A perfect healthy treat to whip up that require no oven and is full of nourishing ingredients! This no bake dairy free raspberry cheesecake is bursting with fresh berry flavor and is a cinch to make!
It wasn’t until I HAD to cut out dairy that I discovered the miracle of cashew based cheesecakes. Prior to ever tasting one, I would have thought you were OFF YOUR ROCKER to even suggest a cheesecake made of nuts could be even remotely tasty.
But I could not have been more wrong!
My family can tolerate dairy now…and yet I STILL choose to make these dreamy cashew based treats…they are THAT good! Cashews are da bomb, seriously!
My whole family is crazy for berries and chocolate together, so I wanted to create an oven free cheesecake that married this classic combo. I started with our over the top amazing LARA bar recipe for the crust, then turned to my hail merry tart recipe to go to work and experiment!
It’s always a feat to create a paleo AND vegan recipe…but this raspberry cheesecake does it beautifully. Full of nourishing ingredients, and SO easy to whip together. My favorite food processor is my Cuisenart 14 Cup. I have used it to DEATH, it’s SO handy for so many real food recipes, I would not be without one!
You NEED to make this, STAT! No one will ever know it is ‘healthy,’ and you will be dessert hero. Time for a cape me thinks. I’ll be borrowing my son’s Batman cape.
Want a chocolate raspberry layer cheesecake?
- In these pictures, I opted to go for a layered look and first spread half of the berry cheesecake filling on the crust, then added some melted chocolate to the remaining filling to make a chocolate layer.
- Alternately, you can melt about 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips with a couple tablespoons any milk and drop dollops of melted chocolate over the top of the filling. Using a knife, swirl the chocolate a few times, careful not to mix the chocolate in.
- You can even spread a layer melted chocolate on top of the crust BEFORE the raspberry layer is placed on top….lots of options! And yes, I’ve tried them all!
Want to Make a strawberry or blackberry cheesecake?
I have made this with strawberries too…have fun!
Any berry will do. I am fantasizing about using some of my coveted mountain huckleberries!
Can I make this no bake cheesecake keto or low carb?
Most definitely! The cheesecake filling is good to go if you are using a low carb sweetener. The crust is a tad different, as no dates can be used.
To make a low carb no bake chocolate crust, replace the dates with enough coconut oil and powdered erythritol (3-4 tablespoons) just to bind. When the nuts can clump and be easily pressed together, it is good to go!
Additional healthy no bake treats:
- Raw Chocolate Macaroons take only a few minutes to prepare and are healthy little morsels!
- Strawberry Macaroons are pretty in pink!
- My Paleo Chocolate Tarts are a hail Merry Copycat! Prepare to be wowed!
- Low Carb No Bake Chocolate Cheesecake looks pretty darn tasty!
- How about this frozen raspberry pie?
Dairy Free No Bake Raspberry Cheesecake Recipe:
If you try this paleo cheesecake, I want to hear about it! please leave a comment below!
Raspberry Cheesecake - Dairy Free & Paleo
- 1 cup pecans preferably toasted
- 7 medjool dates pits removed. For a low carb version, use 1T coconut oil and 2-3 T powdered erythritol.
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 1/8 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 cup raspberries or strawberries
- 1/2 cup raw cashews
- 1/3 cup coconut oil
- 1/4 cup coconut milk or any milk
- 2 tablespoons erythritol or any granulated sweetener
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar optional
In the bowl of a food processor, place the pecans and cocoa powder. Whir to powder.
Add in the sea salt and pitted dates. Process until the mixture clumps together and is easily pressed together. Press into a loaf pan lined with waxed paper or parchment for easy lifting!! Set Aside.
Dairy Free Cheesecake Filling
In the bowl of the same processor, place all the cheesecake ingredients and whir until smooth and creamy, scraping sides down if necessary. taste and decide if you want to add the balsamic vinegar for the extra tang...it's really a fun taste-sensation!
Pour on top of the awaiting crust. Place in the freezer to firm up.
After about an hour, you can lift the whole bit up and out to slice into desired shape. I store mine in the freezer, but the fridge works too!
If it uses low carb ingredients, to replace dates, what is the nutritional facts Please?
Am excited to try.
Minus about 6 grams sugar per serving!
Zoe Williams says
This looks absolutely delicious! I have pinned it to my dairy free dessert board 🙂
I am going to try this! I love raspberries and with a no bake cheesecake, its a cinch in this heat!
Kankana Saxena says
Perfect little guilt free bites to indulge on! Love the color 🙂
These are so delicious! I especially love the chocolate pecan crust.
Oh my goodness! It looks so delicious and I know that my family would love this recipe!
What a great recipe for this summer. Making it for my kids for sure. Thanks a lot.
Isn’t there a chocolate layer between the crust and the cheesecake??
Yes, if you read the post I explain how I have added the layer and how you can too! I’ve done it several ways!
I made this raspberry cheesecake a few days ago and this dessert was perfect since it was a warm day and we didn’t want anything too rich or sweet. Even my daughter who doesn’t like cheesecakes was inhaling it and asking for more. Thank you so much for this great recipe, Tessa!
I had no idea you can use cashew to make cheese cake! I am loving how pretty these cakes are.
Erin @ Texanerin Baking says
Same here with the cashews! Before I cut out dairy, I thought people making cashew cheesecakes were just strange. I just could not get it. How wrong I was! Your cheesecake looks great.
Joni Gomes says
What a great idea! I’m very much into cashews and the use of coconut milk!!
I love raspberries in any dessert, this is calling my name! Can’t wait to try it!
Love that this is dairy-free! My oldest daughter has been dairy-free for a year and we’re always looking for new recipes to try! We’re definitely going to try this recipe this week 🙂
I love that the crust uses toasted pecans! That sounds so delicious.
STACEY CRAWFORD says
These are lovely & no bake! Sign me up! I love how the cheesecake layers look like Neopolitan ice cream. Chocolate and raspberry together is a perfect combo!
Megan Stevens says
Super fun summer kid snack! I love that my 10-year-old and I can make these together!
Oh my favorite, how did you know?? Raspberry is perfect in here!
Kari - Get Inspired Everyday! says
My husband is crazy about raspberry desserts, so I definitely need to make this for him right away!