The BEST No Bake Cheesecake Recipe

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This is THE BEST NO BAKE CHEESECAKE RECIPE EVER! It’s got a thick graham cracker crust and an easy no-bake cheesecake filling. Everyone loves this easy no bake cheesecake recipe!

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This is THE BEST NO BAKE CHEESECAKE RECIPE EVER! It's got a thick graham cracker crust and an easy filling and everyone loves it!

Can you believe it’s mid-may already? Summer is almost here! Memorial Day, 4th of July…I love it all. What I don’t love about summer is the heat that comes to Sacramento, which is why I’ll be making a ton of no-bake recipes over the coming months. But…you guys are okay with that because you love no-bake recipes!

And this no-bake cheesecake recipe is the BEST ONE I’ve ever had. I mean sure, I love no bake Oreo Cheesecake and even lemon, but this super simple, plain, easy cheesecake recipe? My favorite. It goes down sooooo easy. Plus, it’s pretty.

The BEST No Bake Cheesecake Recipe - this easy cheesecake recipe is completely no bake! It has a thick graham cracker crust and a sweet cheesecake filling. Perfect for Summer!

We’ve got a lot going on this month: Mother’s Day today, then next weekend I’m hosting 15 bloggers at my house to talk about blogging and making videos. 3 of them are staying with me, which means I actually have to, you know, clean. And make room for them. And grocery shop.

Dealing with all that makes me want CHEESECAKE bad. I had to re-home this cheesecake recipe as soon as it was done because it’s a trigger for me. If not, I would have just taken it to the couch with a fork and gone to town.

There’s something so good about a classic cheesecake recipe, right? No frills, no extra flavors, just graham cracker crust and creamy filling.

The BEST No Bake Cheesecake Recipe - this easy cheesecake recipe is completely no bake! It has a thick graham cracker crust and a sweet cheesecake filling. Perfect for Summer!

Growing up, I was raised on box mix cheesecake. You know the one? It came with two pouches; one for the crust and one for the filling. It came together like pudding mix but it was cheesecake. I loved that cheesecake! Of course, it was “fake” cheesecake, so anything real tastes better. But I still have fond memories of that no bake dessert my mom would make for any holiday or occasion.

The best no bake cheesecake tastes way better than a box mix, but it still reminds me of it. Probably because of the thick and sweet graham cracker crust and the sweet and creamy filling. I’ve always ever made no bake cheesecakes using cream cheese and cool whip, but for this one I went with an old standard recipe: cream cheese and sweetened condensed milk. That stuff is like God’s nectar and makes EVERYTHING better.

If you don’t have a springform pan you can use a 10″ or deep dish pie plate, but a springform pan is much easier.

A TIP for making the best no bake cheesecake recipe:

  • Make sure that your cream cheese is room temperature to avoid lumps.

Beat it until it’s silky smooth and once you add the vanilla and lemon juice, it becomes so creamy! The lemon juice is just to brighten the flavor, so don’t think it tastes like lemon – it doesn’t.

I like my classic cheesecakes plain or with fresh fruit. You can also top this with so many things!

Easy cheesecake topping ideas for the best no bake cheesecake:

Really, use whatever you like, but I think the best no bake cheesecake is SO pretty just with fresh berries.

Also, if you use strawberries and blueberries it’s perfect dessert recipe for Memorial Day BBQs,  4th of July parties, or even Thanksgiving!

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The BEST No Bake Cheesecake Recipe

The BEST No Bake Cheesecake Recipe – this easy cheesecake recipe is completely no bake! It has a thick graham cracker crust and a sweet cheesecake filling. Perfect for Summer and everyone loves it!

Ingredients:

Graham Cracker Crust

  • 3 cups graham cracker crumbs (about 18 sheets)
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 11 tablespoons unsalted or salted butter, melted
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, only if using unsalted butter

Filling:

  • 16 ounces cream cheese (2 8-ounce blocks), room temperature (do not use low-fat)
  • 14 ounces (1 can) sweetened condensed milk (regular, not low fat)
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • Berries or pie filling for topping

 

Directions:

  1. Place graham cracker crumbs, sugar, and melted butter in a large bowl and stir using a fork. The mixture will resemble wet sand. Press into the bottom and up the sides of a 9-10” springform pan. Chill at least 10 minutes before filling.
  2. Beat cream cheese until smooth using a hand or a stand mixer. Add sweetened condensed milk, vanilla, and lemon juice and mix until smooth and no lumps remain. Pour into prepared crust. Chill at least 4 hours before serving so the mixture can set.
  3. Top with berries or your favorite pie filling. Store in refrigerator for up to 3 days. Cheesecake can be made 1 day in advance, but don’t top it until ready to serve. It can also be frozen.

Notes:

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Nutrition Information

Yield: 10 servings, Serving Size: 1 slice

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories: 627
  • Total Fat: 29g
  • Saturated Fat: 16g
  • Cholesterol: 80mg
  • Sodium: 1332mg
  • Carbohydrates: 87g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sugar: 63g
  • Protein: 8g

Adapted from several sources, inducing Martha Stewart.

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Check out all my cheesecake recipes and my no-bake recipes for more inspiration or try one of these:

No Bake Lemon Cheesecake – an easy lemon pie that’s also a cheesecake!

Oatmeal Scotchie Cheesecake Bars – the perfect combination of oatmeal cookie, butterscotch, and cheesecake!

Frozen Peanut Butter Cheesecake – like peanut butter ice cream but better!

More no bake desserts from friends:
No Bake Brownie Cheesecake by A Dash of Sanity
Neapolitan No Bake Cheesecake by Grandbaby Cakes
No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake Parfaits by 15 Spatulas

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12 comments

  1. SOLD! Anything no-bake is a winner in my book, but particularly cheesecake. Love the nice, thick crust.

  2. Can you believe it’s mid-may already? Summer is almost here! Memorial Day, 4th of July <—- No I can't! And I have not made one singular red, white, blue recipe or anything even close. I posted sweet potato muffins this week, how's that for seasonal LOL

    Your cheesecake looks amazing, love that it's no bake, and I cannot wait to see you!!!!!!! 🙂

  3. Looks very yummy. I like the red, white, and blue theme. Hope you have a great week with your friends.

  4. This Best no bake cheesecake recipe is the one I’ve been making for over 10yrs it is the best, everyone just loves it!

  5. I can’t wait to try all these recipes…
    Cheesecakes are my favorite, the easer the better.

  6. It’s so pretty and I love how thick the crust is! Have s great weekend with your guests!
    :0)

  7. My MIL loves no-bake cheesecake! I need to put this on my to-make list for her. 🙂

  8. I love no-bake recipes <3 It's summer and cheesecake is perfect for any occasion. Bookmarked this recipe and I will definitely try it this weekend. Thank you for the recipe!

  9. I halved the liquid in this recipe, and the cake still didn’t set after 6 hours in the fridge. Taste was ok. Very disappointed.

  10. I have made this 3 times and it is perfect every time!!!

  11. Was excited to try to this recipe. Followed instructions exactly and cheesecake never set. Was still liquid after all day and tasted more like yogurt. Disappointing 🙁 

    Rating: 1

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