No Bake Cheesecake
No Bake Cheesecake
5 from 1 vote
This easy no-bake dessert is a creamy and decadent treat perfect for any occasion. With a smooth texture and rich flavor, this cheesecake is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth. Enjoy a taste of vanilla and tangy cream cheese in every bite.
No Bake Cheesecake

No bake cheesecake is a beloved dessert that has been enjoyed for generations. Its creamy, rich texture and decadent flavor make it a favorite among dessert lovers all around the world.

The origins of this delightful treat can be traced back to ancient Greece, where a simple mixture of cheese, honey, and wheat flour was served to athletes at the first Olympic Games. Over time, this basic dessert evolved into the delicious no bake cheesecake we know and love today.

The beauty of no bake cheesecake lies in its simplicity – there’s no need to fuss over a water bath or worry about cracks forming on the surface. This recipe is perfect for novice bakers or anyone looking for a quick and easy dessert to satisfy their sweet tooth.

With just a handful of ingredients and minimal preparation time, you can whip up a delicious no bake cheesecake in no time. Whether you’re hosting a party, celebrating a special occasion, or simply craving something sweet, no bake cheesecake is the perfect dessert to satisfy your cravings.

So why not try your hand at making this delectable treat today? With its rich history, simple preparation, and irresistible taste, no bake cheesecake is sure to become a staple in your dessert rotation.

Ingredients

Digestive Biscuits: These classic biscuits are used as the base for the cheesecake. They add a delicious crunch and a slightly sweet flavor to the dessert.

Butter: Melted butter is mixed with the digestive biscuits to create the crust for the cheesecake. It helps hold everything together and adds richness to the dish.

Cream Cheese: This creamy, tangy cheese is the main ingredient in the filling of the cheesecake. It provides a smooth texture and a rich flavor that pairs perfectly with the other ingredients.

Double Cream: This thick, rich cream is whipped and folded into the cream cheese mixture to create a light and fluffy texture. It adds a luxurious mouthfeel and richness to the cheesecake.

Icing Sugar: Also known as powdered sugar, this sweet ingredient is added to the filling to sweeten it and help stabilize the texture of the cheesecake.

Vanilla Extract: This aromatic extract adds a warm, sweet flavor to the cheesecake. It enhances the overall taste of the dessert and complements the other ingredients perfectly.

Zest of Lemon: The zest of a lemon is added to the filling to provide a bright, citrusy flavor. It adds a refreshing twist to the dessert and balances out the richness of the other ingredients.

Fresh Strawberries: These juicy, sweet berries are used as a topping for the cheesecake. They add a burst of freshness and color to the dessert, as well as a delicious fruity flavor that complements the creamy filling.

Serving Suggestions and Variations

Serving Suggestions:

  • Top the no bake cheesecake with fresh strawberries and lemon zest for a colorful and citrusy flavor combination.
  • Garnish the cheesecake with a dollop of whipped cream and a sprinkle of crumbled digestive biscuits for added texture.
  • Serve the cheesecake alongside a scoop of vanilla ice cream for a creamy and indulgent dessert.
  • Drizzle some strawberry or raspberry coulis over the cheesecake for a fruity and vibrant presentation.
  • Pair the cheesecake with a cup of hot tea or coffee for a delightful afternoon treat.

Variations:

  • Instead of digestive biscuits, use graham crackers or oreo cookies for the crust to add a different flavor profile to the cheesecake.
  • Experiment with different types of fruit such as blueberries, raspberries, or peaches to add variety to the topping.
  • For a twist on the classic recipe, add a tablespoon of cocoa powder to the cream cheese mixture for a chocolatey flavor.
  • Replace the vanilla extract with almond or coconut extract for a unique and tropical tasting cheesecake.
  • To make a vegan version, substitute the cream cheese and double cream with dairy-free alternatives such as coconut yogurt and coconut cream.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a no bake cheesecake?

A no bake cheesecake is a type of cheesecake that does not require baking in the oven. Instead, it is set by chilling in the refrigerator.

What are the main ingredients in a no bake cheesecake?

The main ingredients in a no bake cheesecake typically include cream cheese, sugar, whipped cream, and a graham cracker crust.

How long does a no bake cheesecake need to chill in the refrigerator?

A no bake cheesecake typically needs to chill in the refrigerator for at least 4-6 hours, but overnight is best for best results.

Can I freeze a no bake cheesecake?

Yes, you can freeze a no bake cheesecake for up to 1 month. Just be sure to wrap it tightly in plastic wrap and store it in an airtight container before freezing.

Can I customize my no bake cheesecake with different flavors or toppings?

Yes, you can customize your no bake cheesecake with various flavors such as chocolate, raspberry, or caramel, and top it with fresh fruits, chocolate ganache, or whipped cream.

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No Bake Cheesecake

No Bake Cheesecake

by Nabeela Kauser
This easy no-bake dessert is a creamy and decadent treat perfect for any occasion. With a smooth texture and rich flavor, this cheesecake is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth. Enjoy a taste of vanilla and tangy cream cheese in every bite.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 minutes
Set Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 20 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine Greek
Servings 8 Slices
Calories 543 kcal

Ingredients

  • 250 g Digestive Biscuits crushed
  • 100 g Butter Unsalted, melted
  • 400 g Cream Cheese
  • 200 ml Double Cream
  • 100 g Icing Sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 tsp Lemon Zest
  • 200 g Strawberries sliced, for topping (optional)

Instructions

  • In a bowl, mix the crushed digestive biscuits with melted butter until well combined.
  • Press the biscuit mixture firmly into the base of a 20cm springform cake tin. Chill in the fridge while preparing the filling.
  • In another bowl, beat the cream cheese until smooth.
  • In a separate bowl, whip the double cream until it forms soft peaks.
  • Gradually add the icing sugar to the cream cheese, followed by the vanilla extract and lemon zest, mixing well after each addition.
  • Gently fold the whipped cream into the cream cheese mixture until fully combined.
  • Pour the filling over the chilled biscuit base and smooth the top with a spatula.
  • Cover the tin with cling film and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or until set.
  • Once set, remove the cheesecake from the tin and transfer to a serving plate.
  • Top with sliced strawberries if desired, and serve chilled.

Notes

Make sure the cream cheese and double cream are at room temperature for easier mixing.
You can use any other fresh fruit or berry topping of your choice.
For a variation, you can add a layer of fruit compote or caramel sauce on top of the biscuit base before adding the cheesecake filling.
Nutritional facts:
The provision of nutritional information is done so merely as a courtesy and should not be taken as a guarantee.

Nutrition

Calories: 543kcalCarbohydrates: 42gProtein: 6gFat: 40gSaturated Fat: 23gTrans Fat: 0.4gCholesterol: 106mgSodium: 327mgPotassium: 186mgFibre: 2gSugar: 24gVitamin A: 1357IUVitamin C: 15mgVitamin D: 1µgCalcium: 97mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Cheesecakes, Cooking, Dessert, Food, No Bake, No Bake Desserts, Recipe
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