No Bake Dessert: Strawberry Cheesecake

No Bake Dessert: Strawberry Cheesecake

Serves 6 60 minute prep time

Spring and Summer are the best seasons for some of our favorite fruits, particularly berries. This raw delight is a perfect cool, creamy treat while enjoying the sun. The rich vanilla base, strawberry swirl and chocolate crust come together for the perfect dessert combination.

Note: If you are looking for a bite-sized dessert, try making cheesecake pops on a stick! Save some of the chopped strawberries to create layers.

raw vanilla strawberry cheesecake popsicles


  • Filling:
  • 3 cups soaked cashews or sunflower seeds
  • 3/4 cup coconut milk
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3 Tbsp lecithin
  • 1 cup coconut oil
  • 2 cups strawberries (for swirling)
  • Crust:
  • 1 3/4 cups almonds (or any mixed nuts and seeds)
  • 3 Tbsp cacao powder
  • 3 1/2 ounces date paste (or 6 Medjool dates)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon


  • Crust:

  • Combine all ingredients in a food processor (reserve ½ the date paste) and process. If it starts to rise up the sides, push it down until everything is well combined.

  • Add the 2nd half of the date paste and process.

  • Distribute crust evenly on the bottom of lightly oiled pan (using coconut oil).

  • Put a little coconut oil on your clean hands to get the crust in the pan. I found this keeps the crust from sticking to your hands—a very frustrating experience.

  • Refrigerate until filling is ready.

  • Filling

  • Combine all ingredients for filling except for coconut oil, lecithin and strawberries.

  • Blend well until smooth and creamy, about 5 minutes.

  • Stop blending and add the lecithin and melted coconut oil then blend until smooth.

  • Remove 1 ½ cups of the mixture and set aside.

  • Put the original mixture in the pan containing the crust.

  • Take the reserved filling and add the strawberries.

  • From here you can swirl or layer depending on what you want to go for!

  • When you are done swirling or layering, freeze for 1-3 hours or until middle of cheesecake is firm to the touch.

  • Serve and enjoy!