Easy Cheesecake {Guest Post}

This easy no bake cheesecake recipe is quick and easy to make, with only 4 ingredients! This is one of the best cheesecake recipes I have found.

Easy No-Bake Cheesecake from JensFavoriteCookies.com - All you need is 10 minutes, 3 ingredients, and a graham cracker crust!Parenting is such a bear sometimes, isn’t it?  I mean, you just never know what kind of problem you’ll be dealing with until it slaps you in the face.

Then, just as soon as you start getting the hang of how to deal with some of these common issues, the kids up and grow, and bring you a whole new batch of issues.  And here I am, pining away for the diaper days.

I remember when my son was 4 years old, and one of our “big” issues was his proclivity for nudity, which always came in unexpected moments.  I would leave him for 5 minutes, and come back to find him naked.  I solved this problem by having a quick and quiet little chat about how great nudity is, and how it’s only appropriate in certain places, namely the bathroom and the bedroom.  With the door closed.

I then game him a little alone time in his bedroom, and he decided to stay naked for over THREE HOURS.

The payoff was well worth the investment.

Easy No-Bake Cheesecake from JensFavoriteCookies.com - All you need is 10 minutes, 3 ingredients, and a graham cracker crust!

Having teenagers is far more complicated.  Now we’re getting them prepared for driving (yikes!) and dealing with teachers and grades, and working on financial responsibility, and self-discipline around video games, just to name a few.  Every day is a new challenge, and one I frequently feel unprepared for.

I hate feeling unprepared.  I much prefer to plan ahead.

Easy No-Bake Cheesecake from JensFavoriteCookies.com - All you need is 10 minutes, 3 ingredients, and a graham cracker crust!

I learned a lesson from this cheesecake.  If I keep a few items on hand, I can always have a quick and easy dessert, no matter how unprepared I feel.  Having just a little foresight can save you a ton of worry and stress.

I try to keep just THREE ingredients plus a graham cracker crust on hand, and I can literally mix this up and have it ready to eat in 15 minutes.

Because when you are using every bit of your energy and emotion to get your kids through high school Biology, a no-fuss dessert is a Godsend.

And speaking of parenting, I’m guest posting on Parent Palace today!  I’ve posted the recipe here and also on their site, so feel free to click over there and check out what they have going!

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Easy Cheesecake {Guest Post}
An easy no-bake cheesecake with just 4 ingredients.
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 6
  • 8 oz. cream cheese, softened (Do not use reduced fat, fat free, or whipped cream cheese)*
  • 1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • 1 prepared graham cracker crust
  • 1 can pie filling of your choice (optional)
  1. Mix cream cheese, milk, and lemon juice together until smooth and creamy.
  2. Pour into prepared crust. Chill for 30-60 minutes.
  3. Serve with pie filling on top.
*Reduced fat, fat-free, or whipped cream cheese products have a higher water content that can have a significant effect on this recipe. Be sure you are only using the full fat cream cheese that comes in a brick.

If you enjoy this recipe, you might also enjoy:

Almond Joy Cheesecake from Will Cook for Smiles
Mini Raspberry Tarts from Bakers Royale
Raspberry Swirl Cheesecake Cupcakes from Annies Eats

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19 thoughts on “Easy Cheesecake {Guest Post}

  1. Tia Davis

    Maybe I did something wrong, but this did not turn out good at all. I followed the recipe, but my “cheesecake” turned out the consistency of frosting and tasted about like frosting as well. It was cloyingly sweet and did not taste like cheesecake. I think it was the sweetened condensed milk. Way too sweet.

  2. HappY housewife

    this cheesecake did not set. It was completely soupy after 4 hours chilling in the fridge. Feel like I wasted my time

    1. Jen Post author

      How disappointing! Is it possible you used low fat or fat-free cream cheese? These have a higher water content and can have a big effect on how recipes like this one turn out. I’m going to amend the recipe now, to reflect that.

  3. jordan

    If your cheese cake does not set. Bake at 350 for 15-20 mind and let cool all the way before serving. I usually refrigerate after cooling and then top a a serve.

  4. Katie

    My fiancé and I had my family over for dinner and wedding planning … I thought this would be a fast and easy dessert but it turned out horrible. The consistency was like soup, even after it had been in the fridge for several hours. And it tasted terrible. I followed the recipe exactly… Im thinking it was the condensed sweetened milk, or too much lemon juice.

    1. Jen Post author

      Katie, I’m so sorry to hear it didn’t work out! Did you, by chance, use low-fat or fat-free cream cheese? Or whipped cream cheese?

    2. Bec

      Hi Katie,,, I had the same thing happen to me my pie did not set up and I read another reader said put pie in 350 degree oven for 20 minutes and it will firm up and I did do that to my surprise it worked great,,, so never give up always read reviews or comments from others they always help. Hope this helps Bec

  5. Ashley

    I think I may have found your problem. This recipe calls for only one 8oz package of cream cheese while every other no-bake recipes with all the same ingredient proportions call for 2 8oz packages. This could easily be the reason behind the soupiness others are talking about. I just made a cheesecake with 2 packages cream cheese and the same amount of lemon juice/milk and it turned out just fine. Maybe just a typo?

    1. Jen Post author

      I have made this recipe for years with one 8-oz package of cream cheese. I have never once had it turn out soupy. I think it’s an awesome idea to use two packages, though! It might make for a very full graham cracker crust, but that’s one of those problems people love to have! I will guarantee however, that it will turn out soupy if you use a low-fat or whipped cream cheese product. They just have too much water in them. Thanks for the idea Ashley!

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  7. brenda rogers

    so far so good… just doubled it and made two pies the taste yummy and it seems thick so now its in fridge fingers crossed

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  9. Denise

    This is the worst recipe ever! The filling never set and when I did test it out it was absolutely nasty! I followed the recipe exactly and used regular cream cheese! Thank you for the waste of time!

    1. Lynette

      This recipe is great except I don’t use the full amount of lemon juice..mine have always turned out the way I expected a 3 ingredient cheesecake should be like. You can do so many yummy add ons or just on its own . I love the recipe.

  10. Brandi

    Did you leave the cream cheese out long enough to get to room temp? When I was reading other recipes I also noticed that having your ingredients at room temperature was key also to making a good cheesecake.


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