No-bake strawberry cheese cake–in a cup/glass/jar

After all that drooling seeing 2 posts by my dear blogger friends, Rafee and Nava. I couldn’t stop but make it. My hubby calls me bottomless pit when it comes to cheese cakes. That’s been my love for a cheese cake. 

I first got a taste of this in 2007 when I had invited our dear friends over for dinner and they wanted to bring the dessert. Since then I am indebted to them for introducing me to the no-bake cheese cake. During my pregnancy and until Saana turned one, the only thing I ate was this and I guess it showed on my baby too.  Look at her at 6 months and you know where all that cheese cake went..:-)

My little sumo 🙂
Now for the last 2 years I have stopped making it often. I think the last I made one was 7-8 months back. Yet whenever I feel like eating one I do drop by star bucks, I love their New York cheese cake.

Over to the recipe, I have been making the no-gelatin version all the while and this is the first time I was adding in gelatin. I had read Nillega’s answer to a query where she says when you use gelatin it gives more a mousse like texture. I felt that was true. With gelatin or no, I love it. Cheese cake is the word!

You need –

For crust

  • Digestive biscuits – 250 grams
  • Butter – 75 grams (melted)

  • Cream cheese – 225 grams
  • Strawberry pulp- 1/2 cup
  • Thick cream – 1 cup
  • Sugar – 1/2 cup
  • Gelatin – 1 teaspoon
  • Fresh strawberries – for garnishing
How to –

Crumb the biscuits in a processors.

Mix the crumbs, butter well and spoon into the bottom of a jar/container and make sure to press down so it’s packed well and refrigerate for 30 mins.

Sprinkle the gelatin in 3 tablespoons of hot water. Mix well and set aside to cool.

Whip heavy cream until it forms soft peaks then add in cream cheese, pulp, sugar and gelatin, mix well until  smooth and well combined.

Spoon the cream cheese mixture into the jars/containers and refrigerate for about 2 hours.

Add chopped fresh strawberries on top before serving.


24 thoughts on “No-bake strawberry cheese cake–in a cup/glass/jar

  1. Hey Reks was waiting for the release of the recipe ever since I saw ur pic in fb.Wow what presentation !Love the sumo baby btw it took me a minute till I reread 2007:))))

  2. this looks so delicious… love that first pic of sanaa… glad to see that she has lost all that weight that her mom had fed her, otherwise she would've cursed u all thru her life… hehe… please pass on that jar, i love individual cheesecakes… just like you say, not something you can indulge in all the time. i've been wanting to go the cheesecake factory over here since it has opened but my HD always seems to run in the opposite direction when he sees it… hehe…

  3. Awww, that sumo pic is so cute 🙂 Been ages since I made a cheesecake – Once I start, I'm afraid I won't have any break on it 😉 And beautiful pics Rekha 🙂

  4. Tqvm for mentioning my name. Absolutely excited for that and also this no back strawberry cake. I love such recipes, you know me and the little baking skills I have. Its all running over my mind and this will be much loved by my beloved friends. Berries are pretty expensive over here but am sure I can use other local fruits as well.

  5. I am so fond of No bake Cheese cakes Rekha and this just fits the scene perfectly.. Very nice, neat clicks and good demonstration.. Thumbs up ! 🙂

    I am moving email ids on my blog and hence have to follow all my fav blogs again in the process, so just followed you again.. I am not sure if that works both ways, so please could you have a look and make sure you are following me as before..

    Thanks 🙂

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