No-Bake Key Lime Cheesecake

This no-bake Key lime cheesecake is a tart and refreshing dessert that takes shape with just a few hours in the fridge. If you like a crispy crust, you can bake it at 350°F until lightly browned, 8 to 10 minutes. Cool completely before adding the filling.

no bake key lime cheesecake
Photo: Jacob Fox
Active Time:
35 mins
Chill Time:
6 hrs
Total Time:
6 hrs 35 mins
Nutrition Profile:


  • 1 ½ cups graham cracker crumbs (10 whole crackers)

  • ¼ cup canola oil

  • Zest of 1 lime, divided

  • 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, at room temperature

  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk

  • ½ cup Key lime juice (such as Nellie and Joe's)

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • ½ cup heavy cream


  1. Stir graham cracker crumbs, oil and half the lime zest together in a medium bowl. Press evenly into the bottom of a 9-inch springform pan. Place in the freezer while preparing the filling.

  2. Beat cream cheese in a large bowl with an electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Add condensed milk, Key lime juice, vanilla and the remaining lime zest; continue beating until thoroughly combined and fluffy, about 3 minutes.

  3. Place cream in a medium bowl. With clean beaters, whip the cream until stiff peaks form. Fold the whipped cream gently into the cream cheese mixture until fully incorporated. Spread the mixture evenly over the prepared crust. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until firm, 6 to 8 hours.

  4. Run a knife around the cake's edge, then release and remove the pan sides.


9-inch springform pan

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

316 Calories
22g Fat
26g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 14
Calories 316
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 26g 9%
Total Sugars 20g
Added Sugars 15g 30%
Protein 5g 10%
Total Fat 22g 28%
Saturated Fat 11g 55%
Cholesterol 52mg 17%
Vitamin A 562IU 11%
Vitamin C 4mg 4%
Vitamin D 7IU 2%
Vitamin E 1mg 9%
Folate 22mcg 6%
Vitamin K 6mcg 5%
Sodium 189mg 8%
Calcium 126mg 10%
Iron 1mg 6%
Magnesium 15mg 4%
Potassium 175mg 4%
Zinc 1mg 9%
Omega 3 1g

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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