12 Easy No-Bake Cheesecake Recipes

Orange Swirled Cheesecake
Photo: Jason Donnelly

Thanks to these easy no-bake cheesecakes, you can keep your oven free for other projects, or avoid turning it on altogether during hot summer months. We've chosen a few of our favorite no-bake cheesecake recipes for you to try—including frozen blueberry, amaretti cherry, swirly chocolate, and more.

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No-Bake Chocolate-Swirl Cheesecake

No Bake Chocolate-Swirl Cheesecake
Karla Conrad

For those days when you can't decide between chocolate and vanilla, we say, "Have both!" Our sweet and swirly five-step dessert features smooth layers of vanilla cream and dark chocolate on a crumbly graham cracker crust. The gorgeous marbleized look is decoration enough, but feel free to top this quick, easy cheesecake recipe with juicy fresh blackberries and raspberries for even more visual appeal.

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Key Lime Cheesecake Bars

Key Lime Cheesecake Bars
Andy Lyons

Have 30 minutes? That's all you need to make this tangy key lime cheesecake. In addition to the usual cream cheese, these no-bake cheesecake bars have an extra ingredient that helps make them fluffy and creamy: cottage cheese. It may sound odd to include in a cheesecake, but blending it together with cream cheese makes it so smooth any textural contrast disappears.

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Strawberry Cheesecake Tartlets

Strawberry Cheesecake Tartlets
Jason Donnelly

Don't be fooled by their adorable size. These no-bake cheesecake bites pack serious strawberry flavor. Adding almond extract to the filling gives it a subtle nuttiness, which you can accentuate even more by sprinkling a few sliced almonds on top. In place of the homemade cookie crust, keep these petite pies no-bake cheesecakes by using store-bought pastry cups.

Buy It: Watkins Almond Extract, ($4, Target)

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Berry Cheesecake Parfaits

Berry Cheesecake Parfaits
Blaine Moats

A perfect parfait is all about the fruit. We like to use fresh strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries in our two-step twist on classic cheesecake, which includes decadent softened Brie cheese. A drizzle of honey and crunchy toffee almonds make a tasty grand finale on top of this simple cheesecake recipe.

Test Kitchen Tip: If you want to make these parfaits ahead of time, stick to berries or cherries because apples, pears, and peaches tend to brown quickly.

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Minty Cookies and Cream Tassies

Minty Cookies and Cream Tassies
Blaine Moats

Mint and chocolate are a dream flavor combo. Add cookies and cream to the mix? The result is a downright irresistible combination of America's #1 Girl Scout Cookie and Oreos. When filled with crushed cookies and smooth cheesecake cream, mini phyllo dough shells are the perfect vessel for these easy no-bake cheesecake treats.

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Frosted Animal Cookie No-Bake Cheesecake

Frosted Animal Cookie No-Bake Cheesecake
Matthew Clark

Ask your inner child to come out and play. This simple cheesecake recipe tastes like strawberry jam and is built on a crust made from those beloved pink and white frosted animal cookies. A crown of whipped cream stars and rainbow sprinkles complete the playful, party-ready dessert.

Buy It: Circus Animal Cookies, ($3, Target)

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Chocolate Cheesecake Bars

Chocolate Cheesecake Bars
Peter Krumhardt

Chocolate + cheesecake. Need we say more? These ultra chocolaty whipped cheesecake bars feature three kinds of chocolate, flavored liqueur, and crushed sandwich cookies for the crust. To really ramp up the cocoa flavor in this easy no-bake recipe, sprinkle the top with mini chocolate chips before chilling.

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Tiny Raspberry Cheesecake Tarts

Tiny Raspberry Cheesecake Tarts
Kim Cornelison

Prepackaged phyllo shells make preparing these liqueur-laced cheesecake tartlets extra easy. Simply brush each with chocolate, spoon in our luscious cheesecake filling, then top with raspberries and fresh mint. You can almost eat these mini no-bake cheesecakes in just a bite (so good luck stopping after one—we couldn't).

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Strawberry Poppy-Seed Cheesecake Jars

Strawberry-Poppy Seed Cheesecake Jars

Layer up a big batch of these berry cheesecake cups in advance if you're hosting a dinner (even if it's just for your family). You can make them up to 3 days ahead, so you (and the no-bake cheesecakes) can chill until you're ready to serve them. A tablespoon of poppy seeds add nuttiness and clever speckles that resemble strawberry seeds.

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Out-and-About Cheesecake

Out-and-About Cheesecake
Keller and Keller Photography

Fresh blueberries are the star of this delicious dessert, but sweetened Brie and cream cheese are excellent supporting players. This beautiful yet simple cheesecake recipe can be adapted to yield one large cake instead of individual portions. Just place the blueberries on the bottom of a dish and spread the cheesecake cream on top. Or you can make this no-bake blueberry cheesecake in a Mason jar and take it on the go.

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Orange Swirled Cheesecake

Orange Swirled Cheesecake
Jason Donnelly

This no-bake cheesecake recipe tastes rich and looks stunning. If you're sharing it with picky eaters, you can keep the news to yourself that it's actually a little better for you than it appears at first glance. We made this healthier no-bake dessert with reduced-fat cream cheese and Greek yogurt, so it's not quite as heavy as other cheesecake recipes—but when you bite into the creamsicle-like results, your taste buds won't notice the difference.

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Mini Lemon Cheesecakes

Mini Lemon Cheesecakes
Blaine Moats

In just 15 minutes, you can have a sunny plate of lemony no-bake cheesecake tassies. Just whip up our 3-ingredient creamy filling and garnish with a spoonful of lemon curd and fresh lemon zest. It's enough lemon flavor to make you pucker up (in the best way).

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