No-Bake Cheesecake

Who says making cheesecake is difficult? Treat yourself with this sweet and super easy cheesecake! Forget the fuss of baking and make this delicious no-bake dessert in no time. Once you taste this guaranteed favourite, there will be no turning back for your inner dessert chef.

Serves 8-10

40 min + 4 hours to set in the fridge



No bake, no fuss

Whereas baking a cheesecake can be a challenge for the inexperienced, the no-bake cheesecake is the go-to option for bachelors, clumsy husbands and moms with little time to spare. Think of it as the entertaining and easy-to-watch romcom of the kitchen. You simply can’t go wrong with it. And it will impress your guests or someone special beyond no end.

How to serve cheesecake

First things first, a good cheesecake should always be served with a good cup of coffee. Espresso is best as it “cuts through” the taste of the cheesecake — that perfect combination of sweet and tangy flavours. However, if you’re not a caffeine drinker, a nice cup of rooibos or herbal tea will also more than suffice.

Secondly, presentation also adds to the ultimate cheesecake experience. Serving your no-bake cheesecake on a platter is the classic way, but you can also make it interesting by serving it in an attractive glass bowl. This keeps everything neatly together, but also allows you to see the delicious layers from the side.

And, of course, the toppings make or break any cheesecake. We’ve opted for mascarpone cheese, which beautifully complements frozen or fresh berries, and makes for a very pretty picture. Enjoy!

No bake, no fuss

Whereas baking a cheesecake can be a challenge for the inexperienced, the no-bake cheesecake is the go-to option for bachelors, clumsy husbands and moms with little time to spare. Think of it as the entertaining and easy-to-watch romcom of the kitchen. You simply can’t go wrong with it. And it will impress your guests or someone special beyond no end.

How to serve cheesecake

First things first, a good cheesecake should always be served with a good cup of coffee. Espresso is best as it “cuts through” the taste of the cheesecake — that perfect combination of sweet and tangy flavours. However, if you’re not a caffeine drinker, a nice cup of rooibos or herbal tea will also more than suffice.

Secondly, presentation also adds to the ultimate cheesecake experience. Serving your no-bake cheesecake on a platter is the classic way, but you can also make it interesting by serving it in an attractive glass bowl. This keeps everything neatly together, but also allows you to see the delicious layers from the side.

And, of course, the toppings make or break any cheesecake. We’ve opted for mascarpone cheese, which beautifully complements frozen or fresh berries, and makes for a very pretty picture. Enjoy!



Ingredients

15

6 Tbsp

400g

200g

100g

3 Tbsp

184ml

½ Tsp

Digestive biscuits

Butter, melted

Cream cheese

Mascarpone cheese

Caster sugar

Milk

Double thick cream

Vanilla extract


Method

  1. Place the biscuits in a plastic food bag and crush them into medium sized pieces with a wooden spoon.
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  3. Put the biscuits into a bowl and mix in the melted butter. Add this to a cheesecake tin and spread the biscuit base until it covers the pan. Place this in the fridge for 30 minutes to set.
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  5. Add the cream cheese, mascarpone cheese, sugar, milk, and vanilla extract into a bowl and mix it well with the wooden spoon.
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  7. Put the cream in a clean bowl and whisk until it’s thick. Add to the other ingredients and mix well.
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  9. Remove the cheesecake tin from the fridge, pour the filling over the biscuit base and spread evenly.
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  11. 6. Decorate with fresh or frozen berries or slices of fruit and leave in the fridge until ready to serve (at least 4 hours or overnight).