No Bake Cheesecake Recipe

January 24, 2015 17 Comments | Disclosure

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.


  1. Yocelyn says:

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

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

  3. Is it whip cream or cool whip?

  4. 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

  5. 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.

  6. Ashley Washington says:

    The topping, do you pour it over the cheesecake? or pour over strawberries, than pour that over cheesecake?

  7. Noha Wael says:

    Hello Monica

    Thank you for your wonderful efforts and a fabulous recipe!

    I wanted to know please, if this is served on a flat platter like a regular cake, can we actually cut individual slices.. Or does it not really set that hard and have to be only scooped with a spoon?

    Warm Regards from Egypt.

    • Thank you for your comment. That is a great question. You can cut individual pieces and serve it like you do a cake. It is a soft set type of cheesecake.

  8. Sue Smith says:

    Could this be made with an Oreo cookie crust or is that too sinful? Ideas?

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