Easy No-Bake Cheesecake

February 3, 2022

How about making this No-Bake Cheesecake recipe with its creamy and smooth texture? Enjoy this dessert.

No Bake Cheesecake is a dessert that does not require an oven. It has a light and creamy texture. Perfect for any dinner or guests.

Get ready to surprise the whole family with this easy-to-make and no-bake cheesecake recipe. Make the recipe even more delicious with fresh fruit and whipped cream. You can also make this Homemade No-Bake Cheesecake recipe with vanilla or chocolate according to your taste. Enjoy your meal.

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Taste Score: %95
Difficulty Easy
Servings 8 people
Preparation 20 mins
Cooking 0 mins
Total 20 mins

Tips

  • You can use Oreo cookies instead of graham crackers for the crust. These cookies will add a chocolaty flavor to this recipe.
  • You can add melted chocolate or Nutella to the filling.
  • Drizzle chocolate syrup, maple syrup, caramel, or strawberry syrup onto your no-bake cheesecake to add more flavor.
  • Use lemon zest to turn this no-bake cheesecake into a no-bake lemon cheesecake.
  • Sprinkle shaved chocolate, roughly chopped snickers bars, or KitKat on top of the no-bake cheesecake. It will make this cheesecake look visually appealing.
  • You can also add chopped walnuts or chocolate chips into the filling mixture. This will add a crunch to your no-bake cheesecake.
  • You can top the no-bake cheesecake with fresh fruits.

Ingredients

Directions

Crust

  1. In a food processor, add graham crackers and process them until they are crumbled.
  2. Melt butter in the microwave and pour it into the food processor along with sugar and salt.
  3. Process until you get a crumbly texture and everything is well combined.
  4. Take the mixture out of the food processor onto a lightly greased 4-inch springform pan.
  5. Using the back of a spoon, press the mixture against the bottom or along the sides of the pan so that it forms a smooth surface.
  6. Place this pan in the freezer for about 30 minutes or until the filling is ready.

Cheesecake Filling

  1. In a stand mixer bowl, add heavy whipping cream. Whisk the cream at medium to high speed using a whisk attachment until it is fluffy and you see stiff peaks.
  2. Take the heavy whipped cream out of the mixer bowl and set it aside.
  3. Now, add cream cheese and confectioner's sugar in the same mixer bowl. Using a paddle attachment, start mixing the two ingredients at medium speed for about 2 minutes.
  4. You can stop the mixer to scrape the sides of the bowl and start mixing again. Once the mixture is creamy, add lemon juice and vanilla extracts and beat for 30 seconds more so that everything is well incorporated.
  5. Add the heavy whipped cream into the cream cheese mixture, and using a rubber spatula, mix the two ingredients until they are well combined.
  6. Take the cake pan out of the freezer and pour filling into it. Spread the filling evenly across the pan.
  7. Place the cake pan back in the freezer for about 3 hours or overnight or until it is set.
  8. Serve it cold with strawberries.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 No-Bake Cheesecake
Serves 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories358
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 27.3 g35%
Cholesterol 84 mg28%
Sodium 243 mg10.6%
Protein 4.2 g8.4%
Potassium 80 mg1.7%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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?

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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.

Recipe byPetite Gourmets

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