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Easy No-Bake Cheesecake
Company's coming for dinner? Need a quick decadent dessert? No Bake Cheesecake to the rescue!!

Easy No-Bake Cheesecake

It’s been years since I’ve had this particular no bake cheesecake. I was trying to explain it to my hubby one day and he had no idea what I was talking about. He’s only had the kind of cheesecake that was baked or the fluffy kind with cool whip. I was so excited to introduce him to this baby. Needless to say he loved it and told me to make it again.

Growing up, my grandmother use to make these no-baked cheesecakes for Sunday dinners when she was pressed for time.  She’d usually just crack open a can of cherries or blueberries for the topping and dessert was ready.

Company’s coming for dinner? Need a quick decadent dessert? No Bake Cheesecake to the rescue!!

She eventually starting selling these cheesecakes to make some extra money around the holiday time. They were a huge hit.  Everybody loved them and wanted them for special occasions. If only folks knew how easy they were to make!

It’s hard to believe that this no bake cheesecake comes together with just 4 simple ingredients. It’s rich, creamy, sweet and tart. The perfect end to dinner or when you just need a yummy  pick-me-up after a crazy day at work.

Click here for my homemade Nilla cookie pie crust that goes GREAT with this recipe!

Watch me make this Easy No Bake Cheesecake from start to finish!

4.5 from 17 reviews
Easy No-Bake Cheesecake
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  • 2 (8 oz) packs cream cheese, room temperature
  • 14 oz. sweetened condensed milk
  • ⅓ cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 prepared pie crust (cookie crust)
  • Topping (fresh fruits, canned cherries, etc)
  1. Beat cream cheese and sweetened condensed milk on medium speed until smooth and creamy.
  2. Beat in lemon juice and vanilla extract.
  3. Pour cream cheese mixture into prepared pie crust.
  4. Refrigerate for 3 hours or until firm.
  5. Add topping when ready to serve.
~TIPS~ Use any kind of toppings you'd like (canned cherries or blueberries, fresh fruits, nuts or just enjoy it plain!





  1. I love the cheese cake…. Very easy and quick….and delicious…. I only use one table spoon of lemon juice…. Not too lemony then but with a slight kick… I also use single service jars…. And add graham craker butter mix to the bottom… Sets enough for them and looks great… Suitable for parties

  2. I love the the recipe for the no bake cheesecake simple and very helpful

  3. Love the no bake cheese cake. Was every helpful

  4. I love this recipe! I made it today for Thanksgiving and other god it was so amazing! My boyfriend loved it and so did everyone else. It was so easy I could not believe It.

  5. I am not a fan of baked cheese cake, I love no bake cheese cake and my mother has made them forever, however her recipe is a little different… 16oz cream cheese, 8oz cool whip, and 1c powder sugar, blend and put in a graham cracker pie crust and place in the fridge (I like to leave it overnight to really set) top with fruit. DELICIOUS! Thanks for sharing all your wonderful recipes.

  6. thanks for the recipe because i want to make a treat for my homecoming date and this will be the best cheesecake ever so thanks girl

  7. i just made this hope it comes out good :) cus i put too much vanilla :(

  8. the cheese cake wouldn’t set! idk why but i followed through the process exactly. i have refrigerate it for more than 24 hrs :(((

  9. Thanks for the recipe. It’s so eady to make. My husband says it’s the best cheesecake ever!!!

  10. Thank you for this recipe. I thought I did not eat cheesecake, but now I do. Delicious!!! Been meaning to rate my experience. Thanks!!

  11. i’ve never made a cheesecake before. i’d like to try this. usually people put gelatin in the ingredients. can the cheesecake freeze without the gelatin? hope you can reply my message. tq. :)

  12. Hi! I love all of your video. You made cooking sounds really easy and fun :D. Anyway, can I add oreo into the cheesecake mixture? If yes, do i still need the lemon juice and vanilla? Thank you so much :)

  13. I just finished my cheesecake and its awwesome! I decided to forgo the pie pan and instead put the mixture into separate mason jars with a graham cracker crust at the bottom. They are crazy cute! I couldn’t help but dip into the mix a little (or a lot) and its delicious. Thank you so much for this no bake cheesecake recipe.

  14. I made this for my mom for mother’s day and she LOVED IT!!!!!! I will definitely be making more recipes!!!:D

  15. I made this for Sunday dessert. It was so easy and yet so delicious! I will definitely make this again. Thanks so much for sharing.

  16. My cheesecake came out Delishhh! I didnt like the lemony twang to much. Next time I’ll try without it. Thanks for all your recipes! Im quite the little chef now!

  17. I LOVE THIS RECIPE so easy :) :) :)

  18. This Cheesecake was sooo good! It was one of the easiest things I have ever made and came out so well. This is something that can not be messed up! lol . You make everything look so easy, thank you for that!

    Thank you. Can’t wait to try your other recipes.

  19. I made this yesterday and my boyfriend and I loved it. It was quick and easy, will definitely keep this in my dessert rotation. Thanks Diva!!

  20. I just wanted to let everyone know that I made this. I do not like the taste of lemon, so i decided to leave it out. O-M-G it is delicious. Diva you are a QUEEN! Your intelligence and creativity amazes me! This took me 5 minutes, and cost under $5.00 to make. Everyone loved it. Honey, this is so good, it doesn’t need any fruit on it :-P yum yum yum…

  21. d0es the lemon flavour show too much? i want to make it with blueberry topping

  22. This cheesecake was so good. My husband and sister loved it. Thanks Diva.

  23. Thanks so much i made this sunday n i loved this one i make my no bake a different way but now ima stick with this one thanks again

  24. looks good. I’ve been watching your videos all day. I want to try everything!!!

    For this recipe, could ice cream or marshmallow fluff be added to the mixture or would that ruin it?

  25. Honey Sharon got straight dismissed lol. I can appreciate an opinion, even if it’s a lil dry but disrespect is not called for.

    • I agree. About the disrespect. This is a comment or review of the recipe LADIES not of each other. Lol save that s#@% for facebook or twitter.And on that note, thank u the cheesecake was delicious.

  26. I find your comment to be tacky and without class. Laura may have worked in a restaurant, however, that means nothing to be completely honest. There are tons of people who are chefs and have worked in restaurants, but that doesn’t mean that they have actual talent and can cook. There are so many great home cooks out there that can cook circles around plenty of culinary trained individuals. I find that your attitude is one of a naysayer.

  27. Please sharon go some where with that we don’t need that if that’s the case go watch Laura you did not even had 2 comment on another note thanks Monique i am bout to go ti the store and make this now thanks again :)

  28. Made this the other day. Easy to make and so delicious!

  29. This was soooo yummy!!!!

  30. can i leave out the lemon, or will it not taste right? Love the other ingredients, just never liked lemon cheesecake.

  31. Hey monique,
    I want to do this cheesecake next week.
    But can i replace lemon juice with strawberry yogurt? If yes, then how much will i need?
    Hope you reply this asap, thanks!

  32. This was simply delish Diva you made me Queen of the house again with this one my three lil men think I am the greatest cook ever. I do share you with others but with my boys and my man you are my best kept secret. lol Thanks a lot Diva Monique for being my secret weapon.

  33. Hi Diva I made this last night, popped it in the refrigerator and realized I forgot to add the vanilla. Ugggggh. Didn’t know what to do at that point.

  34. I have to try this with fresh fruit. You are so talented! I can’t keep up with all these wonderful recipes. Thanks for sharing with us……… :-))))

  35. Thanks Diva! Simple and delicious!

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