Beat the heat with this No-Bake Berry Cheesecake

Hot summer days call for cool no-oven-needed treats. My family and I like nothing better than fresh fruit desserts at this time of year, add that to a craving for cheesecake and you get pure bliss.

This delicious cheesecake whips up fast and is much lighter tasting than its baked counterpart.

Whip it up and you’ll get smiles and joy filled eyes from your family when they take their first bites (:

no bake cheesecake

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No-Bake Berry Cheesecake Recipe
 
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Quick no bake cheesecake that gets you out of the kitchen fast.
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 8 Honey-Maid cinnamon graham crackers, crushed
  • 6 Tbs real butter, softened
  • 2 - 8oz. pkg Philadelphia cream cheese, softened
  • ½ c sugar
  • ½ tsp lemon juice
  • 1 Tbs pure vanilla extract
  • 8 oz carton Cool Whip topping, thawed
  • 1½ c fresh sliced strawberries
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
Instructions
  1. In small bowl, with fork, combine softened butter and crackers until well blended and clumpy.
  2. Press graham cracker mixture into bottom of 8 or 9 inch spring form pan, slightly sloping up sides to form rim.
  3. Beat cream cheese, sugar, lemon juice and vanilla extract in bowl of electric mixer until light and fluffy, about 3 - 5 minutes, scraping down sides twice.
  4. Gently fold in thawed Cool Whip until thoroughly combined.
  5. Spread cream cheese mixture over top of prepared crust.
  6. Cover and chill three hours or overnight.
  7. Just before serving, remove sides of spring form pan, and top cheesecake with strawberries and blueberries.
Notes

*Use the bottom of your measuring cup to press your crust into the pan!
*Try substituting fresh sliced peaches for the berries, delicious!
adapted from http://www.mccormick.com/Recipes/Desserts/No-Bake-Vanilla-Cheesecake.aspx

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Comments

  1. 1

    MMM this looks delish!

  2. 2

    This looks so good! I LOVE cheesecake and berries, I especially love not turning on the oven when it’s hot! Thanks for the recipe.

  3. 3
    Dentist West Hollywood says:

    Oh my god, that is going to be dangerous for my sweet tooth! I’ve never tried making cheesecake that doesn’t require any baking before, is this just as good?

    Lana

  4. 5

    I’m personally not a big fan of Cool Whip — I find it tastes artificial. I might try it with whipping cream instead – yum!

    • 6

      I used cool whip for the sake of being lazy, I think that whipping cream or dream whip would work perfectly and more than likely taste even better!

  5. 7
    Dentist West Hollywood says:

    This looks mouth watering! I’m hosting dinner for my boyfriends family next weekend and I think they’ll love this for dessert!

  6. 8
    Nutritionist Manchester says:

    I’ve not come across cool whip before (I’m in uk), but I’m definately going to try with whipped cream as Kelly suggests. It just looks too good not to!

  7. 9
    buy-recipes.com. says:

    I really enjoy preparing these wonderful recipes for my family

  8. 10

    Hi,

    Good recipe and the photos are great, getting food to look that good is never easy with a camera.

    All the best

    MPW

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  9. 11

    Another use for my beloved cheese…

    Who says cheese always has to be savoury.

    Nice photos btw.

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