FOOD

No-Bake Strawberry Cheesecake

If you like fruity desserts, you'll love this easy cheesecake made with dozens of fresh strawberries.

FOOD

No-Bake Strawberry Cheesecake

If you like fruity desserts, you'll love this easy cheesecake made with dozens of fresh strawberries.

Ingredients

No-Bake Strawberry Cheesecake

  • 1/2 teaspoon gelatin
  • 2 tablespoons hot water (175 degrees F)
  • 2 cups fresh strawberries
  • 4 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Confectioners' sugar, for garnish
  • Fresh mint leaves, for garnish

Crust

  • 3/4 cup graham crackers, crushed
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted

Cheesecake Filling

  • 1/2 cup cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup yogurt
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons gelatin
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

Steps

No-Bake Strawberry Cheesecake

  1. Sprinkle gelatin on top of the hot water and let it sit to bloom.
  2. Cut a third of the strawberries into quarters. Cut the remaining strawberries in half.
  3. Combine quartered strawberries (reserve the juice) with sugar and lemon juice and microwave for 3 minutes on high.
  4. Set aside to cool.

Crust

  1. Combine crushed graham crackers with melted butter in a food processor and mix well.
  2. Line a springform pan with parchment paper. Press biscuit crumbs onto the bottom of the pan, creating the crust.

Cheesecake Filling

  1. In a bowl, combine all ingredients for the cheesecake and mix well.
  2. Gently fold in the quartered strawberries.
  3. Pour mixture into the springform pan and refrigerate until firm.
  4. Microwave the reserved juice for 30 seconds on high.
  5. Add in lemon juice and gelatin and mix until dissolved.
  6. Pour onto the cheesecake.
  7. Decorate the top with strawberry halves and refrigerate until firm.
  8. Add mint leaves and a dusting of confectioners' sugar before serving.