Neapolitan No Bake Cheesecake

neapolitian no bake cheesecake

This neapolitan no bake cheesecake was a spur of the moment, last minute decision.  Ever since the Blogger National Cheesecake Posting day was announced (make sure you check out the super impressive list of cheesecakes below the recipe), I haven’t had any idea what I truly wanted to make.  My motivation was a bit stuck.

neapolitan no bake cheesecake

Did I want to bake a cheesecake?  Did I want to keep it light and airy and low key with a no bake cheesecake since it was summer?  I wasn’t totally sure of what I was moving towards but in the end, my crazy schedule made the decision for me.  I am the biggest fan of cheesecake but sometimes the time commitment can be insane!  The long bake time with the pain of the water bath, followed by the “turn off the oven” bake time then the complete cooling, refrigeration and decorating can be a bit much.  Gosh I simply don’t have that type of time right now unfortunately but when I do I will definitely go all out.

This recipe is a nice compromise.  It has some tricks up its sleeve with three different flavors that perfectly come together in a light, creamy and (here’s the best part) quick/easy recipe that is so delicious people will think you spent hours pulling it together.  This recipe requires some freezing and I skipped a few hours to photograph it (hence the sorta melting strawberry cheesecake along the sides of the glasses) but I kinda thought that was pretty so I didn’t fret.  Just make sure you freeze the glasses for at least 4 hours or overnight if you can for a nice firm product.

neapolitan no bake cheesecake

I have always been a fan of neapolitan flavors because it addresses my chronic indecisiveness.  With this cheesecake, I can have vanilla, chocolate and strawberry in one package, not to mention an easy and delicious package at that.

Neapolitan No Bake Cheesecake

Neapolitan No Bake Cheesecake

Ingredients

  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 cup whipped cream
  • For the Chocolate:
  • 2 teaspoons cocoa powder
  • For the Vanilla:
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • For the Strawberry:
  • 2 teaspoons strawberry gelatin powder
  • 1-2 drops red food coloring (optional)
  • For the Graham Cracker Bottom:
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • Whipped cream and graham cracker crumbs for garnish (optional)

Instructions

  1. In a medium sized bowl with a hand mixer or in the bowl of your stand mixer, add cream cheese, sweetened condensed milk, sour cream and milk and mix until mixture is completely smooth.
  2. Gently fold in whipped cream then split the cream cheese mixture into 3 separate bowls.
  3. For the Chocolate:
  4. Add cocoa powder to one of the three bowls and whisk until smooth.
  5. For the Vanilla:
  6. Add vanilla extract to another separate bowl of cheesecake batter and whisk until smooth.
  7. For the Strawberry:
  8. Add strawberry gelatin and drops of food coloring (optional) to last bowl of cheesecake batter and whisk until smooth.
  9. To Assemble:
  10. Toss graham cracker crumbs with melted butter and split crumbs between two glass serving bowls.
  11. Spoon or pipe chocolate pudding on top of graham cracker in each bowl..
  12. Follow up with vanilla cheesecake mixture. Then place two flavors in freezer for 30 minutes. (the vanilla is a bit less firm so it needs to benmore solid before adding the strawberry).
  13. After cheesecake has firmed, add strawberry cheesecake to top of vanilla and freeze for at least 4 hours or overnight before serving.
  14. Optional: Pipe with whipped cream and sprinkle with graham cracker crumbs. Serve.
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Comments

  1. This looks like the perfect dessert! Love that you don’t need to turn on the oven and mess around will all that water bath stuff…and it’s so pretty :)

  2. Oh I love this easy no bake idea!! AND it’s so pretty girl!!

  3. I actually love that you didn’t fully freeze the strawberry layer. The dripping on the side of the glass is what catches my attention. Not that that will stop me from digging right in!
    Beautiful no bake cheesecake, Jocelyn.
    Thanks for joining us!

  4. Oooh, these babies are so pretty! I’m a sucker for neapolitan anything so I am head over heels for this!

  5. So CUTE. If this cheesecake had a cheek, I would pinch it. So EASY. Makes me want to pinch my own cheek.
    Laughing—-really fun entry to cheesecake day.

  6. Oh my gosh yes. The time commitment! I love no bake anything, especially when it’s 108. Love these flavors!!

    • Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes) says:

      Thanks so much Dorothy! 108 is ummm high as heck! Its in the 60s in good ole Chicago.

  7. Beautiful! I love neapolitan and no bake! I was pretty indecisive with my choose too, but these look delicious!

  8. Girl, I love this cheesecake and secondly this crazy list of cheesecakes you compiled – AWESOME!!

    • Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes) says:

      Cheesecake is so awesome! So glad we had such a great turn out of amazing cheesecakes recipes!

  9. Oh my goodness!! These are SO incredibly gorgeous, I just can’t get over it! And I actually LOVE the way the strawberry layer is sort of melty over the glass— it’s so inviting just to lick it up right off the glass! ;) Pinned!

    • Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes) says:

      Thanks so much Ashton! I decided to just go with the melt. I thought it was kinda cool haha.

  10. I love Neapolitan flavors too! And no bake? Totally win. Pretty good for an indecisive girl :)

    • Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes) says:

      Thanks so much Aimee! Us indecisive girls need to make it as easy as possible sometimes.

  11. What a fun idea! No bake, neapolitan, and cheesecake all in one! Perfection :) Pinned!

  12. OK. This is just TOO cute. And can we talk about how it matches your blog? Love it. The Neapolitan combo has always been one of my faves- takes me right back to my childhood. Genius idea Jocelyn! :) xx

  13. Oh this is fun! I love all the layers!

  14. I love neapolitan flavors, and they must be divine in this no-bake cheesecake! Delicious. :)

  15. Gorgeous layered neapolitan cheesecake!!! I love cheesecake in cups!!! Beautiful!

  16. Your layered cheesecake parfaits are gorgeous!!! Now where is my spoon????? I’d love to dig right in!

  17. Awh Jocelyn! These cheesecakes couldn’t have turned out any prettier! I love the layering effect and the flavor combo is heavenly! Awesome job, dear!

  18. Seriously I need my spoon ASAP! This looks too cute and too good. I must devour it!

  19. That just looks plain delectable Jocelyn! Pretty and tasty too I bet :)

  20. That looks absolutely GORGEOUS. When you can’t figure out a flavor, go with all three!

  21. I love all things neapolitan! This looks so pretty and I love that it’s no-bake. So pretty!

  22. I can’t get over how cute these are! <3

  23. This brings back memories of my favorite ice cream as a kid!! Your desserts are so pretty, pass me a spoon please!!

  24. I love Neapolitan ice cream (although I have to admit I’m a bit partial to chocolate and it always gets eaten first!). Love that this is no bake too.

  25. What a gorgeous dessert to celebrate cheesecake day!! My kiddo (aka Neopolitan lover) would go crazy for these for sure. And I love that you were able to capture the dripping on the side – that’s no easy task when you’re working with frozen desserts.

    • Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes) says:

      Oh gosh I know Holly! That drip almost made me stroke out! Haha but it all worked out thank God!

  26. So pretty! Love that you can see the layers.

  27. I’m totally loving this awesome neo cheesecake!! :) So gorgeous, Jocelyn!

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