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Fresh raspberries and bright lemon are folded into this No-Bake Raspberry Lemon Cheesecake for an easy dessert everyone will love.

Three glass dishes of no-bake raspberry lemon cheesecake on a marble counter. There is a spoon in each dish

Are you guys loving no-bake desserts as much as I am right now?

Basically, if it’s not no-bake, or a s’more, I’m not making it right because it’s freaking hot and I’m basically doing whatever I can to not turn on my oven.

In fact, I’ve been using our Breville Smart Oven more than ever because it doesn’t heat up my kitchen like our regular oven does. If you’re looking into a countertop oven, I can’t recommend the Breville enough! It’s pricy, but totally worth the investment. And it make a perfect slice of toast, just in case you’re a toast kind of person.

Okay, countertop appliances aside, let’s talk no-bake cheesecake.

Bowl of no-bake raspberry lemon cheesecake with a spoon in it. There are more dishes of cheesecake in the background


I have made so many no-bake cheesecakes over the years – No-Bake Nutella Cheesecake, No-Bake Strawberry Lemonade Cheesecakes, and No-Bake Frozen Cheesecake, just to name a few – that it might come as a surprise that there was a time before I had ever made a no-bake cheesecake.

That’s right. A girl doesn’t forget her first no-bake cheesecake recipe, and this No-Bake Raspberry Lemon Cheesecake was mine. 

Ingredients for no bake raspberry lemon cheesecake scattered on a marble countertop

I whipped up the recipe after encountering a sale on Cool Whip while meandering the aisles of the grocery store and deciding to come up with some recipes to use it. 

I keep frozen whipped topping on hand all the time now for everything from Eclair Cake to Banana Cream Pie Fluff, but that was one of my first times using it in a recipe. I just had a feeling it would be perfect for making a super light and fluffy cheesecake filling. 

What can I say? I was right. Whipped topping gets a lot of haters, but it’s pretty hard to beat when it comes to adding a light, fluffy texture to desserts. 

Spatula folding mashed raspberries into the filling for no-bake raspberry lemon cheesecake in a glass mixing bowl


Start by making the graham cracker crust and pressing it into the bottom of individual ramekins. You can use whatever size serving dishes you like for these cheesecakes. 

If you want to make this into one big cheesecake, you totally can! Just use a 9-inch graham cracker crust

Three glass bowls of raspberry lemon cheesecake on a marble countertop next to a carton of fresh raspberries

To make the filling, start by mixing the sugar and lemon zest together until the sugar becomes super fragrant. This will make sure that lemon flavor and fragrance gets evenly distributed throughout the cheesecake.

Add the softened cream cheese and mix until smooth, then fold in the thawed whipped topping, followed by the slightly mashed raspberries. 

Close up of a glass dish of no-bake raspberry lemon cheesecake garnished with three raspberries and a sprig of mint

Add the filling to your serving dishes – either the individual ramekins or the 9-inch crust – and chill! 

Before serving, I like to garnish my cheesecakes with fresh raspberries and a sprig of mint, but you could also top them with more whipped topping or lemon zest. 

Three bowls of no-bake raspberry lemon cheesecakes on a marble countertop. The middle bowl is partially eaten with a spoon still in it


Whenever I share a no-bake cheesecake recipe, someone will ask if they can use homemade whipped cream instead of frozen whipped topping.

Whipped topping has stabilizers in it that help it hold up when folded into recipes like this one. Since homemade whipped cream does not have these same stabilizers, I can’t promise that it will hold up as well in the recipe.There are some methods for making stabilized whipped cream (or copycat Cool Whip) at home. I have not used the homemade stuff in any of my no-bake cheesecake recipes, so I don’t know how well it would work here.

Overhead view of three bowls of no-bake raspberry lemon cheesecakes garnished with fresh raspberries and mint on a marble countertop
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No-Bake Raspberry Lemon Cheesecake

By: Jamie
4.45 from 50 ratings
Prep: 15 minutes
Chill Time: 2 hours
Total: 2 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 6
Fresh raspberries and bright lemon are folded into this No-Bake Raspberry Lemon Cheesecake for an easy dessert everyone will love.


For the crust

  • ¾ cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter melted

For the filling

  • cup sugar
  • zest of 2 lemons
  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 8 ounces frozen whipped topping thawed
  • 1 cup fresh raspberries slightly mashed with a fork


  • In a medium bowl, stir together the graham cracker crumbs and 1 tablespoon of sugar and melted butter.
  • Evenly divide the crumbs between your individual serving dishes and press into the bottoms of the dishes to form a crust layer.
  • In a large bowl, mix together the sugar and lemon zest until the sugar becomes moist and fragrant.
  • Add cream cheese and beat with an electric mixer until smooth. Add lemon juice and vanilla mixing to combine.
  • Using a rubber spatula, fold in the whipped topping until well blended, then fold in the raspberries.
  • Evenly pipe or spoon the filling into individual serving dishes.
  • Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving.
  • If desired, garnish with fresh raspberries and a sprig of fresh mint.


  • If you make this into one pie, simply use pour the cream cheese mixture into a 9-inch graham cracker crust and chill for 3 hours before serving.
  • This recipe tastes really delicious with blueberries and strawberries as well. Play around with different fruit combinations to create a wide range of flavors.
  • I have not tried this recipe using fresh whipped cream, so I cannot attest to the results.


Calories: 389kcal, Carbohydrates: 46g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 22g, Saturated Fat: 12g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 6g, Trans Fat: 0.2g, Cholesterol: 59mg, Sodium: 216mg, Potassium: 144mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 35g, Vitamin A: 755IU, Vitamin C: 6mg, Calcium: 93mg, Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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  1. Ronald says:

    This, young lady, exhibits severe potential & must be rigorously tested. Extremely excellent results & rave reviews are expected after one change. Have you suggestion for calculating liquid required to produce whipped cream to replace that horrid non-dairy “whipped topping”? Roughly 15 years ago, the cat & I performed side-by-side testing of fresh whipped cream, Reddi-Whip, & both generic & Cool Whip non-dairy “whipped topping”, & the results were quite surprizing. Fresh whipped cream & Reddi-Whip were nearly the same, with only slight differences. All non-dairy “whipped toppings” were thrown onto the lawn for the wild animals. They were equally horrible, & both tasted like petroleum after “the good stuff”. I have never wasted money on that garbage since the tests. The cat’s daily treats included a dab of whipped cream refused to eat that stuff. Thanks

  2. Scarlet says:

    You had me at raspberry and lemon together then no bake cheesecake too? What an amazing combination! Pinning this dessert recipe to try soon!

    1. Jamie says:

      Thanks so much for stopping by, Scarlet! I appreciate you taking the time to comment. Happy Baking!

  3. Seema Sharma says:

    Oh great cheesecake! I’m coming!

    1. Jamie says:

      Thanks so much for stopping by, Seema! I appreciate you taking the time to comment. Happy Baking!

  4. Camille Woolf says:

    This recipe is SO DELICIOUS! Perfect instructions! It was such an easy peasy recipe and for storage and serving I used Ball jelly jars.
    My raspberries were frozen, so I used two 1/2 pint containers and added a tablespoon of cane sugar with 2 tsp of lemon juice and let them mascerate for about an hour. I think it bloomed the flavor of the raspberries beautifully. Perfect serving size as well.

    I love your site. It’s been my go-to for months for my sweet tooth monster. Thanks again for another awesome recipe!

    1. Jamie says:

      So happy to hear you enjoyed the recipe, Camille! Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving your feedback!

  5. Kora says:

    This recipe is fabulous!  I have made it in large batches for three of my children’s wedding refreshments.  Always turns out beautifully and is loved by all.  So simple yet so elegant. I serve it in 4oz dessert cups with a tablespoon of pre-made graham cracker crust mix.  Thank you for sharing this recipe

    1. Jamie says:

      So happy to hear you enjoyed the cheesecake, Kora! Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving your feedback!

  6. FH says:

    You can use Dream Whip as well. The recipe for Cherry Delight was on their box back in the late 60’s. Its a Thanksgiving tradition to have cherry delight in our family. Raspberries mixed in the creamy part instead of on top sounds amazing. Also, powdered sugar instead of granulated sugar gives it a smoother finish but either way is going to be a hit.

    1. Jamie says:

      I agree! I appreciate your feedback!

  7. sharon says:

    sugar? i used sugar
    should it be icing sugar?

    1. Jamie says:

      Hi, Sharon! The sugar should be just regular granulated sugar. I hope you enjoyed them!

  8. Susan says:

    How many mini desserts does this receipe make

    1. Jamie says:

      Hi, Susan! It makes six. I hope you enjoy them!