No Bake Blueberry Cheesecake

Featuring a creamy cheesecake on top of a vanilla wafer crust, this No Bake Blueberry Cheesecake is perfect for hot summer days!

Featuring a creamy cheesecake on top of a vanilla wafer crust, this No Bake Blueberry Cheesecake is perfect for hot summer days!When you’re dealing with the height of summer heat, it’s nice to pull out a no-bake dessert.  Personally, I tend to fire up the grill or smoker more in the summer months, but I’ve never minded turning on the oven.  I just hate opening the oven and getting hit with a blast of hot air when it’s already warm in the house!

This No Bake Blueberry Cheesecake solves that problem.  No oven needed.  And since this cheesecake is served cold, it’s a refreshing treat on a hot summer day!

Featuring a creamy cheesecake on top of a vanilla wafer crust, this No Bake Blueberry Cheesecake is perfect for hot summer days!On the day I made this No Bake Blueberry Cheesecake, I also installed a new faucet in Robbie’s bathroom.  Over the years, I’ve installed a handful of new faucets.  They aren’t that hard – but the instructions are always (always) terrible!  I can’t tell you the number times I’ve gone to YouTube to figure out how to unscrew a faucet nut or get the sink plunger to line up correctly.  That’s what makes this recent installation even better – the instructions were hilarious.

Normally I wouldn’t call out a plumbing company here on the blog, but I have to say that Peerless has the best instructions I might’ve ever read.  Usually instructions are almost impossible to read and make zero sense, right?  Not these.  In fact, the instructions start with “The hardest thing about putting a new faucet in is getting the old one out.”  #Truth

Peerless InstructionsThese instructions go on to offer witty advice like, “May all your coupling nuts turn freely” and “Put a towel or pillow under your back when you lie down.  You’ll thank us tomorrow.”  However, my favorite line was “Watch out for falling rust.  That stuff is no fun to get in your eyes, and even less fun to get in your mouth.”  The next step (I kid you not) was “Spit and drink a pop.  See?  We told you it was no fun to get that stuff in your mouth.”  Why can’t all instructions be this funny?  I still had a heck of a time getting the old faucet out, but at least I was chuckling to myself the entire time.

Featuring a creamy cheesecake on top of a vanilla wafer crust, this No Bake Blueberry Cheesecake is perfect for hot summer days!No Bake Blueberry Cheesecake

“Installing” this No Bake Blueberry Cheesecake is way easier than installing a sink faucet – and I can say with 100% certainty that it tastes better than old sink rust.  (How’s that for an inspiring review of a recipe?  Hah.)  Truth be told, this blueberry cheesecake is simply a riff on a lemon version I made several years ago.  I love that no-bake lemon cheesecake, so I decided to put a berry spin on it this time.

Featuring a creamy cheesecake on top of a vanilla wafer crust, this No Bake Blueberry Cheesecake is perfect for hot summer days!As I set out to change the lemon flavor over to blueberry, the biggest unknown was whether I could find blueberry gelatin.  It turns out that Jell-O makes a berry flavored gelatin, and that worked perfectly for this recipe.  (The “Berry Blue” flavor is technically a mixture of blueberry and raspberry…but it’s close enough for our purposes.  Any blue flavored gelatin will work here.)

Featuring a creamy cheesecake on top of a vanilla wafer crust, this No Bake Blueberry Cheesecake is perfect for hot summer days!I used ground up vanilla wafers as the crust for this No Bake Blueberry Cheesecake, but you could also go with crushed up graham crackers.  Either one will work well with the berry-flavored cheesecake.  This creamy cheesecake is a delicious sweet treat for hot summer days – I hope you enjoy it as much as we do.  Cheers!

Did you make this No Bake Blueberry Cheesecake at home?  Leave a comment, or snap a photo and tag me on Instagram (@Spicedblog).  I’d love to see your version!

Featuring a creamy cheesecake on top of a vanilla wafer crust, this No Bake Blueberry Cheesecake is perfect for hot summer days!

No Bake Blueberry Cheesecake

Featuring a creamy cheesecake on top of a vanilla wafer crust, this No Bake Blueberry Cheesecake is perfect for hot summer days!
5 from 3 votes
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Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Chilling Time: 5 hours
Total Time: 5 hours 25 minutes
Servings: 16 slices
Calories: 406kcal

Ingredients

For the Vanilla Wafer Crust

  • 60 vanilla wafers ~1¾ cups of crumbs, divided
  • 3 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 6 Tbsp unsalted butter melted

For the No Bake Blueberry Cheesecake

  • 1 3-oz. package blueberry gelatin
  • ¾ cup boiling water
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • 2 8-oz. packages cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 5.3-oz. container blueberry or vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 1 Tbsp lemon zest
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 8-oz. container frozen whipped topping (~4 cups), thawed

For Garnish

  • cups heavy whipping cream
  • 3 Tbsp powdered sugar
  • ¼ cup vanilla wafer crumbs leftover from above
  • fresh blueberries for topping

Instructions

For the Vanilla Wafer Crust

  • Using a food processor or mini-chopper, pulse the vanilla wafers until finely ground. Remove ¼ cup of crumbs and set aside to use as garnish later.)
  • Using a medium bowl, combine the 1½ cups of vanilla wafer crumbs, brown sugar and melted butter; stir until fully combined.
  • Lightly butter or grease a 9”x3” springform pan. Press the vanilla wafer mixture evenly into the bottom and sides of pan. (Tip: A flat-bottomed glass helps pack the crust mixture down evenly.)
  • Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour. (Note: For a sturdier crust, bake at 350°F for 10 minutes. Let crust cool before adding filling.)

For the No Bake Blueberry Cheesecake

  • Using a medium mixing bowl, stir gelatin, boiling water and lemon juice together until fully dissolved; let sit for 5 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, using an electric mixer, beat together cream cheese, yogurt, lemon zest, vanilla extract and sugar until well combined.
  • Using a large mixing bowl, stir together gelatin mixture with the cream cheese mixture. Add whipped topping and stir until just combined.
  • Pour mixture over cooled crust. Cover and freeze for 4 hours, or overnight.
  • Before serving, combine the whipping cream and powdered sugar; beat until stiff peaks form.
  • Transfer whipped cream into a piping bag fitted with a large star tip; decorate top of cheesecake.
  • Sprinkle vanilla wafer crumbs on top of cheesecake.
  • Garnish top of cheesecake with fresh blueberries before serving.

Featuring a creamy cheesecake on top of a vanilla wafer crust, this No Bake Blueberry Cheesecake is perfect for hot summer days!

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10 Comments

  1. Will be making this soon for the wafer crust can i use vegan butter / for the cheesecake can i use agar agar with blueberries and vegan cream cheese and for the garnish can i use coconut cream as am a vegan perfect for my birthday on 19 September and after office snacks will dm you if i make this and let you know how it goes Thanks Ramya

    1. Hey Ramya! Yes, you can absolutely use vegan butter for the crust here. I’m not sure about agar as I haven’t experimented with it in the kitchen, but I hear good things. I suspect it would work well!

    1. Hey Carolyn! Welcome to my blog – I truly appreciate that you stopped by and commented. And I do hope you get a chance to make this no bake cheesecake – it’s quite tasty. Don’t be a stranger in the comments if you see other recipes that grab your attention! 🙂

  2. 5 stars
    This creamy blueberry cheesecake is calling my name, David! Love that it’s no bake because it’s hot here. And we’re also in the middle of blueberry season (a big deal here in Oregon) and I’m always looking for fun new ways to enjoy them – this sure fits the bill!

    1. We’ve had a couple hot spells here, but it looks like the hottest part of the summer is behind us now – but that isn’t stopping me from making no-bake desserts! This blueberry version is (was) quite tasty. I highly recommend it. Thanks, Marissa!

  3. that’s great to have hilarious instructions. normally they are incomprehensible. a no bake cheesecake sounds like a good thing. i’m never very fond of baked ones – too heavy and dense. what is whipped topping? not sure we have that here. and wafers? i don’t know if they are what we call wafers – small biscuits in layers with a cream filling on each layer. are yours the same? oh dear all these regional variations … tee hee.

    1. While I do love a baked cheesecake, I understand your point about them being a bit on the heavy side. This one solves that problem for sure! Whipped topping is sold in the frozen section here, and it’s basically frozen whipped cream. I’m sure you could accomplish the same goal by making whipped cream and then freezing it for a couple of hours. And vanilla wafers are essentially cookies – err, biscuits I believe in your lingo. They don’t have a filling, and they have a strong vanilla flavor. You could easily substitute the vanilla wafers with another cookie (biscuit) that is available down there. I hope this helps!

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