When it comes to desserts, cheesecake is on top of the list. However, it can be a daunting task to make one, especially if you are baking it. And it could be truly disappointing if it doesn’t go well because it’s either you were not able to follow the right ratio of ingredients or you over-baked it. But worry no more. You no longer have to stress yourself out baking cheesecake because I am going to provide you with the recipe for the best no-bake, super delicious cheesecake.
What About the Crust?
Like what we have said, this recipe literally does not involve baking at all – even the crust! The only time that you will need heat is when you melt the butter, and that’s it!
So, what makes the crust? Graham crackers! That’s right. The crust should harden while your filling sets. That should take place while you are making the cheesecake itself. You don’t even need to freeze the crust.
Does the Cheesecake Need to be Refrigerated?
Once you filled the crust with the filling, it is essential that you refrigerate it so the cheesecake will set. Otherwise, it will fall apart when you slice it later on. You can chill it for about 4 to 5 hours. But if you have the luxury of time, leaving the cheesecake in the fridge longer will make it better.
No-bake cheesecake is another dessert obsession. It’s as good as the classic recipe!
a sleeve of graham crackers (crushed)
5 tablespoons of butter (melted)
1/4 cup sugar (granulated)
a pinch of salt
2 blocks of cream cheese
1 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup sour cream
1 cup sugar (powdered)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon lemon juice
a pinch of salt
- Mix crushed graham crackers with melted butter sugar and salt in a large bowl. Press into the bottom and sides of an 8-inch springform pan. Set aside.
- In a separate bowl, beat heavy cream for about five minutes.
- Combine cream cheese and sour cream using another bowl and beat until smooth. Add lemon juice, vanilla extract, sugar, and salt. Combine the heavy cream and cream cheese mixture and pour over the crust.
- Use an offset spatula to make the top smooth.
- Refrigerate for at least 4 hours
Make sure that the cheesecake sets properly before serving so it can be sliced and served nicely.
- Category: Cake
There you have it. So as you can see, this recipe is exactly what the name suggests, NO-BAKE! It’s as good as the original recipe that involves baking. You can even freeze your cheesecake if you are unable to finish it in just a day or two.
This delicious no-bake cheesecake makes a delightful dessert. It’s a perfect way to eliminate the complicated steps of baking. It gives you the option to easily enjoy cheesecake if your oven is being used at the moment, you don’t have the time to bake, or you simply don’t want to bake. 🙂
Add this to your collection of dessert recipes so you can surprise your family.