No Bake Chocolate Cheesecake

No Bake Chocolate Cheesecake Recipe

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One of my fondest memories from childhood is baking with my grandmother in her cozy kitchen. We’d spend hours creating delicious treats, but there were always those days when the oven was too busy or it was just too hot to bake. That’s when she’d pull out her secret weapon: no-bake desserts. Among them, her no-bake chocolate cheesecake was my absolute favorite. This recipe brings back those nostalgic moments, combining the creamy texture of cheesecake with the rich taste of chocolate—all without turning on the oven.

This no-bake chocolate cheesecake is perfect for when you’re short on time but still want to impress your family and friends. The smooth and silky filling, with just the right amount of sweetness, is a crowd-pleaser every time. Plus, it’s versatile. You can use a store-bought crust, make your own, or skip the crust altogether for a gluten-free option. If you’re feeling adventurous, try adding a layer of ganache or a sprinkle of sea salt on top for an extra touch of elegance.

During one of our summer get-togethers, I decided to tweak the recipe a bit by adding a dash of espresso powder to the melted chocolate. The hint of coffee enhanced the chocolate flavor and made it even more delightful. This little tweak turned out to be a hit, and now I make it that way every time. You could also add a handful of chopped nuts or swirl in some raspberry preserves to make it your own.

Whether you’re an experienced baker or a novice in the kitchen, this no-bake chocolate cheesecake is a fail-proof dessert that’s sure to become a favorite in your home. Gather your ingredients, follow the simple steps, and enjoy the delicious results with those you love.

Preparing the No Bake Chocolate Cheesecake


  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 2 cups cream cheese
  • 2/3 cup powdered sugar


  1. Lightly grease an 8-inch round pan or use a pre-made 8-inch crust. Alternatively, leave it crustless if desired.
  2. Melt the chocolate chips in either a microwave-safe bowl or a small saucepan, then allow them to cool slightly.
  3. In a bowl, beat the cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract until the mixture is smooth. Add the melted chocolate and beat until fully incorporated and smooth.
  4. In a separate bowl, whip the heavy cream until medium peaks form. Carefully fold the whipped cream into the chocolate mixture until fully combined.
  5. Transfer the cheesecake mixture into the prepared crust or greased pan. Refrigerate for at least 6 hours to set. Optionally, top with ganache or frosting before serving.


Can I use a different type of chocolate for the cheesecake?

Yes, you can use different types of chocolate such as dark chocolate, milk chocolate, or even white chocolate. Just make sure to melt it properly and let it cool slightly before mixing it with the cream cheese.

How long should I whip the heavy cream?

Whip the heavy cream until medium peaks form. This means the cream should hold its shape but the peaks should curl over slightly when you lift the beaters.

Can I make this cheesecake ahead of time?

Absolutely! You can make the cheesecake a day in advance and keep it refrigerated. Just ensure it sets for at least 6 hours before serving.

What can I use as a topping for the cheesecake?

You can top the cheesecake with ganache, fruit compote, fresh berries, whipped cream, or even crushed cookies for added texture and flavor.

Is it possible to make this cheesecake without a mixer?

While a mixer makes the process easier and ensures a smooth texture, you can mix the ingredients by hand using a whisk or a sturdy spoon. Just be prepared for a bit of an arm workout!

How should I store any leftover cheesecake?

Store any leftover cheesecake in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It should stay fresh for up to 4-5 days.

No Bake Chocolate Cheesecake Recipe

No Bake Chocolate Cheesecake

Enjoy a rich and creamy no-bake chocolate cheesecake with this easy recipe—perfect for any occasion!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Refregirate 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 20 minutes
Course Cheesecake
Cuisine American


  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups cream cheese
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2/3 cup confectioners sugar


  • Grease an 8-inch circular pan lightly or use an 8-inch store-bought crust. You can also keep it crustless if preferred.
  • Melt the chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl or small saucepan, then set aside to cool slightly.
  • In a mixing bowl, beat together the cream cheese, confectioners sugar, and vanilla extract until smooth. Add the melted chocolate and continue to beat until fully combined and silky smooth.
  • In another bowl, whip the heavy cream until medium peaks form. Gently fold the whipped cream into the chocolate mixture until well combined.
  • Pour the cheesecake filling into the prepared crust or greased pan. Place in the refrigerator for at least 6 hours to set. If desired, top with ganache or frosting.
Keyword chocolate

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