No-Bake Nutella Cheesecake always perks me up when I have it. It is so delicious that it sometimes slips my mind that this is so easy to make.
Yes! You can make this dessert without the oven which is another advantage aside from it being so yummy. This cuts the prep time and most of it will be spent just waiting for the whole thing to set and firm up.
This dessert makes for a great afternoon snack or a perfect ending to a savory feast. The sweetness and tartness balance beautifully into a rich concoction.
I love how the hazelnut flavor comes across and it melds well with the cream cheese. Make it now and your guests will be left wanting for more! They would not even notice that it is not baked!
What is a no-bake cheesecake?
It is a version of the cream cheese-based dessert that has no eggs. This means that this dessert spares of you the common troubles of cracking, sinking, and leaking that are associated with baking.
But it does not mean that this version is inferior to the real thing. It is just an easier recipe that still results in a velvety and mousse-like outcome.
How to make no-bake Nutella cheesecake
- Prep the crust: Get the cookies and crush them. Combine the crumbs with melted butter to moisten. Then, press down the moist crumbs onto the bottom of the pan to make the crust. Refrigerate it and while doing so, proceed with the filling.
- Make the filling: Prepare the gelatin by dissolving it in hot water. Whisk together cream cheese and the powdered ingredients until fully incorporated, then, whisk in the Nutella. Then, fold in the whipped cream.
- Chill: Pour the filling into the crust, even out the surface, then, cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate it to set.
- Serve: Decorate with chocolate or nuts or both, then, refrigerate before serving.