No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake

No-Bake Strawberry Cheesecake is the perfect dessert for anyone with a cheesecake craving! I love sharing easy no-bake desserts like my No-Bake Oreo Cheesecake, No-Bake Cheesecake (New York Style), and No Bake Caramel Shortbread Pie! No Bake Strawberry CheesecakeAs summer meanders its way into our lives, I am having a glorious time thinking of all the wonderfully refreshing and easy desserts I can make.  Sometimes baking in the summer is just not something I look forward too, so still being able to enjoy a fabulous dessert without turning on my oven is such a treat!This sweet little cheesecake could not be easier!  With only four ingredients and then a delectable vanilla crust, you really can’t go wrong.How to Make No Bake Strawberry CheesecakeSo simple but so creamy, folks will never know you didn’t slave away! Grab your ingredients:cream cheesegranulated sugarstrawberry extractwhipped toppingBeat together the cream cheese, sugar, and extract in your stand mixer or using a hand-hand mixer. Mix for 3-5 minutes or until the ingredients are smooth and creamy. Now stir the whipped topping in by hand and pour into your prepared pie crust. Chill for 3 hours, then garnish with more whipped topping and some fresh strawberries! How easy is that?How to Make Vanilla Cookie CrustFor my crust, I used vanilla cookies (like Vanilla Oreo’s or Nilla Wafers) that were finely ground.  (A food processor works great, but feel free to add the cookies to a bag and smash away! Great way to get out some frustrations!)In total, there was about 1 cup of the crumbs, to which I added 2 tablespoons of melted butter. Stir the crumbs and butter together well (I use a fork) and make sure all of the crumbs are coated in butter. Because we are not baking the crust you want the butter to act as the glue when the crust is refrigerated.Then press into the bottom of a prepared 7-inch springform pan!  Easy peasy. If you are making this no-bake strawberry cheesecake in a large pan you will need more crust. You can also use chocolate Oreo’s for a sweet chocolate crust!Do you prefer a baked Strawberry Cheesecake?I’ve got you covered! This Strawberry Cheesecake is the BEST and always impresses. I also have a recipe for a Real Strawberry Cheesecake that has fresh strawberries throughout!No-Bake Strawberry Cheesecake is the perfect dessert for anyone with a cheesecake craving! Course: Dessert Cuisine: American Keyword: No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake Servings: 8 servings Author: Amanda Rettke 2 packages (16 ounces total) cream cheese, room temperature 1/2 cup granulated sugar 2 tablespoons McCormick® Imitation Strawberry Extract 8 ounces whipped toppingBeat cream cheese, sugar, and extract in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until well blended and smooth. Gently stir in whipped topping by hand. Spoon into crust.Refrigerate 3 hours or until set. Garnish with fresh strawberries or whipped topping.Store leftover cheesecake in refrigerator.The McCormick Strawberry Extract is actually tinted a sweet dusty rose color, so not only will your pie taste like sweet strawberry, but it will look like it too!Now, if only to figure out how to bake a two-layer chocolate cake without an oven. meet Amanda RettkeAmanda Rettke is the creator of I Am Baker, and the bestselling author of Surprise Inside Cakes: Amazing Cakes for Every Occasion – With a Little Something Extra Inside.Over the course of her 15+ year blogging adventure, she has been featured in and collaborated with the Food Network, New York Times, LA Times, Country Living Magazine, People Magazine, Epicurious, Brides, Romantic Homes, life:beautiful, Publishers Weekly, The Daily Mail, Star Tribune, The Globe and Mail, DailyCandy, YumSugar, The Knot, The Kitchn, and Parade, to name a few.

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