No-Bake Cheesecake

No-Bake cheesecake

This Cheesecake is almost a miracle. From the top to the bottom it’s all no-bake.  It’s so easy that you can whip it up in the morning and serve it for dinner with very little effort.  The traditional cheesecake is delicious, but can be labor intensive and then fooling with that water bath can be intimidating for some of us.  Try this simple no-bake cheesecake and you will be pleasantly surprised with the results.


This is another Everyday Food recipe from Sara Carey that is a no-bake wonder.


No-Bake Cheesecake from Everyday Food July/August 2013

Yield: 10 servings


  • 15 graham cracker ( 8 ounces) or 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 stick butter, melted
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2    8 – ounce packages cream cheese
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt (full-fat)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 cup heavy cream whipped
  • 2 cups fresh berries


  1. In a food processor pulse graham crackers until finely ground.  You will have about 2 cups.
  2. Add butter to the crumbs, 2 tablespoons granulated sugar, and salt.  Pulse until combined.
  3. Press evenly onto the bottom and 1 inch up the sides of a 9-inch springform pan.
  4. In a large bowl using an electric mixer beat cream cheese until fluffy about 3 minutes.
  5. Add 3/4 cup powdered sugar, 1 cup Greek yogurt, 2 teaspoon vanilla, and a pinch of salt.  Beat until smooth.
  6. Fold in the cream that has been whipped.
  7. Pour cream cheese mixture into the crust and smooth top.
  8. Cover and refrigerate until firm, at least 8 hours or overnight.
  9. Combine berries and remaining 1 tablespoon of granulated sugar.  Let stand 15 minutes.
  10. Run a knife around edge of cake and release side to remove from pan.
  11. Top with berries and juices.


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50 responses to “No-Bake Cheesecake

  1. vincent

    its easy to whip up in the morning and serve for dinner

  2. Madeline Kimberly

    I’ve never used a food processor, but know that I know what it is, I’m definitely going to have to start using one.

  3. eva

    make sure the cream is fluffy before adding it to the pan.

  4. kiera lee

    I never heard of a cheesecake that you didnt need to bake.

  5. Taylor

    I learned that you should run a knife around the edge of the cake and release the sides to remove the cake from the pan.

  6. roderick 2nd

    it takes little effort to make and very esay to eat

  7. Elizabeth 2nd period

    You have to cool for at least 8 hours or overnight

  8. gwen 2nd

    from the past, i feel like i had to bake cheesecake. i didnt think there was a no bake cheesecake

  9. dennis

    i dont realy know how to fold in th cream. we did it last year i just dont remember.

  10. katie 2nd period

    I learned when you make the crust you have to add butter to the crumbs.

  11. tia 2nd pd.

    let it stand for 8 hours overnight till its firm.

  12. Anthony 3rd period

    It has to be refrigerated for 8 hours overnight.

  13. Jade Biangasso

    when you’re beating the cream cheese don’t stop until it’s fluffy.

  14. Alexyis 3rd

    Easy to make in the morning, NO BAKE!! turn up.

  15. Mikayla 4

    run knife around pan befor cutting it

  16. macey 3rd p

    no bake cheesecake takes very little effort.

  17. Sheyla 3rd period

    I learned that you use greek yogrut.

  18. Alana 2nd period

    To remove a cake from pan run a knife around edge of cake and release side.

  19. Skyler Wilson 3rd

    I never knew to put powdered sugar in a cheesecake.

  20. mimi 3rd

    i would of use crisco insted of normal stick butter, melted. thanks!

  21. imani 3rd

    i didnt know it was harder to make bake cheesecake then non-bake cheesecake

  22. I learned what food prcessor was and how to use it.

  23. Cameron 4th period

    I did not know that there was a cheescake that didnt have to be baked.

  24. Rachel 4th pd.

    I learned that when you make this you have to fold the ingriedients in instead of mixing

  25. Peter 4th

    Run a knife around edge of cake and release side to remove from pan.

  26. Janie 4th pd

    Use a food processor to pulse the graham crackers.

  27. candace 3rd

    you refrigerate it to let it firm

  28. peyton 4th

    a food processor can be used to ground graham crackers

  29. brielle 4th period

    • It doesn’t take a lot of effort to make.

  30. Evan 4th

    I never knew that you could use crackers to make a pie crust.

  31. michael 4th period

    i learned you dont have to cook cheese cake

  32. monique 4th period

    i learned tat the top of the cake is all no -bake

  33. Tyree

    Use a knife to make sure the edges don’t stick

  34. Sara 4th period

    I had no clue there was a cheesecake that you didnt need to bake

  35. taylor 4th

    i learned that greek yogurt can be used in cheese cake. i had no idea i hate yogurt and love cheese cake.

  36. zoey 4th

    cheesecake has to be left to firm up for at least 8 hours

  37. Madison

    I learned that all you need to make your own pie crust is gram crackers, some butter and sugar, and a little salt.

  38. Sara 4th period

    I did not know there was a cheesecake that you didnt need to bake

  39. Dejai 4th period

    i learned that you can pulse the graham cracker crumbs in a food processor to make a crust

  40. sederia 4th

    I learned you don’t have to bake a cheesecake, you can just leave it in the fridge for 8 hours.

  41. Derrell Mims

    I didn’t know the traditional cheesecake was so labor intensive.

  42. emily ♥ 4th

    You don’t have to bake the Cheesecake.

  43. Amber

    I learned that you can run a knife around the edge of cake to remove it from the pan.

  44. lilly 4th period

    pour cream cheese mixture into the crust and smooth the top

  45. Bryana 4rd

    It’s easier to break the graham crackers in the food processor than by hand.

  46. brielle 4th period

    I learned in the process of making the crust, that you should add butter to the crumbs

  47. Gabi 4th

    I learned that cheesecake is really easy to make.

  48. Tabitha 1st period

    You don’t have to bake this cheesecake. You have to add butter to the crumbs

  49. greek yogurt is a primo ingredient, but i’ve never used it in a cheesecake! i love the no-bake style, especially in the heat of august and september. 🙂

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