This four-ingredient, one-bowl dessert certainly fits the bill. Jill Dillard, the fourth-eldest Duggar child, recently whipped up a batch of her no-bake cheesecake on an episode of 19 Kids and Counting. It sounded so good, I had to try it out for myself. Luckily Jill shared her recipe on Instagram.
For those of you who asked for the No Bake Cheesecake recipe from tonight's show on #19kids here it is. Note: you can also find it on my family's @duggarfam website: www.duggarfamily.com 2 pkg. cream cheese (12 oz.) 1 c. powdered sugar 8 oz. Cool Whip™ Beat cream cheese & powdered sugar together & fold in cool whip™. It will fill 24 cupcakes with a vanilla wafer in the bottom, or 1 heaping gram cracker crust, or 2 thin gram cracker crusts. Add fresh fruit for a tasty topping and enjoy! #strawberrycheesecake #nobakecheesecake #jillmdillard
The best thing about Jill's recipe is how simple it is. You can really go in any direction you want to flavor-wise. I chose to add the zest and juice of a small Meyer lemon, but you could use orange juice and zest. Or add a splash of vanilla or a tablespoon of liqueur — whatever you like.
Jill tops her cheesecake with fresh fruit, like strawberries. I had some homemade lemon, ginger and blood orange marmalade that I drizzled over the top, which was great too. The slight acidity cut through the creamy cheesecake, making for a light and summery-tasting dessert.
And light it was — I was surprised at how fluffy this cheesecake is. It's almost more like a cheesecake mousse than the denser cake you're probably used to, making it the perfect sweet treat to have after dinner without getting too stuffed.
You can make her recipe as one big cheesecake or use cupcake liners to make individual portions. I chose to do the latter.
All you need to do is gather your ingredients...
Beat the cream cheese until light and fluffy...
Add the powdered sugar and Cool Whip...
And spoon into a lined muffin tin, dropping a vanilla wafer cookie into each cupcake liner before filling. Chill for 1 hour, add the topping of your choice, and enjoy.
The verdict? A super-easy, no-bake dessert that feeds a crowd in minutes. If you love to entertain or have a big family, then this scrumptious, fluffy cheesecake recipe is for you.
Adapted from Instagram
This light and fluffy no-bake cheesecake is the perfect dessert for a crowd. Jazz it up with the flavorings of your choice, or enjoy as is.
Prep time: 20 minutes | Inactive time: 1 hour | Total time: 1 hours 20 minutes
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