No Bake Fresh Strawberry Cheesecake
This No Bake Fresh Strawberry Cheesecake is all cheese with no whipped cream or sour cream and is topped off with a fresh strawberry jello/jelly topping.
How is this particular no-bake cheesecake different from a baked cheesecake? There are no eggs in this recipe and the reason it needs to be baked! Eggs in a traditional cheesecake can sometimes make the texture grainy and, if not cooked correctly, ruin it altogether by turning out lumpy and curdled.
This no bake cheesecake contains real cream cheese but no sour cream or whipped cream are added as these two ingredients can sometimes negatively affect the flavor of this creamy dessert treat.
With this recipe, you get the cream cheese flavor of cheesecake that is so velvety smooth and creamy with the right balance of creamy cheese flavor and sweetness.
Because it is a no bake cheesecake, the texture is slightly different than the baked variety, but it is definitely not lacking in the flavor department! In fact, it is just as good, if not better. This cheesecake is more ‘set’ versus cheesecake with whipping cream which is more like a mousse.
How it is better? Because it’s all cheese (cream cheese, that is). For many years, I did not like cheesecake because I was put off by the tangy, almost sour taste. I came to realize that this must have been because too much sour cream was used. This is not the case with this recipe.
Don’t get me wrong, I do love a good New York cheesecake, if the flavor balance is right. In fact, I have a baked Pumpkin Turtle Cheesecake that is a simply delicious recipe you must try.
Why add gelatin? It just ensures that the cheesecake sets and stays together and you are guaranteed a smooth texture every time.
Either put it in a warm (not hot) oven that is turned off for a few minutes in its foil packaging, or microwave (out of the packaging) on the ‘melt’ or ‘defrost’ setting until softened.
If you’re a fan of cherries, I also have another no bake option – No Bake Cherry Lemon Cheesecake. This particular recipe works best being made in a small oblong pan.
If. you’ve tried this No Bake Fresh Strawberry Cheesecake leave a comment or question below. I love to hear from my readers.