Easy No Bake Cheesecake Recipe (Vegan + Gluten-Free)

by | Apr 9, 2019 | Summer, Spring, Snacks, Dessert, Kid-Friendly, Favorites | 0 comments

Easy No Bake Cheesecake Recipe! An authentic, raw, vegan, gluten-free cheesecake recipe made with soaked cashews plus other healthy ingredients. Hard to believe, I know. But trust me when I say it’s so simple and deliciously satisfying you’ll be making it over and over again.  

Why cashews? Let me explain. When soaked and blended, cashews create a creamy, neutral flavor base that works as a cheese alternative in popular dairy-free and vegan recipes. If you’ve followed the blog for a while, you’ve seen other recipes where I use cashews as an alternative to cheese:

Mexican Tostadas with Cashew Sour Cream

Half-Baked Key Lime “Cheesecake”

However, if you’re not into cashews or have an allergy, try searching for cashew-free (that’s a real term, btw) cheese alternatives in other popular food blogs like The Minimalist Baker which I’m a huge fan of, btw! I think Dana is a total genius when it comes to flipping recipes. I encourage you to check her out.  

Ok, back to cashews! These days, you can find cheese alternatives made with all kinds of ingredients but for me, the closest in flavor and consistency is definitely soaked cashews.  

This weekend I had a craving for cheesecake but zero intentions of going to the store or digging through old recipes. Lazy weekends are the best weekends, don’t you agree?

I decided to use what what in my fridge and pantry and came up with this easy no-bake cheesecake recipe made with fresh fruit, refined-free sugar, dairy-free milk and nuts. DAS it! 

The result, a better-for-you dessert recipe packed with healthy fat and protein that is also delicious and satisfying. Plus:

creamy 

refreshing 

and pretty darn close to the real thing without the unhealthy sugar high and yucky crash after.

Follow my recipe or make it your own by swapping raspberries for blueberries or strawberries, anything goes. 

If you try this recipe, let us know by leaving a comment below. Your comments are so helpful for us and other readers. Also, don’t forget to share your food pictures on INSTAGRAM and tagging us with hashtag #ourflipsidelife. We’d love to see it!

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Easy No Bake Cheesecake Recipe
An authentic, raw, vegan, gluten-free cheesecake recipe made with soaked cashews plus other healthy ingredients. Hard to believe, I know. But trust me when I say it's so simple and deliciously satisfying you'll be making it over and over again.
Easy No Bake Cheesecake Recipe (Vegan + Gluten-Free)
Servings
Ingredients
Crust Ingredients
  • 6 Medjool dates pitted and chopped
  • 1 cup almonds
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil, melted
Filling Ingredients
  • 2 cup raw cashews soaked overnight, rinsed, and drained
  • 1/2 cup vanilla almond milk
  • 1/3 cup coconut palm sugar
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup Raspberries
Servings
Ingredients
Crust Ingredients
  • 6 Medjool dates pitted and chopped
  • 1 cup almonds
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil, melted
Filling Ingredients
  • 2 cup raw cashews soaked overnight, rinsed, and drained
  • 1/2 cup vanilla almond milk
  • 1/3 cup coconut palm sugar
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup Raspberries
Easy No Bake Cheesecake Recipe (Vegan + Gluten-Free)
Instructions
Crust
  1. 1. In a food processor blend the almonds dates and coconut oil together until a sticky dough is formed. 2. Press the dough into the bottom of a cupcake mold and place in the freezer while you work on the cheesecake filling.
Filling
  1. 3. Blend the raw cashews, almond milk, coconut palm sugar, lemon juice, coconut oil, and vanilla together in a high-speed blender until smooth and creamy. Distribute half of the mixture into the cupcake molds. Save the other half to combine with the raspberries.
Karla A Salinari

Karla A Salinari

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