Applebee’s Strawberry Cheesecake Dessert Shooter, Recipe Review

Applebee's Strawberry Cheesecake Shooter

UPDATE:  November 17, 2020

The recipe is NOT listed to avoid copyright infringement.  This is only a review of the recipe.

I feel like many would agree, dessert shooters are tasty and cute and this strawberry cheesecake dessert shooter lives up to the hype!  Who hasn’t gone to a restaurant and when it comes time for dessert the server brings out a tray of delicious-looking small shot-glass size desserts?

Once a friend and I went to Seasons 52 and she got 4 mini-desserts.   Yes, 4!  I don’t think the point is to eat more just because the desserts are small but I’m sure she’s not the only person to do such a thing.

My issue with these desserts is that once you’ve tried one you’ve tried them all.   I haven’t noticed a significant difference in the way they taste no matter where I’ve eaten them.

Applebee's Strawberry Cheesecake Shooter

This brings me to today’s recipe.  It’s the Applebee’s Strawberry Cheesecake Dessert Shooter.   FYI:  I don’t see it on the menu anymore, just a chocolate mini treat.  However, if you tried it and liked it here it is all thanks to Todd Wilbur’s Top Secret Recipes book.


This is a good hack.


I had a couple issues.  Let’s get to it!

  1. The consistency is difficult to work with after it cools.  I would say to put the warm (not hot) mixture into the shot glass (or wine glass for a cute girls night dessert) and then put the glass in the fridge.   Checkout this pic.   Applebee's Strawberry Cheesecake ShooterThis isn’t something that’s easy to put into a small shot glass.  In my case I used juice glasses because I didn’t have a 6 ounce “rocks glass”.
  2. I’m not a fan of frozen strawberries with sugar but it works for this recipe.  Why?   Because once the cheesecake cools it’s the consistency of any other cheesecake recipe you’ve tried so the juice from the strawberries moistens the cheesecake part.  I prefer fresh strawberries and I’m sure I’m not the only one who feels that way.   If you must, make your own strawberries with sugar and wait for them to break down thereby making it’s own syrup.  I believe it would taste less artificial.

This would be the perfect dessert for many occasions:   kids parties, after-dinner treat, mid-afternoon snack, girls night party (try a wine glass instead of “rocks” or “shot” glass).

Applebee's Strawberry Cheesecake Shooter
Cute adulty (isn’t that a word?)girls night dessert

Let me know if you try this.   I’ve got more recipe hacks in this series including Mimi’s Buttermilk Spice muffins, Buffalo Wild Wings Asian Zing Sauce and Panera Bread Spinach and Bacon Souffle.  Check it out!

Leave a Reply