Cherry Cheesecake Icebox Dessert

Cherry Cheesecake Icebox Dessert 

This Cherry Cheesecake Icebox Dessert is the perfect summer dessert. Creamy and irresistible it’s always a hit at parties and get-togethers and BBQ’s!

light and creamy Cherry Cheesecake Icebox Dessert

Cherry Cheesecake Icebox Dessert is loaded with amazing tastes and flavors but it also is cool and refreshing during the summer months. One bite and you’re going to be convinced that this simple dessert is literally all you need.

This is one of my favorite memories from childhood, and it’s still just as good as I remembered. It was always at our summer time parties and get togethers. Sometimes just as a treat on the weekends.

Creamy Cherry Cheesecake Icebox Dessert

It’s so easy to make, and you keep it in the refrigerator, or in the freezer, so you can make it ahead and have it ready when you need it. 

Its so creamy and delicious, and I honestly don’t know anyone who doesn’t love this.  You’ll definitely make this one a favorite!

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light and creamy Cherry Cheesecake Icebox Dessert

We love a nice creamy and sweet treat. This is why this Cherry Cheesecake Icebox Dessert is literally one of our favorite things to make.

It’s not only crazy easy and takes just moments to whip up but every time we’ve made it and shared it with friends, it’s literally the hit of the party.

And the best part? It makes a huge serving and there’s usually more than plenty left over for later! This means that we can enjoy it for several days in a row! Total win!

It’s no secret that we love no bake desserts in our hose. we make them all year long. In the heat of the summer and the coldest of winter days. Not just because they are no bake (well maybe in the summer that’s the reason

HOW TO MAKE NO-BAKE CHEESECAKE

Ingredients

  • graham crackers
  • sugar
  • butter
  • cream cheese
  • condensed milk
  • powdered sugar
  • vanilla
  • lemon juice
  • Cherry Pie Filling
creamy and light Cherry Cheesecake Icebox Dessert

INSTRUCTIONS

First you will start by placing the cherry pie filling in the fridge to get it cold. After you line a dish with parchment paper, place graham cracker in a blender and crush them.

Add melted butter and sugar. Stit to coat all the graham crackers.

Place graham cracker crumbs in the parchment lined dish, and press crumbs into dish, evenly, to form the crust.  Place the dish in the freezer to help set the crust. 

Whip the cream cheese until it is smooth. (I use a stand mixer) Add sweetened condensed milk and blend until smooth and creamy scraping down the sides of the mixing bowl, and blending. 

A big scoop of Cherry Cheesecake Icebox Dessert

Add the powdered sugar, vanilla, and lemon juice, and blend until all ingredients are completely blended, and the mixture is thick and creamy.

Remove the dish from the freezer, and pour the cream cheese mixture over the crust, and place back in the freezer to set the filling. 

Leave the dish in the freezer for about 2 hours, and then remove the cherry pie filling from the refrigerator, and pour cherry pie filling over the cream cheese .

Smooth out pie filling, and place the dish back in the freezer. 

Sweet light and creamy Cherry Cheesecake Icebox Dessert

Leave the dish in the freezer for about 2 hours, and then remove the cherry pie filling from the refrigerator, and pour cherry pie filling over the cream cheese .  Smooth out pie filling, and place the dish back in the freezer. 

Remove the dish from the freezer about 15 minutes before serving, and allow the cherry cheese dish to thaw a bit.  Cut into 2 X 3 inch squares to serve.

When you make this dessert people always comment on how light and creamy it is. The buttery sweet graham cracker crust and tart cherry pie filling go so well together.

Can you make this Cherry Cheesecake Icebox Dessert with other fruit toppings?

Of course! Cherries are great but you can easily make it with strawberries, bananas, or a fun berry mixture as well. Basically any type of fruit that you’re craving is going to work out just fine.

What happens if I don’t let my cream cheese soften enough?

If you fail to let your cream cheese get to room temperature, you’re going to have a lumpy mixture on your hands. And what this means is that it’s still going to be delicious but there will be bites where you’ll get a total cream cheese taste.

Just alleviate that worry and allow your cream cheese to soften up before starting. Once you realize it’s the key to the success of this Cherry Cheesecake Icebox Dessert, you’ll make certain to do it properly every single time. 

Drool worthy Cherry Cheesecake Icebox Dessert

We are sure you will love this easy family dessert. It’s hard to imagine if you love cheesecake, cherries and no bake desserts that you wouldn’t love this. So we are pretty sure it will go on your must make list for every party, holiday or gathering!

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Cherry Cheesecake Icebox Dessert

This Cherry Cheesecake Icebox Dessert is the perfect summer dessert. Creamy and irresistible it's always a hit at parties and get-togethers and BBQ's!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 9 Servings
Author: Rob

Ingredients

FOR THE CRUST:

  • 1 1/2 sleeves of graham crackers – crushed in the blender
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • 1 stick butter – melted

FOR THE FILLING:

  • 2 – 8 ounce packages of cream cheese – softened
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup of powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon of lemon juice
  • 1 can of Cherry Pie Filling – for the topping

Instructions

  • Place the can of cherry pie filling in the refrigerator, and let it cool until time to add it to the dish. 
  • Line the bottom of a 9 X 9 inch dish with parchment paper, and set aside.
  • Place the graham crackers in the blender, and blend until they're fine crumbs.  Add the sugar, and stir. 
  • Place the stick of butter in a large microwave safe dish, and melt butter in the microwave for about 10 seconds at a time, until butter is completely melted.  
  • Add graham cracker crumbs to the butter, and stir well to coat all of the graham cracker crumbs
  • Place graham cracker crumbs in the parchment lined dish, and press crumbs into dish, evenly, to form the crust.  Place the dish in the freezer to help set the crust. 
  • Place the cream cheese in the mixing bowl of a stand mixer, and mix until the cream cheese is smooth.
  • Add the Eagle Brand milk (sweetened condensed milk) to the mixer, and blend until smooth and creamy, scraping down the sides of the mixing bowl, and blending. 
  • Add the powdered sugar, vanilla, and lemon juice, and blend until all ingredients are completely blended, and the mixture is thick and creamy. 
  • Remove the dish from the freezer, and pour the cream cheese mixture over the crust, and place back in the freezer to set the filling. 
  • Leave the dish in the freezer for about 2 hours, and then remove the cherry pie filling from the refrigerator, and pour cherry pie filling over the cream cheese .  Smooth out pie filling, and place the dish back in the freezer. 
  • Remove the dish from the freezer about 15 minutes before serving, and allow the cherry cheese dish to thaw a bit.  Cut into 2 X 3 inch squares, serve and Enjoy!

Notes

NOTE:  If you prefer not to freeze the dish, and only place it in the refrigerator, you can just put it in the refrigerator, however; the dish will need to be left for at least 24 hours before serving, in order for the filling to set, otherwise, it will run.  I found freezing it, and thawing just a bit before serving, kept the filling firm, and set, and sped up the process.  You could make the dish a few hours before serving (4 – 6 hours before) and it would be set by the time you’re ready to serve.  I left the dish in the freezer overnight, and it worked well. So you can make ahead, and have it ready when you need it.

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