It is no secret that I love cooking and baking. I love preparing food for my loved ones. However, summer months get hot here in Utah. And I don’t have air conditioning of any kind. Therefore, every time I bake my house heats up and there is no hope of cooling down.
Because I like my sanity and keeping my house below 90 degrees I have been on the hunt for some easy No-Bake options.
Alli from Longbourn Farms recently released a No-Bake Cheesecake so of course, I had to test it out! In addition to making her cheesecake recipe, I also used her Graham Cracker Crust recipe. So, this review is going to be a twofer!
This crust is good! I definitely recommend multiplying this recipe by 1.5 or 2 times if you are using a springform pan. The flavor was really good! The sweetness was perfect, subtle and not overpowering but still sweet. It was perfect with cheesecake filling but I bet it would be good with any cream-style pie. I personally feel like fruit pies belong on pastry crusts and creams, jello, cheesecake, etc belong on a graham cracker crust. But one of the perks of making things from scratch is you can customize every recipe to fit your personal preferences.
The No-Bake Cheesecake
Alli’s recipe for No-Bake Cheesecake is amazing. It is so customizable and easy to adjust. I followed the recipe exactly and I think it was delicious. This dessert has a very soft lemon flavor and I even was able to pick up the tiny bit of almond. It was so yummy. Totally refreshing! Perfect for summer.
I would recommend swapping out the greek yogurt for plain vanilla yogurt if you have people in your home who are picky. The greek yogurt has a tiny tang, I didn’t notice it. My husband saw the greek yogurt container and said he could taste it. I think it is all in his mind but next time I make it I will stick to regular.
Overall I would definitely make this recipe again. It was really easy, really delicious, SO CREAMY and so customizable that you can make it fit any taste buds you may encounter!
Difficulty: Easy Time: 15 Prep + chill time Taste: 8.5