Easy No Bake Cheesecake with Cool Whip

This Easy No Bake Cheesecake with Cool Whip is the epitome of dessert perfection. It is also known for its creamy texture and decadent flavor. But what if you could create this culinary masterpiece without even turning on your oven? Enter the no-bake cheesecake – a delightful and hassle-free treat that embodies elegance in simplicity.

This no-bake cheesecake has a rich, smooth, and creamy filling that’s impossible to resist. Plus, the easy recipe doesn’t require an oven — so it’s perfect for busy holidays when the kitchen is full.

Embracing Gluten-Free Goodness

This particular Easy No Bake Cheesecake with Cool Whip boasts a twist with a gluten-free graham cracker crust, ensuring that everyone, regardless of dietary restrictions, can revel in its delight. Here’s what you’ll need to embark on this delightful culinary journey:

  • 9-inch Gluten-Free Graham Cracker Crust: The foundation of this dessert, ensuring a crisp, flavorful base for the creamy filling.
  • Cream Cheese: A rich and creamy base for the cheesecake, brought to room temperature for easy blending.
  • Powdered Sugar and Fine Sea Salt: Adding sweetness and a hint of balance to the cream cheese.
  • Fresh Lemon Juice and Pure Vanilla Extract: Infusing a zesty freshness and aromatic depth to elevate the flavors.
  • Cool Whip: The key to the cheesecake’s airy, fluffy texture, whipped to perfection.

Crafting the Easy No Bake Cheesecake with Cool Whip

  • Step 1: Preparing the Crust
  • Begin by placing the gluten-free graham cracker crust into a 9-inch pie dish. This crust provides a crunchy, flavorful base that complements the creamy filling perfectly.
  • Step 2: Creating the Filling
  • In a mixing bowl, blend the room-temperature cream cheese until it achieves a smooth consistency. Incorporate the powdered sugar, a pinch of fine sea salt, fresh lemon juice, and pure vanilla extract.
  • Step 3: Cool Whip
  • Fold the cool whip into the cream cheese filling one cup at a time. This adds a lightness and cloud-like texture to the cheesecake.
  • Step 4: Merging the Elements
  • Gently fold the whipped cream into the cream cheese mixture, ensuring a harmonious union that guarantees a delightful texture and flavor profile.
  • Step 5: Assembling the Masterpiece
  • Pour the filling into the prepared crust, spreading it evenly to achieve a uniform, delightful surface.
  • Step 6: Allowing It to Set
  • Refrigerate the cheesecake for several hours or, for the best results, overnight. This chilling period allows the flavors to meld and the texture to set, culminating in the perfect slice of indulgence.
easy no bake cheesecake with cool whip topped with strawberry glaze on a white platter

Can You Freeze the Easy No-Bake Cheesecake with Cool Whip?

Yes, you can! If you don’t plan to finish it in about five days, freezing is optional. Wrap the cheesecake in at least one layer of storage wrap. Then wrap again in at least one layer of aluminum foil. Freeze the cheesecake for up to three months, then thaw in the refrigerator overnight.


This Easy No Bake Cheesecake, with its gluten-free foundation and a blend of cream cheese, sweet nuances, and the airy texture of whipped cream, embodies the beauty of simplicity without compromising on luxurious taste.

Because it’s so easy to prepare, this cheesecake is the ideal choice for gatherings, celebrations, or just a delightful self-indulgence. With this recipe in hand, creating a no-bake cheesecake becomes not just a culinary endeavor, but an artful expression of joy and delight.

Make this Easy No Bake Cheesecake with Cool Whip your go-to recipe when you want cheesecake in a flash. Share it with friends and family. It’s as easy, fast, and delicious!

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slice of easy no bake cheesecake with cool whip sitting on strawberry sauce

Easy No Bake Cheesecake with Cool Whip

This creamy No Bake Cheesecake Recipe is so easy to make! This is a smooth, creamy, decadent dessert with a graham cracker crust.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 10 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 16


  • 1 pie plate


  • 9 inch gluten free graham cracker crust
  • 2 packages cream cheese at room temperature
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • pinch of fine sea salt
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 8 ounces cool whip


  • 2-9-inch graham cracker crust. Homemade or purchased.
  • In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese until smooth. Scrape the bowl and add the powdered sugar, pinch of salt, lemon juice, and vanilla extract. Beat until smooth and creamy.
  • Fold the cool whip into the cream cheese mixture, one cup at a time.
  • Transfer the cheesecake batter to the prepared graham cracker crust. Refrigerate at least 4 hours but preferably overnight. Keep refrigerated until ready to serve.


Serving: 1slice | Calories: 285kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 86mg | Sodium: 138mg | Potassium: 85mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 985IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 64mg | Iron: 1mg
Keyword cheesecake, easy no bake cheesecake

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