Refreshing Creamy and Delicious, Key Lime No Bake Cheesecake will curb your appetite for warm weather, ocean breezes, and give a sweet and tangy delicious bite you expect from Key Lime Cheesecake.

No Bake Key Lime Cheesecake
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Easy Key Lime Recipe

Is there a difference between a Key Lime and Limes?  There most certainly is and it’s important to understand the difference.  You can of course substitute one for the other but don’t expect the same results.

Key Limes have a thin peel.  The flavor is less tart with almost a hint of sweet after taste while still keeping the tang you would expect from a lime.  Key Limes are small and round, about an inch in diameter. 

No Bake Key Lime Cheesecake

Key Limes are more tropical and can be harder to find depending on where you live.  So if you can get your hands on some, definitely don’t let them go to waste.  Making a No Bake Cheesecake is ideal.  Creamy, Rich, and Delicious!

No Bake Cheesecake Ingredients

Ingredients No Bake Cheesecake
  • Cream Cheese
  • Heavy Whipping Cream
  • Powdered Sugar
  • Key Lime Juice
  • Key Lime Zest
  • Graham Crackers
  • Sugar
  • Butter
  • Heavy Whipping Cream (Garnish)
  • Key Lime slices *optional

Graham Cracker Crust for Cheesecake

For a 9inch Spring Form Pan use 11-12 rectangles of Graham Crackers.  It’s easiest to crush graham crackers using a food processor.  In a mixing bowl combine Graham Cracker Crumbs and Sugar. Melt butter and mix butter into crumb mixture until combined. Pour mixture into the bottom of a 9 inch Spring Form Pan. Using the back of a spoon press crumbs forming a layer in the bottom of the pan.

Key Lime Cheesecake How To

  • In a large mixing bowl add 1 ½ cup Heavy Whipping Cream and whip using a hand mixer until stiff peaks form.
  • Add ½ Cup Powdered Sugar and mix until combined.  Set Aside
  • In a separate large mixing bowl using a hand mixer combine softened cream cheese with ¾ cup powdered sugar, Key Lime Juice, and Zest.  You can use the same beaters. Mixture will be thick and smooth.
  • Add whipped Whipping Cream to cream cheese mixture and mix to combine. Carefully add Cheesecake mixture to Spring Form Pan with graham cracker crust. Using a rubber spatula to spread evenly in the pan.
  • Refrigerate 4 hours or overnight before serving.

Garnish

It’s best to wait to garnish until after cheesecake has set and you are ready to serve.  Whip Whipping Cream until stiff peaks form and then add powdered sugar and combine.  Add dollops to top of cheesecake as garnish with a slices of lime. 

Whipping Cream and Lime Garnish

Dixie Crystals Sugar

I have loved using Dixie Crystals ever since finding them. Their sugar is very fine and I am loving how my recipes have a fantastic texture when using Dixie Crystals Sugar. In this recipe, I used Dixie Crystals Sugar when making a Homemade Graham Cracker Crust. Using quality ingredients does make a difference.

Melissa’s Produce

I received a huge box of fresh produce including fruits and vegetables from Melissa’s Produce.  I live in a rural area that enjoys winter for many months.  With short growing seasons finding quality fresh produce is difficult. I loved my box of produce and can’t wait to order more. 

Do I have to Make my Own Crust, or can I use a Pre-made Crust?

Using a premade Graham Cracker Crust is quick and simple. In a pinch, a great option for this recipe.

How long does it take for my No-Bake Cheesecake to set?

Allow No Bake Cheesecakes to set in Refrigerator for a minimum of 4 hours.  It can take anywhere from 4-8 hours.  I find allowing cheesecake to set for 24 hours is best

What is a Springform Pan?

Springform pans come in a variety of sizes.  It is bakeware that the sides can be removed from the base or bottom. This pan is ideal for easily removing the cheesecake from the pan.  

Graham Cracker crusts can be placed on the bottom or wrapped up the sides of a Springform Pan.  Adding a piece of parchment paper to the bottom also helps to lift the dessert off the bottom quick and easy.

Why is my No-Bake Cheesecake Not Firm?

There are a number of variables why your No-Bake Cheesecake may not be as firm as you like.  Likely the whipping cream was not whipped long enough.  You want very stiff peaks formed that hold their shape for this recipe.  Adding whipping cream that hasn’t been fully whipped will leave your cheesecake loose.

What is the Difference between Baked and No-Bake Cheesecake?

The main difference between a Cheesecake and a  No-Bake Cheesecake, is there are no eggs or oven baking time required. The cheesecake sets in the refrigerator after assembling all the ingredients. This also means this is a quick and easy recipe to follow.

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Key Lime No Bake Cheesecake

Key Lime No-Bake Cheesecake is a refreshing tart and tangy dessert. Easy no bake recipe with step by step directions. This Key Lime Cheesecake Recipe is smooth, creamy, and has a homemade graham cracker crust.
Prep Time20 mins
Chill Time4 hrs
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 640kcal

Ingredients

  • 8 oz Cream Cheese softened
  • 1 1/2 Cup Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 1 1/4 Cup Powdered Sugar *Divided
  • 2 Tbs Key Lime Juice
  • 2 Tbs Key Lime Zest

Graham Cracker Crust

  • 1 1/2 Cup Graham Crackers Crumbs 11-12 Graham Crackers Crushed
  • 1/4 Cup Dixie Crystal Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Melted Butter

Garnish

  • 1 Cup Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 1/4 Cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1 Tbs Key Lime Zest
  • Key Limes *Optional Sliced or Wedges

Instructions

Graham Cracker Crust

  • In a mixing bowl combine Gram Cracker Crumbs and Sugar
  • Melt Butter and mix butter into crumb mixture until combined
  • Pour mixture into bottom of a 9 inch Spring Form Pan.
  • Using the back of a spoon press crumbs forming a layer in the bottom of the pan.
  • Place crust in refrigerator while preparing cheesecake

Key Lime No Bake Cheesecake

  • In a large mixing bowl add 1 ½ cup Heavy Whipping Cream and whip using a hand mixer until stiff peaks form.
  • Add ½ Cup Powdered Sugar and mix until combined.
  • In a separate large mixing bowl using a hand mixer combine cream cheese with ¾ cup powdered sugar, Key Lime Juice and Zest. You can use the same beaters. Mixture will be thick and smooth.
  • Add whipped Whipping Cream to cream cheese mixture and mix to combine.
  • Carefully add Cheesecake mixture to Spring Form Pan. Using a rubber spatula to spread evenly in pan.
  • Refrigerate 4 hours or overnight before serving.

Garnish

  • In a large bowl using a hand mixer whip 1 cup whipping cream until stiff peaks form.
  • Add ¼ cup Powdered Sugar and whip to combine.
  • Place in large Zip-loc bag and snip corner off. Pipe Whipping Cream on to Cheesecake in dollops or spread evenly over top.
  • Add Key Lime slices

Notes

Since finding and using Dixie Crystal Sugar I am in love with how fine the sugar is and the quality of recipes is wonderful.  When choosing ingredients choose quality.
Tips:
  • Whip Whipping Cream until Stiff Peaks form.  This is very important and will give your cheesecake a rich thick texture.
Springform Pan
I prefer to use a 9 inch Spring Form pan for this recipe.  Cut a circle out of parchment paper and place on the bottom for ease in cutting and removing slices.  
Store Covered in Refrigerator for up to a week
 

Nutrition

Calories: 640kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 50g | Saturated Fat: 30g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 164mg | Sodium: 332mg | Potassium: 135mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 33g | Vitamin A: 1832IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 94mg | Iron: 1mg
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Thank you #SpringSweetsWeek Sponsors: Dixie Crystals, Door County Coffee & Tea Co., Circulon,  Melissa’s Produce, Taylor and Colledge, and Nairn’s for providing the prizes free of charge. These companies also provided the bloggers with samples and product to use for #SpringSweetsWeek recipes. All opinions are my own. The #SpringSweetsWeek giveaway is open to residents of the United States who are 18 years of age or older.   All entries for the winner will be checked and verified. By entering you give the right to use your name and likeness. The number of entries received determines the odds of winning. Six (6)  winners will be selected. The prize packages will be sent directly from the giveaway sponsors. The #SpringSweetsWeek Bloggers are not responsible for the fulfillment or delivery of the prize packages. Bloggers hosting this giveaway and their immediate family members in their household cannot enter or win the giveaway. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter or any other social channel mentioned in the #SpringSweetsWeek posts or entry.

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