No Bake One-Bite Chocolate Espresso Cheesecake Recipe

An unexpected ingredient makes these chocolate espresso cheesecake come together in just minutes! No bake and just a few ingredients.

My favorite food group on earth is definitely sweets, so it’s no surprise that I am obsessed with desserts. Now that it’s getting a bit hotter in South Texas I am determined to build up an arsenal of no bake desserts that are tasty and quick to put together for holidays and get togethers.

With Easter coming up, I know many of you will host an Easter brunch/lunch, so I developed a delicious cheesecake recipe that is easy to prepare, delicious and beautiful. These mini no bake cheesecakes feature a velvety chocolate and espresso filling that will remind you of the expensive cheesecake slices from your favorite restaurant.

You might be surprised to see that I used Nesquik Chocolate Powder Mix and Nescafe Clasico instant coffee to pull this cheesecake together. These unexpected ingredients can easily pack a punch in your baking in cake batters, frostings and cheesecakes—they’re full of flavor, affordable and likely already in your pantry.

An unexpected ingredient makes these chocolate espresso cheesecake come together in just minutes! No bake and just a few ingredients.

The batter itself is SO delicious, and I had trouble not licking the bowl!

An unexpected ingredient makes these chocolate espresso cheesecake come together in just minutes! No bake and just a few ingredients.

This whole recipe comes together in no time at all, and it’s easy enough for you to enlist help from your kiddos. If you need to make more cheesecakes, simply double the recipe. You could also make these into traditional cupcake size cheesecakes by doubling the recipe.

An unexpected ingredient makes these chocolate espresso cheesecake come together in just minutes! No bake and just a few ingredients.

Recipe Title:
No Bake One-Bite Chocolate Espresso Cheesecakes

Recipe Description:
These mini cheesecakes will be a hit with children and adults alike—the addition of espresso gives cheesecake a gourmet twist.

Preparation Time:
15 mins.

Cooking Time:
5 mins.

Standing Time:
0 mins.
Serves 8 (3 cheesecakes per person)



  • Crust:
  • ½ cup of graham cracker crumbs
  • 4 tablespoons of melted butter
  • Pinch of salt
  • ¼ cup of granulated sugar
  • Filling:
  • ½ cup of Nesquik Chocolate Powder Mix
  • ½ cup of La Lechera Sweetened Condensed Milk (or ½ cup of milk)
  • 1 teaspoon of Nescafe Clasico coffee
  • 8 ounces of cream cheese, softened
  • ½ cup of whipped topping
  • ¼ cup of granulated sugar
  • 24 mini cupcake liners
  • Toppings (Optional):
  • Chopped pecans
  • Sliced strawberries


  • Crust:
  • COMBINE all of the crust ingredients in a bowl and place into the bottoms of 24 mini cupcake liners set in a mini cupcake pan.
  • SET the pan in freezer while you prepare the filling.
  • Filling:
  • HEAT the La Lechera condensed milk, Nesquik powder and Nescafe Clasico in a small saucepan until ingredients come to a boil. Remove from heat.
  • BEAT the cream cheese until smooth with a hand mixer.
  • ADD in the granulated sugar and continue beating the cream cheese.
  • MIX in the chocolate espresso mixture.
  • FOLD in the whipped topping.
  • TAKE out the cupcake pan from the freezer and using a small cookie scoop (or tablespoon) place the cheesecake filling into each mini cupcake liner.
  • CHILL in the refrigerator for 3-4 hours or in the freezer for about 45 minutes to set the cheesecake.
  • TOP with fresh strawberries or chopped pecans, if desired.

An unexpected ingredient makes these chocolate espresso cheesecake come together in just minutes! No bake and just a few ingredients.

Hope you enjoy this easy and tasty cheesecake recipe that will look adorable and classy on your Easter table. To view more recipe ideas, visit Nestle’s

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  1. Susan Christy
    April 3, 2015 / 2:44 am

    I do love chocolate milk with Nesquik!!

  2. Mami2jcn
    April 3, 2015 / 1:31 pm

    I like to enjoy milk with Nesquik before bed.

  3. kellyr78
    April 3, 2015 / 1:55 pm

    I like to enjoy Nesquik in a chocolate shake.

  4. Julie Wood
    April 3, 2015 / 2:10 pm

    I have drank Nesquick since I was a child, and now I love it in my Chocolate Smoothies that I make! It tastes so good!

  5. Natalie
    April 3, 2015 / 2:47 pm

    My favorite way to enjoy Nesquick is drinking it after a tough workout in order to promote recovery.

  6. HS
    April 3, 2015 / 2:52 pm

    My favorite way to enjoy Nesquik is with milk.

  7. tinab158
    April 3, 2015 / 3:16 pm

    I enjoy Nesquik with ice cold milk! 🙂

  8. skkorman
    April 3, 2015 / 3:59 pm

    I actually put a bit of Nesquik into the crock pot when I make turkey chili—it enhances the richness of the sauce!skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

  9. dlhaley
    April 3, 2015 / 9:17 pm

    I like to put a little into my smoothies.

  10. Elle
    April 3, 2015 / 10:35 pm

    I like Nesquik in a tall glass of milk.

  11. Tammy Shelton
    April 3, 2015 / 11:00 pm

    I use it to make my Grands chocolate milk.

  12. Shelly Peterson
    April 3, 2015 / 11:07 pm

    I like Nesquik in my milk. I never thought to use it in a recipe.

  13. lil_lady_dz
    April 4, 2015 / 1:56 am

    My favorite way to use Nesquik Chocolate Powder Mix is just in plain whole milk to make a yummy chocolate milk drink!

  14. Heather Panjon
    April 4, 2015 / 2:41 am

    I Like To Use Nesquik To Make Shakes.. Chocolate Is A Family Favorite! Entry Name- Heather Hayes Panjon

  15. Anonymous
    April 4, 2015 / 2:06 pm

    I love Nesquik with cold milk!

  16. Lauren
    April 4, 2015 / 3:25 pm

    I like Nesquik with hot milk.

  17. Betsy Barnes
    April 4, 2015 / 4:34 pm

    One of my favorite ways to enjoy Nesquik, mixing the delicious chocolate in a tall glass of cold milk, right before bedtime 🙂

  18. Rose-Marie
    April 4, 2015 / 5:43 pm

    I like using Nesquik for making cornstarch pudding!!!

  19. Bridgett wilbur
    April 4, 2015 / 7:54 pm

    We like using Nesquik for a special treat in my house if the kids do all there chores and are good.. We just love it in milk.

  20. jenna dillon
    April 4, 2015 / 9:46 pm

    I love using nesquik for chocolate milk for breakfast

  21. Thomas Murphy
    April 5, 2015 / 12:28 am

    I love to make Chocolate milk. rounder9834

  22. steve weber
    April 5, 2015 / 2:34 am

    I like Nesquik in my Brownies I make.

  23. Barbara Montag
    April 5, 2015 / 7:05 am

    I like Nesquik added to my banana smoothie – thank you.

  24. Melanie Montgomery
    April 6, 2015 / 2:46 am

    As chocolatemilk. Yum Yum. I love drinking chocolate milk in the morning.

  25. Birdie Bee
    April 6, 2015 / 3:06 am

    My favorite way to enjoy Nesquik is in milk; just a good old fashioned glass of chocolate milk just like when I was a kid.

  26. chadro
    April 6, 2015 / 3:28 am

    I enjoy Nesquik in a glass of milk with a slice of Coconut Cream Pie.

  27. Neiddy Ruiz
    April 6, 2015 / 4:14 am

    I like to make chocolate milkLeidy R rafflecopter

  28. Tracy R
    April 6, 2015 / 5:11 am

    I like it the standard way with nice cold milk!

  29. Dawn Monroe
    April 6, 2015 / 9:50 am

    I like to make chocolate milkshakes for my grand kids when they need something special. Its a great breakfast drink also.

  30. SolDucky
    April 6, 2015 / 4:44 pm

    Chocolate peanut butter smoothies

  31. Kaitlin Boles-VanFleet
    April 6, 2015 / 11:04 pm

    I love making chocolate milk with nesquik!

  32. jenmalonee
    April 7, 2015 / 1:45 am

    I love Nesquik with milk for chocolate milk.

  33. April 7, 2015 / 3:43 am

    I have loved Nesquik my whole life! Except with almond milk, just doesn't have that cold refreshing filling cow milk has…. Yum! Strawberry and chocolate!!!👍

  34. Kristen
    April 7, 2015 / 1:44 pm

    My favorite is mixed into cold milk.

  35. Madonna
    April 7, 2015 / 4:39 pm

    I love Neskquik and buy a container every month of. I like it best for chocolate milk but I will sometimes sprinkle it on my ice cream.I have never thought to use it to cook with.

  36. LauraJJ
    April 7, 2015 / 9:07 pm

    We love to use it to make chocolate shakes in addition to adding it to make chocolate milk!

  37. Linda
    April 7, 2015 / 11:30 pm

    I enjoy Nesquik in cold milk with ice.

  38. Dana Cerrito
    April 8, 2015 / 2:47 am

    I use Nesquik in my pancakes

  39. GAHCindy
    April 8, 2015 / 1:26 pm

    My favorite way is in a glass of milk. I honestly didn't know there was any other way. 🙂

  40. Kelly Tupick
    April 8, 2015 / 1:43 pm

    My favorite way to enjoy Nesquik is with a tall glass of cold milk.

  41. ♥Heather Dawn♥
    April 8, 2015 / 3:09 pm

    I like to have chocolate milk with Nesquik!

  42. The Fantastic Four
    April 8, 2015 / 7:55 pm

    Chocolate milk all the way!!jenncutie at hotmail dot com

  43. Rocio Chavez
    April 8, 2015 / 8:32 pm

    Awe, childhood memories – we used to love waking up on Saturday morning and having Nesquik chocolate milk with our breakfast – yum, yum 😀

  44. Brenda Haines
    April 8, 2015 / 9:38 pm

    I love a midnight snack of bananas and ice cold Nesquik. Thanks for the chance!

  45. Deborah Gardner
    April 8, 2015 / 9:49 pm

    I use Nesquik to make chocolate milk! I like a glass before bed as a treat!

  46. Yesenia Salgado
    April 8, 2015 / 10:45 pm

    I use Nesquik with a glass of milk. And with a sweet treat!

  47. Janice
    April 9, 2015 / 2:30 am

    I love to make Nesquik chocolate milk or hot chocolate milktweety800265(at)yahoo(dot)com