Can I Make "No-Bake Cheesecake"?
Updated: Aug 24, 2020
This No-Bake Cheesecake recipe on Pinterest from fruitstips.com looked good and it appealed to me because it only had 4 ingredients (which I had around) and it said it only takes 5 minutes.
July 30 is Cheesecake Day.
"Cheesecake Day is one of the creamiest days of the year. It’s a day to indulge in the decadence of this dessert, and sample some of the tastiest flavors. From the humble plain baked to the tangy key lime or maybe a chocolate one would hit the spot. Whatever grabs your sweet tooth we are sure that today is the day for some cheesecake."
For some other cheesecake ideas, check out these posts:
No-Bake Cheesecake truffles (using Jell-O mix) and Cookie Dough Cheesecake -- a cheesecake with cookie dough instead of traditional crust.
I just made a half batch and I made them into mini cheeesecake cups using a muffin pan.
What I used:
- 4 oz. cream cheese
- ~1/2 container of Cool Whip
- 1/2 container of condensed milk
- 1/2 lemon (for lemon juice)
- Graham cracker crumbs and butter to form crust (leftover from No-Bake cheesecake box), but they are sold separately too. Not shown.
You can just make the filling and just use paper cupcake cups without crust also to make mini cupcake size cheesecakes.
In her post, she notes that it's important to soften the cream cheese, so that the filling is smooth and creamy. She recommends leaving the cream cheese out for a couple hours at room temp. I understood that it's important for the cream cheese to be soft, but I didn't feel like waiting around for a couple hours...
Tip: DO NOT soften cream cheese in the foil packaging with the cardboard packaging in the microwave! Haha! :) FIRE! It's true what they say about metal in the microwave especially with paper.
It does work to soften the cream cheese in a bowl or plate (without packaging) at 10-second intervals.
I looked in the microwave and there was a small fire. Haha! :) I threw some water on it and then it was fine.
The cream cheese was very soft, but not warm. Then I just mixed it all together with an electric mixer for 1 or 2 minutes.
I filled my little cupcake cups. The half-recipe would have made 6 easily, but the amount of crumbs I had poured out to make the crusts was only enough for 5 cupcake cups.
Then I put it in the fridge. It says ~90 minutes, but I just left them in there overnight.
RESULT: Success! :)
We are good at this! It is so good! So smooth and creamy! And it's very easy to make!
Check out the PB& J swirl post to learn how I made the decoration on 3 of them. It's quick and easy and looks fancy. I added it in before I put them in the fridge.
Give it a try! We are good at this!