I love having company over and entertaining. My girlfriends are always at our house for coffee and dessert. Sometimes we channel our inner Golden Girls with some cheesecake. I’ve cut out all of the hassle with this easy No-Bake Almond Cheesecake. You don’t have to heat up the oven or worry about a water bath during baking, just to enjoy a creamy and decadent cheesecake. I promise this will be one you’ll make again and again!
I’m always making cheesecakes for special occasions because so many people enjoy them. I make my miniature cheesecakes and change out the toppings per occasion, and my kids always beg for more Cherry Cheesecake Brownies. I even make a Strawberry Banana Cheesecake Salad that I bring to summer BBQ’s! Going cheesecake crazy is never a bad idea.
How To Make No-Bake Almond Cheesecake
Cheesecakes require a springform pan to make, whether they’re being baked or not. You’ll use it all of the time if you bake cheesecakes. I also used my stand mixer for the filling, but it’s not required. You can certainly mix it by hand or use an electric hand mixer. I know it’s more effort than a box no-bake cheesecake, but it tastes so much better!
What To Serve With No-Bake Cheesecake
When I’m making an easy dessert, I like to keep everything simple. This Almond Cheesecake speaks for itself, so you don’t need to add another dessert accompaniment. Instead, you can add bowls of fresh fruit toppings, drizzle chocolate sauce on top or a fresh whipped cream. It’s a great addition to a warm cup of coffee. Let the simplicity of this dessert be the main star!
I make it after a trip to our local farmer’s market and serve it alongside fresh berries. Raspberries and strawberries are delicious topping choices with homemade whipped cream.
How To Keep Your Almond Cheesecake Fresh
After you’ve made your cheesecake, it needs to be refrigerated. Serve it after refrigeration and immediately place it back into the refrigerator when you’re done. Cover it or place individual pieces in an airtight food storage container. It’ll stay fresh for 4-5 days.
Can You Freeze No-Bake Cheesecake?
Surprisingly, cheesecake is easy to freeze and it works out well. You can cover it with plastic wrap or put pieces into a freezer bag to prevent freezer burn. Freeze it for up to three months. Keep it in the refrigerator to thaw it for a few hours.
Easy No-Bake Almond Cheesecake
Cream the cream cheese and sugar.
Using a stand mixer and a whisk attachment, whip the heavy cream until thick. Mix in the almond extract and whipped heavy cream into the cream cheese mixture, and then set aside.
In a 9 or 10-inch springform pan, mix together the ingredients for the crust.
Pat down onto the bottom of the pan and freeze for 15 minutes.
Spread the cheesecake filling out over the crust and smooth the top of the cheesecake. Refrigerate for 12 hours or overnight.
Freeze the cheesecake for 10-15 minutes prior to removing from the springform pan. Add a cherry on top or any desired topping (chocolate syrup drizzle works as well).
For The Filling:
- 3 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon almond extract
- 1 cup cold heavy cream, whipped
For The Crust:
- 1 ½ cups crushed graham crackers
- 1 cup ground almonds
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
- Various optional toppings
- sliced almonds, fruit, berries, chocolate, etc.
- Cream the cream cheese and sugar.
- Using a stand mixer and a whisk attachment, whip the heavy cream until thick.
- Mix in the almond extract and whipped heavy cream into the cream cheese mixture, and then set aside.
- In a 9 or 10-inch springform pan, mix together the ingredients for the crust. Pat down onto
the bottom of the pan and freeze for 15 minutes.
- Spread the cheesecake filling out over the crust and smooth the top of the cheesecake.
- Refrigerate for 12 hours or overnight.
- Freeze the cheesecake for 10-15 minutes prior to removing from the springform pan.
Keep the no-bake almond cheesecake in the refrigerator after serving.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 324Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 28mgSodium: 120mgCarbohydrates: 33gFiber: 3gSugar: 23gProtein: 6g
**Nutritional facts are calculated by a third party. Actual nutritional facts may vary.