cheese Mini Cheesecake Recipe.

If you haven’t experienced the flavors of balsamic vinegar and strawberries, you must. I know it may sound strange to some of you, but it is one of my favorite flavor combinations around. I really think you’ll love this recipe!

Make sure to check out www.creamcheese.com for more great cheesecake recipes. I know that’s where you’ll find me now that my cheesecake training wheels are off! Enjoy!

Strawberry Balsamic Vinegar Mint Topping

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 1 hour, 15 minutes

Yield: 6 servings

Strawberry Balsamic Vinegar Mint Topping

An amazing mixture of fresh strawberries, balsamic vinegar and mint - ideal for cheesecake, ice cream, pound cake and more!


  • 2 pounds fresh strawberries, washed, hulled and coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 5 mint leaves, washed and chopped


  1. Place the strawberries in a large bowl. Stir in brown sugar, balsamic vinegar and mint leaves. Cover and refrigerate for at least one hour.
  2. Use as a topping for Philadelphia Cheesecake Minis, ice cream, pound cake and more!
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Disclosure: I have been compensated by Philadelphia Cream Cheese to create and photograph a recipe as part of their Bring Out the Silver promotion. All opinions expressed are my own.

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  1. Oh I can imagine that topping tastes delicious!! LOVE the mint leaves!

  2. The topping is so pretty! Love strawberries :)

  3. LOVE this combination!!! This might be my new favorite food.

  4. No way that you’ve NEVER made cheesecake? Oooh I can’t wait to see what you make now that the bug has bitten ;)

  5. I’ve always wanted to make a mini cheesecaaaaakkkkaaaaaaa. Now I can, weee!


  6. Torture. Day two of my juice cleanse, and you made CHEESECAKE?! Yum.

  7. These are so adorable! And I love the idea of the balsamic and mint in there!! ;)

  8. Oh, not only are they cute little bites, but they are topped with one of my favorite flavor combinations! I’d have a hard time resisting them!

  9. This looks delicious! I love balsamic vinegar. Plain or infused, it is so wonderful on salad and in marinades and sauces but I haven’t yet used it in desserts. I am excited to try this recipe. Thank you!

  10. Ooooh that mint topping is just genius!

  11. I’m in love! What a fun dessert for spring!

  12. There’s no way I can make these when I’m home alone – I would literally eat every single one!

  13. The little yummies look beyound delicious. The flavors all sound so good together. So pretty too.

  14. Oh my! These are so lovely, I love the addition of mint too, such a nice touch.

  15. I could forget about the snow outside just by looking at these mini cheesecakes! So pretty! Love the strawberry balsamic mint topping!

  16. These are gorgeous!! Such a perfect dessert for Spring! :)

  17. These are too cute, I love the strawberry balsamic topping!

  18. Crazy yum! I have made basil roasted peaches before and put them on top of a goat cheese cheesecake. Gotta try this too.

  19. Great to know that such a well-known brand has such good benefits! Also I love mini cheesecakes. Not sure if my family recipe is the legit Philly Minis one, but it uses Nilla wafers as the crust. To DIE for!

  20. TIny cheesecakes, so yummy!


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