Gabriel brought in a large box of strawberries a few days ago, and all I could think was cheesecake. Specifically no-bake strawberry cheesecake. I mean, strawberries are back in season. Can we get excited about that?!!
As gluten-free recipes go, no-bake cheesecake is easy to adapt, because all you need to do is swap out a gluten-free crust for the original.
No-Bake Strawberry Cheesecake Recipe
Another thing of note here is that while most no-bake cheesecakes use Cool whip, this one doesn’t. Instead, we use sweetened condensed milk and whipped cream While still not as healthy as honey-sweetened cheesecake perhaps, it’s just milk and sugar – which is light-years better, in my opinion, than the unpronounceable ingredients I see on the side of Cool Whip containers.
That said, it can be a little soupy for making clean cuts, so I like to put it in the freezer for a few hours before I serve it.
This is the perfect dessert on a hot spring (or summer) day. So cool and refreshing, and you don’t even have to heat the house up with the oven.
You can make this cheesecake in a regular pie pan, or a spring form pan. The clasp on my springform broke before I made the cake you see in the pictures, so I lined an 8″ cake pan with parchment paper and used that. I probably should have used a ten inch, as you can see how tall it ended up being in that 8 inch pan, but it worked, and it made a great form for standing strawberry halves around the ended, which I think was really pretty.
Of course, a springform pan would be just as good for that, and you’ve be able to take the sides off to display those betties and serve, so definitely recommend that. I’m just saying – use what you have. Whatever works, right?Print
No-Bake Strawberry Cheesecake
- Set your cream cheese out to warm up and soften
- Wash and de-stem strawberries
- Slice berries into pieces of desire size
- In a stand mixer, whip cream cheese for a minute or two to help finish softening it
- Pour in sweetened condensed milk, and mix well
- In a separate bowl, whip cream until stiff
- Fold in cream and sliced berries
- Pour into prepared pie crust and refrigerate several hours before serving.