This No Bake Neapolitan Cheesecake by Lindsay at Life, Love and Sugar is a super easy dessert that’s full of the best flavors – vanilla, strawberry and chocolate! It makes for a really fun presentation and is perfect for summer.
- 1 ¼ cups graham cracker crumbs
- 5 Tablespoons Challenge Butter, melted
- 1 teaspoon unflavored powdered gelatin
- ¼ cup sugar
- ⅓ cup boiling water
- 9 Tablespoons heavy whipping cream, divided
- 8 ounces Challenge Cream Cheese, divided
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, divided
- 1 Tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 Tablespoon light brown sugar
- 8 ounces Challenge Strawberry Cream Cheese
- 2 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 2 Tablespoons sugar
- 1 ounces semi sweet baking chocolate bar
Whipped Cream and Additional, Optional
- ½ cup heavy whipping cream, cold
- ¼ cup powdered sugar
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- Chocolate curls
To make the crust, combine graham cracker crumbs and melted butter. Press into a 9-inch glass pie plate. Place in freezer until firm (about 30 minutes).
Thoroughly combine gelatin powder and ¼ cup sugar. Add boiling water; stir 5 minutes or until sugar and gelatine are completely dissolved. This mixture will be divided between 2 filling layers.
Chocolate layer: Cut block of cream cheese in half; set one half aside. Place the other half in a bowl and beat until smooth. Blend in ¼ cup gelatin mixture. Add 2 tablespoons heavy cream; beat until well combined and lightly thickened. Combine cocoa powder and brown sugar; sprinkle over whipped mixture. Add ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract and continue mixing until blended. Pour into prepared pie crust and chill in refrigerator for about 15 minutes.
Strawberry layer: Beat 8 ounces Strawberry Cream Cheese Spread until smooth. Add 4 tablespoons of heavy cream; beat until thickened. Blend in remaining gelatin mixture and lemon juice. Spread over chilled chocolate layer. Return to refrigerator; chill 15 minutes.
Vanilla layer: Beat remaining half block of cream cheese block until smooth. Add 3 tablespoons of heavy cream and beat until thickened. Blend in ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract and 2 tablespoons of sugar. Spread evenly over strawberry layer. Return to refrigerator until firm.
To add the whipped cream, add heavy whipping cream, powdered sugar and vanilla extract to a mixer bowl. Whip until stiff peaks form, then spread on top of cheesecake pie. Garnish with chocolate curls or grated chocolate and fresh strawberries.