No-Bake Cheesecake


No-Bake Cheesecake is a creamy and delicious cheesecake that does not require an oven! Serve each slice with strawberries or chocolate sauce for one incredible dessert. 

No-Bake Cheesecake is a creamy and delicious cheesecake that does not require an oven. Life-in-the-Lofthouse.comWhen it comes to desserts its cheesecake that’s my weakness. I love the stuff. ♥ I’ll take it any way I can get it, especially when it’s a no-bake no-fail recipe like this one I’m sharing today!

This lovely No-Bake Cheesecake comes together with only five ingredients. The only hard part is waiting for it to set, but I promise it’s worth the wait. It is so delicious and creamy. 😀

The texture of this cheesecake is a little creamier than most cheesecakes. It is truly heavenly! Slice up some strawberries to serve on top or bring on the chocolate sauce and caramel. Either way, it will be a hit with all cheesecake fans!

No-Bake Cheesecake is a creamy and delicious cheesecake that does not require an oven.


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No-Bake Cheesecake

A creamy dreamy cheesecake recipe with no oven required!
Prep Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours
Servings 6
Author Holly


  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream whipped to stiff peaks (*important it is whipped!)
  • 1/2 Tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 10-inch prepared graham cracker crust


  • In a large bowl, with an electric hand-mixer, beat together cream cheese and powdered sugar until combined. Slowly beat in whipped cream and vanilla extract until smooth and combined. Pour mixture into prepared graham cracker crust.
  • Refrigerate cheesecake for 3 hours or until set. ( I like to refrigerate mine overnight)
  • Serve as is, or with any toppings you like! (Sliced strawberries, chocolate sauce, caramel sauce, etc.)


(You can replace the whipped cream for 1 tub of cool whip, thawed)




No-Bake Cheesecake is a creamy and delicious cheesecake that does not require an oven.


No-Bake Cheesecake is a creamy and delicious cheesecake that does not require an oven.



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  1. I’m crazy about cheesecake..this sounds divine. So you add the whipped cream right from the carton..without whipping it first? What a breeze to make…we’ll surely be enjoying it soon.

    1. Shoot. Not sure what happened. I don’t see how it could be a runny mess because the mixture is pretty thick even before you refrigerate it. Maybe you added too much cream?

      1. Did you just add the ‘whipped’ direction to the recipe? I see someone asked a question about it. I read her question last night before I posted and whipped wasn’t in the directions. 🙂
        That would be why it didn’t set.
        Oh well.

        1. The first time I made this I made it by adding in just the whipping cream, unwhipped (and it was still pretty thick) I let it sit in my fridge overnight and it was perfect.
          The second time I whipped the cream and it was set within 2 hours. So either way works fine. Whipping the cream helps it set faster 🙂

          1. I’m going to blame it on altitude.
            Mine is still runny and it’s been in the fridge for 19 hours.
            Thanks for the info! I will be trying again with the cream whipped!

  2. Hi can’t wait to try this but do you know the nearest thing to Grahams Crackers I live in the UK thank you in advance

  3. Alternative for the base use 150g digestive biscuits crushed and mixed with 50g of melted butter. For a chocolate version used chocolate digestives and add 200g of melted dark chocolate to the cheesecake mix.

  4. I hate to give a review of something that we didn’t like, but, as a cook and reader of recipes and reviews, I always appreciate input from all sides. This went together very easily and looked beautiful, but as I suspected when reading the recipe, it really is pretty bland. It is missing that ‘real’ cheesecake flavor, so I felt as though I was eating a lot of calories without the reward. Kind of like eating whipped cream without the sugar and vanilla. Hubby ate it topped with strawberries then another piece topped with chocolate syrup (which he said he liked the best). So there ya go. My opinion !

  5. Made this for our Sunday dessert yesterday. It was so delicious. I did not whip the cream just poured it straight in the mixture. It worked beautifully Thanks for another teriffic recipe Holly!

  6. Oh shoot, I didn’t whip the cream first… and I only let it set for 3 hours and it turned out runny. I will try this recipe again but first whip the cream and then let set overnight… my family and I still loved it runny and all! My kids said it was the best desert they’ve ever had! Thanks Holly… your website is my main site to go to for new family favorite recipes!! 😉

    1. Hi Jen! When I made mine without whipping the cream I let it set overnight, and we ate it later the next day. So it had a good 23 hrs to set.. When you whip the cream it should set fine within a few hours 🙂
      I’m so happy you’re a fan of my blog! Thank you for your kind comment. 🙂

  7. So easy! I added a bit of lemon zest , used 1/2 amount of sugar and used cream straight from carton. I layered in wine glasses with snicerdoodle crumbs and blueberries….so good and ready to eat in an hour.

  8. Thank you for posting such an amazing recipe. And the best part is cake baked without using an oven. Cheesecakes have always been my favorite with lots of cheese toppings or hazelnuts, I am a cheesecake freak I love eating cakes and baking cakes. But do not get time to bake due to my busy work schedule. Once my friend recommended me a site where they serve us with amazing desserts with low sugar. This posted recipe here is amazing will try it very soon.

  9. Just made this and followed the directions exactly. My friends should be happy I care about them or I’d have eaten the entire bowl of filling by myself! Serving it in an Oreo pie crust with macerated raspberries!

  10. I just wanted to let you know I have made this cheesecake a few times since I first discovered your recipe in April and I will never make any other cheesecake ever again. Everyone loves it, even people who don’t like sweets and cheesecake, and it’s so easy to switch up the flavours used. Thank you for sharing this!

  11. Just made this w/o whipped the cream first. Ouch, We will see. Used pue crust I steD, baked of course.

  12. 5 stars
    I havent made cheese cake in years. I saw this recipe and it looked easy. So i made it following the directions, i didnt chaNge a thing.

    I must say that this cheese cake was delicious and everyone enjoyed it. This recipe iS a keeper! Thank you!

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