No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake

No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake by Cravings of a Lunatic

This may be one of the easiest cheesecakes you will ever make. I love cheesecakes that are baked in the oven, but some days I just do not have time to mess around. When I have days like that I do things like this. That way I get an amazing dessert without sacrificing hours in the kitchen.

Whipping Cream Week continues. This one uses it in the filling. It’s a great way to use up spare heavy cream you may have around the house.

Today is our last day together before B-Dude heads back. We’ll spend about half a day together before we make the trek to Toronto. This is all hinging on the weather since we seem to be having yet another winter storm. It’s also contingent on puppy being okay. I am heading out with her in about an hour to the vet. Hopefully it’s nothing serious. If all goes well I’ll spend the night in Toronto with B-Dude, then drive him to the airport early in the morning. After that my plan is to hang out with Izzy from Crumb. So let’s all cross fingers the weather mellows out and the puppy is okay. Otherwise I’ll be seeing Izzy in the spring. Have I mentioned how much I hate winter lately?

Winter blows!

Since today’s theme seems to be rushing and doing things quickly I am just going to cut to the chase today. Here’s some pics, the recipe, followed by a giveaway. How’s that for speedy delivery?

No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake by Cravings of a Lunatic

No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 1 large Cheesecake

No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake

Easy no bake strawberry cheesecake that uses real cream.

Ingredients

    For the Crust:
  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoon sugar
  • For the Cheesecake Filling:
  • 3 packages of cream cheese (8 oz size), softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 cups strawberries, frozen or fresh, divided
  • 1/2 tub cool whip (8 oz)
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • For the Garnish:
  • Whipped cream, either homemade or store bought
  • Strawberries

Instructions

    For the Crust:
  • In a medium sized bowl combine the graham crumbs and butter. Mix until well combined. Pour into parchment lined 9 x 13 pan. Press down firmly.
  • For the Cheesecake Filling:
  • In a stand mixer combine the cream cheese and sugar, beat until well combined and fluffy.
  • Add 1 1/2 cups of the strawberries and the cool whip. Beat until well combined.
  • In a blender or magic bullet combine 1/2 cup of the strawberries and the heavy cream. Mix until thick and creamy. Add this to the stand mixer and beat again until incorporated really well.
  • Pour over the graham crust and smooth out.
  • Place in the fridge for at least 4 hours.
  • Garnish with whipping cream and strawberries.
  • Serve with a big old strawberry smile!

Notes

You can use any fruit in this one. This is a no bake cheesecake so it's not as thick when you slice into it. Make sure you let it set up for at least 4 hours.

Inspired by Kraft Kitchen's Smoothie Cheesecake

http://www.cravingsofalunatic.com/2013/02/no-bake-strawberry-cheesecake-cheesecake-pan-giveaway.html

No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake by Cravings of a Lunatic

I am ordering myself a new cheesecake pan so I’ve decided to splurge and pick one up for one lucky reader as well. It’s the Chicago Metallic 12 cup Lift and Serve Singles Square Pan from Amazon. You can view it by clicking here.

Giveaway Deets:

To enter please leave a comment saying what kind of cheesecake you would make if you won this pan. Easy peasy and sorta cheesy!

Extra entry:

Sign up for an email subscription by filling in the form at the top of the page. Then leave a separate comment telling me you did so. These will be verified.

Giveaway is open to the U.S. and Canada. Giveaway closes on Monday March 4th at midnight. Winner will be contacted by email and has 72 hours to respond. If there is no response within that time a new winner will be drawn. Draw will be made by random.org.

GIVEAWAY CLOSED!

Winner was entry 145, Renee Dobbs. Congrats Renee! Let me know when the pan arrives. Cannot wait to see what you whip up in it.

If you would like to buy this pan feel free to swing by my Amazon store. Just head to the top of the page and click shop. I earn a small commission on any sales.

That wraps up today’s post. Easy and quick. That’s the way Lunie rolls.

Toodles and smoochies! xx

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Comments

  1. 1

    Yummy! Your cheesecake looks wonderful!! I think I would make a key lime pie cheese cake or a peanut butter and jelly cheesecake, actually those are both on my must make list!!

  2. 3

    Signed up for e-mails. I couldn’t miss scrumptious recipe!

  3. 5

    I would love to win this pan! My brother loves cheesecake- it’s his favorite dessert. However, he has a hard time with portion control! Making the individual ones means I could freeze them for him!
    Oh, he likes his cheesecakes plain. Me- I need chocolate in mine!!

    • 6

      Ah, this pan would be perfect for him. Portion control is hard for me too. If you make me little ones I just think I can eat more. It’s not good. Lol.

      I’m with you. Chocolate is my fave.

  4. 7

    I like cheesecake baked in the oven too, but sometimes there’s no time. This looks terrific! And looks so nice. Those Chicago Metallic pans are really nice, too – great giveaway. Not much more to say than this because, well, you (uncharacteristically!) had so little so say today. ;-) Good stuff – thanks.

    • 8

      I know right, I was all quiet today. It happens rarely. Lol.

      I am just chomping at the bit to get this giveaway over with so I can order my own pan.

  5. 9

    Now all I can think about is Strawberry Cheesecake, so that’s the plan.

  6. 11

    Oh, I subscribe to your site via email. I enjoy it very much.

  7. 13

    I would make turtle or red velvet cheesecake!!!

  8. 15

    Yum!! I love quick, easy recipes and if I don’t even have to turn on the oven? Even better!! Hope the weather holds off so B-Dude can make his flight and definitely hope the puppy is alright :( As for that cute cheesecake pan, I think I would make a banana cheesecake. I’ve been on a banana kick lately and thought to myself just yesterday that I’ve never had bananas in cheesecake and then you post this adorable mini cheesecake pan. Must be fate :) I don’t even own a mini cheesecake pan. Only the big ones so I think either way I need to buy one! Thanks for the wonderful recipe and giveaway.

    • 16

      I concur! Easy=happy me!

      B did in fact make his flight, we hit some black ice on the way but we coped.

      Puppy is a-ok for now. She has a kneecap issue. Nothing urgent but as she gets older she may need surgery.

      You totally have me craving banana cheesecake now.

  9. 17

    I subscribe to your emails with my personal email address (KD6708@gmail.com)

  10. 19

    Well isn’t that a pretty pink cheesecake! Nice about the no-bake part.
    If I won the cheesecake pan the first cheesecake I would make is either a chocolate or possibly a chocolate peanut butter one. Or perhaps one with coconut. Hmmm… decisions, decisions.

  11. 21
    @lizzysdarcy says:

    I’d make a blueberry cheesecake.

  12. 23

    Mmmm I’d make my Maple- Bacon Cheesecake! Its Sooooo yummy!

  13. 26

    I signed up for the emails after looking at the pan… I LOVE making mini desserts! Cupecakes, cookies, mini cake-in-a-jar, etc

  14. 28

    Before I say anything else, I just want you to know how much I like it that you stress everything in pink font.

    That pan is cool. I am sure that my fam would like boring old cherry topped NY style cheesecake. I would have to make something full of sugar and gluten because 12 little cheesecakes would be way too dangerous if they were gf.

    Hope you have a safe and wonderful trip to Toronto!

    • 29

      I think when you yell at folks they take it better when it’s in pink! Lol. I’ve had so many giveaways where people say “I didn’t see that” so I took it and ran with it. Can you see it now peeps, I think so! Bah ha ha!

      I love plain old boring cherry. It’s my absolute fave. Next to chocolate cherry that is.

      Had a semi safe and fun trip. Hit some black ice on the way up. Scary!

  15. 30

    Your cheesecake looks so delicious my friend, it looks beautifully made :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

  16. 32

    You know I love some no bake desserts. :) I love this. :) PS… regarding your comment of winter blowing…. Amen to that. That is so true!! Where is spring???

    • 33

      I love no bake. It’s just so easy. And the results are creamy no fail desserts which is appealing when life gets crazy. Which is always here.

      I hear ya, I want sunshine. Now!

  17. 34

    I would make this no bake strawberry cheesecake, it looks so good!

  18. 36

    I subscribed via email.

  19. 38

    I love the strawberry cheesecake…AND the pan! …but I would make something chocolate in it!

  20. 40

    I’m a subscriber! You rock!

  21. 42

    There are so many awesome things going on with this recipe– it’s no bake, it’s strawberry, and it’s cheesecake!! YU-UM!! I would so love to have some right now! Hope you have a wonderful weekend and sorry you all are having such a stinky winter. :(

    Thanks for a great giveaway! I would probably make a lemon cheesecake (saw a recipe I’ve wanted to try).

    • 43

      Thanks Ryan.

      It’s been a wild winter here. Lots of snow storms and wicked cold. Seems like the coldest winter we’ve had in eons. Or I’m just getting old.

      I think lemon would be perfect.

  22. 44

    I will make a vanilla and salty caramel cheesecake…i am totally obssessed with salty caramel!

    • 45

      Good choice. I always thought salted caramel was some tricky thing that took hours to make. Little did I know how simple salted caramel was. I’m a believer now.

  23. 46

    I already subscribe :)

  24. 48

    I’d make a blueberry cheesecake.

  25. 50

    Your cheesecake looks delish!!. Since it is a 12 serving I would make 12 individual being different cheesecakes. This is a tough one but I would have to do 12 different fruits or Kaluha,Baileys,Creme De’Menthe & so on. Something fun,freeze them for a nice warm summer day & then enjoy!

  26. 51
    Linda Parks says:

    I have been getting your emails and look forward to each one!

  27. 53
    Linda Parks says:

    I would make my kids favorite…a Milkyway cheescake

  28. 55

    Your cheesecake is simply gorgeous, Kim! Is there such thing as Frangelico cheesecake? I just made some homemade frangelico and I can’t think how to use it!!!

  29. 57
    Kelley Combs says:

    I would bake a Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake. Blueberries are a favorite around here!

  30. 59

    I would make a chocolate cherry cheesecake.

  31. 61

    I would make a lemon cheesecake swirled with lemon curd. Yum!

  32. 63

    I just subscribed to your emails!

  33. 65

    Mmmm Bailey’s Cheesecake, ooo oo or lemon, no blueberry, no wait, double chocolate cheesecake! Ooo it’s cheesecake and i love any flavour except cherry!

  34. 67
    Amanda Thompson says:

    I would make a lemon cheesecake.

  35. 69
    Amanda Thompson says:

    I already follow via email :)

  36. 71

    Subscribed via email and i follow you on fb!

  37. 72
    Lisa vanderwal says:

    Inwould make this one, it sounds easy. My only question is could I do make this without out a stand mixer, I still don’t have one…..

  38. 74

    I’ve signed up. Thanks

  39. 76

    If I won the pan, I would like to try your No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake and take it the dining room where the rest of the seniors gather (I live in a senior apartment complex) to have afternoon coffee. I would share, tell them about the new pan, and invite them to join you on FaceBook. Even if I don’t win the pan, I think I will do this anyway! Thanks for the chance to win.

    • 77

      You are such a sweetie Linda. I love that you share, it’s a good thing in life. Good luck and thanks for reading.

  40. 78

    I would make a Reeses Peanut Butter cup cheesecake! Yours looks yummy too!

  41. 80

    I follow you via email

  42. 82

    The cheesecake looks so cheery. Hope the pooch is OK.
    LL

    • 83

      Thanks so much Lori Lynn. She is doing so much better. It’s basically a bum kneecap but for now it’s okay. Later in life she may need surgery.

  43. 84

    Thanks for the fun giveaway! I’d make a vanilla cheesecake with pistachio ganache!

  44. 86
    Susan Christy says:

    I would make a 3 layer cheesecake.

  45. 88

    Id make a caramel cheesecake!

  46. 90

    There is a light cheesecake by Cook’s Illustrated I’ve been wanting to try for awhile…that would be first on my list!

  47. 91

    Been thinking of peaches lately and would love to try a cheese cake with them.

  48. 92
    fireauntmom says:

    If I had that cheesecake pan I would make an Amarretto Cherry Cheesecake first. Then I would try your recipe for the strawberry cheesecake.

  49. 94

    I think I’d make a peanut butter cheesecake.

  50. 96

    Amazing–I’d make a million different kinds of cheesecakes but I’d start out with a turtle cheesecake. I just can’t pass on anything with caramel

  51. 98
    Denise Wilson says:

    peanut butter cheesecake!

  52. 100
    Denise Wilson says:

    I subscribe to your emails

  53. 102

    I would make blueberry cheesecake yum!

  54. 104

    plain cheesecake is my absolute favorite ,so that is what i would make

  55. 106

    I’d probably go for experimenting and make persimmon cheesecake.

  56. 108

    Winter does blow! And this cheesecake blows my mind! Seriously, this looks so good, and I love those cute little spoons.

  57. 110

    I saw a Turtle Cheesecake recently that I would LOVE to make (and eat!). I like your no-bake option.

    • 111

      I am a girl with a serious turtle addiction. I have a no bake turtle cheesecake recipe on the blog if you ever want to try a no bake version.

  58. 112

    I’d like to make a strawberry cheesecake.

  59. 114

    Email subscriber as 2dogs5catscrew@att.net

  60. 116

    Your cheesecake looks sooo cool!!!!

    I’d probably make a light cheesecake of whipping cream and cream cheese mixture with a layer of melted chocolate on the bottom, layered with a dark chocolate ganache and topped with a toasted pistachio sprinkling.

  61. 118

    I might make mini quiches or sweet potato cheesecakes.

  62. 120

    I subscribed too!

  63. 122

    Sounds yummy!!!

  64. 124

    I would probably make this recipe first. Looks good!

  65. 126

    I subscribed to your e-mail! Can’t wait!

  66. 128

    That looks delicious!
    I’d make an Oreo cheesecake. Have been wanting to make one for my blog for a while now.

  67. 130
    Janetta Dobler says:

    I already subscribe.
    I love a nice creamy cheesecake, but have been thinking of developing a vanilla chai cheesecake. My layered pumpkin cheesecake would go well in this pan!! Yum!

  68. 132

    I’d make a margarita cheesecake’

  69. 134

    I’d make a Key-Lime Cheesecake.

  70. 136

    Hello, I would make your strawberry no bake cheesecake as it sounds so good and easy. Thank you for sharing the recipe. Peace

  71. 138

    Hello again, I just subscribed and really look forward to the emails. Have a great day all!! Peace

  72. 140

    cherry!! good old cherry :)

  73. 142
    Meghan Finley says:

    I’d make pistachio cheesecake

  74. 144
    Meghan Finley says:

    I’m an email subscriber

  75. 146

    I love cheese cake , peanut butter and strawberries so, if I won this pan, I would have to make both!!

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