Best Ever No-Bake Strawberry Cheesecake


Strawberry Cheesecake on white plate with fork and fresh berries

This Best Ever No-Bake Strawberry Cheesecake is divine! Ultra simple no-bake cheesecake topped with a scrumptious homemade strawberry sauce. You don’t want to miss this easy summertime recipe!

Hard for me to believe that Fourth of July is this week! How did we even get this far in this CRAZY whirlwind of a year?

Do you guys have any July 4th plans?

I am a self-proclaimed Fourth of July grinch. I hate everything about it, honestly, but especially the heat and fireworks which, let’s be real, IS what Fourth of July is pretty much all about. So I usually shelter in my AC and binge-watch some Netflix while eating take-out. No sweaty BBQs for me, but I like it that way!

Whether you’re like me or you’re out partying like it is 1776, there is one thing you should most definitely include in your (anti)festivities: this No-Bake Strawberry Cheesecake! My No-Bake Cheesecake recipe has been going gang-busters lately, so I wanted to make a strawberry version and it does not disappoint!

Strawberry Cheesecake on pie pan with checkered towel in background

Strawberry cheesecake is all about the strawberry topping that crowns the cheesecake itself, and I am picky about how I like my strawberry topping. I don’t want it to taste artificial or overly processed which usually means pie filling and strawberry “syrup” is out for me. But I don’t want just fresh berries on top because I like the sauce element. This Strawberry Sauce is perfect: combining fresh chunks of juicy strawberries in a thick homemade sauce with REAL strawberry flavor.

Jar of strawberry sauce with spoon resting on mouth of jarThe cheesecake itself is super light and fluffy with a luscious creaminess and that signature cheesecake tanginess. It is so delicious and simple!

Slice of Strawberry Cheesecake on white plate with silver fork and small strawberryWhen combined, the sweet and tangy cheesecake with the fresh, saucy strawberries is a combination that cannot be missed!

Best Ever No-Bake Strawberry Cheesecake: your new BFF!

Close up of Strawberry Cheesecake slice on white plate with silver fork

Best Ever No-Bake Strawberry Cheesecake

This Best Ever No-Bake Strawberry Cheesecake is delightful! Light, fluffy and ultra creamy no-bake cheesecake topped with a sweet and juicy fresh homemade strawberry sauce. This is about to become a new family favorite!

Prep Time2 hrs

Cook Time10 mins

Total Time2 hrs 10 mins

Course: Cheesecake, No Bake Desserts

Cuisine: American, Dessert

Servings: 8

Ingredients

  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter melted
  • cups heavy whipping cream
  • 2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated white sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup full-fat sour cream

For Strawberry Sauce

  • 1 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 3 Tbsp warm water
  • 1 lb fresh strawberries washed, hulled and sliced
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • Zest of 1/2 a lemon
  • ¼ cup granulated white sugar

Instructions

  • Very lightly grease a 9″ or 10″ round springform pan with cooking spray. Set aside.

  • In a large bowl, combine the graham cracker crumbs, brown sugar and melted butter, stirring until moistened. Pour the crumbs into the springform pan and pat and spread the crumbs into an even layer along the bottom and slightly up the sides of the pan. Freeze for 10 minutes while you prepare the filling.

  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the heavy whipping cream on high speed with the whisk attachment until stiff peaks form, about 5-7 minutes; set aside. In another bowl, beat together the cream cheese, sugar, vanilla and lemon juice with the paddle attachment for about 2 minutes or until light and fluffy. Scrape down the sides of the bowl with a spatula if needed. Add in the sour cream and mix well until combined. Lastly, fold in the whipped cream until fully incorporated.

  • Spread the cheesecake mixture evenly onto the crust and smooth out the top. Cover loosely with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or until set. Just before serving, top with the strawberry sauce.

For the Strawberry Sauce:

  • Whisk together the cornstarch and warm water in a small bowl until combined. Add the cornstarch mixture, sliced strawberries, lemon juice and zest and granulated sugar to a medium saucepan over medium heat. Break some of the strawberries up with a wooden spoon as you stir.

  • Simmer the strawberry mixture for 5 minutes, then remove from heat and let cool completely. The longer it sits (especially in the fridge) the thicker it’ll get. I recommend it being at least room temperature, if not chilled, before garnishing the cheesecake.

Notes

Strawberry sauce can be stored in an airtight jar in the fridge for up to 1 week.

Slice of Strawberry Cheesecake with bite missing on white plate

Cool, creamy, tangy and sweet with juicy, ripe strawberry sauce – you are going to LOVE this easy cheesecake!

Craving more cheesecake? Check out these recipes:

photo of a german cheesecake slice on white plate with strawberriesGerman Cheesecake

no bake fruity pebbles cheesecake on purple plate with gold forkNo-Bake Fruity Pebbles Cheesecake

And some cheesecake recipes from around the blogs!

Hot Fudge Sundae No Bake Cheesecake by Brown Sugar Food Blogger

Cream Cheese Bars with Fruit Topping by Margaritas on the Rocks Blog

Best Ever No-Bake Strawberry Cheesecake photo collage

Have a super sweet day!

xo, Hayley

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