Spring has finally arrived. For a lot of people, that means stepping away from heavy, wintry comfort foods and focusing on lighter and healthier eating. These no bake berry cheesecake is a great way to welcome spring! It’s absolutely delicious and made with ingredients that are actually good for you.
No Bake Berry Cheesecake Recipe
For the Base:
- 1 cup pecans or walnuts
- 3/4 cup raisins
- 3 tbsp water
For the Middle Layer:
- 2 cups raw cashews (soaked overnight)
- 1/2 cup coconut oil (melted)
- juice of 1 lemon
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
For the Top Layer:
- 1 cup chopped strawberries
- 1 cup fresh or frozen mulberries
First, soak the cashews overnight in the refrigerator. Line a 9-inch springform pan with parchment paper, be sure to use a larger sheet so the paper sticks up all around. This will make it easier to remove the cheesecake when it’s done.
For the base: In a food processor, pulse all the nuts until a fine grind. Add in the raisins and continue mixing until crumbs form. Add water and continue mixing until the mixture starts to stick. Turn off the mixer, and scoop out into the bottom of the pan, firmly and evenly. Set aside. Wipe the food processor with paper towel so it’s ready for the filling ingredients.
For the filling: Rinse and strain the raw cashews and place them into the food processor. Pulse until fine crumbs form. Add in melted coconut oil, juice of one lemon, maple syrup and continue processing on high, until a very smooth mixture forms. Scoop about 2/3 of this mixture on top of the base and place in the freezer to set for 1-2 hours.
For the Top Layer: Add the berries to the remaining filling mixture and process on high until completely pureed. Place the whole container from the food processor in the fridge as you wait for the cheesecake in the freezer to set.
Once it is hardened to the touch, scoop or pour out the fruit filling on top evenly. Return to the freezer for about 2 hours or just until almost ready to serve. Cheesecake defrosts in just about 30 minutes in the refrigerator and 15 minutes at room temperature so give the cake enough time to defrost slightly before serving. Top with fresh berries.