Berry Cheesecake Recipe | No Bake Cheesecake Recipe
A creamy, sweet and delicious no bake cheesecake topped with berries.
So simple and easy to make.
Start with making the biscuit base, it couldn’t be simpler or easier, only 2 ingredients.
A packet of biscuits and melted butter.
I’m using digestive biscuits here, graham crackers are basically the same thing, but
you can use any type of biscuits you would like.
The chocolate kind also work perfectly.
Place the biscuits into a food processor and process them until you have crumbs.
Alternatively if you don’t have one you can place them into a large bag and use a
heavy object like a rolling pin or frypan to crumble them up.
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Once your biscuits resemble fine crumbs, pour them into a small bowl and pour over cooled
Use a wooden spoon to mix the biscuits and butter together until they are well combined.
Pour the biscuit crumbs into a lined cake tin, this makes it so much easier to remove
later, and use a spoon to compact the crumbs down.
It doesn’t have to be perfect, I always find cheesecakes look better rustic, and place
it into the fridge to set.
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Once the cheesecake base is in the fridge setting, we can start to make the filling.
Pour cold cream into a large mixing bowl and using a whisk beat it until it starts to form
Whisking by hand should only take 3-4 minutes but you can use a hand mixer if you would
Using it straight out of the fridge makes it much easier to whip than at room temperature.
Make sure to use cream for whipping, it should be around 30%, it may be called double cream,
whipping cream, or heavy cream.
When the cream starts to hold shape stop whisking and set it to the side to be used a bit later.
In a larger clean bowl add the room temperature cream cheese, and measure out about 2/3 of
a cup of icing sugar or powdered sugar for some sweetness.
They are both the same thing just different names.
Using a whisk or a wooden spoon beat the cream cheese and sugar together until there are
no longer any lumps and they are well combined.
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The berry flavour is in the topping of the cheesecake so to flavour the filling I’m
using the zest and juice from a medium sized lemon.
Make sure to choose a lemon with a very bright yellow shade and using a hand held microplane,
zest the skin.
You just want the yellow, make sure not to get any of the white underneath as this is
what makes the zest have a bitter flavour.
Use a knife and cut the lemon in half and squeeze the juice from each side over the
mixing bowl catching the pips with your hand.
Use the whisk to mix the zest and juice until well combined.
This next step depends on how you want to serve your cheesecake, from the fridge or
Cheesecakes that aren’t baked are usually set using gelatine, whereas baked cheesecakes
Frozen cheesecakes on the other hand can set by just being frozen.
All of these methods allow you to cut into the cheesecake while it still holds its shape.
If you are going to freeze your cheesecake to set you can skip this next step, or if
you are serving it from the fridge you can use gelatine or agar agar.
I’m using powdered gelatine and dissolving it in a few tablespoons of boiling water.
Pour the gelatine into the cheesecake filling and use the whisk to combine.
Lastly add the whipped cream and fold the cheesecake filling together until everything
is perfectly combined.
Pull the cheesecake base out of the fridge and top with the filling.
Use an offset spatula to smooth out the filling, again it doesn’t need to be perfect, just
make sure it’s pretty even.
Place the cheesecake back into the fridge to set for a few hours before making the topping.
Lastly for the berry topping.
There are a few different things you can do here, I’m taking the easy way because it’s
so simple and delicious, but you can also do it from scratch.
Using a can of your favourite type of berries in syrup, pour it into a blender and blend
The can of berries already contains sugar so there is nothing more you need to do.
If you would prefer to use fresh or frozen berries you will also need to make a quick
simple syrup which is just equal part water and sugar which is simmered in a saucepan
until the sugar dissolves.
Strain the berries through a sieve to remove any of the pips, they’re not too fun to
bite into in this cheesecake.
You can pour this straight onto the cheesecake if you are going to freeze it to set, or else
you’ll need to use gelatine or agar agar like with the filling.
Dissolve the gelatine in a few tablespoons of boiling water and mix into the berry mixture.
Pour over the cheesecake and place into the fridge to set for at least 4 hours or overnight.
If you’re freezing your cheesecake remove it from the freezer about 20-30 minutes before
you are going to serve.
Top high with berries, serve with whipped cream or it’s perfect just on it’s own.
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