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Jar of a no-bake lemon cheesecake sitting on a white plate. The jar is garnished with a small lemon wedge. Surrounding the jar are more jars, more lemon wedges and graham crumbs.

No-Bake Lemon Cheesecake

Are you craving cheesecake but don't want to use the oven in the summer heat? This No-Bake Lemon Cheesecake recipe is for you.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Chill Time 6 hrs
Total Time 6 hrs 10 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8 servings
Calories 671 kcal


For the crust

  • 1 ¾ cups Graham Crumbs
  • ½ cup Butter, melted
  • ¼ cup Granulated Sugar

For the Filling

  • 16 oz Cream Cheese
  • ¼ cup Lemon juice, fresh
  • 2 tablespoon Lemon Zest
  • 1 cup Whipping Cream
  • ¾ cup Confectioners Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract

For the Topping (Optional)

  • ¼ cup Butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup Confectioners Sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice, fresh
  • 2-3 tablespoon Whipping Cream


For the crust

  • In a medium bowl, combine the graham crumb, melted butter and sugar. Stir until evenly combined.
  • Press the graham cracker mix evenly to the bottom of your jars or pan. Place in refrigerator.

For the filling

  • In a large bowl, combine cream cheese, lemon juice and lemon zest. Beat with an electric mixter until smooth.
  • In a separate bowl, combine whipping cream, confectioners' sugar and vanilla. Beat with an electric mixer until still peaks form.
  • Fold the whipped cream into the cream cheese mixture.
  • Pour filling evenly into jars or single pan. Refrigerate 6 hours.

For the topping (optional)

  • Combine butter, confectioners's sugar and lemon juice in a large bowl. Beat with an electric mixer until smooth, adding whipping cream 1 tablespoon at a time until desired consistency is achieved.
  • Pipe frosting onto cheesecakes.
  • Serve and enjoy!


Calories: 671kcalCarbohydrates: 51gProtein: 6gFat: 51gSaturated Fat: 30gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 154mgSodium: 469mgPotassium: 156mgFiber: 1gSugar: 38gVitamin A: 1788IUVitamin C: 6mgCalcium: 101mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Cheesecake, desserts, Easy Desserts, Lemon, No Bake Desserts
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