3 Ingredient No Bake Cheesecake Parfaits

5 people
15 min

Bring on Shavuot with this super easy, basic 3 ingredient no bake cheesecake mixture that you can dress up however you want! I love getting creative with this no bake cheesecake base, but our favorite toppings are crushed Oreos and raspberries.

watch how easy it is to make

As a vegetarian, I wait all year for Shavuot when I prepare my favorite dairy dishes for family & friends. Of course, no respectable dairy meal ends without cheesecake!


But cheesecake can be complicated, we spent an entire unit learning the ins and outs of perfecting cheesecake in pastry school. Since I personally don’t want to spend 8 hours in the kitchen, with special tools, water baths and what not, I can’t imagine you do either…


Enter: The No-Bake 3-Ingredient Cheesecake Parfaits – the solution to the most delicious, adorable cheesecake with none of the hassle.


What is no bake cheesecake?

Classic cheesecake is typically made up of cream cheese, sugar and eggs and then baked in a water bath to create a creamy, smooth textured cake.


No bake cheesecake is different in the respect that it is made without eggs and doesn’t require baking to firm up. This 3 ingredient no bake cheesecake relies on heavy whipping cream whipped with cream cheese and sugar to hold it’s shape.


How to make easy no bake cheesecake parfaits?

In this recipe I’ll show you how simple it is to make this 3 ingredient decadent dessert.


What ingredients do you need?
  1. Cream cheese, it’s best to use high fat cream cheese
  2. Heavy whipping cream, 30% or higher
  3. Sugar, I like to use confectioners sugar for a creamier texture

All you need to do is beat these 3 ingredients together and there you have it! You’re no bake cheesecake base is ready.

Beat all 3 ingredients together
No Bake Cheesecake in a Jar or in a Cup

This recipe is best served as a “Parfait” (layered dessert) in a mason jar or in a cup. Layers of this 3 ingredient no bake cheesecake recipe with cookie crumbs, chocolate chips, fruit or other toppings make the perfect dessert.


Feel free to use mason jars or different sizes, wine glasses, mini shot glasses, plastic disposable cups for easy clean up or whatever vessel you’d like.


When assembling your cheesecake jar/cup remember these tips:


  • Be sure to include layers of cheesecake mixture, something crunchy, something textured (choc. chips/sprinkles…).
  • Layer the jars or wine glasses with all the different components, top with something decorative such as crumbs, fresh fruit or a cookie.
Frequently asked questions about this recipe:

Below I am answering some common questions I have received about making this recipe. If you have any other questions feel free to ask in the comments section and I’ll be sure to get back to you.


Can you freeze no bake cheesecake?

No. This recipe does not freeze well as the heavy whipping cream and cream cheese are likely to separate during freezing.


How long is no bake cheesecake good for?

The cheesecake mixture can last in the fridge for up to 2 days. I like to make the parfaits right away and keep covered in the fridge until serving.


Can you make cheesecake without a springform pan?

This 3 ingredient cheesecake recipe can absolutely be made without a springform pan, since there is no baking required.


How do you thicken a no bake cheesecake?

If your no bake cheesecake is runny the best thing to do is refrigerate. Most likely it was over whipped or just too warm. Place the cheesecake mixture in the fridge before filling your piping bag for the perfect texture.


Parfaits suggestions:

Try any of these ideas or come up with your own!


Oreo Cheesecake Parfaits

No-Bake Cheesecake mixture


12 Oreo cookies (crushed)


Mini Chocolate chips


Thin Oreos for decoration


Raspberry Cheesecake Parfaits

No-Bake Cheesecake mixture


Brownies (any recipe, baked, cooled and cubed)


Fresh raspberries


Freeze-dried raspberries


Raspberry Jam (melted in the microwave)


Peanut Butter Chocolate Parfaits

No-Bake Cheesecake mixture


Oreo crumbs


Tea Biscuit crumbs


Peanut butter chips


Chocolate chips


Looking for other easy recipes?

Try this super easy Blueberry Muffins with frozen blueberries or these Easy Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies from my blog.


Or if you want to try a baked cheesecake follow this guide for how to make the Perfect Cheesecake from Frosting and Fettuccine.


How did you like this recipe?

I love to hear what you think of my recipes! Please let me know what you think in the comments section below and rate this recipe if you liked it.

3 Ingredient No Bake Cheesecake Parfaits

Recipe details

  • 5  people
  • Prep time: 15 Minutes Cook time: 0 Minutes Total time: 15 min
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Ingredients


  • 8 oz cream cheese room temperature
  • ¾ cup heavy whipping cream not whipped
  • ¼ cup confectioners sugar

Instructions


In a large mixing bowl or in the bowl of a standing mixer, beat all the ingredients together for 2-3 minutes.
Refrigerate mixture for 15 minutes.
Place the cheesecake mixture into a piping bag and prepare cheesecake jars/cups according to taste.
Use the different suggestions in the notes below, or be creative and come up with your own favorite versions!

Tips

  • When assembling your cheesecake jar/cup remember these tips:
  • Be sure to include layers of cheesecake mixture, something crunchy, something textured (choc. chips/sprinkles…).
  • Layer the jars or wine glasses with all the different components, top with something decorative such as crumbs, fresh fruit or a cookie.
  • Oreo Cheesecake Parfaits
  • No-Bake Cheesecake mixture
  • 12 Oreo cookies (crushed)
  • Mini Chocolate chips
  • Thin Oreos for decoration
  • Raspberry Cheesecake Parfaits
  • No-Bake Cheesecake mixture
  • Brownies (any recipe, baked, cooled and cubed)
  • Fresh raspberries
  • Freeze-dried raspberries
  • Raspberry Jam (melted in the microwave)
  • Peanut Butter Chocolate Parfaits
  • No-Bake Cheesecake mixture
  • Oreo crumbs
  • Tea Biscuit crumbs
  • Peanut butter chips
  • Chocolate chips
Rosa Seidenwar
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