This No-Bake Cheesecake is made from scratch with a graham cracker crust and cream cheese filling. It’s an easy dessert recipe that will definitely impress!

What’s not to  love about No-Bake Desserts?  They are easy, quick, and  keep your house from overheating!  I was amazed how easy and delicious this no bake cheesecake was.  If you like easy, no bake recipes, you might like these Salted Chocolate Caramel Pretzel Bars or this Almond Coconut Chex Mix.

A slice of No-Bake Cheesecake on a white plate with a fork and berries on the side.

I can say with confidence that this No-bake Cheesecake tastes just as amazing as a regular cheesecake that you’d otherwise spend hours making. It’s absolutely delicious and has the perfect smooth, dense and creamy texture!

No-Bake Cheesecake
What is No-Bake Cheesecake

Though the title, “No-Bake Cheesecake” is self explanatory, you may think it sounds too good to be true and wonder what it really means.  Well, “No-Bake Cheesecake” literally means it is not baked at all.  Both the cheesecake crust and the filling do not require an oven or stovetop!  All you need to make this delicious cheesecake  is 6 ingredients and a refrigerator!

You will notice that I do use a baked graham cracker crust. I’ve think it holds it’s shape better. However, you don’t have to bake it. You can follow the instructions for my graham cracker crust, pack it very tightly into the pan and freeze it for 10-20 minutes while you make the filling.

Overhead photo of a full no-bake cheesecake with a bowl of strawberries on the side.

How to Make No-Bake Cheesecake:
  • Prepare the Crust. Here’s my go-to homemade graham cracker crust recipe, or you can use a store-bought graham cracker crust.
  • Prepare the filling. Beat the cream cheese, and then add the powdered sugar. Next add the vanilla extract and sour cream. Beat the heavy cream in a separate large bowl until stiff peaks, and fold it into the cream cheese mixture.
  • Pour filling in crust. Spread the cheesecake filling evenly into the graham cracker crust.
  • Refrigerate. Cover the cheesecake and refrigerate for at least 4-6 hours or overnight.

Process photos for making no-bake cheesecake including beating cream cheese, adding the remaining ingredients and smoothing into a spring form pan.

Can I freeze No-Bake Cheesecake?

Yes, once the cheesecake has set-up properly in the fridge you can freeze it (or freeze the leftovers). Wrap the cheesecake well in plastic wrap, and then in tinfoil and freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw in the fridge before serving.

No Bake Cheesecake with a graham cracker crust and whipped cream roses piped around the edges.

Consider trying my other No-Bake Dessert Recipes.  Some of my favorites include:

No-Bake-Cheesecake slice on a plate with a fork taken a bite out.

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A slice of No-Bake Cheesecake on a white plate with a fork and berries on the side.
Prep 20 minutes
Refrigerate 12 hours
Total 12 hours 20 minutes
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Graham Cracker Crust:

  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter , melted


  • 3 8 oz packages full-fat cream cheese (full fat) , at room temperature
  • 1 1/3 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup sour cream (full fat)
  • 1 cup heavy cream , cold


Graham Cracker Crust:

  • Mix the crust ingredients together and press firmly into a 8 inch springform pan. Refrigerate while you make the cheesecake filling.

No Bake Cheesecake:

  • Place softened cream cheese in a large bowl and beat with electric mixers until smooth. Add powdered sugar and mix until well combined. Add vanilla extract and sour cream and mix until combined.
  • Pour heavy cream into a separate large bowl and beat well until stiff peaks. Gently fold the whipped cream into the cream cheese mixture until combined.
  • Spread cheesecake mixture evenly into graham cracker crust. Cover and refrigerate at least 12 hours or overnight for best results.


Make Ahead Instructions:
No Bake Cheesecake can be made up 1-2 days in advance. Instructions for freezing no-bake cheesecake are above in the post.


Calories: 361kcalCarbohydrates: 25gProtein: 4gFat: 27gSaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 82mgSodium: 202mgPotassium: 102mgSugar: 17gVitamin A: 945IUVitamin C: 0.2mgCalcium: 70mgIron: 0.5mg

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  1. 5 stars
    Very good recipes made with wholesome ingredients. How do you manage with so many
    Kids? Bless you for sharing!!! I’m an 82 year old grandma and appreciate your young ideas.

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