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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!

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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. can you do this cheese cake with out the lemon juice?

    • Hey, Emily!

      I’m making it right now without the lemon juice and so far, it tastes good. I also be adding yellow cake mix from another one of DCC’s recipes. =)

  2. 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

  3. Diva, you hit it out of the park with this recipe! I LOVE cheesecake, but baking it from scratch is such a hassle. And (until today) I never cared for the no bake version b/c I assumed they all pretty much tasted like Jello’s no bake cheesecake. But I came across your version….and it absolutely blew me away! It’s SOOOO yummy that even my super picky bf devoured it, lol. Thanks for this incredible cheesecake and now that I know about your blog, I’m looking forward to trying more of your recipes

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

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

  6. Well thank you, Monique, Ms. Diva! I looked for a recipe for a no bake cheesecake that does not use Cool Whip (which I think is made of all chemicals). This is so quick and delicious, and we know exactly what’s in it!

    Love your videos too. You can a delightful way of explaining how to follow a recipe.

  7. hi Diva :) i just realize my problem. i only use 8oz. of cream cheese hehe. i didn’t recognise that this recipe called for 2 x 8oz. of cream cheese. sorry for my mistake. it also explain why mine taste soooooo lemony :)
    i’ll try this recipe soon ;)

  8. hi Diva, today i make this recipe with my friend. but after 5 hours refrigerating, it won’t set. i follow this recipe EXACTLY and the other thing is its too lemony :( any advice?? thanks a lot :D

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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

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

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

    • Its because you have to beat it on high until its creamy and puffy. I had the exact same problem, n I took it to a potluck, embarrassing! But I kept making it and beat it on medium at the begging than when I had added all of the ingredients I beat it on high for about 3 min or until is really creamy and puffy and let it chill for 2-3 hours

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

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

  16. 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. :)

  17. 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 :)

  18. 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.

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

  20. 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.

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