No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake

 

This strawberry cheesecake is a fun recipe to make during the strawberry season with plenty of fresh strawberries at hand!  This cheesecake will be a cool, refreshing hit and does not need to be baked.  It is light and airy as well.

You’ll need to chill a can of evaporated milk so you can whip it until it is stiff.  Be sure to put it in the refrigerator for several hours ahead of when you want to mix up this strawberry cheesecake. I used sugar-free jello in this recipe, but you can use regular jello if you’d like.

Slice fresh strawberries and fold into the mixture before putting it in the pan, or just put them on top as a garnish – or do both. I got this recipe from my Aunt Iva, who liked to make it for her husband (my uncle), and I adapted it for strawberry season.

Refrigerate this strawberry cheesecake until ready to serve. It freezes well also.

strawberry cheesecake

No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 12
 
A simple, easy and refreshing dessert with a flavor of strawberries. It's a non-bake dessert as well.
Ingredients
  • 1½ Tbsp. powdered sugar
  • 1½ cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 6 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 box strawberry jello (3 oz) - sugar-free or regular
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 can evaporated milk (chilled)
  • 8 oz. cream cheese
  • 1½ cups sugar
  • ½ - 1 cup sliced strawberries
Instructions
  1. Dissolve jello in water; chill, but do not jell
  2. Mix graham cracker crumbs, butter, and powdered sugar together
  3. Save ½ cup crumb mixture for topping
  4. Spread remaining crumb mixture in the bottom of a 13 x 9 in pan (or 9 x 9 Tupperware)
  5. Mix sugar and cream cheese together
  6. Whip chilled milk until STIFF.
  7. Fold milk into jello and cream cheese mixture
  8. Beat for 2 minutes
  9. Fold sliced strawberries into the mixture
  10. Pour into pan on top of the graham cracker crumbs
  11. Sprinkle with topping (optional)
  12. Chill.
  13. Freezes well also

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Homemade Unbaked Cheesecake

This cheesecake is light and refreshing.  It can be made ahead and frozen.  You can serve it with fruit or plain – either way, it’s delicious.

You can choose regular jello or sugar-free jello and decrease the sugar if you’re wanting to decrease the calories.

The ingredients are lemon jello, evaporated milk, cream cheese and sugar.  For the crust, you’ll need melted butter and crushed graham cracker crumbs.  Adding a small amount of confectioner’s sugar will help keep the crumbs of the crust together, especially since you don’t bake this crust.

For the crust, blend graham crackers in a blender and then mix with the confectioner’s sugar and butter.  Reserve 1/4 – 1/2 cup crumbs for topping.  Press the rest of the crumbs into the bottom of a 9 x 13 pan or a 9 x 9 Tupperware container.

Put evaporated milk into the freezer or refrigerator until it is cold and chilled.  To help speed the process in mixing the milk, you can put the bowl and beaters into the refrigerator to chill.  Mix the evaporated milk until it becomes whipped.

For the cheesecake, dissolve the jello  in water and allow it to cool.  Do not let it gel!

Mix the cream cheese and sugar together, then add the jello and whipped evaporated milk.  Pour on top of the crumbs.  Sprinkle remaining crumbs on top.  Chill.

Serve with fruit or pie filling on top, or just plain.

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Homemade Unbaked Cheesecake
Author: 
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 8-12
 
Ingredients
  • 1 3-oz. box lemon jello
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 8 oz. cream cheese
  • 1½ cups sugar
  • 1 can evaporated milk, chilled
  • 1½ cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 6 Tbsp. butter or margarine
  • 1½ Tbsp. powdered sugar
Instructions
  1. Dissolve jello in water; chill but do not set
  2. Mix cracker crumbs, butter, and powdered sugar. Save ½ cup for topping
  3. Spread the rest of the crumbs in bottom of 9 x 9 pan.
  4. Using cooled beaters in a cold bowl, whip chilled evaporated milk until it is stiff
  5. Mix sugar and cream cheese
  6. Add jello mixture and evaporated milk.
  7. Beat mixture for two minutes. then add jello mixture and evaporated milk and beat for two minutes.
  8. Pour into pan and sprinkle with topping.
  9. Chill.
  10. Freezes well also.

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