No-Bake Cheesecake

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No-Bake Cheesecake

Pretty much everyone loves cheesecake. Its rich flavor and velvety smoothness is probably only bested by a great crème brûlée. The problem with cheesecake, and coincidentally crème brûlée, is the difficulty found when trying to make one. The oven has to be the perfect temperature and the humidity has to be just right or else you end up with a dry, cracked and ugly cheesecake.

It might all taste the same but it sure won’t look all that appetizing! Baking the cheesecake in a water bath can help but it isn’t a sure-fire solution. Once out of the oven you have to wait overnight for it to cool before you can give it a taste.

You know what the solution is? A no bake cheesecake! This recipe comes from the great Allrecipes.com, requires just five ingredients and can be ready to share with you and yours in a short two hours!

No-Bake Strawberry Cheesecake

  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 1 (12 ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 1 (9 inch) prepared graham cracker crust
  • 1/2 pint sliced fresh Florida strawberries

Beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Fold in whipped topping. Spoon mixture into graham crumb crust. Refrigerate for 2 hours. Once the cheesecake has set, garnish with sliced strawberries and serve. For even more strawberry flavor, try adding our strawberry syrup to the top of the cheesecake while it chills in the refrigerator.

Don’t forget this recipe in the summer months when you don’t want to heat up your kitchen. In that case, substitute the sliced fresh Florida strawberries with thawed and macerated Florida strawberries for that familiar Florida taste!

If you want a richer cheesecake, add 1 tbsp pure vanilla, double the cream cheese and add a dollop of sour cream.

By | 2016-10-19T11:03:39+00:00 December 7th, 2012|Desserts, Featured Post, Recipes|16 Comments

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Sue Harrell, known affectionately as Strawberry Sue, is FSGA’s director of marketing, seasoned strawberry grower and the voice of the blog. We invite you to visit often. Sue will keep you informed and inspired. You’ll find helpful strawberry-related links, year-round news from the fields, special events and easy to prepare strawberry dishes.
13 comments
CassieShawnBell
CassieShawnBell

Do you mean powdered sugar when you say white sugar?

goomeelee
goomeelee

I'm really disappointed in how my cake turned out :(. The only thing I did differently was make the graham cracker crust instead of buying an already prepared one. My main issue was that the filling had a slightly thicker consistency than regular whip cream and also tasted like regular whip cream (cream cheese/cheese cake taste was incredibly subtle). I'm wondering if maybe instead of 12oz of frozen whipped cream topping, it should be 9oz?

flstrawberrysue
flstrawberrysue moderator

@goomeelee Thanks for the feedback. You might try the modification I added to the bottom, it makes it a little more work but still easy as... pie!

If you want a richer cheesecake add 1 tbsp pure vanilla, double the cream cheese and add a dollop of sour cream.

This will get you that rich flavor you crave, without requiring an oven. You can also try an 8oz container of whipped cream and adding 4 more ounces of cream cheese. There are lots of variations to this simple recipe, consider this the base and let your creativity run wild! You can even had a few tablespoons of peanut butter for a PB&J cheesecake! Peanut Butter Cheesecake with Strawberry (jam) Topping. Yum!

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scentswmelissa
scentswmelissa

@flstrawberrysue - Your No-bake #strawberry cheesecake looks so yummy! =)

oskrNYC
oskrNYC

@flstrawberrysue @justex07 brb making this and getting diabetes