Easy No bake Cheesecake Recipe Sweet and Tart
Our family no bake Cheesecake recipe is super easy to make. It consists of the Crust, the filling and the toppings. And it takes very little time to make all three. Let’s begin with the crust.
Easy Cheesecake Crust:
For the crust you will need:
- 1 1/4 cup Graham Cracker crumbs
- 1/3 Cup melted butter
- 3 Tablespoons sugar
Combine all three ingredients into a bowl and mix well with a fork. Once all the graham crackers are wet, then you transfer it into the pan of your choosing and pack it down slightly.
Cream Cheese Cheesecake filling:
To prepare the filling you only need 4-5 ingredients.
- 1 package Cream Cheese softened
- 1 can sweet and Condensed Milk
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 1-2 teaspoons Vanilla
- 1/2 tub whipped cream – Cool Whip (optional)
In order to have a smooth texture the cream cheese needs to be room temperature. If not, then it will lump as you blend the ingredients together. And who wants a lumpy cheesecake?
The Whipped cream is completely optional. I only use it about half the time I make it. What it does is offer a slightly lighter texture and lighter flavor. So if you don’t like rich desserts you will want to add the whipped cream. The original recipe my mom used never used cool whip. But my husband always said it was too rich for him. So I started adding the Cool Whip so he could enjoy a lighter flavor. But when He is on his “no sugar” kick I always go back to making it without the cool whip because I love the richer flavor.
Blend all the ingredients together until smooth. Then pour into the Graham cracker crust and refrigerate for 2 hrs.
To create the illusion of the USA flag, you arrange fresh blueberries in the corner in a square. Then you place fresh sliced strawberries in horizontal lines for the stripes of the flag. No other topping is necessary! It is quite delicious! And makes the perfect dessert for any US/Patriotic holiday like Memorial Day, Veteran’s Day, and the Fourth of July!
Really any kind of topping would go great with this recipe! I’ve tried Huckleberries, Strawberry pie filling, Raspberry Pie Filling, Strawberry Rhubarb Jam, and if you are a chocolate lover…Cherry Chocolate! For that simply drizzle with chocolate syrup and top with Cherry pie filling. Oh Heaven!
If it is Chocolate you like–Fear not! Substitute the Graham Crackers for crushed Oreo Cookies, and sprinkle Oreos on top!
Really the sky is the limit with your topping choices! We have tried all the toppings I’ve suggested to you and they have ALL been a huge success!
What is your favorite cheesecake topping?
What is your favorite cheesecake crust choice?
When do you love to enjoy Cheesecake?