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No Bake Lemon Cheesecake is extra creamy, bursting with lemon, and the perfect easy cheesecake recipe. If you love lemon desserts - then this lemon cheesecake is for you
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No Bake Lemon Cheesecake

No Bake Lemon Cheesecake is extra creamy, bursting with lemon, and the perfect easy cheesecake recipe. If you love lemon desserts - then this lemon cheesecake is for you. 
Course Dessert
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 6 hours 15 minutes
Servings 10

Ingredients

Graham Cracker Crust

  • 1 1/3 cups graham crumbs
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter , melted

Lemon Cheesecake

  • 1 cup whipping cream , not whipped
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice , freshly squeezed
  • 1 packet unflavored gelatin
  • 20 oz cream cheese
  • 1 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp lemon zest
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • whipping cream and berries to serve , optional

Instructions

Graham Cracker Crust

  • Lightly grease a 9 inch springform pan.
  • In a medium  bowl stir together the graham cracker crumbs, sugar and melted butter. 
  • Press into the bottom of the springform pan and place in the freezer as you make the cheesecake. *

No Bake Lemon Cheesecake

  • In a medium bowl beat the whipping cream until stiff peaks form.
  • In a small bowl add the lemon juice and unflavored gelatin. Microwave for 30 seconds or until gelatin is dissolved.
  • Beat together the cream cheese until soft. Then beat in the powdered sugar, lemon zest, vanilla extract and lemon juice mixture.
  • Turn off the mixer and fold in the whipped cream until even. 
  • Spoon the cheesecake over the crust.
  • Place cheesecake in the fridge to set for at least 6 hours or overnight. 

Notes

*Optionally, bake the crust at 350F for 8-10 minutes. Allow to cool fully before spooning the cheesecake layer overtop.
**Store cheesecake in the fridge.