21 No-Bake Cheesecake Recipes For Shavuot!

Kosher.com Staff May 5, 2023

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Cheesecake is one of the top 10 favorite desserts in the U.S., yet it’s so intimidating for most people to make. You can’t over-beat the eggs, it must be baked and cooled perfectly to avoid cracks, and don’t even get us started on those water baths.


With no-bake cheesecakes there’s more room for error, and they take a fraction of the time!


What they lack in oven time they make up for in taste.


There is a major drawback, however. Once you make one of the no-bake cheesecake recipes below, you’ll probably be eating LOTS more cheesecake in the future.


  1. No Bake Peanut Butter Cheesecake Bites by Miriam Teitelbaum
    These are so easy and taste like heaven!
  2. Avi’s No-Bake Cheesecake by Avi Lewis
  3. Strawberry Cheesecake Trifles by Sara and Yossi Goldstein
    One of my favorite cakes is strawberry shortcake. There’s something about the combination of a really fluffy, light cake, cream, and the sweet juiciness of the strawberries that makes me very happy! We changed up this recipe a bit, so instead of cream, you have a fluffy, creamy no-bake cheesecake filling. Can I get an mmmm?
  4. No-Bake Vegan Caramel Cheesecake Cups (Gluten Free) by Miriam Diamant
    With a perfect nutty crust, a no-bake creamy filling, and an indulgent caramel swirl topping, it would be hard to say no to this one. These No-Bake Cheesecake Cups are Free of Sugar, Oil, Flour, Grains, Eggs, Dairy, and are fully Kosher for Passover. It is safe to say these are The BEST Vegan Cheesecake Cups!
  5. Marrakech Style Israeli No-Bake Cheesecake Cups by Danielle Renov
    These fun and colorful after-school cheesecake cups are a blend of all the cultures Danielle comes from: American, Israeli, with unique Moroccan twists.
  6. 3-Ingredient No-Bake Cheesecake by Naomi ElbergLooking for a no bake cheesecake recipe that makes your life a lot easier… and sweeter? Forget the water baths and cracking- we’ll tell you how to make a perfect cheesecake in minutes. This easy no bake cheesecake will be delicious without any baking at all. What makes this one better than other no-bake cheesecake recipes, you ask? It has only 3 ingredients, and there’s no mixer needed! Like we said, literally the easiest cheesecake.

    This cheesecake recipe calls for whipped cream cheese but you can also use ricotta if you want to go healthier. The secret ingredient is a package of instant vanilla pudding mix. Topping ideas are all yours: see the recommended list for inspiration!

    If you’ve ever wondered how to make a no bake cheesecake—and whether it could really be as simple as it seems— just scroll down for the ingredients and directions. Enjoy!

  7. Creamy Cheesecake Parfaits by Naomi Ross
    All the pleasures of cheesecake without the baking time!
  8. No-Bake Vegan Cheesecake (Gluten Free) by Bayla Haskel
    This Vegan Cheesecake is amazing for so many reasons. One it tastes like the real thing, seriously! Two, this recipe uses only natural ingredients, no vegan processed cream cheeses, or whatnot. Basically, this is my kind of cake.
  9. No-Bake Cheesecake Cones by Miriam (Pascal) Cohen
    I’ve been dreaming of this recipe idea for years. What if I could make an ice cream cone that didn’t melt? These cones look like ice cream, but they contain a delicious secret: They’re actually filled with a rich no-bake cheesecake filling! Top them with a hot fudge sauce and some sprinkles, and you’ll have the cutest dessert on your hands!
  10. Rocky Road No-Bake Cheesecake from the Dining In Cookbook
    Delectable, delicious, luscious, scrumptious… just plain yummy cheesecake! And best of all, no complicated baking instructions to follow. 
  11. Healthy No-Bake Cheesecake Jars (Gluten Free) by Esther BegunThese healthier no-bake cheesecake jars are the perfect ‘guilt-free’ way to enjoy your cheesecake this Shavuot! The layers of cheese filling, nutty crust and berries give these jars the perfect amount of richness, creaminess and freshness!

    This versatile cheesecake can be made in individual cups with various toppings (think Oreos, chocolate, or caramel) or as one big cheesecake in a pie dish.

  12. No-Bake Coffee Oreo Cheesecake Jars by Richelle Tarko
    No dairy oven? No problem! These no-bake coffee Oreo cheesecake jars are just the right amount of decadence to enhance your Shavuos (or random Tuesday if you so desire). These single-serve desserts are so fun to eat they’ll have even your biggest cheesecake hater reaching for more.
  13. No Bake Cheesecake Tam Tams Bites by Amy Kritzer
    Tam tam crackers form the base of these no-bake mini cheesecakes, which are then topped with raspberry sauce for added fanciness.
  14. No-Bake Chocolate Strawberry Cheesecake Trifle by Jocelyn Brubaker
    If you enjoy desserts with different textures and flavors, a dessert trifle is just what you need in your life. This trifle has layers of crunchy cookies, creamy cheesecake, and fresh berries. It is a flavor explosion in your mouth with every bite. You could also get creative and use vanilla cookies for a Neapolitan trifle. Or use banana slices instead of strawberries for a whole new flavor combo. So grab a spoon and get ready to dig in.
  15. No-Bake Chocolate Cheesecake by Sweet Moments: Rega Matok
    Cheesecake is a delicious indulgance all year round, but is most connected with the holiday of Shavuot, when many Jewish folks celebrate by preparing dairy meals. Here is a very simple and basic no-bake cheesecake with chocolate topping that anyone can prepare.
  16. Toasted Almond No-Bake Cheesecake by Victoria Dwek
    This no-bake cheesecake formula, using J & J Cream Cheese, is can’t-miss and as easy as it gets. I paired it with a cake crumb, almond brittle, and brown sugar crumb mixture because…that’s what I was in the mood for. The almond crunch is the perfect “easy garnish” finishing touch.
  17. No-Bake Triangle Cheesecake from the Nitra Cookbook
    This no-bake cheesecake has a little more of a mature flavor. So easy to put together, this is a great cake to make with the kids.
  18. No-Bake Cheesecake Mousse by Esther Deutsch
    A light and fluffy no-bake cheesecake with classic luscious cheesecake flavor.
  19. Green Goddess Fruit Platter with Cheesecake Dip by Rachel Kor
    This “cheesecake” dessert is a lighter, healthier, and easier way to enjoy cheesecake and comes without any of the baking or stress. It’s perfect for company because of how easy and quick it is to make. If you have a stand mixer, the cheesecake dip literally only takes a minute or two to put together. Plus, you can make and assemble the platter in advance, refrigerate, and bring it out when ready to serve.
  20. Cheesecake and Milky Pudding Cups by Vera Newman
    Watch these decadent desserts come together here!
  21. Strawberry Cheesecake Mousse by Victoria Dwek
    I bet you don’t think of jel desserts the same way after looking at these, right?
Looking for more cheesecake recipes? Don’t miss our 100 best cheesecakes here!
Originally published May 2021. Updated and improved May 2022.