Gluten Free Cheesecake Ice Cream Cups


Get your ice cream and cheese cake fix with these Gluten Free Cheesecake Ice Cream Cups. With a grain free option too!

gluten free grain free cheesecake ice cream cups on cake stand

I love cheesecake! That smooth creamy cake with a fruity topping and tasty crust. I didn’t think anything could get better until I tried these Gluten Free Cheesecake Ice Cream Cups and now it is neck and neck with regular cheesecake for my favourite. 

These ice cream cups were actually a happy accident. Our oven went on the bomb and we’re waiting for the part to be delivered. So while the oven was out of commission, I decided to try no bake recipes and came across one for a No-Bake Cheesecake. 

gluten free cheesecake wth no topping

The recipe didn’t turn out quite like I planned, but these Gluten Free Cheesecake Ice Cream Cups were the result and I couldn’t be happier.

How to make the ice cream layer for these Gluten Free Cheesecake Ice Cream Cups?

For the Ice Cream layer you will need:

  • Cream Cheese
  • Vanilla
  • Heavy Whipping cream –  When whipped together with the cream cheese, this gives the cheesecake a delicious ice cream tip texture when frozen.

How to make the crust for these Gluten Free Cheesecake Ice Cream Cups?

To make the crust we used Gluten free Digestives or Gluten Free Graham Crackers + Melted Butter.

If you can get either or, they work great in this recipe. We even tried a grain free version by using almonds for the crust instead and it was amazing. We put the option in the recipe notes. 

flat lay if ice cream cups

Topping your Ice Cream Cups

The great thing with these ice cream cups is the option to put your own topping. We used homemade jam and it was a hit! Simply check out the jam/preserve section of your grocery and choose what flavor you want to top it with.

Our favorite flavour topping so far was mango and passion fruit jam. (Recipe coming soon!) But these are delicious even without the topping.

With these simple ingredients you can enjoy these yummy cups. Simply whip them together, add to crust, freeze, top and enjoy! Want to try a simple baked cheesecake? Our Gluten Free Cheesecake Bars are simple and yummy too!

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Grain Free Cheesecake Ice Cream Cups
Yield: 12 cups

Gluten Free Cheesecake Ice Cream Cups

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Additional Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 15 minutes

Get your ice cream and cheese cake fix with these Gluten Free Cheesecake Ice Cream Cups. With a grain free option too!


  • 1 cup gluten free digestive crumbs or gluten free graham crackers
  • 4 tablespoons melted butter
  • 8 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1/4 cup agave
  • 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Jam topping choice to serve


    1. Line a 12 cup muffin pan with paper liners and set set aside.
    2. To a bowl, add the digestive or graham cracker crumbs along with the melted butter and mix until well combined.
    3. Using a spoon, evenly divide the mixture among the 12 cupcake liners. Using your fingers of the back of a wooden spoon, press the mixture to create a flat even layer, then set aside.
    4. In the bowl of a stand mixer or using a hand mixer, add cream cheese, agave and vanilla. Beat until smooth then while the mixer is on, add the heavy cream, 1/4 cup at a time, whipping for about a minute in-between additions and scrapping down the sides.
    5. Once all the whipped cream has been added beat for about 30 seconds more. Carefully add the cream cheese mixture to the prepared cupcake liners, dividing it evenly among the 12.
    6. Using a spoon smooth out the top, then freeze until firm.
    7. To serve, remove the frozen cups from the muffin pan. Remove the liners, top with filling and serve immediately.



To make these grain free use the following in place of the graham cracker crust:

  • 1 1/4 cups slivered almonds
  1. In the bowl of a food processor, add slivered almonds and blend until it turn to a coarse crumb. Add 4 tablespoons melted butter and use in place of the digestives as the crust for the cups.

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