No-Bake Strawberry Cheesecake (Non-Dairy!)

No-Bake Strawberry Cheesecake (Non-Dairy!) click through for recipe If you are a bona fied turophile (i.e., a connoisseur of cheese), then you are most likely into cheese in all forms, including in your dessert. I love cheese, and cheesecake is one of my favorite desserts, but since I’ve been cutting back on dairy, I wanted to make a non-dairy (and refined sugar–free) option so I could have a healthier version of this delicious dessert.

No-Bake Strawberry Cheesecake (Non-Dairy!) click through for recipe No-Bake Strawberry Cheesecake (Non-Dairy!), serves 4.

Adapted from Cinnamon Swirl Cheesecake by Chocolate-Covered Katie

The filling:
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
2 cups raw unsalted cashews
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 tablespoons virgin coconut oil
2 tablespoons Lakanto (you can also substitute another sugar replacement of your choice or maple syrup to taste)
1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons lemon juice
1 1/2 cups quartered strawberries

The crust:
1/4 cup almonds
1/4 cup pecans (you can also just double the almonds if you don’t like pecans, but I like the two combined)
1/2 cups pitted dates
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
dash of salt
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

No-Bake Strawberry Cheesecake (Non-Dairy!) click through for recipeFirst you’ll need to soak your cashews in a bowl of water overnight. Drain the water the next day, rinse, and thoroughly dry cashews on a paper towel. Set aside 1/2 cup of the cashews, and put the remaining 1 1/2 cups into a food processor with the applesauce, vanilla extract, coconut oil, Lakanto (or other substitute), cinnamon, salt, and lemon juice.

No-Bake Strawberry Cheesecake (Non-Dairy!) click through for recipe Blend the ingredients together until smooth, and scoop out 1/2 of the blended mixture and put in a small bowl. Add the strawberries and the reserved 1/2 cup cashews to the remaining mixture in the food processor, and blend until smooth. Pour this mixture into a separate bowl, and rinse out the food processor.

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To make the crust, add all the crust ingredients into the food processor and blend until the mixture sticks together. Lightly oil the inside of four ring molds. Evenly scoop the crust mixture into four ring molds and use a spatula to press the crusts into the bottom of the molds. 

No-Bake Strawberry Cheesecake (Non-Dairy!) click through for recipe Spoon your plain filling evenly on top of each crust, and repeat with your strawberry filling. Chill overnight. Once set, slide a metal knife or spatula under the crust, and transfer to your serving plate. Pull the ring mold upwards, and your cheesecake should slide right out. Serve immediately. You can also use a regular pie pan and make one big dessert if you don’t have ring molds, or little short mason jars—whatever you want!

No-Bake Strawberry Cheesecake (Non-Dairy!) click through for recipe No-Bake Strawberry Cheesecake (Non-Dairy!) click through for recipe No-Bake Strawberry Cheesecake (Non-Dairy!) click through for recipe No-Bake Strawberry Cheesecake (Non-Dairy!) click through for recipe I love the three layers that the crust and the two different fillings create—so pretty! You’ll need to think ahead if you are making this for company since you have to soak the cashews overnight and then chill the cheesecakes overnight again, but I think the “oooh”s and “ahhhh”s once you bring them out will make up for the extra preparation. Enjoy! xo. Laura

No-Bake Strawberry Cheesecake (No Dairy)

Servings 4

Ingredients

The filling:

  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 cups raw unsalted cashews
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons virgin coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons Lakanto you can also substitute another sugar replacement of your choice or maple syrup to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 cups quartered strawberries

The crust:

  • 1/4 cup almonds
  • 1/4 cup pecans you can also just double the almonds if you don't like pecans, but I like the two combined
  • 1/2 cups pitted dates
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • dash of salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. First you'll need to soak your cashews in a bowl of water overnight. Drain the water the next day, rinse, and thoroughly dry cashews on a paper towel. Set aside 1/2 cup of the cashews, and put the remaining 1 1/2 cups into a food processor with the applesauce, vanilla extract, coconut oil, Lakanto (or other substitute), cinnamon, salt, and lemon juice.
  2. Blend the ingredients together until smooth, and scoop out 1/2 of the blended mixture and put in a small bowl. Add the strawberries and the reserved 1/2 cup cashews to the remaining mixture in the food processor, and blend until smooth. Pour this mixture into a separate bowl, and rinse out the food processor.
  3. To make the crust, add all the crust ingredients into the food processor and blend until the mixture sticks together. Lightly oil the inside of four ring molds. Evenly scoop the crust mixture into four ring molds and use a spatula to press the crusts into the bottom of the molds.
  4. Spoon your plain filling evenly on top of each crust, and repeat with your strawberry filling. Chill overnight. Once set, slide a metal knife or spatula under the crust, and transfer to your serving plate. Pull the ring mold upwards, and your cheesecake should slide right out. Serve immediately. You can also use a regular pie pan and make one big dessert if you don't have ring molds, or little short mason jars—whatever you want!

Credits // Author: Laura Gummerman, Photography: Laura Gummerman and Sarah Rhodes. Photos edited with Stella from the Signature Collection and Petal of the Fresh Collection.

  • Definitely loving the non-dairy delicious desserts you’ve all been posting lately. THANK YOU!!

  • These look delicious! Love seeing vegan recipes on the blog. 🙂

  • Mmmmm. I use cashews me make “cheese” sometimes. It’s pretty awesome. I’ll have to try this recipe. I’m loving these dairy free recipes!

  • Thank you so much for this allergy friendly recipe, i need to try this one out 😀
    Keep em coming 😀

  • What a fun and simple recipe! Can’t wait to give this a go!

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  • Looks delicious! I wish dairy-free, gluten-free etc recipes weren’t named for something they aren’t, though. It sets up unrealistic expectations about what it is supposed to taste like, which can detract from it, even when it is awesome. Why can’t it just be an awesome strawberry nut dessert? Why does it have to be named for something it isn’t?

  • Really nice, maybe you’ll like taste this one

    http://evaetsandra.com/cheesecake-sans-cuisson/

    No-Bake Cheesecake orange !
    Have a nice weekend 😉

  • Wow these look sooo good!

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  • This is excellent! I am lactose intolerant and I am constantly looking for ways to eat the things I love without ruining myself. Thank you for sharing 🙂

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  • I love when delicious vegan recipes happen to pop up. I’m not vegan anymore (I was for two years) but still love surprising people with decadent dairy-free treats.
    I’ll definitely be bookmarking this recipe for my next party. (:

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  • these look so yummy 🙂

    Anna

    http://inthelifeoffletch.blogspot.co.uk

  • I’m definitely am going to try making these. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

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  • Wow these look incredibly yummy!! Just loved this recipe and can’t wait to try it out xx

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  • These look SO delicious. Now I know what I want this weekend… 🙂

  • Thanks so much, Laura, for all your great refined sugar free recipes. I am a huge huge lover and follower of this blog, but with as many of the diys I’ve made and hairstyles I’ve tried and everything else, i honestly have not attempted hardly any of the recipes, just because most of them are pretty unhealthy. It almost seems like a weird descrepency to have healthy cute girls in fashion posts and all this talk about running and fitness and bikinis, and then tons of homemade ice creams and sugary baked goods and cupcake and donut parties and high calorie cocktails. It feels a bit like we have to choose one or the other. Not trying to talk smack, I love you girls and know those posts must have an audience even if I’m not it, but I just love having options like these, too. Its not that I wouldn’t make cupcakes or cocktails, but they have to have their place, and obviously do in the lives of the SpG girls, too, since their healthy, and I appreciate getting to see that side of things And have other options too.

  • Mini cupcakes are adorable! They make me want to eat them so much more 😉

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  • I just want to say thank you, Didier, for creating all these wonderful healthy versions of my most favorite foods! I’ve recently started eating mostly paleo so this works wonderfully in my diet!

  • Omg I’ve been craving cheesecake! but I wanted something healthy, so this is perfect! thank you alot for sharing dear!! <3

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  • looked extremely yummy!! thanks for the recipes..

    xo josephine

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  • These look AH-MAZING! I can’t wait to try these. I love cheesecake, and these look guilt-free… Yay!!

    Thanks for sharing.

    Please check out my blog as well: https://lulusandtiffanyblues.wordpress.com/
    xoxoxo

  • As a lactose intolerant, I’m ALL over this recipe! Thanks for sharing this Laura! 😀

  • Thanks for posting! Just found out I am lactose intolerant and just tonight I was at a rehearsal dinner that they served cheesecake and I couldn’t have any 🙁 but this looks like a great alternative! Keep posting the non-dairy recipes!!

  • Omg this looks absolutely delicious. Will have to go buy some cashews!

  • Do you mean ‘bona fiDE’? I think there’s a little typo at the beginning ; )

  • Yum! I would never have thought to use prunes or cashews in a cheesecake dish! Looks great!

    xoxo
    Taylor

  • this is perfect for dairy-free peeps like me, but the “no bake” made me laugh, who bakes a cheesecake anyway?

  • yum! this looks great. cheesecake is my fave!! 🙂

    xxoo,
    nikki

    http://www.dreaminneon.blogspot.com

  • Mouthwatering, as are all your recipes! Do you invent all of these yourself, or are they adapted from other recipes?

  • I have ti try this one, have 2 persons that have diary allergy so I have tried to make my own recipes. This looks delicious. 🙂

  • Hi! This look so good and so interesting. But I wish you and Didier would describe how your recipes taste, or describe the aroma, texture, mouth feel… etc. You guys are so creative and have introduced me to some really neat ideas. I just bought some monk fruit sugar yesterday and I like it! 🙂

  • This sounds and looks delicious! Can’t wait to try this!

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  • The SpG blog has been my favourite blog ever since I discovered it a couple of years ago. And since you started posting gluten-free & dairy-free (both diets I have to follow) recipes, I am over the moon! I cannot wait to try out this yummy recipe. Thank you!

  • looks soooooooooo good, another reason for me to buy dates !
    Lauren x

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  • oh my, these look so good! cheesecake is my favorite too, but i’ve been trying to cut down on dairy as well.. perfect solution, this recipe! thanks for sharing 🙂
    xo, cheyenne

  • Hey Laura, hmmm these non-dairy strawberry cheesecakes look so delicious! I’m writing a vegan food blog and most of the recipes on my blog are written in German AND English 😉 Maybe you want to check it out 🙂 I tried a non-dairy raw vegan fancy cake and it was sooo delicious. I combined chocolate, peanut butter and coconut…. hmmmm so creamy and delicious 😉 http://glueckskindsucht.blogspot.de/2013/04/chocolate-peanutbutter-fancy-cake.html
    I’d love to see more vegan/non-dairy food recipes from you here on SpG. Best, Luu

  • These look wonderful. I’ve never seen the ring mold pan before.

  • These are so adorable, and love the pictures here!

  • Everyone should really truly try this before judging or wrinkiling your nose up at it. I have made similar recipes and this is no joke. You will be amazed how cheesecake-y this is!! There are other recipes where you can add probiotics which kick up the tang and make it even MORE like the real thing.

    When I tried the one I made I was completely blown away. ALL HAIL THE HUMBLE CASHEW! Seriously. Try it. You will not be disappointed.

  • These were great! I made them yesterday for a group of dairy-free and gluten-free friends. They were approved by all!
    Some suggestions on making them:

    Split the cashews into .5 cup and 1.5 cup amounts prior to soaking. Since the cashews swell from soaking overnight it was hard to determine what was actually 1.5 a cup and what was .5 cups the next day.

    For the crust:
    Put the almonds and pecans in the food processor and grind them before adding the dates. Once the nuts are ground, chop the dates and add them to the processor. I don’t have a very good one and it could not handle the dates + nut combo. The mixture just levitated above the blade level and no amount of pushing it down would get the processor to actually chop it. I had to start the crust mix over to move beyond this problem.

  • Loved to see a nice dairy-free recipe! Keep them coming. 🙂

  • This looks AMAZING! I want to try it this weekend, just two questions – any chance the cashews can be replaced with something else? (hubs is allergic), and do you think this could work in a pie pan as a full size pie rather than individuals? Thanks so much in advance!

  • I really appreciate these dairy/sugar free recipes. Keep em coming!

  • Dairy free and gluten free…magnificent!!

  • This looks amazing, and I’m loving the non-dairy desserts! I’m trying to cut down on my dairy and clean my overall eating habits and it’s so great to see recipes that I won’t feel guilty about making.

    Tabby
    – http://www.glitterinthequarter.com

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