Simple Mini Cheesecake Cones

May 30, 2016 By Cathy — 16 Comments
Mini cheesecake cones sweetened with raspberry jam are a quick and easy dessert for your holiday barbecue.

Simple Mini Cheesecake Cones

Happy Memorial Day! Hopefully the rain isn’t washing away your holiday plans. But even if you need to bring the gang indoors, these mini cheesecake cones will keep the party spirit alive. They whip up in minutes, make a cute display and since each one is only a bite or two, they’re practically guilt-free.

I love mini cones filled with tartare, salmon mousse or whipped cheese and herbs for savory appetizers, but I rarely make a sweet version. Silly right? Mini waffle cones are a perfect addition to a dessert table or can be a versatile and adaptable dessert to serve to a crowd. You can find mini cones and mini cone holders on Amazon or in restaurant supply stores, but sometimes I step out of the box and display them nestled in a dish filled with sprinkles.

Simple Mini Cheesecake Cones

Mini cheesecake cones are an easy substitution for ice cream at your next summer barbecue. You get the feeling of an ice cream cone, without worrying about it melting before you take a bite. They can be filled with lemon mousse, whipped chocolate ganache or how about a s’mores cone?

I’m planning to serve a few different versions, both sweet and savory at tART, an event I’m co-hosting this coming Saturday in Maplewood. I’ll be sharing some recipes and tasty bites of elegant party food, as well as a couple of yummy summer cocktails . If you’re in the area I hope you’ll stop by to see these mini cones in action and say hello in person.

I would also like to take this opportunity to thank the men and women that have served in the military both past and present on this very special holiday. It’s easy to get caught up in the day off from work and school, a lazy afternoon to relax at the beach or host an outdoor barbecue and lose focus of what today really means. I am truly grateful to those that have given their lives for our freedom and the sacrifices that both they and their families have had to endure. I will be raising my glass today to honor our heroes and give thanks for their selfless acts of bravery.

Simple Mini Cheesecake Cones

5 from 2 votes
Simple Mini Cheesecake Cones
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins
Mini cheesecake cones sweetened with raspberry jam are a quick and easy dessert for your holiday barbecue.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cheesecake cones
Servings: 50 mini cones
Calories: 76 kcal
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2/3 cup confectioners sugar
  • 1/3 cup seedless raspberry jam
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • raspberries for garnish (50 berries)
  • 50 mini waffle cones 2 1/2 inches
  1. Pour the heavy cream into a mixing bowl and whip to soft peaks. Add the confectioners sugar and continue whipping to firm peaks.
  2. Beat cream cheese in a separate bowl until smooth. Add in jam and continue beating until combined.
  3. Add whipped cream to cream cheese mixture and beat until combined.
  4. Fill a pastry bag fitted with a small star tip with the cheesecake mixture and pipe into cones.
  5. Top each cone with a raspberry.
Recipe Notes

*Special equipment: pastry bag and tip

Nutrition Facts
Simple Mini Cheesecake Cones
Amount Per Serving
Calories 76 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 8mg 3%
Sodium 46mg 2%
Potassium 24mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 11g 4%
Sugars 5g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 1.9%
Vitamin C 0.2%
Calcium 1.1%
Iron 2.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Simple Mini Cheesecake Cones

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16 responses to “Simple Mini Cheesecake Cones”

  1. These are totally adorable Cathy! Perfect for parties. LOVE the way you displayed them in the bowl of sprinkles! I’ll definitely be trying this recipes for my summer parties. My guests will love them! Happy Memorial Day!

    • Cathy says:

      Hope you’re enjoying Memorial Day at the shore Mary Ann! And yes! Aren’t they so cute displayed in a bowl of sprinkles? So glad I buy them in bulk!

  2. Mariana says:

    I can’t believe how unbelievably cute these little cheesecakes look!

  3. What adorable, little desserts! I love that they can be made ahead so there is less stress during the party getting the dessert out. And the berries on top make them look very inviting. 🙂

  4. OMG, these mini cheesecake cones are all sorts of adorable, Cathy!! These are so perfect for parties this summer! I can’t wait to serve these up at my next BBQ shindig! Pinned! I hope you guys had a wonderful holiday weekend! The weather here was pretty rotten, but we still managing to have a good time! Cheers, friend!

  5. Cindy says:

    How far in advance can these be made without the cones getting soggy?

    • Cathy says:

      The cones can be filled and displayed at room temperature for about an hour. I like to replenish the display and keep a piping bag of the cheesecake mixture handy in the refrigerator for easy refills.

  6. Nadine Crane says:

    Where to find the cones?

  7. Karen says:

    I need to make at least 24 for our party tomorrow. How many does this recipe yield (8oz of cream cheese)?

    • Cathy says:

      Sorry for the late reply! I changed to a new recipe plugin and it deleted the serving info. The recipe yields 50 mini cones, I’ve since updated it. Hope it worked out for your party!

  8. Pam says:

    Can you make the cream cheese and fill the pastry bag a day at a time and keep it in the fridge or will it go flat

    • Cathy says:

      The cream cheese mix will keep for several hours in the refrigerator, 4-6 hours. Then pipe to serve.

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