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No Bake White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake Recipe + VIDEO

Prep Time 25 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Servings 12 servings

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This White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake is an easy no bake cheesecake recipe for summer! It is SO smooth and creamy and you don’t ever have to turn on the oven. It’s the perfect no bake dessert for showing off summer berries — strawberries or blueberries work just as well! Includes step by step RECIPE VIDEO

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white chocolate cheesecake with raspberry swirls overhead on grey background

There’s probably no dessert I love more than a no bake cheesecake, and this white chocolate raspberry version is right up there at the top!

I know there are some people who don’t like white chocolate, but honestly? You won’t find there are many desserts I turn down. I will take them all — except pumpkin. Call me crazy!

If you’re one of those people who aren’t into white chocolate, try one of my other no bake cheesecake recipes:

white chocolate raspberry cheesecake on white plate with fresh raspberries

Before I made this cheesecake recipe, I was actually really hoping to make a strawberry version (and there’s a pretty good chance that one will make an appearance, too!), but I couldn’t find any strawberries.

Not one fresh strawberry. Anywhere.

I searched for two weeks. Two weeks!??

I tried 6 different grocery stores.

And you know what? After going through all of that with 3 kids under 6 in tow, the raspberries started to look pretty good. Amazing, in fact.

Even so, it’s not like this is a stretch for me. I love all kinds of chocolate, and all kinds of berries, and this luscious, creamy, white chocolatey cheesecake is welcome on my dessert table any day of the week.

And then this cheesecake was born, and I am so, so glad that I went this route instead, because it’s a stunner and it is crazy, insanely delicious to boot. It’s the perfect dessert for any special occasion, any time of year.

white chocolate raspberry cheesecake slice on white plate with whole cheesecake in background

How to Make this White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake recipe:

  • Choose good quality chocolate — because you will taste it! White chocolate chips are fine, or any white chocolate baking bar.
  • You can use homemade or store-bought raspberry sauce or jam to make your swirls — feel free to take a shortcut if you need it, because no one will ever know!
  • Full fat cream cheese is recommended, because it has less moisture and will hold up better in a no bake cheesecake. Philadelphia is better than store brand.
  • Give yourself enough time. Cheesecakes take a long time to set up and chill completely, and you don’t want to serve before it’s ready! Make sure you have at least 8 hours for the cheesecake to chill before serving, or make it a day in advance.
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No Bake White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake

4.85 from 13 votes
This White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake is an easy no bake cheesecake for summer! It is SO smooth and creamy and you don’t ever have to turn on the oven. It’s the perfect no bake dessert for showing off summer berries — strawberries or blueberries work just as well! Includes step by step RECIPE VIDEO 
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Servings 12 servings
Calories 520cal

Ingredients

Raspberry Sauce

  • 2 1/2 cups frozen raspberries thawed
  • 1/2 cup sugar 100g
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch

Graham Cracker Crust

  • 2 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs or chocolate baking crumbs
  • 1/2 cup butter melted

FIlling

  • 1 cup white chocolate chips 170g
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream 35%, divided
  • 24 oz full fat cream cheese 3 packages (room temperature)
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar (reduce to 1 cup for a less sweet cheesecake)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh raspberries

Instructions

Raspberry Sauce

  • In a small pot, add the raspberries and sugar. Bring to a simmer over medium heat and cook for 2-3 minutes. Mash with a spatula. 
  • Combine water and corn starch and stir into sauce to thicken. Set aside to cool completely (you can speed this up by pouring into a new bowl and placing in the fridge).

Crust

  • OPTIONAL: Clamp a piece of parchment paper in between the bottom and the outer ring of a 9″ Springform pan. This helps with easy removal.
  • In a medium bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs and melted butter. Press into the bottom and 1″ up the sides of a 9-10″ springform pan. Set aside.

Filling

  • In a medium bowl, stir together white chocolate and 1/4 cup cream. Microwave on high for 40 seconds, then stir until completely smooth (heat another 15 seconds if necessary). Place in the fridge to cool to room temperature.
  • In a large bowl, beat cream cheese with an electric mixer until smooth. Add sugar, vanilla, and remaining 1/4 cup cream and beat on high until light and fluffy, 2-3 minutes.
  • Add cooled melted white chocolate and beat on medium speed until incorporated. 
  • Place fresh raspberries into the bottom of the crust and pour the cheesecake filling over top, smoothing with a spatula.
  • Drop teaspoonfuls of raspberry sauce on the top, and gently swirl. Save remaining sauce for serving.
  • Chill at least 8 hours or overnight before serving. Serve with remaining raspberry sauce and fresh raspberries as desired.

Notes

I use frozen raspberries for this recipe, but fresh will work just as well!

Nutrition Information

Calories: 520cal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 81mg | Sodium: 471mg | Potassium: 289mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 41g | Vitamin A: 860IU | Vitamin C: 10.6mg | Calcium: 153mg | Iron: 1.1mg

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  1. Melinda Adams says

    very delicious !!!!!! omg fabuulous….although i added a handful of whole white chip into the batter and drizzle of white chocolate on top it was sooooooooooooooo good

  2. Carole says

    This is a fantastic cheesecake recipe. Everyone loved it no issues with the recipe. I wish I could share the photo of the final product

  3. Bonnie propst says

    I made it and it turned out great. Your list of ingredients said full fat cream cheese. So that is what I used, not 1/2 low and1/2 full fat..lt set up great and was easy to cut and hold it’s shape and wasn’t like pudding…..yummy…thanks…

  4. Meggan Bennett says

    I wanted to add my two cents to this recipe because, I too am a rebel. It seems I can’t ever just make a recipe. I am always changing things as I go. I did that here. I did a few little tweaks, all of which were based on personal preferences, and not at all because it was bad. 😉 I added 1/3 cup of sugar to my crust and I baked it on 350 for 10 minutes and cooled completely. I much prefer a sweeter crust and I find they hold together much better when cutting and eating if they’ve been baked. I used 4 cups of raspberries with 1 cup of sugar and thickened with 1/4 cup water and 1/4 cup corn starch. I used 4 cups of raspberries because that is what I had in the two bags of frozen berries I bought. Fresh raspberries in Idaho right now are super expensive and not great. I used two 4oz bars of white chocolate, Baker’s brand, broken into pieces. That is what I had on hand. After pouring a half cup of cream on it I had 3/4 cup of cream left so I whipped that for the filling. Again, just using what I had. I did not add any raspberries to the bottom of the pan, as I didn’t have any. I just added the sauce to the top and threw it in the fridge. I haven’t tried it yet, but the taste I snuck of the filling was delicious!

  5. Dawn says

    Thank you for the recipe! Should the cream cheese be softened before whipping or do you whip it straight out of the fridge?

  6. Nicole says

    Tried this beautiful recipe however next time i’ll use an electric whisk, is it fine to chill the cheesecake for 2 hours only

  7. Elaine says

    I made this for the family and it didn’t last long: it was slightly softer than expected but sliced well and held its own. I imagine it was soft because I didn’t whisk the cream enough by hand. I have now purchased an electric hand whisk so I imagine the next time will be even better. The most important thing was the taste and it was absolutely delicious and complimented from all generations. I will most definitely be making this again and again… coming from two people who don’t even like cheesecake we are now converted. Yummy!!!

  8. Christina Goding says

    Could frozen raspberries (thawed) be used in place of fresh ones on the bottom or is it necessary to have fresh ones?

  9. Jenn says

    OHMYGOODNESS!!!! Have made with both the regular Graham cracker crust, and with a chocolate crust……turned out UH-MAZING!!!!

  10. Ollie says

    I followed the recipe & video step-by-step, and sadly it was a disaster 🙁 way too soft, had to eat it with a spoon (didn’t hold its shape at all). I thought the chocolate and heavy cream would help it set (I left it overnight), but it does need gelatine. Or perhaps whipping up the cream separately and then gently folding it in could have saved the day, but I just beat it up with the cream cheese as per the instructions. Please add a disclaimer to the recipe (re gelatine or agar agar or something), as reading the reviews now it seems quite a few people had this issue. It looked so good I skipped reading reviews. It did overall taste pretty good and smooth, white chocolate and raspberries are a fabulous match so I would just tweak the recipe and gladly try again next time (would add way less sugar though, it was overly sweet for me and those who tried it, but that’s just personal preferences I guess). I used high quality Belgian chocolate, half light half regular fat Philadelphia cream cheese, 35% heavy cream and beat it all on high, so that definitely wasn’t the issue. Thanks for sharing your recipe!

    • Ashley Fehr says

      Hi Ollie! I am so sorry this didn’t turn out for you! Honestly, with 3 packages of cream cheese, 1 cup of melted chocolate, 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar, and only 1 cup of heavy cream, whipped until thick, there’s no way it should be soft and I don’t believe there are errors with the recipe. You can see there are more reviews where it turned out perfectly, than reviews where there were issues with it setting. I’ve tested this recipe lots of times and I know for a fact that if I made it today, it would turn out just as the picture and the video show.

    • Jose says

      Hello ashley can use a unflavored gelatin to help the pie stay firm when I cut a piece I made pie previously similar and it fell apart soggy like eating pudding 🤷‍♂️

      • Ashley Fehr says

        You always could, yes. I’ve never had that problem with this recipe. Between the cream cheese, powdered sugar, and chocolate, there’s really no reason for it to be soggy.

    • Connie says

      I made this a couple of months ago, following recipe, no changes. I did use the chocolate crumbs. It was perfect, set up nicely after about four hours. My granddaughter loved it (she loves white chocolate) and has asked for it for her birthday this Sunday (she’ll be 11)!

  11. Jpar says

    Can this be frozen? I want to make it ahead and store in freezer until an event.. my sister told me about this recipe…says its amazing!!

  12. Billiejo says

    I have not yet tried it but I was wondering I’m not crazy for white chocolate so can I just skip that part ? Thanks

  13. Valerie Bundy says

    Hi Ashley, this cheesecake looks HEAVENLY! I’m going to make it for a gathering this summer. Do you think I could substitute mascarpone or ricotta or a combination of both for all or part of the cream cheese portion?

  14. Julie Hill says

    This Cheesecake looks amazing! I was wondering if I could use seedless raspberry jam due to not being able to have seeds or nuts.

  15. Noel Venegas says

    I made this recipe for a pie contest and won first prize from the judges as well as people’s choice! Thank you so much Ashley!!!

  16. Renee says

    Do you think I could h a little bit of gelatine to make the cheesecake firmer. After reading comments I don’t want mine to be soft?

  17. Joanne Parker says

    I made this over the weekend and it was yummy, but it was sort of soft and I refrigerated it for two days. What could do you think I did wrong?

    • Ashley Fehr says

      No bake cheesecakes definitely aren’t as firm as a baked cheesecake but it should still hold up well after being refrigerated. Was it sliceable? Did it hold together when cut? The only thing that might leave it a little softer is if the cream wasn’t fully whipped. It can be hard to tell sometimes if it is thick enough when whipping with the cream cheese. I hope that helps!

      • Joanne says

        I used the whipping attachment and I whipped it a lot to try and get the cream whipped within the cream cheese. I’m thinking maybe I over whipped? Yes, I could cut it, but it was really soft and some of it fell apart. I will try it again with the paddle. It still was yummy and I used a chocolate crust and made the raspberry sauce.

  18. Andrea Godin says

    Hi I’m About to make this recipe but it calls for three 24 oz cream cheese. Is that a mistake. Should it be three 8z?

    • Ashley Fehr says

      Sorry the way it is written is a bit confusing! It is 24 oz, which is 3 packages. The 3 packages is just a note to help, not 3 24 oz packages. I hope that clears things up!

  19. Sophie Ahmed says

    Hiya, just wondering if the raspberry sauce is necessary – if I was to omit it from the recipe, would you recommend any changes to the rest of it?

    Thanks 🙂

  20. Jennie says

    Which do you think would hold up better for an engagement party where I’m not sure what the refrigeration options will be – a no-bake or baked cheesecake? I love the idea of no-bake because it is so much easier. This one sounds delicious.

    • Ashley Fehr says

      Baked may hold up slightly better, but you could also add some dissolved unflavored gelatin to the filling of a no bake cheesecake to help it hold up over time out of the refrigerator. I hope that helps!

  21. Gina says

    I made this…it was SO good that my mother-in-law called me three days later to tell me again how good it was….I mean…that speaks volumes

  22. Ginny says

    Your video shows you pouring a yellow liquid into the cream cheese and it’s not identified or listed in the recipe. Could you tell me what it is?

  23. Sharon B. says

    Ashley, I made this this weekend for a family get together. It tasted AMAZING. Everybody loved it and I had recipe requests. The only thing is that I made it Friday night and we ate it Saturday night, so it had lots of time to set, but it didn’t fully set. It was very soft and little runny. When it was cut it didn’t stand up with nice sides like your picture, it oozed over. Any ideas why it didn’t set? By the way, I used strawberries, instead of raspberries, but followed the recipe exactly. Thanks for your thoughts on how I can get it to set up properly next time, because even if it never totally sets, I will keep making this recipe because it just tastes SO GOOD! Thanks for this wonderful recipe.

    • Ashley Fehr says

      Hi Sharon! I am SO glad you loved the recipe! The only reason I can think of for it not setting might be the cream — You want to make sure you are using heavy whipping cream (30-35% fat), that it is very cold, and that you beat the filling on high until it is super thick. If you don’t beat the filling until the cream has whipped, then it will not set. The filling should be very thick after beating before you pour it into the crust. Let me know if that helps at all!

      • Sharon B. says

        Thanks Ashley. I’ll just have to try it again and whip the cream stiffer next time. I used 35% cream and whipped it until it held a hard peak, next time I’ll just whip it a bit stiffer. It was straight out of the fridge, but next time I’ll throw my beater and bowl in the fridge. I also used full fat cream cheese, but I can’t think that would have made a difference. Oh well, the most important thing is the taste and it was INCREDIBLE! So rich. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed it and my nephew looked pretty happy when I left the remaining cheesecake! I really recommend you try it with strawberries. I used fresh strawberries on the crust and frozen strawberries in the sauce.

  24. Nancy says

    Just in time for Memorial day – I think this will be divine with chocolate crumbs and I love the raspberries!!!

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