No Bake Christmas Cheesecakes

These minty individual No Bake Christmas Cheesecakes make the perfect dessert (plus they’re flavoured with candy canes!!)

No Bake Christmas Cheesecakes

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For me, Christmas is a really, really good excuse to eat cheesecake. It’s my must-have Christmas dessert. And yep, I’m one of those people who keeps going back to the fridge for DAYS afterwards just having another little teensy slice here and there. And so, with my love of cheesecakes in mind, I have a really delicious recipe for no-bake Christmas cheesecakes just for you. Seriously yum!

No Bake Christmas Cheesecakes

These Christmas cheesecakes get their minty flavour from crushed candy canes and a tiny bit of peppermint extract. They have quite a subtle peppermint flavour, so if you’re a HUGE peppermint fan, then just add in some extra crushed candy canes or peppermint extract.

No Bake Christmas Cheesecakes

There’s no doubt that I really do love an individual dessert – obviously there’s no sharing involved, plus they look extra cute. And that’s clearly very important! As with all cheesecakes, these babies are very rich, so you only need a small serve. Oh who am I kidding? You need a big, BIG serve. It is cheesecake, right!!!

No Bake Christmas Cheesecakes

I don’t like to be boring, but I do have to tell you a little trick for when you’re making cheesecakes. If you want your cheesecakes to be perfectly smooth and creamy (umm… yes!), then it’s super duper important to have all of your ingredients at room temperature. This will stop the gelatine from going lumpy – which you definitely don’t want. Trust me on this one!!

No Bake Christmas Cheesecakes

Ooh and I have another little tip too! These Christmas cheesecakes look seriously pretty decorated with some extra crushed candy canes on top. BUT you really need to pop the candy cane decorations on just before serving for 2 reasons. 1) Sometimes the food colouring on the candy canes runs when it’s put in the fridge… it still tastes yum, but doesn’t look quite so lovely! 2) The crushed candy canes will set together quite quickly – whereas you want a nice, crumbly candy cane topping. So, my suggestion is set aside 100g of candy canes and crush them just before serving and sprinkle them over the top. Or you can simply pop a whole candy cane into each glass just before serving – that looks great too! Easy peasy!

No Bake Christmas Cheesecakes

These No Bake Christmas Cheesecakes will need to set in the fridge for at least 4 hours, but I always prefer to make my cheesecakes the day before you need them. That way, you don’t need to worry about whether they’ll have set in time – and you can just kick back and relax on the day!

No Bake Christmas Cheesecakes

So tell me – what are you making for Christmas dessert this year? Will you be scoffing down cheesecake for days like me?

No Bake Christmas Cheesecakes

PS – If you prefer a baked cheesecake, I have the BEST, most fool-proof Classic New York Baked Cheesecake recipe for you. It’s easy and everyone will love it!

 

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No Bake Christmas Cheesecakes

No Bake Christmas Cheesecakes - Conventional Method

These minty individual No Bake Christmas Cheesecakes make the perfect dessert (plus they're flavoured with candy canes!!)
Course Cheesecakes, Christmas, Dessert
Cuisine Cheesecake, Christmas, dessert, No Bake
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6
Author Bake Play Smile

Ingredients

  • For the base:
  • 125 g plain sweet biscuits like Arnott’s Marie
  • 80 g butter melted
  • For the filling:
  • 375 g cream cheese room temp
  • ¼ cup caster sugar
  • 1 tsp peppermint extract
  • 2 tsp gelatine powder
  • 2 tbs boiled water
  • 180 g white chocolate melts
  • 300 ml thickened cream lightly whipped
  • 300 g candy canes reserve 100g for decoration, crushed

Instructions

  1. Set 6 serving glasses or individual bowls aside.
  2. Use a food processor to finely crush the biscuits. Add the melted butter and stir until combined. Divide the mixture amongst the 6 glasses and place into the fridge.
  3. Beat the cream cheese, caster sugar and peppermint extract in a large bowl until smooth and creamy.
  4. Place 2 tablespoons of boiled water into a cup. Sprinkle over the gelatin powder and stir until completely dissolved. When the mixture has cooled, add it to the cream cheese mixture and beat until combined.
  5. Add 200g crushed candy canes (reserving 100g for decoration), melted white chocolate and whipped cream to the bowl and fold through.
  6. Divide the mixture equally between the glass jars, top with the reserved crushed candy canes and place into the fridge for a minimum of 4 hours to set (preferably overnight).
No Bake Christmas Cheesecakes

No Bake Christmas Cheesecakes - Thermomix Method

These minty individual No Bake Christmas Cheesecakes make the perfect dessert (plus they're flavoured with candy canes!!)
Course Cheesecakes, Christmas, Dessert
Cuisine Cheesecake, Christmas, dessert, No Bake
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6
Author Bake Play Smile

Ingredients

  • For the base:
  • 125 g plain sweet biscuits like Arnott’s Marie
  • 80 g butter melted
  • For the filling:
  • 375 g cream cheese room temp
  • ¼ cup caster sugar
  • 1 tsp peppermint extract
  • 2 tsp gelatine powder
  • 2 tbs boiled water
  • 180 g white chocolate melts
  • 300 ml thickened cream lightly whipped
  • 300 g candy canes reserve 100g for decoration, crushed

Instructions

  1. Set 6 serving glasses or individual bowls aside.
  2. Crush the candy canes by pressing Turbo 5-10 times - depending on how chunky or fine you would like them. Set aside.
  3. Place the butter into the TM bowl and melt on 100 degrees, 2 minutes, Speed 2.
  4. Add the biscuits and crush on Turbo for 10 seconds (or until they resemble fine crumbs).
  5. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and repeat until completely combined.
  6. Divide the mixture amongst the 6 glasses and place into the fridge.
  7. Place the cream into the TM bowl and beat on Speed 3.5 until peaks are just starting to form (this can be anywhere between 10 seconds and nearly 2 minutes - depending on the freshness of your cream).
  8. Set the cream aside in a separate bowl.
  9. Place the cream cheese, caster sugar and peppermint extract into the TM bowl and mix on Speed 5 for 20 seconds.
  10. Place 2 tablespoons of boiled water into a cup. Sprinkle over the gelatin powder and stir until completely dissolved.
  11. When the mixture has cooled, add it to the cream cheese mixture and mix on Speed 5 for a further 20 seconds.
  12. Melt the chocolate in the microwave in 30 second intervals until just melted (stirring each time with a dry metal spoon). * Please note that you can melt the chocolate in the TM, however, for this recipe I find it quicker to do it in the microwave.
  13. Add 200g of the crushed candy canes (reserving 100g for decoration), the melted white chocolate and whipped cream to the bowl and mix on Speed 5 for 45 seconds or until smooth.
  14. Divide the mixture equally between the glass jars, top with the reserved crushed candy canes and place into the fridge for a minimum of 4 hours to set (preferably overnight).

 

37 thoughts on “No Bake Christmas Cheesecakes”

  1. Yum! These are pretty as a picture and while we’re on the subject of pictures, I love the styling! Swoon!

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Oh thanks gorgeous!

  2. Okay, I’m being completely honest when I say that this is the most visually appealing dessert recipe I have probably ever seen, I love candy canes and cheesecake so this combination is making my mouth water! I’m definitely going to bookmark this recipe for the holidays and if I make it, I will let you know 🙂

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Oh you’re so kind. Thank you xx

  3. I quite fancy the sound of these with some peppermint through it. We have recently bought popping candy and it would be fun to put this on top just before serving too. However when it comes to christmas I am a plum pudding girl. But I would love this for boxing day

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Perfect!

  4. Ooh these look gorgeous! I love the individual serves – I don’t have to share!

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      I like your thinking!

  5. These just look so beautiful (do not think I have ever said that about a recipe post). Stunning styling and photos and elevated a rather simple dessert to elegant status. Love.

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Hahaha oh thank you xx

  6. Oh wow, these are so pretty! You’ve inspired me to consider a veg version without the gelatine 😉

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Oh definitely!

  7. Ooh these pictures just make me want to christmas (that’s totally a verb, right?! Meaning to bake and eat ridiculous quantities of Christmas food!). Congrats on another gorgeous, to-die-for recipe 🙂

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Totally! Haha love it!

  8. Bec says:

    Ooooo yes I luuuurve cheesecake and peppermint, together?! Don’t even get me started! Bec x

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      I know the feeling!

  9. Oh Lucy, these sound amazing! And they look so beautiful too – would definitely be a show-stopper of a dessert to serve on Christmas. And I’m like you, I like single serving desserts too – no sharing! But I do like to go back the the fridge again and again and sneak bites of leftovers, so I’ll just have to make your other cheesecake as well 😉

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Thank you so much! Hehehe no sharing when it comes to dessert!

  10. merilyn says:

    these look super! thankyou lucy!
    i’m undecided what my desert will be this year!
    but this could take the cake!;)) winner! so far!
    great shots too! love m:)X

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Oh thank you so much!

  11. Cindy says:

    That looks so fabulous! Cheesecake – yum. No-bake? Even better! I can’t wait to pick up these ingredients and give this incredible recipe a try. Thank you for sharing! So glad I discovered your blog because I am loving it so far. 🙂

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Oh thank you so much!! xx

  12. I am having Christmas at my house this year and I think this is exactly what I will be serving up for dessert! Thank you!

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Oh thank you! I hope you enjoy them xx

  13. I’m adding this to my Christmas lunch menu YUM!!

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Thank you!

  14. Oh my gosh, should just stop visiting your page (only kidding of course!)… every time I do I feel like baking these ridiculously tasty looking things!

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Hahaha no don’t leave!!! 🙂

  15. Casey says:

    These look yummy, I might give these a try. I think peppermint crisp chocolate bar would be nice crumbled on top also.

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Absolutely!! I couldnt agree more!

  16. Popping this onto the Christmas menu now!

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Thanks!

  17. Bianca says:

    If I wish to make as 1 large one would the recipe be OK for that also I have a large family
    Thanks they look so good.

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Absolutely!

  18. Renee says:

    These look amazing!
    Can you recommend any other flavours to add to these though instead of peppermint perhaps?

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      You could add caramel sauce instead, or chopped up honeycomb or Cherry Ripes! YUM!

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