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No-Bake Cheesecake

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This easy no-bake cheesecake is light and dreamy and really easy to make, you don’t even need an oven. A little slice of heaven!

No Bake Cheesecake
No-Bake Cheesecake

Now and then I get a craving for sweets, and when I do I love making this easy no-bake cheesecake! Adding a teaspoon of lemon juice is essential to enhance the flavors, so don’t skip this! More no-bake desserts you might like are Peanut Butter Pie, Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake, and these Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls.

No Bake Cheesecake

Need a dessert in a hurry? Grab a pre-made graham cracker crust (or make your own from scratch graham cracker crust), some cream cheese, whipped topping and whip up this easy dessert!

I first shared this in 2009 and it’s funny, I update my website’s Weight Watcher Points every time they change their plan which is about every 2 years. What I have noticed, with each plan they change the points for dessert always goes up. This cheesecake has evolved, along with me and WW. I rarely eat sugar, and since making this I now swap sugar for monk fruit. I also love Tru Whip, and they recently came out with a sugar free whipped topping that is sweetened with monk fruit. All that being said, feel free to use sugar if you wish, and make it to your taste. This is a great base!

No Bake Cheesecake with berries

No-Bake Cheesecake

5 from 5 votes
This no bake cheesecake is light and dreamy and really easy to make, you don't even need an oven. A little slice of heaven!
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
No Bake Cheesecake
Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Chill Time: 3 hrs
Total: 3 hrs 20 mins
Yield: 8 servings
Serving Size: 1 /10th


  • 8 oz sugar free whipped topping I like Tru-Whip Keto
  • 8 oz 1/3 less fat Philadelphia Cream Cheese
  • 9 inch reduced fat Graham Cracker Crust
  • 1/4 cup monk fruit sweetener blend or sugar
  • 1 tsp lemon juice


  • In a large bowl, whip cream cheese, lemon and monk fruit/sugar for a few minutes until fluffy.
    whipped cream cheese and whipped cream
  • Add whipped topping and whip until smooth.
  • Spoon mixture into pie crust and chill for a few hours, until firm.
    No Bake Cheesecake with stor bought crust

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Serving: 1 /10th, Calories: 181 kcal, Carbohydrates: 23 g, Protein: 3 g, Fat: 12 g, Saturated Fat: 9 g, Cholesterol: 14.5 mg, Sodium: 168 mg, Fiber: 1 g, Sugar: 6.5 g


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156 comments on “No-Bake Cheesecake”

  1. Absolutely yummy & easy!  Made this for Mother’s Day as a treat for my husband & I.  Used 2 teaspoons of Truvia, regular cool whip & a teaspoon of Mexican vanilla extract.  Made it in individual 8 oz. plastic cups.  Using crushed Nilla wafers as first layer.  Before serving, toped the cups with 1 teaspoon of cherry pie filling and adorned it with a few mint leaves.   Thank you for posting this wonderful recipe.  Next I will be trying your No Bake Pumpkin Cheese cake! 

  2. I made this for Thanksgiving. When my daughter took the 1st bite. My daughter started screaming “mama, mama”, I thought something was wrong, she said what did you do to this cheesecake, it’s DELICIOUS!!!
    When I decided to make cheesecake, I had already done my shopping & I didn’t have the Tru Whip so I used creamy cool whip. It was the first dessert plate that was emptied.

  3. This is a delightfully simple recipe and my family really enjoyed it. I followed the recipe as it’s written, however, the taste of lemon was very minimal. I love lemon cheesecake (especially no-bake) but I like a bit of tartness in the taste. I added another teaspoon of lemon juice before whipping in the whipped topping, but there still isn’t enough lemon to my liking.  I’ll definitely make this recipe again, but I might try lemon extract instead of juice next time. 

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    Maggie Bernabe

    Just want to say, I’ve been make this recipe of yours for 6 years, and I love it !!! Sometimes I buy the individual size crust, it’s just the right size. I’ve had many cheesecakes over the years and this is by far my favorite. Thank you ☺????

  5. I’M so sad, the flavor is delicious, but the consistency barely firmed up. Why would that happen?? I used Cool Whip, low fat cream cheese, 1/4 cup sugar, tsp lemon juice……whete did I screw up??? If I add non flavored gelatin next time, do I dilute it with boiling water??? I’M afraid to add ANY MORE liquid….HELP!!!!!

  6. My daughter made this for home ec class. It was amazing!!! We make it all the time now. Yes it's addictive. So fast to go with any meal like today I made tamales didn't even think about a dessert so this was perfect!!!

  7. ive made this and its friggin delicious! If only it was 1 point a piece instead of 5 or 6 so I could eat the whole cake!! 😉