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Can You Freeze No-Bake Cheesecake?

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By Ross Young

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Being able to freeze your signature dessert will be music to the ears of your unexpected dinner guests and kids alike. After all, who doesn’t enjoy a delicious cheesecake when they were least expecting it?

Whether you make individual mini-cakes or put in the effort to make a whopping family-sized treat, you might be wondering whether or not you can freeze no-bake cheese?

The Quick Answer

Yes, you can freeze a no-bake cheesecake. No-bake cheesecake can be frozen for around 3 months. Whether you’ve gone for minis or a single cake, providing they’re well covered they will freeze perfectly well.

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How to Freeze No-Bake Cheesecake

When you’re happy with your handy work, it’s time to wrap up your delicious cheesecake before transferring it to the freezer.

There’s nothing too complicated about freezing a no-bake cheesecake, but just be sure to follow the steps listed below:

  1. Allow to Cool
    I hear you asking why on earth you need to leave a no-bake cheesecake to cool?! Well, some people heat the cheese to allow them to mix properly. If you’ve done this, you will need to leave your cheesecake to cool before putting it in the freezer, as warm ingredients will trap steam and result in a soggy, cheesy mess!
  2. Place Onto a Tray and Freeze
    Cover a baking tray with greaseproof paper and transfer your no-bake cheesecake onto the surface. Then place it in the freezer for one hour.
  3. Remove the Cheesecake and Portion
    After an hour, your cheesecake will have hardened in the freezer. This will make it easier to cut into portions. Decide on how you would like to portion your cake and cut it accordingly.
  4. Wrap Individually
    Wrap your cheesecake portions individually in cling film. Then transfer them to a Tupperware box lined with greaseproof paper.
  5. Label and Freeze
    Once your cheesecake portions are wrapped and boxed up, they’re ready to be frozen. Before placing them in the freezer, write the date you prepared the cheesecake, as well as the use-by date. 

Freezing No Bake Cheesecake

3 Tips for Freezing No-Bake Cheesecake

Now you know how to freeze it, we’ve got our 3 top tips which we strongly recommend following when freezing no-bake cheesecake to have the best results:

  • Make In Foil Cups – If you have time, make each mini cheesecake its own foil cup and wrap the cheesecake before freezing. This will make the whole process of freezing and defrosting much easier and will prevent the cheesecake from breaking up.
  • Avoid Decorations – It’s best to avoid dressing or decorating your cheesecake before freezing it. While berries and other fruits can be frozen, it’s best to freeze them separately and add them once you’ve defrosted your cheesecake. This will ensure it looks fresh when you come to enjoy it.
  • Freeze Quickly – You need to get your cheesecake in the freezer as quickly as you can after preparing it. Dairy spoils if it’s left at room temperature for too long, so you will want to avoid your cheesecake going bad before you’ve even had the chance to freeze it!

How Long Can You Freeze No-Bake Cheesecake?

How long can you freeze no-bake cheesecake?

You can freeze no-bake cheesecake for around three months.

We wouldn’t recommend leaving it any longer as the biscuit base might deteriorate in quality. Also, be sure to leave any fruits and glazes off the cheesecake before you freeze it, as it can result in a soggy mess on the top of your beautiful cake if you’re not careful.

You Can Freeze No-Bake Cheesecake for up to 3 Months

How Do You Defrost No-Bake Cheesecake?

You will need to take out your required portions the night before you want to enjoy them. Simply remove them from the freezer and place them in the fridge, leaving them overnight.

We wouldn’t recommend defrosting your cheesecake in the microwave, as it can cause the texture to change. Also, because it’s a dairy-based cake, you should avoid defrosting your no-bake cheesecake on the countertop, to prevent the growth of harmful bacteria.

Can You Refreeze No-Bake Cheesecake?

We wouldn’t recommend refreezing no-bake cheesecake. Due to the way the soft cheese sets, you could have a mess on your hands if you freeze, defrost it, and refreeze it too many times.

This is the main reason why we suggest freezing your cheesecake in individual portion sizes. That way, you only need to take out the portions that you need, leaving the rest in the freezer for a later date.

Does No-Bake Cheesecake Freeze Well?

No-bake cheesecake freezes extremely well. If you’re looking for a special, signature dessert that you can treat your family to on special occasions (without having to slave away in the kitchen all day), then a no-bake cheesecake is hard to beat.

Also, as berries and other fruits also freeze really well, you can easily top your cheesecake when it’s time to enjoy it, giving you the perfect, delicious dessert on demand.

Related FAQs

If you’ve still got questions about freezing no-bake cheesecake or cheesecake in general, then these may help:

Can You Freeze Baked Cheesecake?

Baked cheesecake can be frozen. The method for doing so is very similar to the one outlined above. Cheesecake made with high-fat/full-fat cheese will freeze best. Lower fat alternatives tend not to last as well in the freezer. 

Can You Freeze Store-Bought Cheesecake?

Generally speaking, you can freeze a cheesecake that you have picked up from the supermarket but always check the packaging. Usually, the box will state whether or not the product is suitable for home freezing or not. 

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