This easy no-bake fruit smoothie cheesecake is the wacky and genius combination you’ll fall in love with. Go give it a try!
No-bake cheesecakes are the best- they need minimal effort to put together and taste absolutely divine. The best part is, you can experiment with the flavors to your heart’s content, and enjoy a ridiculously delicious dessert that you’ll find yourself making again and again.
And this no-bake fruit smoothie cheesecake is the perfect example. It is exactly what it sounds like- a careful balance between the tanginess and the creaminess of cream cheese and the sweetness and tartness of a berry smoothie.
Tempted enough to give the recipe a shot? Here’s all you need to know about it before you go ahead.
Ingredients For the Recipe
You’ll need just a few simple ingredients to make the no-bake fruit smoothie cheesecake from scratch.
- 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
- 6 tablespoon butter
- 3 tablespoon sugar
- 4 cups cream cheese
- ¾ cup sugar
- 2 ⅓ cups frozen mixed berries
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
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How to Make the No-Bake Fruit Smoothie Cheesecake
Once you have all your ingredients ready, here’s the step-by-step process you need to follow to make the cheesecake.
Place the crackers into a food processor and process them until you get crumbs.
Melt the butter, then combine the melted butter and the sugar with the graham cracker crumbs.
Stir until everything is well combined and pour it in a cake pan and leave it in a fridge to set.
Mix the cream cheese with the sugar until everything is well combined.
Add the frozen mixed berries and mix with a spoon or spatula so you don’t smash the berries.
Add in the whipped cream and continue mixing until everything is well incorporated.
Pour this mixture in the cake pan over the graham cracker mixture and place it in a fridge for at least 4 hours to set before you serve it.
Frequently Asked Questions
Graham crackers are the most popular choice when it comes to choosing ingredients to make a cheesecake crust, and that’s simply because of how versatile they are. They have a very subtle flavor, are easily available, and are inexpensive too.
If you don’t have them or are just looking for an alternative, you can opt for Nilla wafers, digestive biscuits, golden Oreos, or practically any other vanilla flavored or subtle flavored biscuits.
And of course, if you fancy a nice chocolate flavored crust, you can always use Oreo crumbs- just make sure you remove the cream portion in the center and then process it into crumbs.
This classic smoothie cheesecake is a winner in all aspects. But if you really want to go the extra mile, you can transform this into a layered cheesecake by first spreading a layer of the cream cheese and whipped cream mixture without the berries added, and then following it up with a layer of the mixture, with the berries added into it.
Yes, you definitely can. While using thawed frozen berries is the best option in terms of flavor and texture, you can still opt for fresh berries if that’s what you prefer. Keep in mind that you might need to increase the amount of berries you are adding to get the perfect berry smoothie flavor into your cheesecake.
If your cheesecake mixture seems too soft, despite the fact that you followed all the instructions correctly (which can happen if you use low-fat cream cheese), you can fix it and get the perfect consistency you are looking for.
You can pop it into the freezer for a few minutes to help it solidify. If that doesn’t work, you can mix a little unflavored gelatin into the mixture and then top it on the graham cracker crust.
Your no-bake fruit smoothie cheesecake can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Just make sure you cover it well, ideally transfer it to an airtight container.
The cheesecake can also be frozen, but just like with most other cheesecakes, there is always a risk of condensation. If you must, just make sure you use a freezer-safe container, and allow it to thaw in the refrigerator for a day before you get it out and dig into it.
Tips to Make the No-Bake Fruit Smoothie Cheesecake
Ready to finally give the recipe a shot? Keep these additional tips and tricks in mind to make sure you nail the recipe.
- Always remember to get the cream cheese to room temperature before you use it for this recipe, and practically any other no-bake cheesecake recipe. This will ensure that your cream cheese mixture is absolutely silky smooth- just the way you want it to be.
- If you want the natural flavor of the berries to shine through, and don’t want your cheesecake to be overly sweet, you can reduce the amount of sugar you’re adding in, especially in the crust.
- Remember that no-bake cheesecakes rely on refrigeration time to set well and hold their shape and structure, so make sure you allow the cheesecake to chill for at least 8-12 hours before you serve it. This will help you get those perfect, sharp-looking cheesecake slices that you so want.
- Another tip to ensure that the cheesecake slices look perfect and set well is to let the crust chill in the freezer for a few minutes before you pour the cheesecake mixture on the top.
- To enhance the flavor of the cheesecake mixture, you can also add a bit of lemon zest into it.
- To get your whipping cream to the soft peak stage faster, make sure it is cold, and that you are using a cold bowl and whisk. It makes sense to pop the bowl and whisk in the freezer for a few minutes before you start with the recipe.
Don’t forget to top the cheesecake with some whipped cream swirls and fresh berries on the top, or drizzle a bit of berry sauce on it, right before you serve.
Tried your hands at this flavor-packed no-bake cheesecake? On the hunt for some more such recipes to try out? Here are a few good options to consider.
- No-Bake Cherry Cheesecake Lasagna Recipe
- No-Bake Blueberry Cheesecake Recipe
- No-Bake Oreo Cheesecake Recipe
- 2 cups (200g) graham cracker crumbs
- 6 tablespoon (28g) butter
- 3 tablespoon (43g) sugar
- 4 cups (900g) cream cheese
- ¾ cup (150g) sugar
- 2 ⅓ cups (340g) frozen mixed berries
- 1 cup (230ml) heavy whipping cream
- Place the crackers into a food processor and process them until you get crumbs.
- Melt the butter, then combine the melted butter and the sugar with the graham cracker crumbs.
- Stir until everything is well combined and pour it in a cake pan and leave it in a fridge to set.
- Mix the cream cheese with the sugar until everything is well combined.
- Add the frozen mixed berries and mix with a spoon or spatula so you don’t smash the berries.
- Add in the heavy whipping cream and continue mixing until everything is well incorporated.
- Pour this mixture in the cake pan over the graham cracker mixture and place it in a fridge for at least 4 hours to set before you serve it.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 93Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 18mgSodium: 100mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 2gSugar: 3gProtein: 4g