Super easy no bake vegan chocolate cheesecake is the perfect last minute dessert that you need! Great for entertaining but also just for yourself.
MMMM. Chocolateeeee. Chocolate lovers unite for this delicious no bake vegan chocolate cheesecake.
What makes this even more amazing are those first two words: no bake.
Whether you just don’t like baking or you just got invited to a last minute get together, no bake dishes are a staple in these situations.
This delicious no bake vegan chocolate cheesecake needs just a few ingredients and a few minutes of prep and then the rest is just waiting for it to set up!
After that, you have a sure fire hit on your hands that gets rave reviews amongst all your friends.
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What ingredients do I need for a no bake vegan chocolate cheesecake?
There are two parts to this recipe, the crust and the filling.
For the crust you have two options. You can either buy a store made vegan crust (the one in the foil pans) or you can make your own easily. We are going to be making an Oreo crust for this dairy free chocolate cheesecake.
If you are making your own, you will need:
- Oreo crumbs (can sub for other chocolate cookie crumbs or graham cracker crumbs)
- vegan butter
- vegan sugar
And then comes the filling. For this vegan chocolate cheesecake filling you will need:
- vegan cream cheese
- vegan sugar
- vanilla extract
- vegan chocolate chips
- vegan whipped topping (store bought or homemade vegan whipped topping)
What are toppings for no bake vegan chocolate cheesecake?
Toppings are completely optional!
We did sugared cranberries in our photo; however, some other ideas could be:
- Fresh fruit – like strawberries or raspberries
- Cherry Pie Filling
- Melted vegan chocolate drizzled across the top
- Homemade vegan caramel sauce
- Whipped Topping
Do I have to use Oreos to make a crust?
Whether you used crushed Oreos or you buy a store bought oreo crust, you may be wondering if there are other options. The answer is yes!
You can make or buy a regular graham cracker crust as well.
You just follow the same steps!
How do you make no bake vegan chocolate cheesecake?
It’s super easy to make this.
If you are using a store bought crust, then skip the crust steps.
In a springform pan or pie plate, add the oreo crumbs, melted vegan butter, and brown sugar.
Use a spoon to combine the ingredients very well, making sure the butter soaks into all the crumbs. Then, using the back of the spoon, push down the mixture until an even layer of crust.
Next, for the cheesecake filling.
Add all the ingredients into a bowl, except the whipped topping and beat together. Then, fold in the whipped topping.
Pour the filling into the crust and then place in the fridge for at least 4 hours to set up.
Once ready, remove and serve. Top with optional vegan caramel sauce or more vegan whipped topping.
How do you make Oreo crumbs?
Whether you are using oreos or graham crackers, you follow the same directions.
Place cookies inside a ziploc style bag. Remove all the air from the bag before sealing. The, use something like a rolling pin to bang the cookies until they are all crushed and crumbled.
Be careful to not bust the bag open.
Can you prep ahead this vegan no bake chocolate cheesecake?
Yes! This vegan cheesecake recipe once made can last in the fridge up to 7 days.
We do recommend that you cover the cheesecake in the fridge so no odors infuse into the cheesecake.
Can you freeze no bake vegan chocolate cheesecake?
You can also freeze this cheesecake for up to 3 months, then thaw and serve.
To thaw, you can either leave on the counter for a few hours or place in the fridge the night before serving.
Can you make this Top 8 Allergen Free Chocolate Cheesecake?
Let’s talk about our allergens. Wheat from cookies, soy from the vegan butter, and coconut in the whip.
But don’t fret. We have solutions for all of these to make this Top 8 Allergen Free.
You can use gluten free cookies for your crust. You could even switch it up by crushing another type of gluten free vegan hard cookie to make a crust.
For the vegan butter, use a soy free butter like Earth Balance soy free. It comes in a red tub.
Lastly, the coconut whip. Replace this with almond or rice based whipped topping depending on your allergies. Those usually come in a spray based container. Just make sure you have enough (9oz).
These switches will make this a Top 8 Allergen Free no bake vegan chocolate cheesecake!
What other vegan chocolate dessert recipes should I try?
If you are a chocolate lover, then you are likely always looking for more ideas.
Here’s some more vegan recipes with chocolate that you should try:
- Incredible Vegan Chocolate Cake or Vegan Chocolate Cupcakes
- Vegan Chocolate Pudding
- Vegan Chocolate Mousse
- No Churn Vegan Chocolate Ice Cream
- Vegan Triple Chocolate Cookies
- Easy 30 Minute Vegan Chocolate Donuts
- The Best Vegan Chocolate Cinnamon Rolls
- Vegan Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies
- Vegan Chocolate Bark
And if you are looking for a delicious drink, try our Vegan Hot Chocolate.
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No Bake Vegan Chocolate Cheesecake
For the Crust (skip this part if using store bought graham cracker crust)
- 2 cups oreo crumbs (we used red velvet Oreos in the photos for the red crust, but you can use any)
- 6 tbsp vegan butter, melted
- 3 tbsp vegan sugar
For the Crust (skip if using store bought crust)
- In a springform pan or pie plate, add the cookie crumbs, melted vegan butter, and sugar.
- Use a spoon to combine the ingredients very well, making sure the butter soaks into all the crumbs.
- Use back of the spoon to push down the mixture evenly. Refrigerate while making filling.
For the Chocolate Filling
- Add all the ingredients into a bowl, except the whipped topping and beat together.
- Fold in the whipped topping.
- Pour the filling into the crust and then place in the fridge for at least 4 hours to set up.
- Once ready, remove and serve. Top with any optional toppings.
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