Ready for the Easiest No-Bake Cheesecake recipe?
This cheesecake is always a hit when I serve it and since it’s so easy to make, I can serve it to guests often.
I buy cream cheese at Aldi by the case because it is a great price for great cream cheese (not all off-brand cream cheese is good). So there’s my cream cheese recommendation. :)
Meanwhile, I have learned the hard way that higher-quality whipping cream does not work as well in this recipe. :( When I used Horizon Organic Whipping Cream, I couldn’t get this mixture to thicken and set up. But when I used regular whipping cream from Walmart, it worked like a charm. So there you go. For this recipe, use low-quality whipping cream. Ugh, who even am I anyway??
The Easiest No-Bake Cheesecake
- 2 sleeves honey graham crackers
- 2 sticks butter
- 2 8-ounce packages cream cheese, softened
- 1 cup raw sugar
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- In a gallon sized Ziploc bag, crush graham crackers with a rolling pin.
- Melt butter in a small saucepan.
- Pour crushed graham crackers and melted butter into a 9 x 13 inch pan.
- Stir ingredients together and pat it down to create crust. Set aside.
- In a high power blender or using a hand mixer, blend together cream cheese, sugar, whipping cream and vanilla until mixture is combined and thick.
- Smooth mixture over the crust. Chill for at least two hours before serving.
This cheesecake is great as-is, but you can also add fresh berries to make it fancier. Or, you can top it with candy bars for a fun treat! (One week, I had a package of a variety of candy bars that I wanted to get rid of so I used them up for a college student lunch. It was a huge hit!)
If you study the above picture, you’ll see that on the left, I used the cheapo whipping cream that actually thickened. On the right, I used good whipping cream and the mixture remained runny. I served it to our guests anyway and it all tasted great. But now you can see what I was talking about regarding whipping cream above. :)