Crustless No-Bake Cheesecake

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Cheesecake is my all time favorite dessert. I make it once a year, usually when we entertain. I spend most of the day in the kitchen when I do that kind of baking, which is why it only happens ever so often.

This week I discovered that I could cut back on the time to make this delicious dessert by following the no-bake method which calls for adding gelatin. I also decided to skip on the crust to cut the time down even more,

What were my results?  It took me less than 10 minutes to make these beautiful mini cheesecakes! AND they taste wonderful too! These were so easy to make I may just have to start eating cheesecake for breakfast from now on. :)

Crustless No-Bake Cheesecake

Small saucepan
Hand mixer
medium bowl
6 4-ounce ramekins

2 teaspoons gelatin – Where to buy gelatin
1/3 cup organic granulated sugar – Where to buy natural sweetener
1 cup filtered water, boiling
1 teaspoon organic vanilla extract
16 ounces organic cream cheese, room temperature*

Pour gelatin and sugar into bowl. Pour boiling water over the gelatin and sugar. Stir and let the mixture sit for 5 minutes. Add vanilla and cream cheese to bowl. Use a hand mixer and whip the ingredients together until combined, about 3 minutes. The batter should be thick and creamy. Evenly spoon the batter into 6 ramekins. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until cheesecake is set, 2-4 hours. Garnish with cocoa powder or homemade maraschino cherries (recipe is in this book).

*I did not test this recipe with homemade cream cheese. I used this organic cream cheese, which is free of additives and thickeners. If you purchase cream cheese to use in the recipe please purchase organic cream cheese that does not contain carrageenan or gums. Carrageena causes inflammation in the gut and is a known carcinogen. [source]

This recipe is linked to: Party Wave Wednesday, Thank Your Body Thursday, Tasty Traditions

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26 comments… add one

  • Fannar January 16, 2013, 11:58 pm

    Ho there and thanks alot for all you fabolous recepies.
    I Was wondering if i can use something else then sugar
    As my son is not allowed to eat normal raw sugar

    Many thanks

    • Tiffany @ The Coconut Mama January 17, 2013, 12:11 am

      Can he have honey? I think honey would work for this recipe :). 

    • Sundrop82 January 20, 2013, 7:58 pm

      Try using 1/8th teaspoon stevia in place of the sugar.

      • Vicki November 19, 2014, 9:09 pm

        Is Truvia the same as stevia? And is 1/8 tsp enough to substitute for the 1/3 cup sugar?

  • basyfeltn January 17, 2013, 6:16 am

    :- (   I so love Cheese cake, but I’m allergic to dairy.   

    • melissa Iverson January 17, 2013, 2:03 pm

      Try vegan (dairy free) cream cheese, if you are ok with having soy :)

    • Tyne Rochette January 20, 2013, 12:36 pm

      Soak raw cashews overnight in water with lemon juice. Drain and purée in a food processor or blender. Then add the other ingredients and you have an amazing cheesy-cake dessert. It is great with other crusts too (I like to make crust with dates and almonds).

  • Ali Hanney via Facebook January 17, 2013, 8:27 am

    Mmmmm sounds good.

  • Amanda Pelkey via Facebook January 17, 2013, 9:17 am

    Where do you buy your organic cream cheese? I have looked but haven’t found any yet so I just make it at home with Trader Joe’s Organic Plain full fat yogurt. I would love to try this recipe. Cheesecake is one of my all time favorite desserts!

  • The Coconut Mama via Facebook January 17, 2013, 9:32 am

    Amanda Pelkey – I buy it from Market Of Choice :)

  • C Prokopyshyn January 17, 2013, 3:26 pm

    these look amazing! am so going to try these! :)

  • The Kitchen Rag via Facebook January 19, 2013, 2:03 pm

    This recipe is amazing! I am so so excited to try this!! I love cheesecake almost as much as I love my husband lol.

  • Jamina January 28, 2013, 9:29 am

    can I use ricotta cheese?? instead of cream cheese??? this looks fab and I have ricotta on hand!

  • Sharon Whyte February 6, 2013, 9:07 am

    Tried this and it is great!  Love your blog.  Come visit me too!

  • Jennifferluna February 28, 2013, 3:36 pm

    For some reason the link to the gelatin doesn’t take me anywhere. What brand gelatin do you get? at WF?

  • vicki February 28, 2013, 4:06 pm

    *I did not test this recipe with homemade cream cheese. I used this organic cream cheese, which is free of additives and thickeners. If you purchase cream cheese to use in the recipe please purchase organic cream cheese that does not contain carrageenan or gums. Carrageena causes inflammation in the gut and is a known carcinogen. [source] – See more at:

    I’ve been on a quest for clean eating for a few months now.  Started drinking/cooking with coconut milk or flax milk and was investigating your recipe which led me to looking at cream cheese and reading about carrageena and guara gum.  (sp) I am disappointed to read the coconut milk I was drinking and the flax milk I was drinking contained both of these.  I will have to search for another brand but am in a small town with lack of choices.  Any suggestions from you healthy eating gurus out there for brands or what else to do? I feel struck down! :(

    • Erin May 12, 2013, 1:38 pm

      The has a lot of choices. I have also purchased from under the non-gmo section. Meijer has a lot of non-gmo and organic options, too. I’m finding a lot of items I used to order online there. You can see if Azure Standard has a drop point in your area. They have a lot of good prices and a huge selection. If you don’t see what you want online, request a catalog. There is so much more in there than on the website. Amazon has a lot of items. I purchased the Prime membership and I get free shipping for a year. I have more than made up for the membership fee in what i have saved.

    • southern lady August 3, 2013, 8:10 am

      The almond milk SILK brand does not have any of these….

  • Lydia April 20, 2013, 6:11 pm

    What about Organic Valley cultured cream cheese? Is locust bean gum terrible? Not crazy about Nancy’s containing nonfat dry milk.

  • Elizabeth Gries May 11, 2013, 6:24 pm

    Do you mean 2 teaspoons of gelatin “POWDER”? Looks like a lovely recipe. Looking forward to trying it once I have clarification on the gelatin. Thanks so much!

  • Erin May 12, 2013, 1:39 pm

    I’m going to try this now! I have some frozen fruit. I might make up a topping for it :)

  • Dana Lee Dale July 29, 2013, 12:42 am

    I just saw someone asked the same question! I will let you know how it goes :)

    “do you think this might work with goat ricotta in place of the cream cheese? I have some raw from our local dairy.”

  • Iva May 21, 2014, 12:54 pm

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  • Teresa July 17, 2014, 10:58 pm

    Looks great I will try it thanks

  • Fate July 7, 2015, 9:18 pm

    Do you have to use gelatin? And can you use brown sugar instead?


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