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How To Make Valentine’s Day No-Bake Cheesecake

Nothing says “I love you” like a delicious cheesecake! And this Valentine’s Day, there’s no need to slave away in the kitchen – our easy Valentine's Day no-bake cheesecake is sure to please.

With just a few simple ingredients, you can have a mouthwatering dessert that everyone will love. So break out the champagne and get ready to celebrate!

no bake cheesecake

Need a dessert idea for Valentine's Day that doesn't require baking? The only thing better than a delectable treat is one that's super easy to make. That's where this Valentine’s Day No-Bake Cheesecake comes in!

Celebrate Valentine's Day with this super easy, no-bake cheesecake.

Not only is it perfect for the holiday, but you can whip it up for any special occasion to serve friends, family, or just yourself.

This high-end-looking dessert looks like the absolute effort went into it, but in reality, it couldn't be easier because there is no baking required!

Craving a slice of yummy cheesecake but don't want to spend the time baking? Then this Valentine's Day No Bake Cheesecake is for you!

How To Make Valentine’s Day No-Bake Cheesecake

Why You’ll Love This Valentine’s No-Bake Cheesecake

  • With this Valentine's No-Bake Cheesecake you will impress your loved one with a delightful dessert! The ingredients are straightforward simple to get by. Most of these recipes require simple ingredients that you probably already have on hand.
  • This simple recipe gives you a light and fluffy cheesecake that melts in your mouth. There is no better dessert for Valentine’s Day. 
  • This Valentine's No-Bake Cheesecake is the perfect gift to send to any loved one. With a creamy filling and soft, buttery crust, this cheesecake is sure to be a ‘heart-felt' gift!

This Valentine Cheesecake makes a gorgeous presentation, whether you're serving it after dinner, at an afternoon party, or at midnight when you just have to have another piece. 

It's so easy to make, it's NO-BAKE, and it's frozen, so you can make it ahead, and serve it when you're ready.  It's sweet and tangy, and everyone will love this dessert. 

Keep this one with your favorite recipes.

You’ll find the specific ingredient amounts and detailed instructions in the printable recipe at the bottom of this post.

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Equipment Needed to Make Valentine’s No-Bake Cheesecake

Ingredients For Your Valentine’s No-Bake Cheesecake

  • Shortbread Crusts – Already Prepared
  • Cream Cheese – Softened
  • Sugar
  • Powdered Sugar
  • Sour Cream
  • Lemon Juice
  • Vanilla
  • Red, Pink, And Purple Food Coloring Gel
  • Pink Food Coloring Gel
  • Purple Food Coloring Gel
  • Heavy Whipping Cream

How To Make A Valentine’s Day No-Bake Cheesecake

Step 1: Prep the Crust

purple crust

Line a 9-inch spring-form pan with parchment paper and set it aside.  Place the shortbread crusts in a large bowl and break up the crusts into crumbs.  

Add about 1 teaspoon of purple food coloring gel to the shortbread crumbs, and mix well, making the crust purple. 

If you wish to add more color, add 2 or 3 drops at a time until you get the color desired.  

Place the purple crumbs in the spring-form pan on top of the parchment paper, and smooth out evenly, then place the spring-form pan in the freezer. 

Step 2: Prep The Cheesecake Filling

How To Make Valentine’s Day No-Bake Cheesecake

In the mixing bowl of a stand mixer, place the 2 cups of whipping cream, 1/4 cup of powdered sugar, and a teaspoon of vanilla, and mix on low until blended.

Turn the mixer up to high speed, whip the cream until stiff peaks form, then place the whipped cream in the refrigerator.

On another mixing bowl, add the softened cream cheese and sugar, blend until creamy. 

Add the powdered sugar, sour cream, lemon juice, and vanilla, and mix thoroughly.

When the cream cheese mixture is fluffy and well blended, remove the mixing bowl from the mixer, and gently fold the whipped cream into the cream cheese mixture until completely incorporated.   

Divide the cheesecake mixture into thirds; leave the white portion in the mixing bowl and place the other two parts into two separate containers, with an equal amount in each container.

Using food coloring gel, add 4 drops of red food coloring gel in one container, and 6 pink drops in the other container.

Add more if necessary and place it in the refrigerator.

Step 3: Assemble Time

Remove the spring-form pan with the purple crust from the freezer and pour the white layer of cheesecake on top of the purple crust, and spread evenly, then place again in the freezer for one hour.

red cheesecake in a pan

Once the first layer is settled, add the red layer of cheesecake on top of the white layer, and spread evenly in the pan.

pink cheesecake filling

Repeat the process until the pink layer of cheesecake is added.

Step 4: Chill, Serve and Enjoy

After an hour, place parchment paper and foil over the pan, covering and sealing the cheesecake.

Leave the cheesecake in the freezer until time to serve.

Cut into two-inch pieces, serve and enjoy!

How To Make Valentine’s Day No-Bake Cheesecake

What to Serve with Your Valentine’s No-Bake Cheesecake

Main Dish

Select your entrée with the same care. A meal heavy on cream and butter will not leave your guests in the mood for cheesecake.

Consider white fish, chicken breast, or grilled meats instead of salmon or pulled pork, and relatively plain herbed rice and vegetables instead of rich casseroles or scalloped potatoes. 

How To Make Valentine’s Day No-Bake Cheesecake

Appetizers

When your meal will end with a cheesecake, try to avoid using similarly rich ingredients in your appetizers.

If you're entertaining, skip the heavy or cheesy canapes in favor of lighter options like marinated vegetables.

Salads should be light, crisp, and green, with simple vinaigrettes rather than rich ranch or blue cheese dressings.

If you want to start the night with a soup, go for something light and brothy rather than creamy or heavy. 

Drinks

A slice of rich, decadent cheesecake goes perfectly with a cup of strong coffee or tea, creating the ideal moment of self-indulgence.

How To Make Valentine’s Day No-Bake Cheesecake

Popular Substitutions & Additions

If you are a little short on time, then the perfect recipe for this Valentine's Day is this No-Bake Cheesecake.

This creamy cheesecake will sure be great with your hot Valentine special dinner dish.

Try adding some fresh strawberry slices on top for more extra added flair. You can also top it off with whipped cream.

You can also try these toppings:

  • Chocolate Chips
  • Chocolate Shavings
  • Chocolate or Caramel Drizzles
  • Fresh or Dried Fruits
  • Shredded Coconut
  • Crushed Toffee Bars
  • Mini Marshmallows

How To Store Valentine’s Day No-Bake Cheesecake

Best Way To Store Valentine’s No-Bake Cheesecake Leftover

Refrigerate for at least 6-8 hours and up to 2 days, tightly wrapped in plastic wrap or aluminum foil. It is best to wait 12 hours for the best results.

The longer the no-bake cheesecake is refrigerated, the better it will set up.

How Long Will Valentine’s No-Bake Cheesecake Last In the Fridge?

When well covered, this cheesecake will keep in the fridge for about 4-5 days.

While you could continue to eat it after that, it will only be at its peak for that amount of time.

Can I Freeze Valentine’s No-Bake Cheesecake

No-bake cheesecake keeps well in the freezer for up to 3 months.

Thaw in the refrigerator before slicing and serving.

How To Make Valentine’s Day No-Bake Cheesecake

Valentine’s No-Bake Cheesecake FAQs

Can I make no-bake cheesecake in advance?

Yes. Best of all, cheesecakes can be made ahead of time, which means you'll have one less thing to worry about on the day of your party. Cheesecakes can be covered and stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Make a cheesecake ahead of time and freeze it for even more convenience. Refrigerate whole cheesecakes overnight to defrost.

Can I store a warm cheesecake in the refrigerator?

No, Warm cheesecake should not be refrigerated immediately. As the inside temperature of the refrigerator rises, placing the hot cheesecake in the fridge will be more harmful to the refrigerator than to the cake. It's best to let the cheesecake cool completely before putting it in the fridge.

Is a watery cheesecake filling, okay?

No. One common issue with cheesecakes is that the cream cheese used adds too much moisture to the cake, causing it to become runny. If you don't add anything to help offset the cream cheese's water content, the cake's texture will most likely be off.

Can cheesecake quickly chill?

Yes. Use a small fan to blow horizontally over the cheesecake in the refrigerator (covered of course). As a result, the cool air will draw the heat away from the cheesecake. It should reduce the cooling time by 30-40%, or about 4 hours on a 12-hour chill time.

Is it safe to put a cheesecake in the freezer to set?

No. It may be tempting to remove your cheesecake from the oven and immediately place it in the freezer to save a few steps. It will not, however, set, and the consistency will be off. Allow your cheesecake to cool at room temperature after baking. Then put it in the fridge until it's set.

How To Make Valentine’s Day No-Bake Cheesecake

Other No-Bake Cheesecake Recipes You’ll Love

This dessert is so easy to make, and a great alternative to the traditional cheesecake for those who struggle with baking them. It is so full of flavor and just enough sweetness to share with those you love.


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How To Make Valentine’s Day No-Bake Cheesecake

Valentine’s Day No-Bake Cheesecake Recipe

Yield: 12 Slices

Valentine’s Day No-Bake Cheesecake

no bake cheesecake

Nothing says “I love you” like a delicious cheesecake! And this Valentine’s Day, there’s no need to slave away in the kitchen – our easy Valentine's Day no-bake cheesecake is sure to please.

Prep Time 45 minutes
Additional Time 3 hours 15 minutes
Total Time 4 hours

Ingredients

  • 2 'Keebler' brand Shortbread crusts - already prepared
  • Four 8 ounce packages of cream cheese - softened
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons of powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup of Sour cream
  • 2 teaspoons of lemon juice
  • 1 Tablespoon of Vanilla
  • Red food coloring gel
  • Pink food coloring gel
  • Purple food coloring gel
  • Whipped Cream:
  • 2 cups of heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup of powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla

Instructions

  1. First, line a 9 inch spring-form pan with Parchment paper, and set it aside.
  2. Place the 2 shortbread crusts in a large bowl, and break up the crusts into crumbs.
  3. Add about 1 teaspoon of purple food coloring gel to the shortbread crumbs, and mix well, making the crust purple. 
  4. If you need to add a little more purple food coloring gel for a brighter color, add 2 or 3 drops at a time until you get the color desired. 
  5. Place the purple crumbs in the Spring-form pan on top of the parchment paper, and smooth out evenly. 
  6. Place the Spring-form pan in the freezer.  In the mixing bowl of a stand mixer, place the 2 cups of whipping cream, 1/4 cup of powdered sugar, and a teaspoon of vanilla, and mix on low until blended. 
  7. Turn the mixer up to high speed, and whip the cream until stiff peaks form. 
  8. Place the whipped cream in the refrigerator. 
  9. Rinse the mixing bowl, and dry with a paper towel. 
  10. Add the softened cream cheese, and sugar to the mixing bowl, and blend until the cream cheese, is creamy. 
  11. Add the powdered sugar, sour cream, lemon juice, and vanilla, and blend well to completely blend the ingredients. 
  12. When the cream cheese mixture is fluffy and well blended, remove the mixing bowl from the stand mixer, and gently fold the whipped cream into the cream cheese mixture until completely incorporated.  
  13. Divide the cheesecake mixture into thirds; leave the white portion in the mixing bowl, and place the other two parts into two separate containers, with an equal amount in each container. 
  14. Using food coloring gel, drop 4 drops of red food coloring gel in one container, and 6 pink drops in the other container.
  15. Stir the food coloring gel into the cheesecake, making one part red, one part pink, and the white left in the mixing bowl. 
  16. If the red is not bright enough, and another drop or two until you get the bright red color desired. 
  17. Do the same with the pink until you get the desired pink color. 
  18. Place the red cheesecake and the pink cheesecake in the refrigerator. 
  19. Remove the Spring-form pan with the purple crust from the freezer, pour the white layer of cheesecake on top of the purple crust, and spread evenly. 
  20. Place the Spring-form pan back in the freezer. 
  21. Leave the pan in the freezer for about an hour, and when the white layer is set to the touch (it's almost frozen) add the red layer of cheesecake on top of the white layer and spread evenly in the pan.  
  22. Place the Spring-form pan back in the freezer, leave it for about an hour, and check to see that's it's almost frozen, and pour the pink cheesecake on top of the red layer, and spread evenly in the pan. 
  23. Place the Spring-form pan back in the freezer and leave for an hour. 
  24. After an hour, place parchment paper and foil over the pan, covering and sealing the cheesecake. 
  25. Leave the cheesecake in the freezer until time to serve. Cut into 2-inch pieces, Serve and Enjoy!

Notes

Keep the Cheesecake in the freezer for up to 14 days. 

If you have 2 mixing bowls for your electric stand mixer, you can just put your mixing bowl in the refrigerator with the whipped cream, and use your clean mixing bowl, instead of rinsing it out. 

ALSO:  After serving; Keep any remaining Cheesecake in the freezer, as it will not stay or remain set up in the refrigerator. 

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