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No Bake Cheesecake
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No Bake Cheesecake

An easy take on American Cheese cake. Simple dessert ideas.
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Author: Sonal Gupta @ simplyvegetarian777


Ingredients for Classic Bottom Cookie Crumb Layer (Read the notes section for more options).

  • Crumbs fine - 1 cup of Graham Crackers or Marie Biscuits. Approximately 15-20 cookies or crackers.
  • Butter melted - 4 tbsp
  • Granulated Sugar - 1 tbsp

Ingredients for No Bake Cheesecake Layer

  • Cream Cheese low fat - 1 cup or 8 ounce at room temperature
  • Sour cream - 1/2 cup low fat at room temperature
  • Milk - 2 tbsp
  • Vanilla essence - 1 tsp
  • Sugar powdered - 1/2 cup


  • Strawberries - 3 sliced thin
  • Strawberry Jam - 2 tsp diluted with 1 tsp water and whisked well
  • Mint leaves for garnish


Making the Cookie Crumb Layer

  • Take a grinder and add the cookie crumbs, butter and granulated sugar to it. Give a good whisk to gather it together.
  • Take 6 dessert glasses. Distribute the cookie crumbs evenly in all the 6 glasses. Press them down firmly with a fork or spoon to make an even thick layer. Set aside.

Making the Cheese Cake Layer

  • Take a deep bowl. Add the cream cheese, vanilla essence and powdered sugar to it.
  • Whisk these ingredients at the fast speed with electric egg beater / whisk for 3-4 minutes till it gets light and fluffy.
  • Now add the sour cream and milk to the mix. Whisk these with cream cheese batter on light speed till incorporated well for about 1-2 minutes.
  • Take this mix and distribute it evenly in 6 equal portions and spread it over the cookie crumb layer in the dessert glasses.

Making the Garnish Laye

  • Add water to the strawberry jam and mix well. Spread this diluted jam over the cheesecake layer evenly. Arrange the sliced strawberries and mint leaves.
  • Cover the top of the dessert glasses with plastic wrap.
  • Refrigerate for 3 hrs before serving.
  • Serve it chilled.


In case you can not find cream cheese, make fresh chhena (soft paneer without setting) and use that. To replace sour cream, use thick fresh yogurt, Hang the yogurt in a cloth for 1 hr and let the water drain out. This thick yogurt can work well. For cookies, you can use any slightly sweet cookies or biscuits. For jam and fruit, you may use the fruit and jam of your choice.