Key Lime Pie Cheesecake Dessert Shooters (On Gingersnap Crusts!)

Tart, single-serving-sized key lime pie treats served in disposable shot glasses!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword dessert shooters, key lime, key lime pie, mini desserts
Prep Time 45 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 30 dessert shooters
Calories 146kcal
Author Sam Merritt



  • 2/3 cup gingersnap crumbs* about 13 cookies pulsed in a food-processor
  • 1 Tbsp butter melted

Key Lime Cheesecake Filling

  • 8 oz cream cheese softened
  • 14 oz sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup Key Lime juice
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream

Whipped Cream Topping**

  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • Lime zest/gingersnap crumbs for sprinkling over shooters -- optional



  • Set out 32 2-oz disposable shot glasses.
  • In a medium-sized bowl, use a knife to stir together cookie crumbs and melted butter until combined.
  • Press 1 1/2-2 tsp of crumb mixture into the bottom of each shot glass.
  • Prepare your filling.


  • In a Kitchen-Aid/stand mixer (or using a hand-mixer), beat cream cheese until smooth.
  • Add sweetened condensed milk and beat until combined.
  • Gradually stir in key lime juice, stirring on low-speed until combined. Be sure to pause occasionally to scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl.
  • In a separate (clean) bowl, beat heavy cream until stiff peaks form.
  • Fold/slowly stir whipped cream into key lime mixture until completely combined.
  • Pour the mixture into a large ziploc bag and snip off one of the bottom corners. Pipe the filling on top of the gingersnap crusts in the shot glasses, filling each shot glass 3/4 of the way full.
  • Before serving, prepare your whipped cream topping.

Whipped cream

  • In a medium-large sized bowl, combine heavy cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract.
  • Whisk on high-speed (preferably with an electric mixer, otherwise your arm will get very tired very fast) until stiff peaks form.
  • Dollop or pipe whipped cream on top of each shooter.
  • Garnish with lemon zest and/or gingersnap crumbs, if desired.


*If you don't like gingersnaps, you can substitute with an equal amount of graham cracker crumbs and increase butter to 2 Tbsp
**Make whipped cream the day you plan on serving


Serving: 1shooter | Calories: 146kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 52mg | Potassium: 74mg | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 440IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 58mg | Iron: 1mg