Philadelphia No Bake Cheesecake comes together with easy ingredients. The creamy and decadent custard filling tops a graham cracker crust. The cheesecake is topped with cherry pie filling for an amazing No Bake Cheesecake.

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Philadelphia No Bake Cheesecake Recipe:

Philadelphia Cheesecake Recipe No Bake comes together with only 6 ingredients. It is creamy, delicious and comes together easily. The cheesecake creamy filling fills a graham cracker crust and then topped with your favorite topping.

Philadelphia No Bake Cheesecake Filling is a no fuss cheesecake. Traditionally cheesecake takes a lot of steps and tons of ingredients. There is always concern of the cheesecake cracking or cooking to long.

We love No Bake desserts and this cheesecake is one of our favorites to make. It is fool-proof and even my kids can help make it.

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What is Philadelphia No Bake Cheesecake?

Philadelphia cheesecake requires no oven or any other form of heat source to cook this cheesecake. Most Cheesecakes require eggs or condensed milk, and this cheesecake does not. To get the creaming filling, we use cool whip to bind the ingredients together.

If you are not much of a baker, this is a great recipe to start with. The cheesecake comes out beautifully and you really can’t mess it up.

Ingredients: 

  • Philadelphia Cream Cheese, softened at room temperature 
  • Sour Cream 
  • Powdered Sugar
  • Vanilla Extract 
  • Cool Whip
  • Prepared Graham Cracker Crust 
  • Cherry Pie Filling, (optional for topping) 

How to Make Philadelphia No Bake Cheesecake: 

  • Mix together ingredients – In a large mixing bowl, beat together the cream cheese, sour cream, powdered sugar and vanilla extract with a hand held mixer until smooth.  
  • Add Cool Whip – Then gently fold in the cool whip. 
The process of making cheesecake
  • Pour mixture into pie crust, spread it out evenly, and chill several hours (at least 3-4 hours, preferably overnight).
  • Cool, Serve and Enjoy – After chilling for several hours, top with your favorite cheesecake topping and enjoy.
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How long does a No Bake Cheesecake take to set in the fridge?

We recommend storing in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours. But it is best to make it the night before and storing the refrigerator overnight.

Topping Ideas for No Bake Cheesecake:

There are many different options when it comes to topping your cheesecake. It is a matter of preference on whether you want sweet sauces, berries, or a crunchy topping.

  • Syrups – Drizzle the Cheesecake with Chocolate or Carmel Syrup.
  • Different Pie Fillings – There are many different pie fillings you can top your cheesecake with. Try blueberry, strawberry, raspberry or peach.
  • Crunching Topping – Cheesecake is amazing with chocolate chips on the top or any type of candy bar pieces.
  • Whipped Cream – Top with cheesecake with whipped cream or whipped topping.
Cheesecake topped with cherries in a pie pan

Can you Freeze a No Bake Cheesecake?

Yes, you can freeze a no bake cheesecake as a whole or in pieces. It is all about preference.

  • Wrap Cheesecake – Wrap you cheesecake with plastic wrap and foil. If you cut your cheesecake in slices double up the slices. Make sure to double wrap the cheesecake as this makes sure that air doesn’t get into the cheesecake.
  • Label Cheesecake – To make sure that you know how long your cheesecake has been in the freezer, make sure to label it. Serve your cheesecake within one month of placing in the freezer.
  • Freeze without topping – Do not put the topping on the cheesecake if you are planning on freezing it. The cheesecake will turn mushy. Once your ready to serve, you can top your cheesecake.
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How long to thaw Cheesecake:

When you are ready to thaw your cheesecake, we recommend thawing in the refrigerator overnight. Keep the plastic on the cheesecake so it doesn’t absorb any odors in the fridge.

You can also place cheesecake on the counter and it will thaw in about 2 to 4 hours. It will depend on the size of the cheesecake, but you can always check it. Remove the foil while it is thawing.

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Tips and Tricks:

  • Cream Cheese – We recommend only using 100% real cream cheese.
  • Room Temperature Cream Cheese – Make sure the cream cheese is softened before mixing or it will not mix smoothly and you will get big cream cheese lumps. If you are in a hurry, you can cut the cream cheese into smaller pieces to help it soften quicker.
  • Vanilla Extract – When preparing your ingredients make sure to use pure vanilla extract.
  • Cool Cheesecake – Cheesecake is based served cold. Keep refrigerated until ready to serve.
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Variation Ideas:

  • Change the Crust – Change the crust. You can do an Oreo Crust or you can even make your own Homemade Graham Cracker Crust. You can crush graham crackers in a food processor and mix with melted butter.
  • Add Some Flavor – For some additional flavors, stir in lemon juice.
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Philadelphia No Bake Cheesecake

5 from 17 votes
Philadelphia No Bake Cheesecake comes together with easy ingredients. The creamy and decadent custard filling tops a graham cracker crust.
Prep Time 10 mins
Chill 4 hrs
Total Time 4 hrs 10 mins
Servings 8
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 337
Author Eating on a Dime

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces Cream Cheese softened at room temperature
  • 1 cup Sour Cream
  • 1/2 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 8 ounces Cool Whip
  • 8 inch Prepared Graham Cracker Crust (or 9 inch)
  • Cherry Pie Filling (optional for topping)

Instructions

  • In a large mixing bowl, beat together the cream cheese, sour cream, powdered sugar and vanilla extract with a hand held mixer until smooth.
  • Then gently fold in the cool whip.
  • Pour mixture into pie crust, spread it out evenly, and chill several hours (at least 3-4 hours, preferably overnight).
  • After chilling for several hours, top with your favorite cheesecake topping and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

*Keep refrigerated until ready to serve.
*Make sure the cream cheese is softened before mixing or it will not mix smoothly and you will get big cream cheese lumps. If you are in a hurry, you can cut the cream cheese into smaller pieces to help it soften quicker.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 337kcal, Carbohydrates 31g, Protein 4g, Fat 22g, Saturated Fat 11g, Polyunsaturated Fat 1g, Monounsaturated Fat 8g, Cholesterol 50mg, Sodium 219mg, Potassium 130mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 18g, Vitamin A 610IU, Vitamin C 1mg, Calcium 94mg, Iron 1mg

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