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No Bake Berry Cheesecake

This creamy No Bake Berry Cheesecake rests on top of a buttery graham cracker crust. No bake cheesecakes are so easy and come together in a snap.

No bake berry cheesecake topped with fresh berries on a slate platter.

This recipe is made with tons of fresh berries, cream cheese, and homemade whipped cream. A little gelatin is added so the cheesecake sets but remains smooth and creamy.

This is one dessert you’ll want to make all summer long!

Oh, my heavens! I just can’t get enough cheesecake in my life. It’s by far one of my favorite desserts. You really loved this Nutella cheesecake and I think today’s no bake recipe is going to win you over as well.

This no-bake berry cheesecake is one of those desserts that you will want to make for every dinner gathering you’re invited to.  Just like this no bake strawberry cheesecake and no bake margarita cheesecake, it is perfect for a spring or summer cookout during a warm, sunny weekend.

This crowd-pleasing cheesecake is ultra-creamy, on a buttery graham cracker crust and loaded with mixed berries.  You will want to have more than one slice.

A slice of no bake berry cheesecake on a stack of blue plates.

Don’t worry, I’m not judging. I ate a fair amount and seriously need to go for a run.

Although this is a summer dessert, you could easily make this year round by using frozen fruit.  Trust me, once you get a taste of this decadent cheesecake you will want to make it often.

Your typical baked cheesecakes can be a bit tricky which makes this no bake version even better.  It is seriously so easy.

Top down view of no bake berry cheesecake topped with mixed berries on a slate platter.

The mixed berry cheesecake filling sits on a graham cracker crust.  The crackers are finely crushed and tossed in butter.  I like to use my ninja chopper to crush crackers and cookies for use in baking. It works like a charm every time.

The filling is made with cream cheese, sugar, berries, gelatin, and whipped cream. The gelatin makes the filling so creamy it melts in your mouth.  I used a mixture of strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries but you can mix and match any way you like.

The cheesecake needs to refrigerate for at least 6 hours so make sure to plan ahead.  You could even make it the night before you need it.  Just resist the urge to get up in the middle of the night to taste it 😉

Side view of a slice of no bake berry cheesecake on a stack of plates.

Garnish the cheesecake with more fresh berries.  A dollop of whipped cream would pair perfectly as well.  This is definitely not a “skinny” dessert, ha.

Updated from the recipe archives, first published in 2014. 

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Side view of a slice of no bake berry cheesecake on a stack of plates.

No Bake Berry Cheesecake

Yield: 12 servings
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes

This creamy no bake berry cheesecake rests on top of a buttery graham cracker crust. This recipe is made with tons of fresh berries, cream cheese, and homemade whipped cream. A little gelatin is added so the cheesecake sets but remains smooth and creamy. 

Ingredients

For the crust

  • 1 cup (84 grams) graham cracker crumbs
  • ¼ cup (56 grams) unsalted butter, melted

For the filling

  • 1 tablespoon unflavored gelatin powder
  • ½ cups (12 milliliters) cold water
  • 3 (8 ounces each) packages (678 grams) cream cheese, softened
  • ¾ cup (150 grams) sugar
  • 16 ounces (453 grams) fresh strawberries
  • 6 ounces (170 grams) fresh blueberries
  • 6 ounces (170 grams) fresh raspberries
  • 1 cup (240 ml) heavy cream, cold (SEE NOTE 1)

Instructions

For the crust

  1. Combine the wafer crumbs and butter. Press into the bottom of a lightly greased 9-inch springform pan. Set aside.

For the filling

  1. Add cold water to a small saucepan and stir in the gelatin, let it sit for 1 minute. Heat over low heat and stir until the gelatin dissolves completely. Allow to cool slightly.
  2. Add the strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries to a food processor and pulse just until coarsely chopped. Do not puree or you'll have too much liquid and the cheesecake will not set.
  3. In a large mixing bowl beat cream cheese electric mixer on medium speed until fluffy. Beat in the sugar followed by the berries. Add the gelatin water and mix until well combined.
  4. In a separate medium bowl, whip the heavy cream with an electric mixer on medium-low speed just until stiff peaks form. Fold the whipped cream into the berry mixture until thoroughly mixed. Spread the filling evenly over the crust and refrigerate for at least 6 hours.
  5. Remove the sides of the pan, slice, serve. Garnish with fresh berries and whipped topping if desired.

Notes

  1. You can use 2 cups of thawed cool whip in place of the 1 cup of heavy cream.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 261

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the values shown are just an estimate.

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Ann

Thursday 2nd of July 2020

Serving to a small group, can leftovers if any be frozen?

Jen Sobjack

Friday 3rd of July 2020

Yes, it will keep for up to 2 months in the freezer.

Vivian Lee

Sunday 5th of May 2019

Can i use cool whip?

And do i have to do anything different if i use frozen berries?

Jen Sobjack

Monday 6th of May 2019

Cool whip is fine to use. Frozen berries may not work with this recipe. I feel that they would be too wet after thawing.

Trish Levido

Sunday 11th of November 2018

Made this for the first time yesterday and it was a huge hit. I had to take it to a pub in Bondi, Sydney, Australia and it was an hour's drive from home - so I doubled the quantity of gelatine and it was great. It got rave reviews not only from the birthday people but also from the hotel staff when they were given a taste!

Jen Sobjack

Monday 12th of November 2018

This is so great to hear! I'm glad the cheesecake was a success!

Brtiney

Thursday 11th of January 2018

What can I use as substitute for the gelatine?

Jen Sobjack

Thursday 11th of January 2018

There are several substitutes for gelatin: Agar agar, Carrageenan, Vegan Gel powder, and Pectin. However, I have no idea how any of these will work in this recipe because I've only made it using gelatin.

Alizeh Jackson

Thursday 27th of April 2017

It’s really more like ice cream with a touch of cake, but it’s hot so I’m cool with that ? It’s funny how if it is shaped like cake we call it cake lol.Thank you JEN <3

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