No Bake Cheesecake Recipe

July 15, 2012 11 Comments


Last week I shared my baked cheesecake recipe. When you are in a hurry or your house is hot this no bake cheesecake is a great alternative.

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INGREDIENTS for Cheesecake crust:

2 Cups Graham Cracker Crumbs (about 22 squares)
3 Tablespoons Sugar
4 ½ Tablespoons melted Butter or Margarine

INGREDIENTS for Cheesecake filling:

24 oz Cream Cheese (3 packages)
1 Tub Whip Cream (8 oz)
1 can sweetened condensed milk (14 oz)
2 Tablepoon  lemon juice (optional)

INGREDIENTS for Cheesecake topping:

2 ½ Quarts Strawberries
1 Cup Sugar
2 Tablespoons Cornstarch
1 Cup Boiling Water
1 (3 oz) package of Strawberry flavored Gelatin (Jell-o)

Crush your graham crackers. Crushing graham crackers can be really easy with this simple tip. Place graham crackers in a Ziploc bag and crush with a rolling pin. I always use my pastry pin which I love! In a bowl, mix together graham cracker crumbs, sugar and butter. Press  into the bottom of a 13×9 pan.Bake for 10 minutes at 350º. Let cool.


Soften cream cheese. Use a hand mixer and mix softened cream cheese until smooth. Add sweetened condensed milk until creamy. Add lemon juice (optional). Stir in whip cream and mix until fluffy. Pour mixture into prepared crust and refrigerate for 2 hours until set.

Layer strawberries on top of the cream once set. Cut berries to desired size. I cut mind in thirds length wise.

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To make the gelatin berry topping. In a saucepan, mix together sugar and corn starch, until well blended. Add boiling water, and cook over medium heat until mixture thickens. Remove from heat. Add gelatin mix, and stir until smooth. Let mixture cool to room temperature. Pour gelatin mixture over strawberries until well covered and beautiful. Refrigerate for 2 hours or until set.

This recipe could also be topped with raspberries, cherries or blueberries.

Comments

  1. Are you wanting to know how to get the pin it button at the bottom of the post or the {pin this} in the post? I am happy to help.

  2. This looks like a great recipe – I found it on pinterest and wanted to Pin it. Now, because of photo and recipe stealing, I always go to the original post to pin – your’s made it so easy as when I clicked on “pin it” it took me to your own pin so I was able to repin directly from you. I love this and hope I can figure out how to do it for myself! Thank you

  3. Is it whip cream or cool whip?

  4. were are you suppose to use the lemon juice at too?

  5. Yocelyn says:

    This sounds great but, what are the eggs for? In what step are you suppose to use them?

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