no bake cheesecake
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No-Bake Cheesecake Recipe

This No-Bake Cheesecake Recipe is perfect for beginners! Only 5 ingredients and absolutely no baking. It's everything a cheesecake should be...silky, smooth, light, creamy and decadent!
Prep Time20 mins
Chill time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 315kcal
Author: Jamielyn Nye


  • 8 ounces cream cheese , softened
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice , optional
  • 1 9-inch prepared graham cracker crust

Optional toppings: cherry pie filling, fresh strawberries or raspberries, crushed cookies or candy bars, caramel or chocolate sauce


    • Beat the cream cheese, sugar, vanilla and lemon juice (if desired) for 2-3 minutes or until light and fluffy. 
    • Slowly pour in the heavy cream and beat on medium-high speed for 3 minutes or until thick and creamy. 
    • Spread the cheesecake mixture  into the graham cracker crust. Refrigerate at least 4 hours, or until firm. 
    • Top with your favorite toppings. 


    Want to make your own crust? Click here for my homemade graham cracker crust recipe. 
    For a fun cheesecake variation, try making mini cheesecakes


    Serving: 1slice | Calories: 315kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 61mg | Sodium: 199mg | Potassium: 79mg | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 14.2% | Vitamin C: 0.7% | Calcium: 4.8% | Iron: 3.8%