June 4, 2019
Americana No-Bake Cheesecake
By Marla Meridith 4th of July, Berries, Birthday, Courses, Cream, Cream Cheese, Desserts, Diets, Entertaining, Game Day, Graham Crackers, Main Ingredients, Memorial Day, Occasions, Party, Potluck, Raspberries, Summer, Super Bowl, Vegetarian American Whipping
June 4, 2019
I love to make special desserts for the holidays, especially for July 4th. This Americana No-Bake Cheesecake will impress all your guests and it's super easy to make ahead of time.
- Prep: 12 hrs
- Yields: 10-12 servings
for the crust
for the filling
for the topping
1Prepare the crust: Pulse the graham crackers (or your preferred cookies) in a food processor until you have a consistent crumb. Pulse in the sugar and butter until well combined. Spray a 9" or 10" springform pan with baking spray. Press the crust into the bottom of the pan, using your palms to make sure it's firmly packed. Refrigerate while you are making the filling, 15-20 minutes.
2Prepare the filling: Whip the cream in a stand mixer with the whisk attachment until you have stiff peaks, about 5 minutes. Transfer the whipped cream to a bowl and place in the fridge.
3In the same bowl, you don't have to rinse it, beat the cream cheese and granulated sugar on medium speed until smooth and creamy. Scraping down the sides of the bowl with a soft rubber spatula as needed. On medium-high speed, beat in the confectioners sugar, sour cream, lemon juice and vanilla bean paste until smooth, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed. Be sure that there are no lumps of cream cheese in the mixture.
4Remove the bowl from the mixer and gently fold in the whipped cream being sure not to over mix, you don't want to cream to deflate.
5Scoop the cheesecake mixture over the crust. Smooth out the top with an offset spatula. Decorate with the berries.
6Refrigerate for at least 6-8 hours up to two days. Serve cold.