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Easy No Bake Cheesecake Recipes

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Do you want a delicious cheesecake without messing with the long bake time? Make one of these easy no bake cheesecake recipes for dessert!

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The possibilities for no bake cheesecake recipes are almost endless. There are so many fun ways to serve them and even more tasty flavor combinations to try.

They can be served from pie shells, made in springform pans, or made in individual glasses or jars. below are some of our absolute favorite no bake cheesecake delights and some tips for making them work fabulously!

Crust types

Most cheesecakes are made in a crumb crust. Graham cracker crumbs are traditional, but pretty much any cookie can be processed into crumbs and made into a crust.

For a truly no bake cheesecake, you will need to add more melted butter to the crumbs. Then press it into a crust and chill it for at least 10 minutes to make it set up.

For a baked crust, you use a little less butter and bake the crust for about 10 minutes. Make sure the crust is completely cooled before adding the filling.

Using lady fingers makes for a pretty scalloped edge crust. You can briefly dunk them in different flavored liquids such as coffee or juice to add another flavor dimension to your cheesecake.

Keys to getting your no bake cheesecake to set up

Make sure to use full fat cream cheese unless the recipe specifies otherwise. Using light cream cheese can effect the texture of the final product.

Make sure to give the cheesecake plenty of time to chill. It seems ridiculous, but a good 6 to 8 hours in the refrigerator is the key to cutting a nice slice of no bake cheesecake. Some will set up in less time than that, but some really require a nice long chill.

If all else fails, put the cheesecake in the freezer for a bit. This is a last resort strategy, but will help you cut nicer slices in a pinch.

Don’t over mix the filling mixture. Beating the mixture too hard can result in breaking the emulsion created by the cream cheese. Mix it according to the recipe directions or just enough to get everything combined and fluffy.

No Bake Chocolate Cheesecake Jars
Smooth creamy no bake chocolate cheesecake jars are perfect single serve desserts for parties and picnics. They are easy to make and don't heat up the kitchen.
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small glass jar with layer of chocolate crumb crust, creamy chocolate middle and piped ruffly white topping with mini chocolate chips on top.
Orange Creamsicle No Bake Cheesecake
This Orange Creamsicle No Bake Cheesecake is the perfect creamy mix of vanilla and orange in a fun creamy cheesecake package. This is the perfect summertime dessert!
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Removing slice of no bake cheesecake from pan showing lady finger crust, creamy vanilla center and orange topping.
No Bake Key Lime Cheesecake Jars
These cute little key lime cheesecakes only take 7 ingredients and just a few minutes to make. They are a perfect individual dessert that travel well. Make a batch for your next party!
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group of small jars filled with key lime cheesecake and topped with whipped cream and lime zest
No Bake Cheesecake With Condensed Milk
Make this luscious no bake cheesecake with condensed milk for a super easy but really tasty dessert. Make it as a pie or in individual jars for a fun single serve dessert. Then add your favorite toppings to make it an extra special treat.
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Slice of condensed milk cheesecake on plate.
No Bake Strawberry Crunch Cheesecake Jars
These no bake strawberry crunch cheesecake jars are reminiscent of the ice cream bars of my childhood. They are a perfect dessert for sharing and are fun and easy to make.
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Jars of no bake cheesecake with vanilla cookie crumb crust, creamy and airy strawberry cheesecake filling and freeze dried strawberry and cookie crumb topping.
No Bake Mocha Cheesecake
If you like to enjoy the tastes of your favorite coffeehouse drinks in dessert form, you are in the right place. This no bake cheesecake recipe features the perfect balance of chocolate and coffee. There is no whipped topping, just delicious dairy and loads of flavor. Plus it is best when it's made ahead of time and you don't even have to turn on your oven!
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slice of chocolate and coffee flavored no bake cheesecake with chocolate shavings on top
No Bake Lemon Cheesecake
This super creamy no bake lemon cheesecake has the perfect balance of sweet and tart. The bright lemon sings and you never have to turn on your oven, making it the perfect summer treat!
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first slice being removed from lemon no bake cheesecake with swirls of cream cheese whipped cream and cherries.
No Bake Peppermint Cheesecake
An easy to make no bake cheesecake loaded with candy canes is a perfect addition to your Christmas dessert table. It takes just 6 ingredients and a few minutes to put together and tastes like the holidays! Make it in a springform pan or make it in little jars for cute single serve desserts.
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Jars of peppermint no bake cheesecake with chocolate crust and candy cane filling ready to eat.
No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake
Soft and airy pumpkin filled no bake cheesecake is the perfect transitional fall dessert. It’s also great for the holidays when your oven is full of other things. It has a nice pumpkin spice roundness to it and the vanilla cheesecake topping takes it to the next level!
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No bake pumpkin cheesecake with rosettes of cream cheese whipped cream on top, with one slice missing.
No Bake Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake Jars
These little no bake lemon cheesecakes are served in an individual jar making them perfectly portable, giftable or hide-able if you want to keep them for yourself! The easy homemade blueberry topping is the perfect accompaniment to make them shine.
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Small glass jars filled with graham cracker crust, fluffy no bake lemon cheesecake, and blueberry sauce.
No-Bake Key Lime Pie
This no bake key lime pie recipe is so easy to put together. It has a nice balance of creamy sweetness and citrus tang. Make sure to make it plenty in advance because it takes a nice long chill time to set fully. You can also freeze it for an extra refreshing summer treat.
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whole key lime pie with whipped cream rosettes and flowers on top.
Do you want a delicious cheesecake without messing with the long bake time? Make one of these easy no bake cheesecake recipes for dessert!

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