No Bake Cool Whip Cheesecake

This no bake cool whip cheesecake is what dreams are made of. With a rich and creamy smooth filling, you can’t help but reach for another piece. This is one tasty cheesecake recipe you won’t want to share, and I feel the same.

no bake strawberry cheesecake with strawberry glaze on top

Cream cheese cool whip pie

I absolutely love cheesecake but baking them is always a tricky hassle. Thankfully no bake recipes are always there for me because they’re practically foolproof. I love how fast and easily this cheesecake comes together. Just some blending and chilling.

This cold dessert is perfect for any occasion. Add your favorite cheesecake toppings like glazed strawberries, chocolate syrup, caramel sauce, or whipped cream. Every bite is so gosh darn tasty it’s impossible to resist- and I should know considering I ate my pie within a few days and almost all to myself.

a no bake strawberry cheesecake with strawberry glaze on top

Cool Whip cheesecake ingredients

  • Cream cheese
  • Sugar
  • Sour cream
  • Vanilla
  • Cool Whip
  • Graham cracker crust

What you’ll need to make this recipe

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aerial view of sliced no bake cheesecake with strawberry glaze top

Tips for making easy no bake cheesecake with Cool Whip

To make sure your cheesecake is as creamy as possible, make sure that your cream cheese is soft before using. You can speed up the softening process by wrapping the foiled brick of cream cheese in a warm towel for about 10 minutes.

While you don’t have to chill the cheesecake before eating, it is highly recommended if you want your slices to come out clean. The chilling will help the ingredients to firm up so that when sliced, they stay looking as they should whereas softer ingredients might turn into a gloopy pile on your plate ( a tasty pile of gloop).

a side view of a sliced no bake cheesecake in a pie plate with strawberry topping

FAQs and Tips

What can I use instead of sour cream in my cheesecake?

If you don’t wish to use sour cream you can use any Greek yogurts in it’s place. This could also be a fun way to experiment with changing up the flavors. Use strawberry Greek yogurt or honey Greek yogurt for a fun new twist. Do not use regular yogurts as they have too high of a water content and the pie will not set properly.

How long is no bake cheesecake good for?

This cheesecake is good for about 3-5 days if left covered in the fridge. Do not let sit at room temperature for too long (1 hour or more) unless serving as this is a dessert best served cold.

Can I use whipped cream instead of cool whip in my cheesecake?

Yes! If you want to use homemade whipped cream instead then go for it! An 8 ounce tub of cool whip has about 3 cups of whipped topping inside so you’ll want the same amount of your homemade whipped cream to get similar results.

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How to make no bake cool whip cheesecake

Cream together the sugar and cream cheese in a large mixing bowl until smooth.

Blend in the sour cream and vanilla until well-mixed.

Fold in your cool whip.

Spoon the batter into a prepared graham cracker crust. Level the top of the pie and then cover with plastic wrap.

Place the cheesecake in the fridge to chill for about 4 hours before serving.

a turned slice of cheesecake on a plate with halved strawberry to the side and a strawberry glaze on top

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No Bake Cool Whip Cheesecake

This no bake cool whip cheesecake is what dreams are made of. With a rich and creamy smooth filling, you can't help but reach for another piece. This is one tasty cheesecake recipe you won't want to share, and I feel the same.
Prep Time10 mins
Chill4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cool whip cheesecake, cream cheese cool whip pie, easy no bake cheesecake with cool whip, no bake cool whip cheesecake
Servings: 12 slices
Calories: 299kcal
Author: Beeyond Cereal

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla
  • 1 tub (8oz) Cool Whip, thawed
  • 1 prepared graham cracker crust

Instructions

  • In a large mixing bowl, cream together sugar and cream cheese until smooth.
  • Blend in the sour cream and vanilla until well mixed.
  • Fold in Cool Whip until incorporated.
  • Spoon batter into prepared graham cracker crust. Level top and cover with plastic wrap or lid.
  • Place in fridge to chill for at least 4 hours before slicing and serving.
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Nutrition

Serving: 1slice | Calories: 299kcal | Carbohydrates: 41.1g | Protein: 4.9g | Fat: 12.8g | Saturated Fat: 6.9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3.2g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 302.1mg | Potassium: 139.6mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 20.2g | Vitamin A: 81.5IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 204.6mg | Iron: 1.1mg

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