No Bake Christmas Tree Cheesecake

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Smooth and rich Christmas tree cheesecake paired with a crunchy base is the perfect combination to please even the pickiest eater.

White Chocolate Cheesecake Recipe

The holiday season is upon us, and what better way to celebrate than indulging in a delicious White Chocolate Cheesecake, bursting with festive flavors?

But why settle for your standard cheesecake when you can whip up a luxurious, no-bake version, perfect for those looking to save time and effort?

Our White Chocolate Christmas Cheesecake recipe is a surefire way to impress your guests and family, and it’s easy to make!

A green cheesecake with a slice taken out.

No oven is required, because who wants to deal with preheating and baking when you can spend that time indulging instead?

Start with our Easy Graham Cracker Crust and top with our Christmas Tree Meringue cookies.

Keep reading to discover the simple ingredients needed to make this delectable dessert, along with easy-to-follow instructions, expert tips, and creative variations to take your White Chocolate Cheesecake to the next level.

Why You Will Love This Recipe

  • A no-bake White Chocolate Cheesecake is the perfect festive dessert for the holiday season
  • Save time and effort by opting for a no-bake version
  • This recipe offers simple ingredients and easy-to-follow instructions
  • Expert tips and creative variations will elevate your White Chocolate Cheesecake game
  • Impress guests and family with a delicious and crowd-pleasing dessert
No bake christmas tree cheesecake.

What Makes White Chocolate Cheesecake Perfect for Christmas

Let’s be honest here. Christmas without dessert simply isn’t Christmas.

And what better way to celebrate the festive season than with a decadent white chocolate cheesecake, a true crowd-pleaser that will leave your taste buds craving for more?

Firstly, let’s talk about its creamy texture. The smooth and rich white chocolate filling paired with a crunchy biscuit base is the perfect combination to please even the pickiest eater. Secondly, its festive appeal.

The gorgeous snowy-white color of the cheesecake is enough to make anyone feel the holiday spirit.

You could even add some red or green toppings to make it even more Christmassy!

“A slice of this white chocolate cheesecake is like a warm hug on a cold winter’s day!”

But, let’s be honest here, the best part about this dessert is that it’s not only delicious but also easy to make.

A no-bake white chocolate cheesecake is perfect for those who want to impress their guests.

And yet, the final product looks like it came straight out of a fancy pastry shop!

A white chocolate cheesecake is the ideal Christmas dessert to end your festive feast.

Whether you’re celebrating with friends, family, or just by yourself, this festive treat is guaranteed to put a smile on your face and leave you feeling all warm and fuzzy inside.

Makes 12 servings

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 90 minutes

Additional Time: 6 hours

Christmas Cheesecake Ingredients

  • Crushed graham crackers
  • Granulated sugar
  • Butter, melted
  • Cream cheese softened
  • Powdered sugar
  • Vanilla extract
  • White chocolate chips
  • Whipped topping (such as Cool Whip), thawed
A bowl of butter, sugar, flour and other ingredients on a marble table.

Meringue Trees Ingredients

  • Egg whites, at room temperature
  • Peppermint extract
  • Cream of tartar
  • Granulated sugar
  • Green gel food coloring
  • Sprinkles, optional
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For exact measurements, please see the printable recipe card below.

How to Make No-Bake White Chocolate Cheesecake

Making the Crust

In a medium mixing bowl, combine the graham cracker crumbs, sugar, and melted butter.

Press the crumbs into the bottom and ½ way up the sides of a 9 or 10-inch springform pan. Place in the refrigerator to chill for 30 minutes.

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Making the No Bake Cheesecake

In a large mixing bowl, beat together the cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla with an electric mixer until smooth.

In a small microwave-safe bowl, melt the white chocolate chips in the microwave in 15-second intervals, stirring well between each heating interval until fully melted.

Pour the melted white chocolate into the cream cheese mixture and beat together with an electric mixer until smooth.

Fold in the thawed whipped topping.

Scoop the cheesecake mixture into the chilled graham cracker crust and use a spatula to smooth out evenly.

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Refrigerate the cheesecake for 6 hours.

Making the Christmas Tree Meringue Cookies

Preheat the oven to 200F degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper; set aside.

In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the egg whites, peppermint extract, and cream of tartar at medium speed until the mixture is frothy and peaks begin to form.

While the mixer is running, add the sugar one tablespoon at a time, waiting a few seconds between each addition.

Add the green gel to reach your desired color.

Continue beating on medium-high speed until the mixture is very stiff and holds its shape.

Transfer the mixture to a piping bag with a large star tip.

Make the Christmas tree shape by piping in a circular motion with the base being about 1 inch across and make the circle smaller at you build the tree upwards to about 1 ½ inches tall. Be careful not to make them too large or the trees will fall over.

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After piping all the trees, top each meringue with sprinkles if desired.

Green frosted cookies on a baking sheet.

Bake the meringues in the preheated oven and bake for 60 minutes.

Turn off the oven and allow the meringues to sit in the oven for an additional 30 minutes.

Remove the pan from the oven and allow the meringues to cool completely to room temperature.

Putting it All Together

Run a butter knife around the edges of the springform pan to release the cheesecake, then open and remove the springform side.

A white cake on a wooden stand.

Top the cheesecake with the meringue cookies right before serving.

A white cake on a cake stand.

Slice the cheesecake and serve chilled.

A slice of cheesecake on a plate with a fork.

Tips and Tricks for Mastering White Chocolate Cheesecake

Are you ready to take your white chocolate cheesecake to the next level? Here are some expert tips and tricks to ensure your dessert is nothing short of perfection.

Tip #1: Don’t Overmix the Batter

When mixing the cream cheese and white chocolate, be careful not to overdo it. Overmixing can cause the batter to become too runny and affect the overall texture of the cheesecake. Mix until just combined for a creamy and smooth consistency.

Tip #2: Use High-Quality Ingredients

Since this recipe uses only a few ingredients, it’s crucial that each one is of the highest quality. Splurge on good quality cream cheese and white chocolate for an unforgettable taste. Your taste buds will thank you!

Tip #3: Chill the Cheesecake Overnight

While it may be tempting to dig in as soon as the cheesecake has chilled, it’s best to wait a little longer. Letting the cheesecake set in the fridge overnight will ensure that it has the perfect consistency and depth of flavor. Trust us, it’s worth the wait.

Tip #4 Decorate with Seasonal Toppings

Get creative with your toppings to add a festive touch to your cheesecake. Crushed candy canes, fresh berries, or white chocolate shavings are just a few ideas to get you started. Not only will it look beautiful, but it will also taste even better!

  • Don’t overmix the batter for a smooth consistency.
  • Use high-quality ingredients for a delicious taste.
  • Chill the cheesecake overnight for the perfect consistency.

“With the right tips and tricks, you’ll soon be a white chocolate cheesecake pro. Your guests will be begging for the recipe!”

Creative Variations to Spice Up Your White Chocolate Cheesecake

Don’t limit yourself to plain white chocolate cheesecake this Christmas! With a little creativity, you can elevate this already-delicious dessert to new heights. Here are some creative ideas to inspire you:

  1. Seasonal Toppings – Add some festive flair to your white chocolate cheesecake by topping it with seasonal ingredients. Think crushed candy canes, gingerbread crumbles, or even thinly sliced apples sautéed with cinnamon.
  2. Flavor Infusions – Experiment with different flavors to give your white chocolate cheesecake a unique twist. Try infusing the cheesecake mixture with peppermint extract for a refreshing burst of flavor, or stir in some pumpkin puree and pumpkin spice for a fall-inspired dessert.
  3. Crust Variations – Switch up the crust of your white chocolate cheesecake for added texture and flavor. Crushed graham crackers are a classic option, but you could also try using crushed Oreos, vanilla wafers, or even a mix of different cookies.
  4. Mini Cheesecakes – If you want to switch things up even more, consider making mini white chocolate cheesecakes instead of full-sized one. This is a great option if you’re serving a crowd since everyone can have their own individual cheesecake. Plus, they’re just so darn cute!

Remember, making creative variations to your white chocolate cheesecake is all about having fun and experimenting. Don’t be afraid to try new things!

Notes

  • The moisture from the cheesecake melts the meringue trees, so they should be added right before serving. I would also remove them before storing the leftover cheesecake or else there will be green goo all over.
  • The egg whites have to be beaten until very VERY stiff or the trees will fall.
  • I used a 10-inch springform pan.
  • Store the leftover cheesecake in an airtight food storage container in the refrigerator or freezer with the meringue trees in a separate container.

Pairing White Chocolate Cheesecake with Decadent Beverages

White chocolate cheesecake is already a decadent treat on its own, but why not elevate the experience by pairing it with a complementary beverage?

Here are some Christmas drink ideas that go perfectly with a slice of this creamy dessert.

Hot Cocoa with Peppermint Schnapps

Who says hot cocoa is just for kids? Add a splash of peppermint schnapps to your mug for a festive twist. The cool and minty flavor pairs perfectly with the sweetness of the white chocolate cheesecake.

Spiked Eggnog

Eggnog is a classic Christmas drink that can be easily kicked up a notch with a shot of your favorite spirit. The rich and creamy texture of the eggnog is a great match for the velvety smoothness of the cheesecake.

Mulled Wine

If you’re looking for a warm and cozy drink to enjoy with your white chocolate cheesecake, mulled wine is the way to go. The aromatic spices in the wine complement the sweetness of the cheesecake, making for a perfect winter pairing.

  • For a non-alcoholic option, try pairing your cheesecake with a spiced apple cider or a creamy hot chocolate.
  • Feeling fancy? Treat yourself to a glass of champagne or a rich port wine to accompany your dessert.

No matter what beverage you choose, pairing it with a slice of white chocolate cheesecake is guaranteed to satisfy your sweet tooth and leave you feeling merry and bright.

Printable Recipe Card and Nutritional Values

A green frosted cake on a cake stand.

No Bake White Chocolate Cheesecake Recipe

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Additional Time: 6 hours
Total Time: 8 hours

Smooth and rich white chocolate cheesecake filling paired with a crunchy base is the perfect combination to please even the pickiest eater.

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups crushed graham crackers
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 24 ounces (3 packages) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 11 ounces white chocolate chips
  • 1 tub (8-ounces) whipped topping (such as Cool Whip), thawed

Meringue Trees Ingredients:

  • 3 egg whites, at room temperature
  • ¼ teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • Green gel food coloring
  • Sprinkles, optional

Instructions

  1. In a medium mixing bowl, combine the graham cracker crumbs, sugar, and melted butter. Press the crumbs into the bottom and ½ way up the sides of a 9 or 10-inch springform pan. Place in the refrigerator to chill for 30 minutes.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat together the cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla with an electric mixer until smooth.
  3. In a small microwave-safe bowl, melt the white chocolate chips in the microwave in 15-second intervals, stirring well between each heating interval until fully melted.
  4. Pour the melted white chocolate into the cream cheese mixture and beat together with an electric mixer until smooth.
  5. Fold in the thawed whipped topping.
  6. Scoop the cheesecake mixture into the chilled graham cracker crust and use a spatula to smooth out evenly.
  7. Refrigerate the cheesecake for 6 hours.
  8. Preheat the oven to 200F degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper; set aside.
  9. In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the egg whites, peppermint extract, and cream of tartar medium speed until the mixture is frothy and peaks begin to form.
  10. While the mixer is running, add the sugar one tablespoon at a time, waiting a few seconds between each addition.
  11. Add the green gel to reach your desired color.
  12. Continue beating on medium-high speed until the mixture is very stiff and holds its shape.
  13. Transfer the mixture to a piping bag with a large star tip.
  14. Make the Christmas tree shape by piping in a circular motion with the base being about 1 inch across and make the circle smaller at you build the tree upwards to about 1 ½ inches tall. Be careful not to make them too large or the trees will fall over.
  15. After piping all the trees, top each meringue with sprinkles if desired.
  16. Bake the meringues in the preheated oven and bake for 60 minutes.
  17. Turn off the oven and allow the meringues to sit in the oven for an additional 30 minutes.
  18. Remove the pan from the oven and allow the meringues to cool completely to room temperature.
  19. Run a butter knife around the edges of the springform pan to release the cheesecake, then open and remove the springform side.
  20. Top the cheesecake with the meringue cookies right before serving.
  21. Slice the cheesecake and serve chilled. No bake christmas tree cheesecake recipe.
Nutrition Information
Yield 12 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 586Total Fat 34gSaturated Fat 19gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 11gCholesterol 76mgSodium 497mgCarbohydrates 56gFiber 0gSugar 48gProtein 16g

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Conclusion

Well, there you have it – the ultimate guide to creating a show-stopping no-bake white chocolate cheesecake that will have your loved ones begging for seconds (and thirds!).

By following our simple recipe and handy tips and tricks, you’ll be able to whip up this festive dessert effortlessly and impress everyone at your Christmas gathering.

Whether you choose to garnish your cheesecake with fresh berries or drizzle it with caramel sauce, there’s no denying that this creamy treat is a winner.

So, what are you waiting for? Get into the kitchen, throw on your apron, and get baking (or in this case, not baking!) – your taste buds (and holiday guests) will thank you.

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No bake christmas tree cheesecake.

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