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No Bake Cheesecake

This no bake cheesecake recipe with cool whip will do just the trick. Prep time is about 15 minutes and in less than an hour you’ll have a cool and creamy dessert that’s perfect for summer entertainment.

You can’t go wrong with this easy dessert. If you love the taste of cheesecake, but not all the work, then this recipe is for you. It’s quick and easy to make, plus it doesn’t require any baking. You’ll only need a few ingredients that you probably already have in your kitchen.

Whenever I serve this dessert, I get rave reviews from my guests. This easy-to-make, no bake cheesecake is perfect for anyone who wants to enjoy a sweet treat without all the extra sugar and fat. A creamy mixture of ingredients in your refrigerator will set up beautifully into an elegant dessert.

No Bake Cheesecake

No Bake Cheesecake Recipe Cool Whip

No-bake cheesecakes are the best. This recipe will give you a light and fluffy dessert that will be set up in just minutes. Unlike traditional cakes, this dessert does not need baking before serving. This has such a light and refreshing taste. I love easy recipes like this that come together quickly and turn our perfect every time.

A perfect dessert to make and serve in the warm weather when you don’t want to turn your oven on and heat up your home even more.

The filling consists of just four simple ingredients Granulated Sugar, Cream Cheese softened, Pure Vanilla Extract, and Whipped Topping. This is a very budget-friendly dessert recipe.

The homemade graham cracker crust can be baked; however, it is even easier to chill the crust to hold together as well.

Let’s explore how to make this.

Easy Dessert with Pie Filling Topping
Easy Dessert with Pie Filling Topping

How to Make a No-Bake Cheesecake Recipe

Graham Cracker Crust. In medium bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs, sugar, and melted butter. Mix until it is well-combined. It should resemble damp sand. Pro Tip: If you are using graham crackers, for best results pulse them in a blender or food processor until they are a fine crumb.

Press the graham cracker mixture in a 9-inch pie pan or springform pan. Place in the refrigerator. Pro Tip: This will allow the crust to set up as the butter firms up again.

Prepare the No-Bake Cheesecake Filling. In a separate bowl, combine the room temperature cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla extract. Mix with an electric mixer until the mixture until smooth.

Gently fold whipped topping into cream cheese mixture until completely combined and batter is smooth.

Spread the cream cheese filling into the chilled crust. Place in the refrigerator for 1 hour to set.

No Bake Cheesecake Recipe Cool Whip
No Bake Cheesecake Recipe Cool Whip

What are the Best Cheesecake Topping Ideas?

When you have a buttery graham cracker crust filled with a smooth, creamy, and velvet-rich cheesecake filling, it is delectable all by itself. However, add a few toppings, and take this dessert over the top for a beautiful presentation.

We make our cheesecake and keep it chilled until ready to serve, then add the toppings just before serving. Rather than top the entire dessert at once, we will have a few varieties of garnishes and decorations to choose from that take this mousse-like filling to the next level.

Here are a few delightful ideas.

Fresh fruit. Any kind of fresh berries work, but we love strawberries, blueberries, raspberries the most.

Pie filling. Yes, just crack open a can of cherry pie filling, blackberry pie filling, or blueberry pie filling. There are so many to choose from and a little added on top are tasty and pretty.

Whipped cream. It just takes minutes to whip up real heavy whipping cream and it adds such a rich finish.

Chocolate sauce or a thicker fudge topping are a wonderful combination with this creamy dessert.

Caramel sauce drizzled on top gives this a delicious finish.

Strawberry sauce or other berry sauce. It can add just enough bright flavor without being too overpowering.

Serve this on a pretty pie plate for special occasions. No one will know it took just minutes to put this delicious dessert with a creamy texture together.

Cheesecake with Cherry Pie Filling
Cheesecake with Cherry Pie Filling

Storing Cheesecake

Refrigerate leftovers for up to 5 days. Cover with plastic wrap or aluminum foil to keep the dessert from drying out or taking on odors from other items in the refrigerator.

Can a No Bake Cheesecake Be Frozen?

Yes. No-bake cheesecakes can be frozen for up to 3 months. Place in an airtight container or wrap a few layers of plastic wrap and foil around the dessert.

When you are ready to serve, just thaw in the refrigerator. Top with your favorite toppings and enjoy.

Make this in a 9 X 13 Cake Pan

This recipe is enough to fill a 9-inch springform pan or a 9 X 13 cake pan.

No Bake Desserts

If you love quick and easy desserts that taste amazing and take little work to whip up, here are a few more ideas for you.

Easy No-Bake Chocolate Lasagna

Creamy No-Bake Blueberry Delight

While you do have to cook crepes, they are so delicious and quick to make too.

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No Bake Cheesecake

This no bake cheesecake recipe with cool whip will do just the trick. Prep time is about 15 minutes and in less than an hour you’ll have a cool and creamy dessert that’s perfect for summer entertainment. You can’t go wrong with this easy dessert. If you love the taste of cheesecake, but not all the work, then this recipe is for you. It’s quick and easy to make, plus it doesn’t require any baking. You’ll only need a few ingredients that you probably already have in your kitchen.
Prep Time15 mins
Chilling1 hr
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bakery recipe, easy recipe, holiday dessert, summer dessert, Valentine’s Dessert
Servings: 12 Servings 1 9-inch pie in springform pan
Calories: 297kcal

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Ingredients

Graham Cracker Crust

  • 1 1/2 Cups Graham Cracker Crumbs
  • ½ cup Butter Melted
  • ¼ Cup Granulated Sugar

No Bake Cheesecake Filling

  • 2/3 Cup Granulated Sugar
  • 16 Ounces Cream Cheese 2 packages softened
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 16 Ounces Whipped Topping 2 8-ounce tubs

Instructions

  • Graham Cracker Crust. In medium bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs, sugar, and melted butter. Mix until it is well-combined. It should resemble damp sand. Pro Tip: If you are using graham crackers, pulse them in a blender or food processor until they are a fine crumb.
  • Press the graham cracker mixture in a 9-inch pie pan or springform pan. Place in the refrigerator. Pro Tip: This will allow the crust to set up as the butter firms up again.
  • Prepare the No-Bake Cheesecake Filling. In a bowl, combine the room temperature cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla extract. Mix with a hand-held mixer or stand mixture until smooth.
  • Mix in whipped topping into cream cheese mixture until completely combined and batter is smooth.
  • Spread the cheesecake filling into the chilled crust. Place in the refrigerator for 1 hour to set.
  • Add your favorite topping when serving.

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Topping Ideas for Serving No-Bake Cheesecake

Fresh fruit. Any kind of fresh berries work, but we love strawberries, blueberries, raspberries the most.
Pie filling. Yes, just crack open a can of cherry pie filling, blackberry pie filling, or blueberry pie filling. There are so many to choose from and a little added on top are tasty and pretty.
Whipped cream. It just takes minutes to whip up real heavy whipping cream and it adds such a rich finish.
Chocolate sauce or a thicker fudge topping are a wonderful combination with this creamy dessert.
Caramel sauce drizzled on top gives this a delicious finish.
Strawberry sauce or other berry sauce. It can add just enough bright flavor without being too overpowering.

Storing Cheesecake

Refrigerate leftovers for up to 5 days. Cover with plastic wrap or aluminum foil to keep the dessert from drying out or taking on odors from other items in the refrigerator.

Make this in a 9 X 13 Cake Pan

This recipe is enough to fill a 9-inch springform pan or a 9 X 13 cake pan.

Nutrition

Calories: 297kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 429mg | Potassium: 165mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 29g | Vitamin A: 284IU | Calcium: 170mg | Iron: 1mg
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