Best No-Bake Cheesecake Ever

Ann Tayloe


My husband and I wanted a cheesecake to celebrate our anniversary (our 44th). Since we're in a rural area, it's not like The Cheesecake Factory is right around the corner. So I used the ingredients I had on hand and WOW! Easy to make (my Kitchen Aid stand mixer made it EXTRA easy), no heating up the oven, no hoping it doesn't crack on top, and GLUTEN-FREE! Hope you enjoy it as much as we did!

★★★★★ 2 votes
15 Min
No-Cook or Other


16 oz
cream cheese
14 oz
sweetened condensed milk
1 pkg
knox gelatin (1 envelope)
2 Tbsp
cold water
2 Tbsp
boiling water
1 tsp
real vanilla flavoring

How to Make Best No-Bake Cheesecake Ever


  • 1Prepare an 8-inch cake pan or spring-form pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  • 2Using a stand mixer with the flat beat blade- combine softened cream cheese, sweetened condensed milk and vanilla flavoring on low until mixed. Then on medium until light and fluffy.
  • 3While mixer is working, sprinkle one envelope Knox Gelatin on top of cold water until softened. Pour on the boiling water and stir until completely dissolved and clear.
  • 4With mixer on medium speed, gradually and slowly pour dissolved gelatin into cream cheese mixture then gradually add vanilla
  • 5When cream cheese mixture is thoroughly mixed (has NO LUMPS and looks light and fluffy) pour into prepared cake pan.
  • 6Place cheesecake in frig for 6 hours, overnight, or until set.
  • 7To serve: top with sliced, fresh strawberries or peaches! YUM!
  • 8Be creative: add 1/2 cup natural peanut butter and top with jam or or add 1 cup canned pumpkin (not the canned pie mix) & 2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice mix to the cream cheese batter before the gelatin

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About Best No-Bake Cheesecake Ever

Course/Dish: Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Gluten-Free, Wheat Free
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #Gluten, #Free