No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake is light, smooth, and creamy. This easy mousse cheesecake is made with a cheesecake layer and a strawberry mousse layer. | aheadofthyme.com
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No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake is light, smooth, and creamy. This easy mousse cheesecake is made with a simple graham cracker crust, a rich cheesecake layer, a strawberry mousse layer, and topped with fresh strawberries on top. Plus, it tastes just as good as it looks.

The best part? Every layer is easy to make, assemble, and left in the refrigerator to set (no baking required!). It stores well and is freezer-friendly so it’s a great make ahead dessert to make for another day too.

No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake is light, smooth, and creamy. This easy mousse cheesecake is made with a cheesecake layer and a strawberry mousse layer. | aheadofthyme.com

Why You’ll Love No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake

  • The graham cracker crust. Graham cracker crusts are the best for cheesecake. Not only is this crust simple (it has only 2 ingredients!), it’s also so delicious. It crumbles perfectly yet holds the cheesecake together well.
  • The creamy, decadent two layer filling. This no bake strawberry cheesecake has 2 decadent layers. The bottom layer consists of a classic cheesecake filling with a hint of lemon and vanilla, while the top layer features a rich strawberry mousse made with real strawberries. It’s light, creamy, and smooth.
  • The sweet and tart strawberry topping. After the cheesecake has set, you can create a beautiful design atop the cheesecake with fresh sliced strawberries. The result is a beautiful masterpiece with added sweetness and flavor. You can even add in other berries or opt out of the topping. It’s totally optional!
  • Stores well and is freezer-friendly. The best thing about no bake cheesecakes? They store well in the fridge and are freezer-friendly too. No bake strawberry mousse cheesecakes lasts close to a week in the refrigerator and lasts months in the freezer.

No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake is light, smooth, and creamy. This easy mousse cheesecake is made with a cheesecake layer and a strawberry mousse layer. | aheadofthyme.com

Ingredient Notes

To make this delicious and easy No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake, you will Require the following ingredients (full measurements in recipe card below):

  • strawberries – you can easily turn this into any flavour no bake cheesecake by using different berries or a mixture of berries. Try this recipe with raspberries, blueberries, peaches, or blackberries Like in our No Bake Blackberry Cheesecake.
  • Graham crackers – For another crust option, try Gingersnaps or digestive biscuits. You can also make this cheesecake gluten-free by substituting with gluten-free graham crackers or other gluten-free cookie.
  • butter
  • heavy cream
  • cream cheese – use full-fat cream cheese for this recipe. The fat plays an important role in the texture and consistency of your cheesecake.
  • icing sugar – The icing sugar adds a smooth and clean texture to this cheesecake, but you can substitute with granulated sugar if you don’t have any on hand.
  • lemon – adds a little brightness to this strawberry cheesecake.
  • vanilla extract – adds a hint of flavor.
  • gelatin powder + water – I use unflavored Knox gelatin.

You will also Need measuring cups and spoons, mixing bowls, a hand mixer or stand mixer, and a round 8-inch springform pan.

No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake is light, smooth, and creamy. This easy mousse cheesecake is made with a cheesecake layer and a strawberry mousse layer. | aheadofthyme.com

How to Make the Best No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake

  1. Make the crust. In a large bowl, stir together graham cracker crumbs and melted butter until well mixed. If you are using whole graham crackers, simply add the crackers into a food processor and process until fine crumbs form. Press the crumb mixture firmly into a parchment lined 8-inch springform pan and freeze for at least 15 minutes, allowing the crust to set before filling.

No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake is light, smooth, and creamy. This easy mousse cheesecake is made with a cheesecake layer and a strawberry mousse layer. | aheadofthyme.com

  1. Make the cheesecake filling. In a large mixing bowl, add heavy cream and whip with a stand mixer or hand mixer until stiff peaks form, about 3-4 minutes. Set aside. In a medium mixing bowl, use the mixer to combine cream cheese, sugar, lemon juice, lemon zest, and vanilla extract until evenly combined.
  2. Add gelatin. In a small mixing bowl, add hot water and 1 pack (15 ml) gelatin powder on top and let it sit for 3-4 minutes (or according to package instructions). Stir well until gelatin is completely dissolved. Add the dissolved gelatin and half of the whipped cream to the cream cheese mixture and stir until well combined.
  3. Add cheesecake filling. Pour the filling into the cooled crust and smooth out the surface using a small icing spatula. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour to set or freeze for at least 15 minutes.

No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake is light, smooth, and creamy. This easy mousse cheesecake is made with a cheesecake layer and a strawberry mousse layer. | aheadofthyme.com

  1. Make the strawberry mousse layer. Add strawberries, water, and one pack of gelatin in a blender and blend until smooth, about 1 minute. If you prefer a smoother filling, strain the strawberry puree through a mesh sieve and discard the seeds. Add the strawberry puree into the remaining whipped cream and mix with a hand mixer or spatula until evenly combined.

No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake is light, smooth, and creamy. This easy mousse cheesecake is made with a cheesecake layer and a strawberry mousse layer. | aheadofthyme.com

  1. Chill the cheesecake. Pour the strawberry mousse filling over the cooled cheesecake filling and smooth out the surface using a small icing spatula. Refrigerate for at least 6-8 hours or overnight to set completely. The longer the better it will set. You can also freeze for 30 minutes to an hour to speed things up if you are in a hurry.

No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake is light, smooth, and creamy. This easy mousse cheesecake is made with a cheesecake layer and a strawberry mousse layer. | aheadofthyme.com

  1. Garnish and serve. Garnish with sliced strawberries on top (if desired) and serve. You can also top with some whipped cream.

No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake is light, smooth, and creamy. This easy mousse cheesecake is made with a cheesecake layer and a strawberry mousse layer. | aheadofthyme.com

Recipe Tips and Tricks

  • Give the cheesecake enough time to set: This no bake strawberry cheesecake recipe is easy to make and assemble, but it does take waiting time. Don’t rush, especially when waiting to let the cheesecake set. If you Decrease into the cheesecake when it’s not fully set, it won’t keep its shape.
  • How to store: No bake cheesecake should not be left out at room temperature for more than 1-2 hours. To store, cover the cheesecake or transfer to an airtight container and store in the refrigerator for up 4-5 days.
  • How to freeze: Once set, wrap the entire strawberry cheesecake tightly in a few layers of aluminum foil or plastic cling wrap and transfer to a freezer bag and seal the bag. Store it upright in the freezer for up to 3 months.

No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake is light, smooth, and creamy. This easy mousse cheesecake is made with a cheesecake layer and a strawberry mousse layer. | aheadofthyme.com

More Cheesecake Recipes

  • No Bake Blackberry Cheesecake
  • Creamy Mango Cheesecake
  • Classic New York Cheesecake
  • No Crust Burnt Basque Cheesecake
  • Caramel Apple Fall Cheesecake
  • Caramel Pecan Pie Cheesecake Bars

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No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake is light, smooth, and creamy. This easy mousse cheesecake is made with a cheesecake layer and a strawberry mousse layer. | aheadofthyme.com

No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake



  • Author:
    Sam Hu | Ahead of Thyme

  • Total Time:
    6 hours 30 minutes

  • Yield:
    12 servings

  • Diet:
    Vegetarian

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No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake is light, smooth, and creamy. This easy mousse cheesecake is made with a cheesecake layer and a strawberry mousse layer. 


Ingredients

For the cheesecake crust:

  • 2 cups Graham-style cracker crumbs (about 10 oz.)
  • ¼ cup buttermelted (50 grams)

For the cheesecake filling:

  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 2 (8 ounce) blocks cream cheeseat room temperature
  • ⅓ cup sugar, confectioners’ or granulated
  • 1 lemonzested and juiced
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 (15 ml) packs gelatin powderdivided
  • ¼ cup hot water
  • ¼ cup water, cold or lukewarm
  • 2 cups strawberries

For the topping (optional):

  • 1 cup strawberriessliced


Instructions

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Make the Crust:

  1. In a large bowl, stir together graham cracker crumbs and melted butter until well mixed. If you are using whole graham crackers, simply add the crackers into a food processor and process until fine crumbs form.
  2. Press the crumb mixture firmly into a parchment lined 8-inch springform pan and freeze for at least 15 minutes, allowing the crust to set before filling.

Make the Cheesecake Filling:

  1. In a large mixing bowl, add heavy cream and whip with a stand mixer or hand mixer until stiff peaks form, about 3-4 minutes. Set aside.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, use the mixer to combine cream cheese, sugar, lemon juice, lemon zest, and vanilla extract until evenly combined.
  3. In a small mixing bowl, add hot water and 1 pack (15 ml) gelatin powder on top and let it sit for 3-4 minutes (or according to package instructions). Stir well until gelatin is completely dissolved.
  4. Add the dissolved gelatin and half of the whipped cream to the cream cheese mixture and stir until well combined. Pour the filling into the cooled crust and smooth out the surface using a small icing spatula. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour to set or freeze for at least 15 minutes.

Make the Strawberry Mousse Layer:

  1. Add strawberries, ¼ cup water, and 1 pack gelatin powder in a blender and blend until smooth, about 1 minute. If you prefer a smoother filling, strain the strawberry puree through a mesh sieve and discard the seeds.
  2. Dissolve the second pack of gelatin powder in the remaining ¼ cup water (using the same method as above).
  3. Add the strawberry puree into the remaining whipped cream and mix with a hand mixer or spatula until evenly combined.
  4. Pour the strawberry mousse filling over the cooled cheesecake filling and smooth out the surface using a small icing spatula. Refrigerate for at least 6-8 hours or overnight to set completely. The longer the better it will set. You can also freeze for 30 minutes to an hour to speed things up if you are in a hurry.

Add the topping (optional):

  1. Garnish with sliced strawberries on top and serve.

Notes

Give the cheesecake enough time to set: This no bake strawberry cheesecake recipe is easy to make and assemble, but it does take waiting time. Don’t rush, especially when waiting to let the cheesecake set. If you Decrease into the cheesecake when it’s not fully set, it won’t keep its shape.

How to store: No bake cheesecake should not be left out at room temperature for more than 1-2 hours. To store, cover the cheesecake or transfer to an airtight container and store in the refrigerator for up 4-5 days.

How to freeze: Once set, wrap the entire strawberry cheesecake tightly in a few layers of aluminum foil or plastic cling wrap and transfer to a freezer bag and seal the bag. Store it upright in the freezer for up to 3 months. 

  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Chill Time: 6 hours
  • Category: Cheesecake
  • Method: No Bake
  • Cuisine: American

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No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake – No Bake Desserts  

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