Matcha Green Tea Cheesecake Pots – No-Bake and Healthier Than You Might Think

Matcha Green Tea Cheesecake Pots

Dessert | 27th July 2018 | By

It’s been a while since I made anything with matcha and when CT bought me a tin of it for my birthday I reckoned it was time to do more than just drink it. This easy recipe for matcha green tea cheesecake pots with blueberries popped into my head and before I quite knew what I was about, they were made.

Matcha Green Tea Cheesecake Pots

When there’s a heatwave on, who wants to spend hours in the kitchen slaving over a hot stove? Not me for sure. These matcha green tea cheesecake pots are quick and easy to put together. They’re even simpler if you don’t include the blueberries. The berries do add colour and contrast in both flavours and texture though, so it’s worth a bit of extra effort. It’s always useful to have something you can make in advance too. These will keep in the fridge for a couple of days, though they are best eaten the same day they’re prepared.

Matcha Green Tea Cheesecake Pots

All you need to do is crush a few digestive biscuits, whip up some cream, zest and juice a lime and then do some stirring. The rest is just an assembly job. In this heat, it’s about all I can manage. Simple as they are though, these pots make an impressive summer dessert and are great for alfresco eating or to finish off dinner with friends.

If you don’t fancy blueberries, you could use raspberries with raspberry jam or strawberries with my easy homemade strawberry jam.

Healthier Than You Might Think

So why are these matcha green tea cheesecake pots healthier than you might think?

  1. They contain matcha green tea of course. Matcha is loaded with antioxidants, specifically catechin, which is said to be one of the best for fighting cancer.
  2. Blueberries are great for a whole host of minerals, vitamins and antioxidants. I’m always trying to get CT to eat more bilberries and blueberries as he has glaucoma in the family and blueberries are said to help prevent it.
  3. The cheese used is quark. Quark is a fermented low fat fresh cheese that is particularly loved by Slimming world. I did add some double cream for richness to the mix, but the amount is relatively small.
  4. The digestive biscuit base is just crumbed with no added butter, as is usually the case with cheesecakes, so less saturated fat.
  5. I added some sugar to the cheesecake mix, but only a small amount and the wild blueberry jam I used was a no-suger jam.
  6. The pots are small, but perfectly satisfying.

Matcha Green Tea Cheesecake Pots

Matcha Green Tea Cheesecake Pots – The Recipe

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Matcha Green Tea Cheesecake Pots
Matcha Green Tea Cheesecake Pots
Prep Time
10 mins
Firming up Time
30 mins
Total Time
10 mins
A quick and easy dessert that has several layers of flavour and texture making it seem more impressive than it is. It's healthier than you might think too.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: British
Keywords: blueberries, healthy, lime, matcha, quick
Servings: 4 pots
Author: Choclette @ Tin and Thyme
  • 100 ml double cream
  • 150 g quark cheese
  • 25 g golden caster sugar
  • 1 tsp matcha powder
  • ½ lime - juice & zest
  • 4 digestive biscuits - crushed
  • 4 tsp blueberry jam
  • 75 g blueberries
  1. Whip the double cream. It won't take long with a hand whisk for this small amount.
  2. Grate the lime zest into the cheese and sieve in the matcha. Add the sugar and beat until everything is well combined. Stir in the cream.
  3. Divide the crushed digestives between four small pots. Press down with the back of a spoon.
  4. Spoon the cheese mixture on top, followed by the jam.
  5. Place the blueberries on top and refrigerate for 30 minutes or so to firm up.
Recipe Notes

Will keep in the fridge for a couple of days.

Other recipes using matcha green tea powder

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  1. Leave a Reply

    28th July 2018

    They are indeed quite healthy..I think they are even great for breakfast, esp. when the weather is so darn hot!

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      28th July 2018

      Oh Angie yes, the weather has been exceedingly hot. Luckily, we’re finally having a bit of rain and cloud and it’s very welcome indeed.

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      28th July 2018

      Thanks Jacqui. They may be small portions, but we found one was ample – until the next day anyway 😀

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    Kavita Favelle
    30th July 2018

    I adore matcha, and love the combination with blueberries, such a lovely flavour profile. And yes, so good for you!

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      2nd August 2018

      Thanks Kavey. I didn’t know it was going to be a good match, but I had a good guess 😀

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    Camilla Hawkins
    30th July 2018

    I bet these taste so light and refreshing, perfect summer dessert! I really should use quark more often.

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    3rd August 2018

    I’ve never used Quark in cheesecake before. I’m delighted to know it works. Now I have to try this recipe.

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      4th August 2018

      Thanks Anca. I thought it worked really well, especially for a quick and relatively healthy dessert.

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