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No Bake Cheesecake

Perfectly smooth and creamy No Bake Cheesecake. If you love cheesecake but hate the time involved in making it then this no-bake cheesecake is for you! Creamy, airy, rich, and delicious with a graham cracker crust — and only 30 minutes of prep work!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Chilling Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 30 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 611kcal
Author Tiffany

Ingredients

For the Crust

  • 3 cups graham cracker crust
  • ½ cup brown sugar packed
  • ¾ cup salted butter melted

For the Filling

  • 1 ½ cups heavy cream very cold
  • 3 8-ounce blocks cream cheese
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 cup sour cream at room temperature

Toppings

  • 1 cup fresh berries
  • spray whipped cream as desired
  • strawberry or raspberry sauce as desired

Instructions

Prepare the Crust

  • Stir together graham cracker crumbs, brown sugar, and melted butter.
  • Press mixture firmly (this is important to make sure the crust doesn't fall apart!) into bottom of a 10-inch springform pan. Freeze for 10-20 minutes while you prepare the filling.

Prepare the Filling

  • In a glass bowl, whip cream (this is quicker and easier with an electric mixer but can be done by hand) until stiff peaks form.
  • In a second bowl, cream together cream cheese and sugar. Mix in powdered sugar, vanilla, and sour cream. Add and mix in whipped cream.
  • Scoop filling into frozen crust and use a spatula or spoon to smooth out the top into an even layer.
  • Chill in fridge (do not freeze) 4 hours or overnight.
  • Top with berries and whipped cream if desired, slice, and serve.

Notes

Cream cheese: I prefer this with full-fat cream cheese, but it will work with reduced fat. 
Add a little tang: I love this recipe as written - light on the tang, but I know some folks like their cheesecake with a lot of tang. If that's you, I've got your back! Just add 1-2 teaspoons fresh-squeezed lemon juice to the filling mixture. 
Alternate topping suggestions: caramel or salted caramel sauce, chocolate sauce, powdered sugar. 

Nutrition

Calories: 611kcal | Carbohydrates: 65g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 38g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 74mg | Sodium: 399mg | Potassium: 120mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 36g | Vitamin A: 832IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 54mg | Iron: 2mg