This No Bake Cherry Cheesecake has a pecan coconut crust, a layer of creamy vanilla bean cheesecake, topped by a layer of vibrant cherry cheesecake. Vegan dark chocolate ganache is spread all over the top! You’ll go crazy for this gluten-free, paleo, and vegan treat.
Hello, my beautiful friend! Thanks for stopping by today 🙂 I hope you’re doing wonderfully. I’m just hanging out at the coffee shop in my building, doing work – it’s the best thing ever to have a coffee shop so close to sit, camp, and do work with my tea. There are always other self-employed folks here too, so it’s like our little co-working space, haha!
Anyways, enough about the coffee shop – CHEESECAKE !!! It’s been a hot second since I’ve posted a delicious no-bake cheesecake recipe…and I figured it was about time to change that!
Cherries are generally underrated in my opinion – they certainly don’t get their fair time to shine on this site, and I never see too many drool-worthy cherry recipes floating around the web. BUT they look so shiny and vibrantly gorgeous at the farmers market right now, I had to make something that they could adorn.
Enter: this no-bake cherry cheesecake. It’s has a simple pecan, coconut and date crust, with a layer of creamy vanilla bean cheesecake goodness, topped with a vibrant layer of cherry cheesecake. It’s all topped off with a chocolate ganache that drips down the sides oh so decadently…and then lots of fresh cherries on top, of course.
The recipe is quick and easy to make, thanks to a Vitamix – the crust and filling are both made in there! For the crust, the ingredients are simply pulsed together and then pressed into the pan.
The filling isn’t any more difficult – just blend everything up for a few minutes until it’s super smooth, pour half over the crust, and then add freeze-dried cherries to the rest and blend to give it that gorgeous color and cherry flavor. I get my freeze-dried cherries from Nuts.com!
Once that’s all frozen, a quick and easy vegan chocolate ganache (made with coconut milk!) is spread over the top – you can let it drip down the sides for a decadent look. I actually piped my drips because I wanted to make sure it turned out ~beautiful~ (how’d I do?!) but you definitely don’t need to go to the trouble of doing that if you don’t want to.
This no-bake cherry cheesecake with chocolate ganache got rave reviews from everyone who tried it – even my sister who only tried it from liking the Vitamix container 😂 I hope you love it as much as we did! xoxox