What Is No-Bake Cheesecake?
No-bake cheesecake is a dessert that is made without baking it. It is made with two main components, i.e., a crust and a filling. The crust is mostly made from graham crackers and is frozen to set. The filling is made from whipped cream, cream cheese, and sugar. It is then filled into the crust and is placed in the freezer to set. Where a traditional cheesecake is baked, no-bake cheesecake uses ingredients that do not require baking. Instead, simply put it in the freezer before serving.
What Is The Difference Between Cheesecake And No-Bake Cheesecake?
Although you might find the flavors of both baked and no-bake cheesecake closely related, there are a few prominent differences that set them apart. These differences are:
Eggs: Traditional cheesecake is made using eggs. In contrast, no-bake cheesecake is made without eggs.
Baking: Probably the biggest difference between the two types of cheesecakes is that cheesecake is baked over a water bath. Whereas no-bake cheesecake, as the name indicated, is not baked; rather, it is set by placing it in the freezer.
Texture: The texture of a cheesecake is a bit firm, whereas the no-bake version offers a very light, soft, creamy texture which is almost like a mousse.
How To Thicken No-Bake Cheesecake?
No-bake cheesecake filling is usually a little runny. In this case:
- Always use cold, heavy whipped cream and whisk until stiff peaks. Cold cream is not easily extinguished.
- Put the cream in the refrigerator. Do not let it sit at room temperature; otherwise it will start to lose its texture and firmness.
- If your filling is still too runny no matter what you do, add some gelatin to it. Gelatin does not have any flavor, so gelatin does not cause any change in the taste of the dessert.
- Refrigerate or freeze the prepared no-bake cheesecake for at least 8 hours.
What To Serve With No-Bake Cheesecake?
Here are our delicious recipes that you can serve with No Bake Cheesecake:
How To Store No-Bake Cheesecake?
You can store the leftover no-bake cheesecake by either placing it in an air-tight container or covering it with cling film. This way it will last up to 5 days in the refrigerator.
Moreover, you can also freeze no-bake cheesecake. Wrap the dessert in cling film and aluminum foil and then freeze. Lasts up to 2 months. You can consume the cheesecake you have frozen in this way after keeping it at room temperature for a while.