5 from 2 votes
A slice of No-Bake Cheesecake on a white plate with a fork and berries on the side.
No-Bake Cheesecake
Prep Time
20 mins
8 hrs
Total Time
20 mins

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!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12
Calories: 361 kcal
Author: Lauren Allen
  • 1 graham cracker crust *
  • 16 ounces cream cheese (full fat), room temperature but not warm
  • 1 1/3 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup sour cream (full fat)
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream , cold
  1. Place cream cheese in a large bowl and beat with electric mixers until smooth. Add powdered sugar and mix until well combined.

  2. Add vanilla extract and sour cream and mix.  

  3. Pour heavy cream into a separate large bowl and beat well until stiff peaks.

  4. Gently fold the whipped cream into the cream cheese mixture until combined.

  5. Spread cheesecake mixture evenly into graham cracker crust.

  6. Cover and refrigerate at least 4-6 hours or overnight.

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Recipe Notes

*I use a baked graham cracker crust for this recipe (I 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 with the back of a measuring cup and freeze it for 10-20 minutes while you make the filling.

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.

Nutrition Facts
No-Bake Cheesecake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 361 Calories from Fat 243
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 27g 42%
Saturated Fat 14g 70%
Cholesterol 82mg 27%
Sodium 202mg 8%
Potassium 102mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 25g 8%
Sugars 17g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 18.9%
Vitamin C 0.2%
Calcium 7%
Iron 2.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.