No Bake Cheesecake

The other day my middle son, who is 5, asked me why it was so hot when we went outside to run errands.  I told him that the earth is closer to the sun during the summer months.  He replied, “The earth needs to back off a little!”  Hahaha!
I’ve been collecting a bunch of no bake recipes to share with you because no one is wanting to turn their oven on in this heat wave!  I couldn’t wait to share this recipe with you, though.

I’ll let you in on a little secret…I haven’t always loved cheesecake.  In fact when I was younger, I thought it was terrible!  I couldn’t tell you the exact moment I changed my (very strong) opinion, but I’m sure glad I did.

There really isn’t a flavor I don’t like.  I’ve made a few actual cheesecakes in the past years and they were fantastic!  I did not, however, enjoy how long it took!  Sometimes I like dessert to be super easy and definitely super yummy.

That is why I love this No Bake Cheesecake recipe so much!  It’s one of those great recipes that I can always have the ingredients on hand and make in under 30 minutes.  That in fact can be a dangerous thing so I always make sure I’m making it when I know I have to share it!
There is no baking involved and only has 5 ingredients and that’s including the crust! I knew I was in “trouble” the moment a friend shared the recipe with me.

No Bake Cheesecake
Printable Version
Serves 8

1 Graham Cracker Crust
8 oz. Cream Cheese, Softened
1 14 oz. Can Sweetened Condensed Milk
1/3 cup Lemon Juice
1 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract

1.  In a medium bowl, cream together cream cheese, milk, lemon juice and vanilla until completely smooth.
2.  Pour into a pre-made graham cracker crust and spread until even.
3.  Lightly cover with plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes or up to overnight.
4.  Serve with your favorite sweet topping.

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