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No-Bake Strawberry Cheesecake

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This dreamy No-Bake Strawberry Cheesecake highlights the sweet, unmistakable flavor of fresh ripe strawberries! A totally irresistible dessert that’s made without an oven!  

No-Bake Strawberry Cheesecake slice on a white dessert plate

No-Bake Strawberry Cheesecake

Can you believe this is my first no-bake cheesecake ever??? Since I tend to steer clear of Cool Whip, which is often an ingredient added to give a no-bake cheesecake its structure, these were off my radar.

Unfortunately, my first attempt without any stabilizing agent slowly oozed off the crust when I released my no-bake strawberry cheesecake from its springform pan. Rats.

So I set out to find a way to firm up this no-bake strawberry cheesecake. Inspired by a terrific recipe from Zoe Francois using gelatin, I changed up the crust, eliminated the topping, and made it my own. A cooked puree of sweet, fresh Florida strawberries was key in making a winter berry dessert that tasted like summer!

No-Bake Strawberry Cheesecake on a white ceramic cake stand


No-Bake Desserts

I am without a garage and laundry room at the moment while our house is undergoing renovations. I finally caved and purchased an Instant Pot as our kitchen will be gutted in a little over a month.

No oven, no cooktop, no sink. Sigh. A food blogger’s nightmare. Desserts around here will all be no-bake after that!

No-bake desserts are often simpler and quicker to make than their baked counterparts, and even healthier at times. Plus, these are the recipes you’ll want to dig out come August when it’s too hot to turn on the oven. Hopefully, I’ll have a fully functional kitchen by then! But I wouldn’t mind eating this dreamy no-bake strawberry cheesecake a lot during this remodel.

View of top of No-Bake Strawberry Cheesecake on a cake stand

Florida Strawberries for a Strawberry Cheesecake

I love making strawberry desserts and I’m delighted to find fresh, luscious berries most times of the year.  From this Fresh Strawberry Meringue Cake to my ever-popular Strawberry Cheesecake Trifle, this Strawberry Cream Pie, No-Bake Strawberry Fool, and even a Strawberry Eton Mess, I can’t think of one fresh strawberry recipe that’s been a flop, even when made in the heart of winter as long as I use Florida strawberries. I adore strawberry desserts!

Thank goodness the Florida Strawberry season runs from December through April. Easily recognizable in the markets, they are more vibrant and fragrant compared to the competitor’s winter berries. Perfect for my no-bake strawberry cheesecake, they combined with cream cheese to form a most exquisite pink topping for the graham cracker crust!

If you don’t see strawberries grown in Florida at your grocery store, make sure to request them from the produce manager. Sweet, juicy and nutritious, they are perfect to push your no-bake desserts over the top!!!

No-Bake Strawberry Cheesecake | A dreamy berry cheesecake that doesn't require turning on the oven!!!

No-Bake Strawberry Cheesecake

This dreamy No-Bake Strawberry Cheesecake highlights the sweet, unmistakable flavor of fresh ripe strawberries! 

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Yield 10



  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons sugar

Strawberry Puree:

  • 1 pound fresh strawberries (Florida Strawberries recommended), hulled and sliced
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 envelope unflavored gelatin


  • 2 8-ounce packages cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons powdered sugar, divided
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • Fresh strawberry slices, to garnish, optional


Combine the graham cracker crumbs, butter, and sugar and mix until combined. Press into the bottom of an 8-inch springform pan. Refrigerate while preparing the filling.

In a saucepan, add the strawberries, sugar, and 1 tablespoon of water. Cook over medium heat until the strawberries are soft. Allow to cool for a few minutes, then pulse a few times in the food processor to puree the mixture. Return to pan.

Sprinkle the gelatin over 2 tablespoons cold water in a small bowl. Allow it to soften for 1-2 minutes, and then add to the strawberry mixture.

Cook over low heat, whisking until the gelatin is dissolved. Remove from heat and set aside.

To make the filling, beat the cream cheese and 1/2 cup powdered sugar in a stand mixer fit with the paddle
attachment until smooth. Mix in the reserved strawberry puree and vanilla.

In another  bowl, whip the cream and 2 tablespoons of powdered sugar to soft peaks.
Gently fold the whipped cream into the strawberry cheesecake batter until combined.

Pour the cheesecake batter onto the prepared crust, smoothing the top with an offset spatula. Refrigerate 2 hours or more before serving.

To serve, garnish with sliced berries.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 slice

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 446Total Fat: 31gSaturated Fat: 18gTrans Fat: 0gCholesterol: 91mgSodium: 251mgCarbohydrates: 39gFiber: 1gSugar: 28gProtein: 5g


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33 comments on “No-Bake Strawberry Cheesecake”

  1. This looks so light and delicious!

  2. Looks really beautiful and yummy!

  3. Using gelatin is a great idea. This cheesecake looks fantastic!

  4. Yep, I’d even eat this for breakfast:@) It’s a beautiful color Liz!

  5. Everything you make looks so beautiful! I can’t believe this is no bake…..

  6. I think this no-bake strawberry cheesecake looks delicious. It will be hard to be without a kitchen, but I am sure you will love your new kitchen once all the work is done.

  7. I can imagine how creamy and delicious this cheesecake is. That colors lets you know it’s packed with strawberry flavors. Yum!

  8. Very nice!must be delicious

  9. That is a beautiful cheesecake! Almost too pretty to cut into.

  10. This cheesecake looks so elegant and delicious!

  11. Can’t wait to taste those sweet gems soon!!! Your cheesecake looks perfect and sounds delicious!

  12. I can’t wait for strawberry season. Looks like a good recipe to try. Good luck on the renovation. Construction is never fun but worth it when it is over. Good luck!

  13. wow that looks so good and with this heat here I would love a slice right now instead of this sugary popsicle!

  14. I can’t wait to hear all about your kitchen remodel; until then I’ll be sending positive vibes into the universe so it gets done as quickly and painlessly as possible. And I’m excited to see the no-bake treats you come up with. Pretty soon it’s going to be way too hot here to turn on the oven 🙂

  15. sooo beautiful Lizzy, tres belle 🙂 xoxo

  16. Smooth, creamy and delicious! Perfect!

  17. Such a beautiful dessert! I love that one of my faves can be made as a no-bake dessert!

  18. This is such a pretty in pink pie! I know my mom will love it for Mother’s Day this year.

  19. I love that you were challenged to create a no-bake cheesecake Liz! This looks amazing and it will be perfect for those warm days ahead! Actually, it’s perfect right now as I’m craving strawberries and all things summer!

  20. The winter strawberries are awesome this year, not sure where our’s come from but I haven’t experienced such a strong strawberry aroma and flavour in winter berries in a long time! This dessert looks like a taste of summer and the colour is beautiful too.

  21. I honestly cannot believe this is your first no-bake cheesecake lol. Yeah gelatin is the way to go and it looks marvelous. Godspeed for the renovations!

  22. Can you even know how much I love cheesecake and then strawberries to boot! This is amazing Liz!

  23. Beautiful cheesecake, Liz! This is the perfect way to celebrate spring strawberries! 🙂

  24. Eeps–no oven or anything! You are a woman of resource if ever I’ve seen one, Liz! I’m mad for no-bake desserts–they’re actually my favorite kind, because I’m always WAY too impatient to wait for things to bake/cool. Saving this one for our own strawberry season, which isn’t too far away! yeaaaah–I’ve missed catching up on your recipes and updates!

  25. Strawberry cheesecake is mt favorite! I can’t wait to try making it.

  26. Oh my goodness, what an incredible dessert!

  27. So darn pretty and perfect!

  28. What a beautiful dessert with so many fresh strawberries! LOVE!

  29. oh boy. this looks amazing!!

  30. I’m collecting no-bake recipes for the summer and to have until my ovens decide they want to shape up and fly right. This one is a keeper!

  31. This is cheesecake perfection! Turned out so delicious!

  32. I love how quick and easy this recipe is!  And it’s a great way to use up fresh summer strawberries!

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