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No-Bake Cheesecake Recipe – Sugar Spun Run

My straightforward, No-Bake Cheesecake is made no gelatin or condensed milk and tastes JUST just like the traditional model you’re used to! This recipe wants only some hours to sit back earlier than slicing and serving. Features a how-to video!

slice of no-bake cheesecake topped with whipped cream on a white decorative plate

No-Bake Cheesecake (With out Gelatin)

As a self-proclaimed cheesecake snob, I understand how disappointing it may be to make a no-bake cheesecake recipe and have it not even carefully resemble real-deal, traditional cheesecake. With most recipes, you encounter one among two issues: both the feel is missing (comfortable, pudding-like) or the flavour is simply fully off. So, once I got down to make my no-bake cheesecake, I knew precisely what I wanted to keep away from simply as a lot as I knew what I used to be on the lookout for!

My no-bake cheesecake recipe creates a traditional, fresh-tasting, agency cheesecake with out ever turning on the oven. Whereas many no-bake cheesecakes use gelatin or condensed milk for stabilization, I exploit do-it-yourself whipped cream for the most effective taste and texture (and don’t even take into consideration substituting Cool Whip!).

This cheesecake units up very properly within the fridge after a number of hours (ideally in a single day) and has that very same, agency cheesecake texture and style that you just’re conversant in–NO oven wanted! You’re going to adore it!

Why my recipe works:

  • Whipped cream creates a sturdy base with out the necessity for gelatin.
  • Makes use of the identical elements as traditional cheesecake (minus the eggs) for that traditional taste.
  • A lot simpler and fewer fussy than a baked cheesecake–nice for inexperienced persons!
  • Can deal with toppings like recent fruit, pie filling, or a drizzle of chocolate sauce.

What You Want

overhead view of ingredients including cream cheese, powdered sugar, sour cream, and more

For an authentic-tasting cheesecake, we need to keep as true as potential to traditional elements. Meaning utilizing:

  • Cream cheese. Be sure to use brick-style, full-fat cream cheese. This ought to be softened to room temperature.
  • Bitter cream. Bitter cream is CRITICAL for a wealthy, traditional, actual cheesecake taste. Possibly that is simply my cheesecake snobbery exhibiting right here, however a cheesecake made with out bitter cream shouldn’t be a cheesecake! Bitter cream packs a ton of taste and provides depth and authenticity to this no-bake cheesecake recipe. In the event you don’t have or can’t discover bitter cream, full-fat, plain greek yogurt may even work in a pinch.
  • Lemon juice. Only a splash enhances the cheesecake taste and provides a slight tang. Bottled or recent lemon juice will work right here. This may be overlooked if wanted.
  • Sugar. I like utilizing brown sugar in my graham cracker crust for an additional notice of taste. Powdered sugar within the filling blends superbly whereas additionally encouraging a agency, fully-set texture.
  • Heavy cream. Whereas not typical for conventional cheesecake (although vital for my basque cheesecake), heavy cream is crucial for this no-bake cheesecake. We’ll be whipping this to stiff peaks and folding it into our cheesecake combination. This creates stability with out the necessity for gelatin or condensed milk!

SAM’S TIP: This recipe will make an excessive amount of filling for a store-bought graham cracker crust. If you wish to use one, you possibly can simply pour the additional filling that doesn’t slot in a bowl, chill, and luxuriate in crustless!

Keep in mind, that is simply an summary of the elements I used and why. For the complete recipe please scroll right down to the underside of the publish!

Learn how to Make No-Bake Cheesecake

overhead view of a graham cracker crust pressed into a springform pan

For the Crust

  1. Begin along with your do-it-yourself graham cracker crust: Stir collectively graham cracker crumbs, sugar, and melted butter till well-combined and combination resembles damp sand.
  2. Press the combination firmly and evenly into the underside and up the edges of a springform pan, then place within the fridge to sit back (no baking wanted for the crust, both!).
overhead view of cheesecake batter being stirred in a large glass bowl

For the Filling

  1. Whip the heavy cream to stiff peaks (thickened, fluffy, voluminous, resembling Cool Whip solely tastier).
  2. In a separate bowl, beat collectively cream cheese, powdered sugar, vanilla extract, lemon juice, and bitter cream till clean.
  3. Gently fold the whipped cream into the cream cheese combination till fully mixed and batter is clean.
  4. Evenly unfold the cheesecake filling into your ready graham cracker crust and chill for a number of hours earlier than slicing and serving.

SAM’S TIP: Since we’re not baking this cheesecake, it received’t be smoothing itself out within the oven. You’ll be able to clean the highest of your cheesecake with an offset spatula earlier than chilling for a fairly look should you’d like!

whole no-bake cheesecake topped with whipped cream missing one slice

Ceaselessly Requested Questions

Can no-bake cheesecake be frozen?

Sure, you possibly can completely freeze no-bake cheesecake! I like to recommend chilling as instructed (within the recipe under) first after which overlaying the cheesecake properly with plastic wrap earlier than freezing. I don’t advocate including any ornamental whipped cream topping (or any topping) till you’re able to serve, as it can make storing harder (and messier!).

You’ll be able to eat the frozen cheesecake straight from frozen or return it to the fridge to permit it to thaw earlier than having fun with.

How lengthy does a no-bake cheesecake final?

Personally, we are able to by no means get this cheesecake to last more than 48 hours in our home! You probably have extra self-control, your cheesecake will maintain as much as 5 days within the fridge. Be sure you both retailer it in an hermetic container or tightly wrap the springform pan in plastic wrap when storing.

Why didn’t my no-bake cheesecake set?

In the event you used the fallacious form of cream cheese or didn’t whip your cream lengthy sufficient, your cheesecake could not set. Be certain that to make use of full-fat brick-style cream cheese and never the spreadable form that is available in a bathtub. In the event you want a visible of what cream whipped to stiff peaks appears like, take a look at the video under.

head-on view of a slice of cheesecake missing one bite on a white plate with a fork

No-bake cheesecake would even be scrumptious on my Oreo crust!

Get pleasure from!

Let’s bake collectively! I’ll be strolling you thru all of the steps in my written recipe and video under! In the event you do this recipe, remember to tag me on Instagram, and you may as well discover me on YouTube and Fb

slice of no-bake cheesecake topped with whipped cream on a white decorative plate

The Greatest No-Bake Cheesecake Recipe

A easy 5 ingredient no-bake cheesecake recipe that may be made fully from scratch!! Be sure you take a look at the how-to video!


Course: Dessert

Delicacies: American

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Prepare dinner Time: 0 minutes

Chilling Time: 4 hours

Complete Time: 30 minutes

Servings: 12 slices

Energy: 285kcal

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  • Place cream cheese in a big bowl and, utilizing an electrical mixer, beat till clean and creamy.

  • Add powdered sugar and stir till mixed.

  • Stir in vanilla extract and lemon juice, pausing to scrape down the edges and backside of the bowl.  

  • Add bitter cream and stir properly.  

  • Pour heavy cream right into a separate, medium-sized bowl (ideally a calming steel bowl).  Whisk on excessive pace (ideally utilizing an electrical mixer) till stiff peaks are achieved.

  • Fold your whipped cream into cream cheese combination till clean and well-combined.  

  • Unfold cheesecake combination evenly over ready graham cracker crust.  

  • Cowl and refrigerate at the very least 4 hours or in a single day.  Prime with extra whipped cream earlier than reducing and serving, if desired.


Serving: 1slice | Energy: 285kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 3g | Fats: 25g | Saturated Fats: 15g | Ldl cholesterol: 86mg | Sodium: 138mg | Potassium: 85mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 985IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 64mg | Iron: 1mg

Dietary info relies on third-party calculations and ought to be thought of an estimate solely. Precise dietary content material will differ based mostly upon manufacturers used, measuring strategies, cooking methodology, portion sizes, and extra.

This recipe was initially posted 06/05/2017, recipe stays the identical however publish has been up to date to be extra useful September 2022

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