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Easy No-Bake Berry Cheesecake: A Delightful Summer Dessert

Say hello to this Easy No-Bake Berry Cheesecake-a delightful treat that's perfect for lazy summer days, picnics in the park, or simply satisfying your sweet cravings without breaking a sweat. 

With a mix of fresh, juicy blueberries, blackberries, and raspberries, and a velvety smooth cream cheese filling, this cheesecake is a winner in both taste and simplicity. This summer cheesecake is a hassle-free recipe for creating a show-stopping dessert that'll leave your friends and family begging for seconds!

Creamy and Dreamy No-Bake Berry Cheesecake

A mixed berry cheesecake with a graham cracker crust missing one piece.

Are you dreaming of a scrumptious dessert without the fuss of turning on the oven in the scorching summer heat? Look no further! This No-Bake Berry Cheesecake is here to save the day. This recipe allows you to whip up a mouthwatering dessert with the best berries of the season.

Reasons You'll Love this No-Bake Cheesecake

No Oven Required: No more sweating it out in a hot kitchen! This no-bake version keeps your home cool while delivering a creamy, dreamy dessert.

Quick and Easy: With just a handful of ingredients and simple steps, you can have a fabulous dessert ready in no time. It's a lifesaver when you're in a hurry but still want to impress.

Summer Freshness in Every Bite: Bursting with the flavors of seasonal berries, this cheesecake brings the taste of summer to your plate.

Creamy and Delightful: The luscious cream cheese filling pairs perfectly with the tangy sweetness of mixed berries. Each bite is pure bliss!

The No-Bake Cheesecake Ingredients

This cheesecake uses a traditional graham cracker crust.  You can easily make your own but for the ultimate ease, you can buy a prepared crust. 

For Homemade Crust:

- 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs

- 1/4 cup granulated sugar

- 6 Tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

You'll need a heavenly blend of fresh mixed berries like strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries. These berries are readily available during summer but choose the combination of the freshest and most flavorful berries you can find.  Feel free to experiment with your favorite berry combination—the more, the merrier! 

For the creamy and dreamy cheesecake filling, make sure to have cream cheese, powdered sugar, a splash of vanilla extract, and some heavy cream on hand. With these simple ingredients, you're well on your way to this yummy summer dessert.

For the Cheesecake Filling:

- 16 ounces (450g) cream cheese, softened

- 1 cup powdered sugar

- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

- 1 cup heavy cream

- 1 cup mixed berries (such as strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries), washed and patted dry, coarsely chopped

You'll want to top your cheesecake with a fruit topping and more fresh berries.  

For the Berry Topping:

- 1 cup of mixed berries, for the sauce, plus one cup of mixed berries for decoration

- 2 tablespoons granulated sugar

- 1 tablespoon lemon juice

How to Make No-Bake Berry Cheesecake

In a medium mixing bowl, combine the graham cracker crumbs, granulated sugar, and melted butter. Stir until the mixture resembles wet sand and all the crumbs are coated with butter.

Press the crumb mixture firmly into the bottom of a 9-inch springform pan or a pie dish. Use the back of a spoon or the bottom of a measuring cup to create an even and compact crust. Place the pan in the refrigerator while preparing the filling.  If you prefer to bake the crust, like I do, place it in a preheated 325 degrees F oven for 5-8 minutes, until lightly golden.  Cool completely.

Grab a couple of mixing bowls to make the filling.  In one bowl, beat the softened cream cheese until it's velvety smooth. Add in the powdered sugar and a dash of vanilla extract, then continue to whisk until it's beautifully combined. In another bowl, whip the heavy cream until you have luscious, billowy peaks.

Gently fold the whipped cream into the cream cheese mixture. You don't want to deflate those fluffy clouds of goodness! Next, it's time to welcome the stars of our show—the mixed berries! Fold them into the creamy filling, and watch the vibrant colors swirl together like a summer sunset.

Now comes the hard part—waiting! Spoon the yummy cream cheese and berry concoction over the cooled graham cracker crust.  Top with the berry sauce and the extra berries for decoration. Then pop it into the refrigerator. 

It's time to exercise your patience and let the flavors meld and set. While you wait, resist the temptation to sneak a spoonful—trust me; it's worth the wait!

Once your No-Bake Berry Cheesecake has chilled to perfection, it's time to indulge. You've just created a summertime sensation with everyone asking for your secret recipe!

A no bake mixed berry cheesecake topped with blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries in a springform pan.

Tips for No-Bake Cheesecake Success

- Use Softened Cream Cheese: Make sure your cream cheese is soft and at room temperature for smooth blending.

- Whip the Cream to Stiff Peaks: When whipping the heavy cream, beat it until it forms stiff peaks. This will give your cheesecake a light and airy texture.

- Keep the Berries Dry: If using frozen berries, thaw them and pat them dry with a paper towel to avoid excess moisture in the filling.

- Let It Chill: Be patient and let the cheesecake chill for at least 4 hours or overnight for the best flavor and consistency.

No-Bake Cheesecake Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use frozen berries for this recipe?

Absolutely! Frozen berries work well too. Just make sure to thaw them and pat them dry before incorporating them into the filling.

Can I use a different type of crust?

Of course! While a graham cracker crust is classic, you can get creative with your base. Try Oreo cookie crust, shortbread crust, or even a nutty crust for a delightful twist.

How long can I store the cheesecake in the refrigerator?

This no-bake berry cheesecake can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. Just be sure to keep it covered to avoid absorbing any other odors.

Can I use other fruits instead of berries?

Absolutely! While mixed berries are a fantastic choice, you can experiment with other fruits like peaches, mangoes, or cherries to create your own unique flavor combination.


No-Bake Berry Cheesecake Recipe

summer pie, berry pie, summer cheesecake, no bake cheesecake
dessert
American
Yield: 10 servings
Author: Donna Urso
Summer Berry Cheesecake

Summer Berry Cheesecake

A no-bake, mixed-berry cheesecake perfect for summer indulgence.
Prep time: 40 MinCook time: 5 MinInactive time: 4 HourTotal time: 4 H & 45 M

Ingredients

For the Crust
For the Cheesecake
For the Berry Topping

Instructions

  1. In a medium mixing bowl, combine the graham cracker crumbs, granulated sugar, and melted butter. Stir until the mixture resembles wet sand and all the crumbs are coated with butter.
  2. Press the crumb mixture firmly into the bottom of a 9-inch springform pan or a pie dish. Use the back of a spoon or the bottom of a measuring cup to create an even and compact crust. Place the pan in the refrigerator while preparing the filling.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, beat the softened cream cheese until smooth and creamy. Add the powdered sugar and vanilla extract, and continue to beat until well combined.
  4. In a separate bowl, whip the heavy cream until stiff peaks form.
  5. Gently fold the whipped cream into the cream cheese mixture until smooth and fully incorporated.
  6. Reserve one cup of mixed berries for the topping and roughly chop the other cup of berries. Fold the chopped berries into the cream cheese mixture, distributing them evenly.
  7. Pour the cream cheese filling over the prepared graham cracker crust in the pan, spreading it out into an even layer.
  8. Cover the cheesecake with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or preferably overnight to allow it to set.
  9. For the berry topping, take the remaining 1 cup of mixed berries and place them in a small saucepan. Add the granulated sugar and lemon juice. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the berries soften and release their juices. This will create a simple berry sauce.
  10. Let the berry sauce cool to room temperature before pouring it over the chilled cheesecake.
  11. If desired, garnish the top of the cheesecake with additional fresh berries.
  12. Remove the sides of the springform pan before serving.

Nutrition Facts

Calories

466.98

Fat (grams)

34.89 g

Sat. Fat (grams)

20.68 g

Carbs (grams)

36.08 g

Fiber (grams)

1.27 g

Net carbs

34.81 g

Sugar (grams)

27.17 g

Protein (grams)

4.58 g

Sodium (milligrams)

233.82 mg

Cholesterol (grams)

97.1 mg

Nutritional information is approximate.

Today's the day to whip up this delightful treat, share it with loved ones, and let the compliments roll in. With fresh berries, creamy goodness, and the simplicity of no-bake, this cheesecake is the ultimate summer showstopper. So, go ahead and savor every blissful bite—it's what sweet dreams are made of! 

Enjoy!


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