No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake has a light and fluffy texture and is easy to make. Simple ingredients makes this strawberry cheesecake a family favorite.

Strawberry Cheesecake topped with slice strawberries and whipped cream on a cake stand. A slice on a spatula that is ready to serve.
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This no bake strawberry cheesecake recipe is bursting with strawberry flavor and taste amazing. Skip the oven and make this cheesecake for all your holiday or for any special occasion.

If you love no bake desserts as much as we do, check out these other family favorites. Philadelphia No Bake Cheesecake, No Bake Cherry Cheesecake, No Bake Nutella Cheesecake are a few our favorite no bake cheese cake recipes.

What is a Strawberry No Bake Cheesecake?

Strawberry cheesecake recipe no bake is made with mousse-like texture that creates a delicious cheesecake filling. The cream cheese and heavy cream mixture is whipped with a stand mixer for a creamy and airy texture.

The filling is folded into a crumb crust to take your classic cheesecake to the next level. No need to worry about your cheesecake filling cracking with this recipe.

Ingredients: 

Ingredients for Strawberry Cheesecake - Graham Cracker Crumbs, butter, fresh strawberries, powdered sugar, cornstarch, cream cheese, vanilla extract, heavy whipping cream

For the Crust: 

  • Graham Cracker Crumbs 
  • Butter (melted) 

For the Filling: 

  • Fresh Strawberries (washed) 
  • Powdered Sugar 
  • Cornstarch 
  • Cream Cheese softened
  • Vanilla Extract 
  • Heavy Whipping Cream 

See full recipe and ingredients at the bottom in the recipe card.

Substitutions Ideas:

  • Crust – We made a Homemade Graham Cracker Crust for this recipe. But feel free to buy one at the store. You can also crush with cookies such as Oreos or gingersnaps. Add in granulated sugar for added sweetness.
  • Lemon Juice – For a delicious hint of lemon, add in a teaspoon or two of lemon juice. Strawberry and lemon is a light refreshing combination.

Step by Step Instructions: 

Graham Cracker Crush in a springform pan

Step 1 – Mix together the graham cracker crumbs and melted butter.  Press the mixture into a 9-inch springform pan. 

Blending strawberries in a food processor

Step 2 – Dice the strawberries and place them in a food processor.  Blend until pureed.  Then strain this mixture through fine mesh strainer to remove any seeds. 

Placing the pureed strawberries in a saucepan and adding in powdered sugar and cornstarch

Step 3 – Place the pureed strawberries, powdered sugar and cornstarch to a small saucepan.  Whisk together and heat over medium heat. 

Beating the cream cheese, powdered sugar and vanilla extract. Then adding in heavy cream.

Step 4 – Beat the cream cheese, powdered sugar and vanilla extract together. Add in the heavy whipping cream and beat.

Mixing the strawberry puree in with the cream cheese mixture

Step 5 – Gently stir the strawberry mixture into the cream cheese mixture until combined. 

Pouring the cheesecake filling into the graham cracker crust

Step 6 – Pour the filling into the chilled crust.  Refrigerate, then the cheesecake is ready to slice, serve and enjoy.

Recipe Tips:

  • Cream Cheese – Make sure the cream cheese is softened to room temperature before mixing. This helps the texture to beat smoothly and creamy. If you are in a hurry, you can cut the cream cheese into smaller pieces to help it soften quicker.
  • Strawberries – We recommend using fresh strawberries in this recipe. If you use frozen strawberries may change the texture.
  • Store in Fridge – This cheesecake is best served cold. We recommend keeping in fridge until you are ready to serve.
  • Combining the Ingredients – Combine the cheesecake filling with a blender, stand mixer, or a electric mixer. These options helps to have a smooth texture.
  • Preparing Crust – If you do not have a food processor, you can crush the graham crackers with a rolling pin. Place the graham crackers in a zip lock bag to crush into fine crumbs.

Cheesecake Topping Ideas:

There are many different toppings that can be added to your no bake cheesecake recipe. It is a matter of preference on whether you want sweet sauces, berries, or a crunchy topping.

Serve your cheesecake with your favorite syrups such as caramel topping or chocolate. We have even added a crunchy topping with mini chocolate chips or candy bar pieces.

I also love to add fresh slice strawberries and Homemade Whipped Topping to add a beautiful touch.

If you need more ideas, make sure check out 22 Cheesecake Topping ideas.

Strawberry Cheesecake on a cake stand topping with slice strawberries and whipped cream. A slice of the cheesecake on a spatula

How to Freeze No Bake Cheesecake:

Freezing no bake cheesecake is a great way to get ahead on your holiday desserts. This cheesecake recipe freezes great with these specific freezer steps.

  • After preparing the cheesecake and allowing it to firm in the refrigerator, wrap in plastic wrap.
  • Then wrap in aluminum foil and write the date on the foil.
  • If stored properly this cheesecake will last up to 3 months.

How to Thaw Cheesecake:

When you are ready to serve your frozen no bake cheesecake you have two options to thaw the cheesecake.

  • Remove the cheesecake from the freezer and place in the refrigerator and allow it to thaw overnight. Make sure to keep the cheesecake covered with plastic wrap while thawing.
  • Another option is to place on the counter at room temperature and it will thaw in about 2 hours. It will depend on the size of the cheesecake on how long it takes to thaw. You will probably need to check it.
Slice of strawberry cheesecake topped with slice strawberries and whipped cream on a plate

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Frequently Asked Questions:

How to Store Leftovers:

Refrigerate the leftovers for up to 4 days. Make sure to cover with plastic wrap or store in an airtight container.

Can I Make Strawberry Cheesecake No Bake in advance?

This is a great recipe to make ahead of time. Because the cheesecake needs time to set, we like to prepare the night before serving.

Should I Use Gelatin?

We recommend using powdered gelatin if you need the cheesecake to firm up faster. It is also a great addition if you are serving in hot weather. But if you have time to allow it to set in the fridge, then you do not need to add it.

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No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake

5 from 2 votes
No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake has a light and fluffy texture and is easy to make. Simple ingredients makes this strawberry cheesecake a family favorite.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Refrigerate 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 30 minutes
Servings 8
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 665

Ingredients

For the Crust:

  • 2 1/2 cups Graham Cracker Crumbs
  • 1/2 cup Butter melted

For the Filling:

Instructions

  • Mix together the graham cracker crumbs and melted butter.  Press the mixture into a 9 inch springform pan.  Refrigerate while you make the filling.
  • Dice the strawberries and place them in a food processor.  Blend until pureed.  Then strain this mixture through fine mesh strainer to remove any seeds.
  • Place the pureed strawberries, ½ cup of the powdered sugar and cornstarch to a small saucepan.  Whisk together and heat over medium heat for approximately 5 minutes.  Remove from heat and cool.
  • In a separate bowl, beat together the cream cheese, remaining powdered sugar and vanilla extract together with a hand held or stand up mixer until smooth and creamy.
  • Add in the heavy whipping cream and beat until stiff peaks form.
  • Gently stir the strawberry mixture into the cream cheese mixture until combined.
  • Pour the filling into the chilled crust.  Refrigerate for at least 4 hours (overnight is preferred) and then the cheesecake is ready to slice, serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Make sure the cream cheese is softened before mixing or it will not mix smoothly and you will get big cream cheese lumps.
If you are in a hurry, you can cut the cream cheese into smaller pieces to help it soften quicker. Refrigerate the leftovers for up to 4 days.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 665kcal, Carbohydrates 42g, Protein 13g, Fat 50g, Saturated Fat 28g, Polyunsaturated Fat 3g, Monounsaturated Fat 14g, Trans Fat 0.5g, Cholesterol 332mg, Sodium 531mg, Potassium 232mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 24g, Vitamin A 1860IU, Vitamin C 0.2mg, Calcium 131mg, Iron 2mg

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