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no bake lemon cheesecake

Lemon Cheesecake

This is a divine no bake Lemon Cheesecake with a Ginger Biscuit Base. It is super simple and super delicious. It is make ahead and will even sit in the fridge for leftovers for a couple of days. A perfect dinner party or Sunday lunch dessert. Lemony Heaven.

Course cheesecakes
Cuisine Universal
Keyword lemon cheesecake, lemon dessert, make ahead dessert, no bake cheesecake
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 3 hours 10 minutes
Servings 10 people
Calories 424 kcal


  • 3 large Lemons 200 mls juice
  • 300 mls double cream
  • 1 tin condensed milk 397 grams
  • 180 grams full fat cream cheese
  • 200 grams ginger biscuits
  • 80 grams unsalted butter melted


  1. Crush the biscuits well and add the butter. I do this in my food processor.
  2. Tip the buttery crumbs into the dish you are using. Mine is 23 cm wide but don't sweat a cm smaller or so.
  3. Push them all firmly flat with the back of a spoon or your fingers. Chill in the fridge for at least 30 mins.
  4. Juice the lemons and tip into a large bowl along with all the remaining ingredients and whisk until it all considerably thickens. I use a free standing mixer which makes this bit even easier but a handheld electric whisk will do the job too. It needs to be very thick.
  5. Dollop it onto the base and smooth over with a spatula. Chill in the fridge for a couple of hours or so.
  6. Apply to Murderous Face for genuine serenity and bliss.

Recipe Notes

I sometimes mix lemons and limes together if that is what I have in my fridge.

Always use the cream cheese and double cream cold from the fridge as it will whip up better.

Do not use reduced fat cream cheese as it will be too runny.

Warm the lemons up a little to get the maximum amount of juice from them.

Pipe with whipped cream swirls and small slices of lemon for a final fancy pants flourish.

All nutritional information is approximate and intended only as a guide.

Nutrition Facts
Lemon Cheesecake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 424 Calories from Fat 252
% Daily Value*
Fat 28g43%
Saturated Fat 15g94%
Cholesterol 81mg27%
Sodium 222mg10%
Potassium 251mg7%
Carbohydrates 38g13%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 25g28%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 865IU17%
Vitamin C 18.3mg22%
Calcium 160mg16%
Iron 0.9mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.