Tostitos Hint of Lime Strawberry Margarita Cheesecake

Yield: (1) 8-inch Cheesecake

Tostitos® Crunch

  • 1 Cup Crushed TOSTITOS® Hint of Lime Tortilla Chips
  • 1/2 Cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1/4 Cup Instant Nonfat Dry Milk Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • 6 Tablespoons Melted Unsalted Butter
  1. Mix crushed chips with sugar, milk powder, and salt.
  2. Stir in melted butter.
  3. Spread mixture on parchment-lined sheet pan.
  4. Toast in 250°F oven for 30 minutes. (Mixture should become crunchy as it cools.)
  5. Break cooled crunch into pieces.

Lime Sugar

  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons Granulated Sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon Lime Zest
  1. Combine sugar with zest.

Strawberry Margarita Swirl

  • 2 1/2 Tablespoons Cold Water
  • 3 1/2 Teaspoons Knox Gelatin
  • 6 Ounces Thawed Frozen Strawberries with Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Thawed Frozen Limeade Concentrate
  • 1 Ounce Silver/Blanco Tequila (Optional)
  • 1 Ounce Triple Sec (Optional)
  1. Sprinkle gelatin over cold water. Stir to combine. Let sit for 5 minutes.
  2. Puree strawberries. Heat strawberry puree to boiling. Remove from heat.
  3. Whisk gelatin mixture into strawberries.
  4. Whisk in limeade, tequila, and triple sec.
  5. Chill mixture, stirring with rubber spatula occasionally until soft set.


  • 2/3 Cup Heavy Cream
  • 2 Egg Yolks
  • 2/3 Cup Granulated Sugar
  • ¼ Teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • 1 Pound Cream Cheese, Softened
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Tablespoon Lime Juice, Fresh
  • Strawberry Margarita Swirl (recipe above)
  • Whipped Cream
  • Tostitos® Crunch (recipe above)
  1. Heat heavy cream to boiling. Set aside to cool for 15 minutes.
  2. Whisk egg yolks with sugar and salt. (Mixture will be thick and sandy.)
  3. Whisk cooled cream into egg mixture a little at a time until completely combined.
  4. Return the mixture to the pan and heat it over low heat, whisking constantly until the mixture thickens and just begins to bubble. Remove pan from heat immediately. Cool the mixture completely.
  5. Combine cream cheese, vanilla, and lime juice in a stand mixer with the paddle attachment.
  6. Paddle in cooled egg/cream mixture until completely smooth.
  7. Pour the cheesecake mixture into the cooled cake pan.
  8. Pour STRAWBERRY MARGARITA SWIRL over the cheesecake. Swirl gently to combine.
  9. Cover and chill overnight.
  10. Run a thin knife around the outside of the cheesecake. Unmold and transfer to a plate.
  11. Garnish with LIME SUGAR, whipped cream, and reserved TOSTITOS® CRUNCH