Summer or winter, holidays, birthdays, or any day you crave a little dessert, this collection of 30 No-Bake Cheesecake Recipes will become your best friend. You cannot go wrong with a no-bake cheesecake, especially if you are not into baking.
No Bake Cheesecake Recipes are easy to make
No-bake cheesecake is a variation of cheesecake that doesn't require baking, making it a great option for hot summer days or when you don't want to use the oven.
However, many don't enjoy baking or have baking skills, so that they will prefer a no-baked version of their favorite dessert.
Making a no-bake cheesecake usually requires a no-bake crust, a no-bake cream cheese filling, and a top.
A few things to remember when you make a no bake cheesecake:
- Use a pre-made crust or make your own:
No-bake cheesecakes typically use a pre-made crust, such as a graham cracker crust or an Oreo cookie crust. You can find these crusts in the baking aisle of your local grocery store.
- Use gelatin or whipped cream to set the filling:
Since the cheesecake isn't baked, you'll need to use a thickener to help the filling set.
Gelatin is a common thickener for no-bake cheesecakes, and it's usually dissolved in hot water before being mixed with the other ingredients.
Some recipes also use whipped cream to give the filling a light and airy texture.
- Chill thoroughly:
Like traditional cheesecake, no-bake cheesecake should be chilled for several hours or overnight before serving to allow it to set properly.
- Experiment with flavors:
No-bake cheesecake can be flavored with a variety of ingredients, just like traditional cheesecake. You can add fruit puree, chocolate, caramel, or spices like cinnamon or nutmeg to give your cheesecake a unique flavor.
- Garnish with toppings:
No-bake cheesecake can be decorated with a variety of toppings, such as fresh fruit, whipped cream, chocolate shavings, or nuts, to make it look even more delicious.
Get creative and have fun with your garnishes!
What pan is suitable for a no bake cheesecake?
For both baked and non-baked cheesecake recipes, you will need a springform pan.
This type of pan has removable walls and it is perfect not only for cheesecake but for quiche recipes, layered cakes, entremets, or even coffee cakes.
If you want to make an individual cheesecake, then you will need to use some sort of a dessert bowl for layering.
Bake versus No-Bake Cheesecake- what is the difference?
A baked cheesecake has a sturdier, firmer texture, while a no-bake one is creamier and softer. Some no-bake cheesecakes are made with gelatin, which always helps keep the cake in a nicer shape.
Do I need to refrigerate a no-bake cheesecakes?
Absolutely yes. Anything that is made with dairy needs refrigeration. Also, while each recipe might be different, most no-bake cheesecakes will need to set for at least four hours in the refrigerator before you can get a sliceable cake.
Can I freeze a no-bake cheesecake?
I do not recommend freezing a no-bake cheesecake to set. That step is done in the refrigerator and could take between 4 and 12 hours, depending on the recipe. However, you can freeze a no-bake cheesecake to enjoy later. After it sets in the refrigerator, wrap the whole pan in plastic wrap and then one layer of aluminum foil. It will stay nice in the freezer for up to 3 months. Thaw it in the refrigerator and serve.
Everything you read until now in this article is for general no-bake cheesecake recipes.
I suggest you always read the instructions a few times for any recipe you might want to try. It is very important to understand the steps you need to follow.
Whatever you choose from this list, you can be assured that you will be satisfied. I chose these recipes with care, and I am sure you will find one to suit your needs. Happy no-baking! 🙂
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30 No Bake Cheesecake Recipes
This is a collection of the best no bake cheesecake recipes. They are perfect as summer desserts but not only. Make a no bake cheesecake for any occasion when baking is not an option.
No Bake Coconut Cheesecake
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No Bake Chocolate Cheesecake
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No-Bake Fireworks Cheesecake
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No Bake Biscoff Cheesecake
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Strawberry Meringue Cheesecake (No Bake)
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Caramilk Cheesecake Cups
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No Bake Tiramisu Cheesecake
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No Bake Amaretto Cheesecake
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OMG! I'm drooling over all these gorgeous cheesecakes. They all look amazing. I'm going to have to try all the chocolate cheesecakes starting with that Hot Fudge Brownie Cheesecake. Thanks for sharing.