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!


Recipe Summary

10 mins
1 min
4 hrs
4 hrs 11 mins
1 8-inch cake or 8 mini cakes


Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


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

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

  • 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.

  • 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

471 calories; protein 4.1g 8% DV; carbohydrates 49.4g 16% DV; fat 29g 45% DV; cholesterol 43.4mg 15% DV; sodium 264.1mg 11% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
It turned out well. Taste amazing Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
I followed the recipe used oreo cool whip and topped with cherry pie filling. Wonderful! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
It turned out well. Taste amazing Read More
Rating: 5 stars
My husband wanted me to find a no-bake cheesecake recipe that has late mother used to make for him as a child. I'm happy to say that this was it! I made it exactly as the recipe states and topped it off with a can of cherry pie filling. I set the cheesecake up in a springform pan but will likely put it in a pie plate next time as it is a bit on the soft side. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I love this! It's simple and delicious even without a topping this is a recipe I plan to use over and over again. Read More