Best Easy No Bake Cheesecake

This creamy, dreamy dessert is so simple – just a few ingredients and a whisk produce the a light, sweet and tangy filling you can top with whatever you want! I topped mine with blackberries and graham cracker crumbs that I made with 3 crushed graham cracker sheets and 2 T butter.  So so good!

If you make sure the cream cheese is at room temperature, this recipe is so easy and quick, you’ll wonder why you don’t make this every day!

  • Author: Laura
  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Total Time: 15 min + chilling
  • Yield: 12-20 bars 1x
  • Category: Desserts
  • Method: No Bake



For the Crust:

  • 2 1/4 c (15 sheets) graham cracker crumbs
  • 10 T (1 1/4 sticks or 5 oz.) melted butter
  • Pinch Kosher Salt

For the Filling:

  • 16 oz. (2 Bricks) Cream Cheese, Room Temperature
  • 1 c Sour Cream or Full-Fat Plain or Vanilla Greek Yogurt (I used half Sour cream/half yogurt)
  • 1 c Confectioners’ Sugar, sifted
  • 2 t Natural Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 t Kosher Salt

(optional) Toppings:

  • Fresh Berries
  • Jam
  • Chocolate Sauce
  • Graham Cracker Crumbs
  • Whipped Cream


Make the Crust:

  1. In a zippered, gallon-sized plastic bag, place graham crackers, and roll out with a rolling pin until crumbs are quite small, almost-but-not-quite, sand-like.
  2. Pour crumbs into a bowl. Add salt and melted butter.  Mix until the consistency of wet sand.  Press into a thin layer in a 9×13 pan.  Place in freezer for at least 30 minutes, then prepare the filling.

Make the Filling:

  1. Using a whisk, beat together the room temperature cream cheese and sour cream and/or yogurt, until very creamy and smooth, about 2 minutes. Sift in the confectioners sugar, whisk until fully incororated.  Add the vanilla extract and salt.
  2. Pour over graham cracker crust.  Return to freezer for at least 1 hour to make sure the crust is set perfectly, then feel free to move to the refridgerator if you want your dessert frozen or creamy. (I kept mine in the freezer, then transferred to refrigerator 1 hour prior to serving.) Chill or freeze at least 2 hours.
  3. Top, slice, serve.

Keywords: No Bake, Cheesecake, Easy

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