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While the berries are ripe and juicy, it’s time to whip up this exquisite Strawberry Cheesecake Lush Dessert!! This post and recipe was created for #SummerDessertWeek! I was sent samples by some of the sponsor companies but as always opinions are 100% mine.Strawberry Cheesecake Lush Dessert | A dreamy, no-bake treat with a graham cracker crust, berries and cream

Strawberry Cheesecake Lush

I’ve been seeing “lush” recipes all over the Internet. I’m not exactly sure what a lush is, but they all seem to be dreamy, creamy, no-bake fruit desserts. I’d say the majority have whipped topping and many use pudding mixes. The temptation to make a luscious “lush” dessert has been gnawing away at me all summer. Especially after drooling over these 21 No Bake Layered Dessert Lush Recipes! Plus, any dessert where you don’t have to turn on the oven, like this Peanut Butter Cookie Lasagna, is perfect for summer. No-bake desserts are wonderful for those sultry days.

I decided to try my hand on a Cool Whip and pudding free version, hoping it would be tasty enough to deserve the “lush” title. With such beautiful summer berries available, I started experimenting with a strawberry cheesecake lush! It turned out to be heaven on a plate! The hubby gave this Strawberry Cheesecake Lush his seal of approval, too. If you love strawberry desserts as much as I do, check out this retro Mile High Strawberry Pie recipe, too.

Strawberry Cheesecake Lush Dessert | A dreamy, no-bake treat with a graham cracker crust, berries and cream

Summer Dessert Week Recipes:

Welcome to the first #SummerDessertWeek event hosted by Angie from Big Bear’s Wife. We’re so glad that you’ve joined us for this week long event of desserts and giveaways. You’re going to love what we have in store for you.

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There are 25 amazing bloggers participating in this year’s event! Throughout the week we’ll be share tons of fantastic summer dessert recipes with you. With over 70 recipes being shared this week we just know that you’re going to find a new summer favorite! Plus, don’t forget that we have 6 (six) great giveaways for you this week thanks to our amazing sponsors!

Check out the amazing #SummerDessertWeek recipes from our bloggers today! And don’t forget to scroll down to see the amazing giveaway packages from our sponsors! Follow the Rafflecopter prompts to enter.

Ice Cream Recipes:

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I used Dixie Crystals, Adam’s Extract, and Land O’Lakes  products to make this recipe!


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Strawberry Cheesecake Lush Dessert

An exquisite layered strawberry dessert. Adapted from numerous recipes including Small Town Woman.

  • Author: Liz Berg
  • Prep Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Yield: 24 servings



  • 2 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/3 cup sugar, I used Dixie Crystals
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted, I used Land o’ Lakes


  • 16 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1 cup powdered sugar, I used Dixie Crystals
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract, I used Adam’s Best
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 4 1/2 cups strawberries, divided (1 1/2 cups chopped and 3 cups sliced)
  • 1 cup heavy cream


  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar, I used Dixie Crystals
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, I used Adam’s Best


  1. Spray 9 x 13 pan with non-stick cooking spray. Mix together crust ingredients and press onto the bottom of the pan. Chill.
  2. In a stand mixer with paddle attachment, mix cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla until light and creamy. Fold in sour cream and chopped strawberries. Spread over crust. Freeze for an hour to allow filling to firm up.
  3. Layer sliced strawberries over filling.
  4. Whip cream with powdered sugar and vanilla and spread over berries. Serve chilled.


I did not bake the crust, so it was rather crumbly. If you’d like a firmer crust, bake it at 350 degrees for about 8-10 minutes. Cool before adding toppings.

The #SummerDessertWeek Giveaway!!!


Prize #1

Dixie Crystals Giveaway

Prize #1 — Dixie Crystals is giving one winner a $100 Willimas Sonoma Gift Card OR a $100 Sur la Table! Winner of prize #1 gets to pick which gift card they would like!


Prize #2

Prize #2 — Rainier Fruit is giving one winner a Pie dish, Cherry Pitter, Serving Spatula, Pinch Bowls, Pie Carrier! Everything you need to make the perfect cherry or blueberry pie!


Prize #3

Prize #3– OXO is giving one winner an 8 Piece Glass Bake, Serve & Store Set.

OXO Glass Bakeware is made of thermal shock resistant borosilicate glass, which means it can go from freezer to oven without the need to thaw. The OXO 8 Piece Glass Bake, Serve & Store Set is the perfect partner for all of your baking adventures. The Set includes a Glass 3 Qt Baking Dish, Glass 2 Qt Baking Dish, Glass Loaf Pan, Glass Pie Plate, 1 Cup Round SNAP Container, and 2 Cup Round SNAP Container.


Prize #4

Prize #4 — Adam’s Extract is giving one winner a Pyrex with baking utensils and 4oz Adams Best, 1.5 oz Pure Lemon, Almond, Peppermint and Vanilla.

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Prize #5 — General Mills Cereal is giving one winner 4 boxes of cereal, 2 Big G Cereal character bowls, 2 Big G Cereal character , 2 “Good Morning” spoons, 2 Cheerios tumblers with straws 1 long-sleeve Cereal Character hooded t-shirt, 1 short-sleeve Cereal Character t-shirt.


Prize #6

Prize #6 — Land O’Lakes is giving one winner a branded insulated tote with a stainless steel water bottle, two mugs with cocoa mix, a dish towel and coasters.

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Disclaimer: These posts and recipes are part of the week long event, #SummerDessertWeek but all opinions are 100% mine! We would like Thank our amazing sponsors: Dixie Crystals, Rainier Fruit, OXO, Adam’s Extract, Land O’Lakes and General Mills Cereal! These wonderful sponsors provided the prize packs for our giveaways and also sent samples and products to the #SummerDessertWeek bloggers to use in their recipes.

Strawberry Cheesecake Lush Dessert | A dreamy, no-bake treat with a graham cracker crust, berries and cream

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24 comments on “Strawberry Cheesecake Lush Dessert”

  1. Sounds like a great week and I love this yummy dessert! Thanks Liz!

  2. this looks wonderful I think I have everything but the sour cream got to make this ASAP!

  3. This is gorgeous (as always!) These are my kind of desserts and I want to win a prize. lol 😉

  4. This looks great, just the perfect pudding for summer.

  5. I think your version looks beyond luscious. Lush with all capital letters! Beautiful too!

  6. One of my favorite cheesecakes! Luscious indeed! Bookmarked! Thanks, Liz. Have a great day! 🙂

  7. I love no bake desserts. This looks beautiful and summery, Liz.

  8. Yum! I have all the ingredients, so I am very tempted to make this tonight 😉

  9. This looks delicious Liz, love that it is no bake dessert and it has your husband’s approval;)

  10. Liz, you always have the prettiest and delicious desserts ever…and this one is another oven and so easy. Thanks for the recipe!
    Enjoy the rest of your week 🙂

  11. Lush, indeed. There’s no better way to use some fresh summer fruit. (Great prizes, too!)

  12. I knew this recipe was for me when I saw “lush” in the title, because I’lm a lush, and “dessert,” because that’s all I ever eat. Honestly, though, it looks beautiful.

  13. This no bake cheesecake sounds delicious. It is nice to not have to turn on the oven in the summer.

  14. OK I have not seen the word lush at all but I am loving it. chesecake with sour cream and strawberries. Looks so great and summery.

  15. Liz, you make the BEST desserts. And this cheesecake looks so pretty and delicious. I bet it tastes divine. Perfect for summer parties.

  16. I love strawberry desserts. This one looks yummy.

  17. This lush is truly luscious! It looks creamy and dreamy, Liz. You definitely hit it out of the park on your first try!

  18. Nice to have a new version of an old summer favorite! Thanks!

  19. Oh, Liz this is one good looking treat! I’ve been away from blogging for a few weeks and I am loving this lush treat. Can’t wait to check out more of them!

  20. This looks delicious, Liz. And, you know I am always looking for easy. Graham crackers are my favorite thing in the world (what I would take to a deserted island) I always have an inventory of 4 boxes. Just need to pick up cream cheese and strawberries and I’m in business.

  21. There’s nothing better than sweet strawberries with cream! This is one heavenly summer dessert!

  22. Your no bake dessert is like a divine strawberry sundae in cake form =) #yummy!

  23. Super pretty and lush, I’d give anything for a slice of that right now too.

  24. Pingback: Chocolate Sugar Cookies #SummerDessertWeek - Jen Around the World

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