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No-Bake Cheesecake Recipe (New York-Style)

No-Bake Cheesecake Recipe (New York-Style)

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Here’s a little background on our classic no bake cheesecake recipe. Our no bake cheesecake recipe comes from the classic New York Style cheesecake by Arnold Reuben. During early times, this creme delicacy was present at weddings and served to athletes since it was believed to be a great source of energy. Just like the Grecian’s curiosity for cheese, he experimented with the cheese pie which gave birth to the iconic New York Style CheesecakeLuckily, we can easily make it at home with our hassle-free No Bake New York Style Cheesecake Recipe!

A no bake cheesecake recipe doesn’t require any active ingredients. It eliminates the egg, baking powder, baking soda, and even yeast. All you need is a lot of cream cheese and whipped cream. With a trusty fridge, you’ll be able to make a smooth and creamy cheesecake without needing to preheat an oven. Graham cracker mixed with melted butter makes up the base, left to chill in the freezer for a stable crust. We cannot stress enough how easy this recipe is! You can easily make this ahead of time and it can last up to 3 months when stored properly. With this no bake cheesecake recipe, you can make the perfect dessert for any summer gathering!

Pair it with our Rhubarb Drink, a zesty glass of pink lemonade, to complement that sweet and creamy flavor from the cheesecake. You can try to make this with the family and add your own delicious cheesecake toppings. For our recipe, we decided to top it off with fresh berries for a refreshing addition to an already sugary cake. So, let’s head right into the kitchen and whip up a delicious no-bake cheesecake!

This no-bake New York Style Cheesecake is a sweet and creamy cake that’s mess-free and easy to make. Love it even more with your favorite berry toppings to complete!

Prep: 20 mins
Chill Time: 2 hrs 30 mins
Total: 2 hrs 50 mins


For Filling:

  • 16 oz cream cheese, softened
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups whipping cream
  • prepared graham cracker crust, in a springform cake tin
  • mixed berries , of your choice, fresh or frozen, (thawed if using frozen)


  1. Using a hand beater, beat the cream cheese, sour cream, sugar, and vanilla until creamy.
  2. In a large, mixing bowl beat the whipping cream. Fold the whipped cream into the cream cheese mixture and pour into the prepared crust.
  3. Spread out the mixture onto the graham cracker crust and top with berries.
  4. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for about 2 hours. Serve when its firm.

Recipe Notes

  • If you can’t find graham cracker crumbs, you can crush 10 to 12 graham crackers inside a large resealable plastic bag using a rolling pin until they turn into very fine crumbs.


  • Sugar: 17g
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  • Calcium: 88mg
  • Calories: 401kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 19g
  • Cholesterol: 121mg
  • Fat: 35g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 10g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g
  • Potassium: 115mg
  • Protein: 4g
  • Saturated Fat: 21g
  • Sodium: 173mg
  • Vitamin A: 1381IU
  • Vitamin C: 1mg
Nutrition Disclaimer
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Frequently Asked Questions

What can I use as an alternative with graham cracker crumbs?

You can opt for oreo crumbs, Biscoff crackers, or your preferred biscuit. For a healthier base, you can always use pitted dates or raw walnuts. Just make sure they are completely crushed before patting it onto the pan.

What is a springform pan?

A springform pan is an alternative cake pan wherein you can pop off the sides. This is great for no-bake cakes to easily remove the cake without damaging the crust.

Is there a cream cheese alternative I can use?

Mascarpone cheese, ricotta cheese, and strained cottage cheese can be a great cream cheese substitute. You can also use yogurt or sour cream for a diet-friendly alternative. Now, making your mixture set is a common challenge to no-bake cakes. The trick here is prepping your whipped cream right. Make sure they are beaten and have formed stiffed peaks before combining them with your mixture. The stiff peaks ensure a firm and sturdy cheesecake after chilling.

No Bake New York Style Cheesecake


A true New York classic, this no-bake cheesecake easily melts in your mouth. The tangy cream cheese mixed with the airy whipped cream makes a savory cheesecake that doesn’t have an overbearing taste. The crust adds a subtle texture to the cheesecake without being too crunchy. This no-bake New York Style Cheesecake truly captures the essence of the big apple in a single platter.
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