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Best No Bake Cheesecake Recipe

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This no bake cheesecake recipe is one of my best go-to options when I am throwing a birthday party or even setting up staged photos for product promotions. It is so quick and easy. Not only is it no-bake, the cream cheese mixture only has three ingredients. I also serve them in shot glasses with a Nilla Wafer instead of a graham cracker crust so that I can further save time. But best of all, they are crowd-pleasing. This recipe is downright delicious.

Easy No Bake Cheesecake Recipe

No-Bake Cheesecake Mixture Ingredients

No-Bake Cheesecake “Crust”

Best No Bake Cheesecake Recipe Ingredients

+ This recipe serves six, it can easily be doubled or tripled for a party.


When I say this recipe is easy, I mean EASY. Let the block of cream cheese come to room temperature. Throw (literally) the cream cheese, condensed milk and extract in a mixing bowl and blend until smooth.

Get your wide mouth shot glasses and put one Nilla Wafer (round side down) on the bottom of each glass. If your shot glasses are a little too narrow for the wafers, just use some kitchen scissors to trim them. They don’t have to be pretty, they will be covered in cream cheese.

Best No Bake Cheesecake Recipe

I’ve tried spooning the mixture into the shot glasses and it looks like a hot mess. You may have more luck. Or not care and that’s cool too. I like to spoon my mixture into a plastic decorating bag with a French tip or round tip and pipe it in. It is so quick and keeps the sides of the glass clean.

Sam and I made a video of the process. Hope you enjoy 🙂

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Main photo credit: Mike Barrand

Stephanie Keeping

Stephanie is in love with a boy named Sam. He has taught her that it’s okay to jump first and look later, to wear a dirty shirt to the park and to decide that today is a good day to take a nap in your rubber boots. She hangs out here blogging at Spaceships and Laser Beams and at our printable party shop on Etsy.