No-Bake Strawberry Cheesecake Dessert
This easy Cool Whip dessert is perfect for those hot summer nights!
When it comes to easy summer dessert recipes, there are few as no-fuss as this No-Bake Strawberry Cheesecake Dessert! Featuring a cookie crust, plenty of strawberries, and a delicious, creamy filling, this dessert will take very little effort to make. With its light flavor and decadent appearance, this dessert will look absolutely elegant when served at your next book club meeting or block party. Just keep in mind this recipe does need to be prepared and chilled several hours in advance of when you plan to serve it.
This creamy and easy no-bake dessert is sure to be a hit at any get-together on your social calendar. If you'd like to make this dessert even more special, then consider making your own whipped topping. The video below can help you get started. You will be making your own version in no time!
Preparation Time25 min
Make Ahead RecipeYes
Occasional Fresco, Birthday, Buffet, Buffet Meal, Casual Dinner Party, Family Get Together, Pool Party
- 15 ounces Lorna Doone shortbread cookies (about 1 ½ 10-ounce packages)
- 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
- 4 ounces cream cheese at room temperature
- 4 ounces Mascarpone cheese at room temperature
- 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 16-ounce container Cool Whip, divided
- 2 (3.4-ounce) packages instant cheesecake pudding mix
- 3 cups cold milk
- 3 ½ cups sliced strawberries
Learn how to make homemade Cool Whip for this recipe!
In a food processor or a large plastic freezer bag, crush the cookies until you have fine crumbs.
Place cookie crumbs in a large bowl and combine with the melted butter.
Press evenly into a 9x13 inch baking pan. Place in the fridge to chill.
In the bowl of a stand mixer, place the cream cheese and Mascarpone cheese, and mix until fluffy. Add the confectioners’ sugar, vanilla extract, and 1 cup of the Cool Whip, and beat until blended in.
Evenly spread over the shortbread cookie layer.
In a stand mixer, beat together the pudding mix and cold milk for 1-2 minutes. Add 1 cup of the Cool Whip and blend in. Spread over the cream cheese/mascarpone layer.
Layer the sliced strawberries on top. Top with remaining Cool Whip.
Chill for a few hours before serving.
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