Amazing No Bake Cheesecake
Amazing No Bake Cheesecake
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Next time you’re in the market for a creamy, dreamy, easily customizable dessert, this No Bake Cheesecake is the way to go. Made with fewer than 10 ingredients and exactly zero cooking, this recipe is proof that homemade cheesecake is simpler than you might think.

INGREDIENTS

For the Crust

  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs (260g)
  • ½ cup unsalted butter melted (113g)
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar (50g)

For the Filling

  • 4 (8-ounce) blocks cream cheese softened to room temperature (908g)
  • ⅓ cup sour cream (79g)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 cup powdered sugar (120g)
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup heavy whipping cream (120g)

DIRECTIONS

For the Crust

  1. In a medium bowl, stir together crust ingredients until combined. Press into the bottom and up the sides of a 9-inch springform pan. Freeze while preparing the filling.

For the Filling

  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat the cream cheese, sour cream, lemon juice, powdered sugar, and vanilla on medium speed until smooth, 1 to 2 minutes.
  2. In a medium bowl, vigorously whisk the cream until stiff peaks form, about 1 minute. Fold the whipped cream into cream cheese mixture until just combined. Pour the mixture into frozen crust, using a small offset spatula to smooth into an even layer. Cover top with plastic wrap and chill for 2 hours or up to overnight.

NOTES

  • Get a mini arm workout. (But it’s an easy one!) There’s so little cream in this recipe that it doesn’t quite get whipped in the base of a stand mixer. I suggest using your hand mixer, or even a balloon whisk and some elbow grease. Don’t forget to start with cold cream fresh from the fridge. Consider chilling your bowl and beaters/whisk to make it even quicker to whip up!
  • Don’t rush the chilling step! You want to make sure your homemade no-bake cheesecake fully sets up before slicing.
  • Get creative! This velvety smooth cheesecake is a versatile dessert that can be topped just about any way you wish! In the heat of summer, try rosettes of sweetened whipped cream, macerated fresh berries, or prepared cherry pie filling for a pop of color and refreshing fruitiness. No fruit? No problem! A simple dark chocolate ganache or caramel sauce can be drizzled on top for a deliciously decadent spin!
  • Lose the gluten. To make a gluten-free no-bake cheesecake, simply swap in the gluten-free graham crackers of your choice!

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