Grandma's No-Bake Cheesecake


This is a quick and easy cheesecake recipe created by my grandmother and handed down through 3 generations. Each has put their own special touch on it but the overall taste is the same. Blue Ribbon flavor for years of happy memories!

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
1 mins
Additional Time:
4 hrs
Total Time:
4 hrs 11 mins
1 8-inch cake or 8 mini cakes


  • 1 (8 ounce) container whipped topping (such as Cool Whip®)

  • 1 cup sour cream

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, cut into 6 pieces

  • 1 (9 inch) graham cracker crust


  1. Mix whipped topping, sour cream, sugar, and vanilla extract together in a large bowl until blended.

  2. Place cream cheese pieces on a microwave-safe plate. Microwave at 30-second intervals until warm and soft, but not discolored, about 1 minute.

  3. Mix cream cheese into whipped topping mixture; beat with an electric bender on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Pour into graham cracker crust, smoothing the top.

  4. Refrigerate cheesecake until set, 4 to 5 hours.

Cook's Notes:

Don't be afraid to use a flavored whipped topping. Everything goes!

For a denser texture, mix by hand instead of with an electric mixer.

Add your choice of topping before serving. If topping with frozen fruit, add just before serving. If topping with chocolate chips or pie filling (such as cherry pie filling), add before refrigerating or before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

471 Calories
29g Fat
49g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 471
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 29g 37%
Saturated Fat 17g 87%
Cholesterol 43mg 14%
Sodium 264mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 49g 18%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 40g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 62mg 5%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 101mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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