No-Bake Lime Cheesecake

Today I want to share another recipe gem from my grandma’s cookbook. It is SO easy, requires absolutely no baking and is delicious and refreshing.

My grandma’s recipe called for Lemon Jello and lemon juice, but seeing as St. Patricks day is right around the corner, I decided to go the lime route for a fun “green” themed dessert. You can make it either way because both are equally as delicious.

NO BAKE Lime Cheesecake from ...This recipe is so simple to make and tastes delicious! #recipe #dessert

My daughter particularly loved this dessert. It has the perfect combination of tart and sweet and will leave your guests very happy :)

NO BAKE Lime Cheesecake from ...This recipe is so simple to make and tastes delicious! #recipe #dessert

NO BAKE Lime Cheesecake

NO BAKE Lime Cheesecake from ...This recipe is so simple to make and tastes delicious! #recipe #dessert

By Chef in Training February 22, 2013

This recipe is so simple to make and tastes delicious! No Baking required


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  1. Combine boiling water, lime jello and lime juice in a medium bowl. Mix and let partially set (I stick mine in the fridge for about 20 minutes and it becomes partially set enough for me)
  2. While jello is partially setting, In a large bowl, cream cream cheese and sugar together. Set aside.
  3. Make packet of Dream Whip up according to box directions. Mine called for 1/2 cup COLD milk and 1/2 tsp. vanilla. Follow directions and store in fridge until ready to use.
  4. Once jello is partially set, pour into cream cheese/sugar mixture bowl and beat to combine.
  5. Fold in Dream Whip.
  6. Pour into graham cracker crust and sprinkle additional graham cracker crumbs over the top if desired.
  7. Cover and place in fridge until set.


NO BAKE Lime Cheesecake from ...This recipe is so simple to make and tastes delicious! #recipe #dessert

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  1. 1

    This reminds me of Key-Lime pie., (which is one of my favorites.) I love how easy it is, I am making this up for the weekend. I love your blog! Your pictures always have me drooling!

  2. 2

    I love sweet and tart! This will definitely be my next dessert! New to your blog and have tried several of your recipes already! My husband thanks you! Lol!

  3. 3

    I love finding old recipes like you did with your grandma’s cookbook. Fun to make! I have a recipe for a no-bake lemonade cheese cake of sorts but it’s pink lemonade and reminds me of this sort of…but a pink version :)

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  5. 5

    I love it Nikki! This sounds wonderfully tart. And so many variations to be made!

  6. 6

    Love that this is your grandma’s recipe! I like the color, it’s a perfect pale green! I can see why your daughter loved this!

  7. 7

    i actually have a block of cream cheese that really needs to be used. problem solved!

  8. 8

    This might be a silly question but when a recipe calls for sugar, can I assume it’s granulated? And is that what I need for this recipe…or powdered. Sounds yummy. Thanks for sharing.

    • 9
      Chef in Training says:

      Hi Holly! yes, it is granulated sugar I am referring to. I will let you know if it is powdered sugar. Sorry or the confusion on that :)

  9. 10

    I bet this pie is cool and refreshing! The green is so apropriate for St. Patrick’s Day or Easter!! I love seeing other people’s family recipes!

  10. 11

    This looks so refreshing! I have not ever pegged myself as a lime person, but I tried some key lime cupcakes this week and they were absolutely to die for! I think I would love this! I’m still looking for my perfect birthday dessert next week…this is on the list!

  11. 12

    Look very delicious. Just wondering instead of dream whip of you could use whipping cream, whipped instead? Thanks for another fun recipe.

  12. 13

    Lime is one of our favorite flavors over here. I can’t wait to try this one out, especially since it’s no bake and I struggle with baked cheesecake

  13. 14

    This looks so good! Key lime is my FAVORITE pie and to pair it with cheesecake is just perfect. I love how its no bake. Prefect for spring!

  14. 15

    Where has this recipe been on my life? :-)

  15. 16

    This looks amazing! Key lime pie is so so fabulous!

  16. 17

    Beautiful cheesecake! And a little greener version would be perfect for St Patrick’s day :-)

  17. 18

    What is dream whip? And where do you find it? Thanks!

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      Chef in Training says:

      It is a powder mix next to the Jello. There are 4 packets I believe per box. When prepared as the box states, I makes a whipped topping.

  18. 20

    Can I use cool whip instead of dream whip? Also, is it possible to use strawberry jello instead of lime or would I need some sort of liquid to replace the lime juice?

  19. 21

    Hi Nikki, I’m in Costa Rica, I cant seem to find Dream Whip, can I use whipping cream? Or do you know of something else I can use to substitute? Thanks! >Love your recipes!!<

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    christy says:

    Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe! We loved it!! My husband said I definitely need to make this one again. I’m gonna make it for the fourth of july, but this time using strawberry jello and lemon juice.

  21. 23

    Hi! Saw your post on Pinterest, I made this and also blogged about it @! Extremely easy and very delicious!

    Thank you for sharing :)