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Key Lime No Bake Cheesecake on white plate

Key Lime No Bake Cheesecake

 This no-bake key lime cheesecake is going to be your new favorite light and cool dessert! It takes just a few ingredients-- one of them actually being lemon jello! Read on to find out why!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cooling Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 20 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 430kcal


  • 2 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 cups + 2 tablespoons butter melted
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 3.4 ounce box lemon jello
  • 16 ounces cream cheese room temperature
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons key lime juice
  • zest of 1 lime
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 12 ounces heavy cream


  • Combine graham cracker crumbs with sugar and butter in a bowl. Firmly press into the bottom and up the sides of a large 10.5" pie dish or into bottom of a rectagular 9x13" pan. Use the flat bottom of a glass to help even the surface and compact the crumbs.
  • Pour lemon jello into boiling water and stir until dissolved. Place into refrigerator until cooled to room temperature. 
  • In a large bowl beat cream cheese with sugar, lime juice, lime zest and vanilla with an electric mixer until very smooth. Pour cooled jello (must be room temperature!) into the cheese mixture and beat until well combined.
  • In a separate bowl beat heavy cream until medium-stiff peaks form. Gently fold whipped cream into the jello/cheese mixture and mix until combined. 
  • Pour into prepared crust and refrigerate until set-- about 2 hours. Serve chilled with whipped cream and lime wedges.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 430kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Cholesterol: 100mg | Sodium: 353mg | Potassium: 108mg | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 1160IU | Vitamin C: 1.3mg | Calcium: 72mg | Iron: 0.9mg