No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake

filed under: Cheesecakes on May 6, 2019

No-Bake Strawberry Cheesecake is the perfect dessert for anyone with a cheesecake craving! I love sharing easy no-bake desserts like my No-Bake Oreo Cheesecake, No-Bake Cheesecake (New York Style), and No Bake Caramel Shortbread Pie!

strawberry cheesecake


No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake

As summer meanders its way into our lives, I am having a glorious time thinking of all the wonderfully refreshing and easy desserts I can make.  Sometimes baking in the summer is just not something I look forward too, so still being able to enjoy a fabulous dessert without turning on my oven is such a treat!

This sweet little cheesecake could not be easier!  With only four ingredients and then a delectable vanilla crust, you really can’t go wrong.

No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake Recipe

How to Make No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake

So simple but so creamy, folks will never know you didn’t slave away! Grab your ingredients:

  • cream cheese
  • granulated sugar
  • strawberry extract
  • whipped topping

Beat together the cream cheese, sugar, and extract in your stand mixer or using a hand-hand mixer. Mix for 3-5 minutes or until the ingredients are smooth and creamy. Now stir the whipped topping in by hand and pour into your prepared pie crust. Chill for 3 hours, then garnish with more whipped topping and some fresh strawberries! How easy is that?

Easy NoBake Strawberry Cheesecake

How to Make Vanilla Cookie Crust

For my crust, I used vanilla cookies (like Vanilla Oreo’s or Nilla Wafers) that were finely ground.  (A food processor works great, but feel free to add the cookies to a bag and smash away! Great way to get out some frustrations!)

In total, there was about 1 cup of the crumbs, to which I added 2 tablespoons of melted butter. Stir the crumbs and butter together well (I use a fork) and make sure all of the crumbs are coated in butter. Because we are not baking the crust you want the butter to act as the glue when the crust is refrigerated.

Then press into the bottom of a prepared 7-inch springform pan!  Easy peasy. If you are making this no-bake strawberry cheesecake in a large pan you will need more crust. 

You can also use chocolate Oreo’s for a sweet chocolate crust!

Do you prefer a baked Strawberry Cheesecake?

I’ve got you covered! This Strawberry Cheesecake is the BEST and always impresses. I also have a recipe for a Real Strawberry Cheesecake that has fresh strawberries throughout!

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No-Bake Cheesecake

5 from 1 vote
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No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake
Prep Time
30 mins
3 hrs
Total Time
30 mins

No-Bake Strawberry Cheesecake is the perfect dessert for anyone with a cheesecake craving!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake
Servings: 8 servings
Author: Amanda Rettke
  • 2 packages (16 ounces total) cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons McCormick® Imitation Strawberry Extract
  • 8 ounces whipped topping
  1. Beat cream cheese, sugar, and extract in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended and smooth. Gently stir in whipped topping by hand. Spoon into crust.

  2. Refrigerate 3 hours or until set. Garnish with fresh strawberries or whipped topping.
  3. Store leftover cheesecake in refrigerator.

The McCormick Strawberry Extract is actually tinted a sweet dusty rose color, so not only will your pie taste like sweet strawberry, but it will look like it too!

Now, if only to figure out how to bake a two-layer chocolate cake without an oven.

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  • Becca from It's Yummi! says:

    Yum! I love the convenience of a no-bake dessert…especially during the warm months (which, as you know, equal about 3 in Wisconsin…June, July, and August) 😉

    • Amanda says:

      LOL Yes, I know exactly what you are talking about!! 🙂

    • Rosemarie Silvestri says:

      this cheesecake looks delish!!!

      • Amanda says:

        Thank you!

  • Librarian Lavender says:

    This recipe sounds really easy, but so delicious! It’s indeed perfect for the summer months, yum!

    • Amanda says:

      Thanks so much!

  • Tonia says:

    I would love this for Mother’s Day! I might just have to make it for myself!

  • Amy says:

    Can I use real whipping cream instead of whipped topping?

  • Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet says:

    Beautiful! I love love cheesecake! Pinning this beauty!

  • Cynthia says:

    Oh, yeah! This is on my list of “creations.” My family will think I’ve worked alllll day! Smiles!

  • Serene @ House of Yumm says:

    I am all about no bake right now!! My house is hot enough without the oven going. This looks so refreshing and delicious. And beautiful as usual!

  • Tamie says:

    This combination has been a favorite for us for a long time! Never thought about putting extract in it before! Lol

  • Chichi says:

    I love how this recipe is easy as well as looks delicious. Can’t wait to make it

  • Jessica @ Sweet Menu says:

    This looks like the best cheesecake in the world. Look how thick and fluffy it is! Amazing!

  • Angelyn @ Everyday Desserts says:

    This definitely looks like the perfect recipe for when I don’t feel like turning on the oven. Yum!!

  • Chloe @ foodlikecake says:

    Those cookies look so good and so amazing!!

  • Andy says:

    Can I use real whipping cream instead of whipped topping? I don’t think that whipped topping is available in the UK

  • Serena | Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch says:

    I can never pass on a slice of Strawberry Cheesecake! Delicious!

  • car says:

    I attempted this recipe. It was good, but my cake was a little on the soft side, it was wobbly. Any idea what’s wrong?

  • Jana says:

    I went to two local stores and did not find strawberry extract…am thinking of just making a little “strawberry juice” by cutting up some strawberries and sprinkling sugar on them and using the juice that results to flavor this?

  • Rach says:

    Can I use real whipping cream instead of whipped topping? whipped topping isn’t available in the Australia

    • Amanda says:

      Yes! You certainly can.

  • sumaira says:

    Hey can i make roses with buttercream icing on this cheesecake?

  • Patti Newman says:

    can you make it with splenda in stead of sugar

  • deborah says:

    I used 2 Tablespoons ofmy homemade strawberry syrup and real whipped cream to make it healthier.

  • VICKIE says:

    Wouldn’t the addition of some chopped fresh strawberries make this better? I don’t really “get” the strawberry flavoring instead of the fresh strawberries.

  • Diane Roesner says:

    I made this cheesecake w/mixed berry whipped cream cheese…skipped the extract. It turned out great. Good berry flavor.
    It’s a keeper!