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Recipe by Naomi Elberg

3-Ingredient No-Bake Cheesecake

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Dairy Dairy
Easy Easy
6 Servings
Allergens

Contains

- Dairy
20 Minutes
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Looking 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! For more delicious cheesecakes like this one, see our post The Ultimate Cheesecake Roundup.

Ingredients

Cheesecake Filling

  • 8 ounces whipped cream cheese (or ricotta)

  • 1 cup milk

Toppings and Mix-In Ideas

  • chopped nuts

  • caramel sauce

  • chocolate sauce

  • mini marshmallows

  • lemon curd

Directions

Prepare the Cheesecake

1.

In a bowl, combine cream cheese and milk with a whisk or fork. Add pudding mix and stir continuously until thick.

2.

Fill a graham cracker crust with the cheesecake mixture or portion into cups with toppings or mix ins. Refrigerate and enjoy!

Credits

Photography by Esti Wolbe

3-Ingredient No-Bake Cheesecake

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Mindy
Mindy
1 year ago

how many 4 oz cups does this recipe make?

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Karen
Karen
1 year ago

ingredients???got this in my email this morning. i’m not seeing a list of ingredients. i see the blurb about “Looking for a no bake cheesecake recipe that….” then a blank space, then directions.

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Tami Green
Tami Green
1 year ago

what does it mean when it says whipped cream cheese?

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Goldy Admin
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Reply to  Tami Green
1 year ago

Whipped cream cheese can be found in the fridge section in the supermarket.

roisy Ehrentreu
roisy Ehrentreu
Reply to  Goldy Admin
23 days ago

Is there any other cheese I could use? cant find this in Israel! Maybe regular cream cheese?

Avigael Levi
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Reply to  roisy Ehrentreu
23 days ago

You can use regular cream cheese, let is soften, and whip it until it becomes whipped cream cheese.

roisy Ehrentreu
roisy Ehrentreu
Reply to  Avigael Levi
19 days ago

Thank you!

Love food
Love food
1 year ago

amazing flavor and fun to assemble thank you

Faigy Bassman
Faigy Bassman
4 years ago

can you make this pareve can you use pareve cream cheese and pareve milk?

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Oooo}mowed
Oooo}mowed
Reply to  Faigy Bassman
4 years ago

I’m sure you can! Let us know how it comes out when you try it 🙂

Tova Stern
Tova Stern
1 year ago

Can u use regular cream cheese?

Goldy Admin
Admin
Reply to  Tova Stern
1 year ago

Yes!

shulamis s.
shulamis s.
2 years ago

This turned out to be a fun, quick, and delicious pre- shavuos project for my 5 year old son and 8 year old daughter! Thank you for sharing!

Bayla Meltzer
Bayla Meltzer
2 years ago

Didnt like this at all. It basically tasted like vanilla pudding.

Tzipporah Abrahamson
Tzipporah Abrahamson
3 years ago

Amazing. I made this around a week before shavuos and then froze it in a bag. I took the cheesecake out of the freezer around 2 days before Shavuos, and I added a crust, topping, etc a few hours before serving. The leftovers lasted around a few weeks in the fridge.

Bayla Meltzer
Bayla Meltzer
3 years ago

It gets points for being ridiculously easy to make and the texture was nice but as far as taste goes, it just tastes like vanilla pudding. I won’t be making this again.

Blimi
Blimi
3 years ago

I made these in canolies and they were AMAZING!! please be aware when buying the pudding that you buy INSTANT pudding. by mistake I bought regular powdered pudding and it was just not thickening I put it in the fridge overnight and it still would not thicken so I read the recipe again, watched the video again and then finally reading the posts where I saw a reply to a post that you must use instant vanilla and that saved the day!! BH!!

hindi
hindi
3 years ago

can this be made in advance?thanx

Raquel
Raquel
Reply to  hindi
3 years ago

Yes, I would keep it in the fridge.

SOME ONE
SOME ONE
3 years ago

I made it for my mishloach manos, it was really easy but not very sweet so added vanilla sugar. I guess adjust to your liking.
DON’T FILL THE PIPING BAG ALL THE WAY LIKE I DID…..!!!!

Rebecca
Rebecca
3 years ago

Looks great and delicious!!!

Judith
Judith
4 years ago

Came out great. Super easy.
Made it in one pan, not in small private dishes, and the slices came out nice and firm.

Chavi Rothchild
Chavi Rothchild
4 years ago

Soupy mess I used my only package of chalav yisrael cream chease and wasted it on this but it ddnt thicken:(

Leah
Leah
Reply to  Chavi Rothchild
3 years ago

this may be because you didnt use instant pudding mix if you use pudding mix that says instant it should work

Sue Dingwitz
Sue Dingwitz
Reply to  Leah
3 years ago

Make sure you’re using instant pudding mix regular cooked pudding that you put on the stove will not work for a no bake recipe

NL Weiss
NL Weiss
4 years ago

Thank you, came out really yummy and so easy!! 😉