When you want to satisfy your sweet tooth without spending too much time in the kitchen, a no-bake cheesecake can be a life-saver. This delicious and creamy dessert is easy to make, requires only a handful of ingredients, and can be prepared ahead of time. Whether you’re hosting a party, celebrating a special occasion, or simply craving something sweet, this recipe will not disappoint.
To start, gather your ingredients: a store-bought graham cracker pie crust, cream cheese, sour cream, powdered sugar, vanilla extract, and whipped cream for topping. Make sure your cream cheese is softened before beginning.
Using a hand mixer, whip the cream cheese until it’s light and fluffy. Add the sour cream and continue mixing until well incorporated. Then, add the powdered sugar and vanilla extract, mixing until everything is smooth and well combined.
Pour the cheesecake mixture into the prepared pie crust, using a spatula to smooth out the top. Top with whipped cream, if desired, and place the cheesecake into the refrigerator to chill for at least one hour.
After chilling, your no-bake cheesecake should be set and ready to serve. It’s a delicious and easy dessert that’s sure to impress your friends and family. Plus, because it doesn’t require any baking, it’s a great option for hot summer days when you don’t want to heat up your kitchen with a hot oven.
If you want to mix things up, you can experiment with different flavors and toppings for your no-bake cheesecake. Try adding in some fresh fruit or a swirl of chocolate sauce for extra decadence. No matter how you choose to enjoy it, this no-bake cheesecake recipe is sure to become a go-to in your dessert repertoire.
- 1 9-inch store-bought graham cracker pie crust
- 16 oz cream cheese (two 8 oz blocks), softened
- ⅔ cup sour cream
- 1 ¼ cup powdered sugar
- 1 ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- whipped cream, topping
In a medium bowl, whip the cream cheese with a hand mixer until light and fluffy. Add the sour cream and whip until well incorporated.
Add the powdered sugar and vanilla and mix until smooth.
Pour into the prepared pie crust.
Top with whipped cream and place cheesecake into the refrigerator to chill and set for at least one hour before serving.