Do you want a delicious cheesecake without messing with the long bake time? Make one of these easy no bake cheesecake recipes for dessert!
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!
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.
Easy Cheesecake Recipes
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!
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!
No Bake Lemon Blueberry (or any berry!) 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.
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!
2 Ingredient Lemon Cheesecake Dip
Bright lemon and cream cheese come together in this super simple cheesecake dip. It is the perfect combination of tangy and not too sweet and it's a fabulously fun dessert option.
No-Bake Key Lime Cheesecake Pie
This no-bake key lime pie is super creamy and oh so dreamy. Swirls of cream cheese whipped cream make it extra beautiful. It is an absolute favorite.
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!
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.
No Bake Peppermint Cheesecake
An easy to make no bake cheesecake loaded with candy canes is a perfect addition to your Christmas dessert table.
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!
Chocolate Covered Orange Cheesecake Truffles
Imagine biting through a crunchy chocolate shell to have your teeth sink into a creamy orange center. Actually, don’t imagine it. Whip up a batch and try it for yourself. Chocolate covered orange cheesecake truffles may just become your new favorite!
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.