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No-Bake Strawberry Cheesecake

4.49 from 312 votes
Whip up my simple No-Bake Strawberry Cheesecake – the perfect fresh and creamy recipe sure to satisfy any crowd with elegance and charm.
No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake Recipe - Whip up a delicious Strawberry Cheesecake in Minutes!

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WHAT YOU GET: A fresh, melt-in-your-mouth cheesecake bursting with sweet and fruity strawberry flavor. This decadent No-Bake Strawberry Cheesecake looks and tastes elegant, yet this dessert can be made in just under 20 minutes.

My No-Bake Strawberry Cheesecake is an easy dessert recipe that is the perfect treat for summer and refreshingly delicious for picnics. It’s also one of the best ways to take advantage of strawberries while they are in their peak season! Topped with fresh strawberries and vibrant flowers, this cake makes for an impressive treat.

In Ireland, we eat a lot of cheesecakes like this one. My Mum made many for us growing up, however, she used to melt a tablet of strawberry or lemon jelly and mix it in. Here’s the recipe for my ‘The Easiest No-Bake Lemon Cheesecake’. It’s still to this day one of my favorite desserts, jelly and all.

A no-bake strawberry cheesecake topped with strawberries and edible flowers.

No-Bake Strawberry Cheesecake Inspiration

I saw a gorgeous cheesecake decorated with flowers by ‘Call me Cupcake’ on Pinterest. That’s where I got the inspiration to adorn my beautiful No-Bake Strawberry Cheesecake. I adore Linda Lomelino’s recipes and think you should definitely check out her blog.

Should You Use Gelatin Or Not?

One of the best parts about this No-Bake Strawberry Cheesecake recipe is that it doesn’t contain eggs or gelatin – perfect for vegetarians! However, if you prefer to include gelatin, the biggest difference is that your cheesecake will firm up faster and make it easier to slice.

Though this recipe works without gelatin, there are many kinds of gelatin to choose from to set and firm your No-Bake Strawberry Cheesecake. Check out my ‘How To Work With Gelatin’ page to find out what’s the difference between gelatin and agar agar or gelatin powder versus gelatin sheets. I also have some helpful tips on how to bloom gelatin and provide vegan substitutes for all my Bold Bakers!

Tools You Need To Make No-Bake Strawberry Cheesecake:

  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Food processor or blender
  • 9-inch springform pan (Gemma-approved!)
  • Plastic wrap
  • Mixing bowls
  • Stand mixer, hand mixer, or whisk
  • Optional: resealable plastic bag, rolling pin, and fork

A close up of the toppings on my no-bake strawberry cheesecake recipe.

No-Bake Strawberry Cheesecake Toppings 

By simply decorating your dessert, you can take it to a whole other level. I used strawberries and lavender, but here are some other flavors you can try:

  • Raspberries
  • Blueberries
  • Blackberries
  • Lemons
  • Rose
  • Honeysuckle

Gemma’s Pro Chef Tips For Making The Best No-Bake Strawberry Cheesecake:

  • No food processor? No worries! Place biscuits or graham crackers into a gallon-sized resealable plastic bag. Crush the biscuits with your hands or with a rolling pin until they become fine crumbs. For the cheesecake filling, mash the strawberries with a fork in a mixing bowl and combine them with other ingredients.
  • Heavy cream vs. whipping cream: For this recipe, whipping cream provides a better, lighter texture perfect for a pillowy and creamy strawberry cheesecake.
  • Out of whipping cream but have regular milk? Try out my ‘Turn Milk Into Whipping Cream’ recipe as a substitute.
  • If you want to try a vegan and dairy-free substitute for whipping cream, try whipping coconut milk instead.
  • For extra sweetness and to enhance the strawberry flavor, use strawberry-flavored Jell-O instead of gelatin.
  • Wrap the bottom piece of your springform pan with parchment paper or tin foil, then assemble the pan. Wrap the outside of the pan with tinfoil to further prevent leakage.
  • Prepare this cheesecake up to 3 days in advance for convenient storage and readiness for that summer picnic or party.

A top-down view of strawberry cheesecake.

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No-Bake Strawberry Cheesecake Recipe

4.49 from 312 votes
You're a few minutes away from the perfect party dish - my no-bake strawberry cheesecake recipe is bursting with fresh strawberries and elegant charm. 
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 12 servings
Prep Time 20 mins
Total Time 20 mins
You're a few minutes away from the perfect party dish - my no-bake strawberry cheesecake recipe is bursting with fresh strawberries and elegant charm. 
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 cups (9oz/255g) plain biscuits (graham crackers or digestive biscuits)
  • 3/4 cup (6oz/170g) butter (melted)
  • 3 cups (15oz/426g) strawberries (hulled)
  • Cup (2 ½ oz/71g) sugar
  • 1 ½ cup (12oz/340ml) whipping cream
  • 3 cups (24oz/675g) cream cheese
  • Extra strawberries, lavender, or any edible flowers you like for decoration
  • gelatin to set your cheesecake (see notes)

Instructions

  • Blend the biscuits in a food processor until fine crumbs are ground. Combine crumbs with melted butter. Cover the bottom of a 9-inch springform with the mixture and put it in the fridge while preparing the filling.
  • Puree the strawberries and sugar in the food processor or blender.
  • Add in the cream cheese and blend until smooth.
  • Pour in the cream and continue blending until your mix has thickened up well.
  • Pour batter over the prepared crust, cover with plastic wrap, and fridge overnight. (because the cheesecake does not contain gelatin it’s best left overnight to set and firm up)
  • Store the cheesecake for up to 3 days in the fridge. It also freezes well. Decorate with more lovely things on top to create an impressive dessert.

Recipe Notes

notes:  Take two sheets of gelatin, or two teaspoons of gelatin or agar agar. Sponge the gelatin according to the pack, in a little cold water. When it is softened drain off the water. Then, if you have a microwave pop the gelatin in for about 10 secs, or until the gelatin has turned to liquid. Then, take a few tablespoons of the cream, warm it and combine with the gelatin. Start whipping up the cheesecake mixture, and as it is forming add the gel/cream mix. Then straight into the pan.
WW SmartPoints: 19
WW PointsPlus: 13
Nutrition Facts
No-Bake Strawberry Cheesecake Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 468 Calories from Fat 333
% Daily Value*
Fat 37g57%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 106mg35%
Sodium 297mg13%
Carbohydrates 32g11%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 16g18%
Protein 5g10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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RookieBaker
RookieBaker
2 years ago

Recipe is not correct. The video says it’s vegan but then on the recipe at the bottom it says I have to add gelatin. Also, on the video it says to add cream but on the recipe at the bottom it says to add whipping cream… everything is so confusing for a beginner…
I tried it according to recipes at the bottom but it taste slightly salty

Wendy
Wendy
2 years ago

Made this no bake cheesecake yesterday around 3 and it is still giggley. Anyone else have this issue? This is first recipe I am very disappointed it? What did I do wrong? To many strawberries? Can I freeze it?

No
No
2 years ago

Followed the recipe to dot, had to leave it in the fridge for two extra days and still didn’t freeze. Just a liquid moose. I don’t know what went wrong

Maria Fairview
Maria Fairview
2 years ago

First ever attempted cheesecake and it turned out AMAZING!!
Thanks a million Gemma!!😁

abigail alba
abigail alba
2 years ago

Enjoying the new website!! 😍😍😍

Anomak
Anomak
8 months ago

I have made a delicious no-bake cheesecake following your recipe but used blackberries and blueberries instead of strawberries.

NAMRATA PATEL
NAMRATA PATEL
2 years ago

Can we make.this without gelatin?

Kris
Kris
3 days ago

I made this cheesecake a few times now. It’s very delicious, however I use less butter than the recipe says and it always turns out perfect. I use 300g of digestive biscuits and 100g of melted butter. I also find that it is impossible to make it without gelatine and two teaspoons is not enough to set so much liquid. I have to use two sachets otherwise it’s quite wobbly and can’t stay out of the fridge for long.

Chantelle Hollister
Chantelle Hollister
3 days ago

Hi.
I don’t know what you mean by “sponge the gelatin” also how would you drain it off? A regular sieve or cheesecloth?
Thx

Waheefa
Waheefa
1 month ago

So I mixed all the ingredients as instructed and did everything right, except my batter was runny like literal water. I added agar agar too but it was still runny. I kept it refrigerated for 2 hours and checked, still runny so I knew it would be a waste of all ingredients. Therfore I did something dumb and mixed a bit of warm cream with set agar agar and added that to the refrigerated batter, making sure not to touch the crust. Needless to say, that didn’t work out, there were prices of set cream floating in the batter. I… Read more »

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