By Vanessa Greaves

Smile and say cheesecake!

Any season is cheesecake season, but some cheesecake recipes seem just right for summertime. Made with ingredients like fresh berries or sunny citrus, these are 12 of our favorite summer cheesecakes, just right for all your summer get-togethers..

1. White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake

Swirls of raspberry purée make this white chocolate cheesecake especially luscious. Since it's summertime, you can embellish the cheesecake with fresh berries before serving to an adoring crowd. And maybe some chocolate sauce, because chocolate.

2. Coconut-Lime Cheesecake with Mango Coulis

Talk about a slice of dessert paradise. CuppaTeaGirl raves, "This was AMAZING. My first attempt at ever making a cheesecake, and I'm darn impressed with myself."

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3. Hawaiian Cheesecake

Keeping with the tropical paradise theme, this cheesecake is flavored with pineapple and coconut, and sprinkled with pecans. If you really want to take it to the next level, chop up macadamia nuts to shower over the top.

4. Creamsicle® Cheesecake

Here's a flavor blast from your past. If you loved Creamsicles when you were a kid, you'll love the orange/vanilla combo in this playful cheesecake. All you need now is the sound of an ice cream truck driving down your street.

Photo by Melissa Goff

5. Cheesecake in a Jar

These little charmers are perfect take-alongs for music in the park or bonfires at the beach. The recipe calls for strawberries, but you know you can use any fresh summer fruit you like.

6. White Chocolate Blueberry Cheesecake

You're not going to want to hear this, but it's crucial that you cool this cheesecake overnight so it can properly firm up. What makes the waiting even harder is knowing that the crust is made with caramel in the mix. Hold me back!

7. Key Lime Cheesecakes with Raspberry Swirls

Looking for an easy-to-serve summer party dessert? Michele Bart says, "BIG hit with the crowd we entertained. Nice presentation (used regular red raspberry jam), perfect size serving (used regular sized cupcake liners)."

Photo by Pam Ziegler Lutz

8. Rhubarb Cheesecake

If you're lucky enough to have fresh rhubarb (or a bag stashed in the freezer), you'll love the sweet/tart/tang of this fruit-filled cheesecake. KAEMARIE raves, "A delicious cheesecake, wonderful way to use rhubarb, and it tasted even better the next day."

9. Banana Cream Cheesecake

Judging from the reviews, people went bananas for this recipe. "I made this cheesecake and didn't change a thing," says TheStew. "It was sooo good that I will be making it again. Everyone loved it."

10. Lemon Meringue Cheesecake

"Love lemon meringue pie and cheesecake? Well this is the best of both worlds," says recipe creator Michelle Berger. FrannieB agrees, saying, "Made the cheesecake twice already, big hit with family and friends."

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11. Very Berry Cheesecake

"A rich reward for picking your way through the thorny brambles," says recipe submitter JJOHN32, TEATHYME agrees, saying, "I have made this recipe six times now, and have had six huge successes! Family and friends alike rave over it, even the 'cheesecake purists' are impressed.

12. Avocado Lime Cheesecake

You'll use your ice cream maker to churn the avocado/creamcheese/lime filling for this no-bake cheesecake. Pour into a prepared graham cracker crust and freeze for two hours before serving. Reviewer Lauren Adams said she didn't have an ice cream maker so she just poured the mixture into the shell and it "turned out great." Shannon Bachorick says, " It was a nice refreshing desert that wasn't too heavy. A great way to top off taco night!"

Photo by Melissa Goff
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