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No-Bake Kahlua Cheesecake

February 23, 2011

No Bake Kahlua Dessert

No Bake Kahlua Dessert

I am not sure if anyone has noticed but I have been dreaming of summer the for the past week or so.  Summer is such a simpler time.  There are no layers and everything is light.   When I dream of summer I dream of simple desserts that don’t require an oven, umbrella drinks and lemons which make me think of the bright sunshine.  Ah yes, summer, a time when things are so sunny and bright, happy and carefree.  This dessert is perfect in the summer or if you are dreaming of summer in the winter.  It is so light not only in texture but in calories (if you so choose).  I love that it is so quick and simple to make, it only takes 30 minutes to prep and after that it is just a waiting game.  I apologize for not having the making of photos but somehow the computer ate them.

For the No Bake Kahlua Cheese Cake

For the Base:

1 cup cornflakes, crushed

2 tablespoons butter, melted

For the Kahlua Filling:

2 teaspoons unflavored gelatin

1/4 cup cold water

1 1/2 (8 oz) packages light cream cheese, softened

2 tablespoons sugar

2/3 cup fat-free sweetened condensed milk

1/4 cup Kahlua

2 cups light whipping cream

2 oz. grated chocolate and fresh mint leaves, garnish

To Prepare the Cake:

1. Combine cornflake crumbs and margarine.  Press into the bottom of a 9-in.spring form pan coated with cooking spray. Refrigerate for 10 minutes.

2. In a small sauce pan, sprinkle gelatin over cold water; let stand for a minute.  Heat over low heat, stirring until gelatin is completely dissolved.  Remove from heat; set aside.

3.  In large bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Add the sweetened condensed milk, Kahlua and gelatin mixture and stir until blended. Gently fold in whipped cream and then pour over the chilled crust. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or until firm.

4.  Grate the 2 oz. of chocolate over the top of the cake for garnish, you could also add a mint leaf.

Serves 12

No Bake Kahlua Cheese Cake

No Bake Kahlua Cheese Cake

This is such a delicious dessert winter, summer, spring or fall.  I really enjoy it in the summer because it is chilled and the flavor of the Kahlua is really scrumptious.  The cornflake crumb base is a great alternative to the usual graham crumb crust.  The base is not sweet and is crumbly which I rather like.

Please check out the Sweet as Sugar Cookies blog, and their Sweets for a Saturday post, the above recipe is linked up with them!!

From our kitchen to yours,
Sydney Jones


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12 Comments leave one →
  1. February 23, 2011 6:06 am

    How simple, how great!

  2. February 23, 2011 10:03 am

    This is a thing of beauty. It sounds absolutely delicious and I love that it is not that hard to do. I hope you have a great day. Blessings…Mary

    • February 23, 2011 8:14 pm

      Thank you Mary! It is delicious you should try it. Hope you had a great day too 🙂

  3. February 26, 2011 4:51 pm

    This looks like a fun dessert to make for girls night!

  4. February 28, 2011 11:30 pm

    This recipe sounds great … i’ve been dying to try out some cheesecakes for a while now and this one looks like a great place to start. … funny how just yesterday I was wondering how cornflakes would work as a base and today I found my answer .. thanks for sharing!

    • March 1, 2011 5:16 am

      It is a super easy recipe, and it tastes amazing!! It is so light and the base is crumbly but you could add a bit more butter it you wanted it hold together more. Glad you enjoyed!

  5. March 1, 2011 4:39 pm

    The word no bake and your beautiful pictures really caught my eyes! 🙂 Thanks for sharing. It’s absolutely a lovely cheesecake.

    I’m hosting the Culinary Smackdown Battle for March–the theme is Cookies. It’s open to anyone, anywhere in the world. Would you like to join in for the fun? It doesn’ have to be a new post on your blog. You can pick your favorite cookie from your previous post too. All you have to do is link up your cookie creation. I have some great prizes waiting. Hope to see your entry soon!


    • March 1, 2011 6:58 pm

      Those are two magic words aren’t they 🙂 N0-Bake! Thanks Amy! I’ll be sure to stop by for some cookies

  6. March 4, 2011 6:15 am

    I’m sure your cheesecake was every bit as beautiful as the one in the photos and that it tasted amazing. Thanks for linking this up to Sweets for a Saturday.


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