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No Bake Lime Cheesecake

You will want to serve this No Bake Lime Cheesecake for your next summer potluck or BBQ. It starts with a Nilla Wafer crust, then creamy layers of lime cheesecake. Super easy and so refreshing!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 30 minutes
Servings 8 Servings


  • 9 oz Vanilla Wafer Cookies
  • 1 1/2 cup Sugar divided
  • 4 tbsp melted Butter
  • 16 oz Cream Cheese softened
  • 16 oz Heavy Cream
  • 1 3.3 oz box Lime Gelatin
  • 1 cup boiling Water
  • Zest from 1 Lime
  • 1/4 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 cup Powdered Sugar


  • Pulse vanilla wafers in food processor until finely chopped.
  • Add 3/4 cup sugar and the melted butter.
  • Pulse until incorporated.
  • Grease bottom and sides of 9" spring form pan.
  • Press mixture firmly into bottom and slightly up sides of the pan.
  • Place in freezer for 30 minutes to firm up.
  • Beat cream cheese and remaining sugar until well blended.
  • In a medium bowl, combine the gelatin and boiling water.
  • Whisk until the gelatin is dissolved. Set aside.
  • Zest a lime and set aside.
  • Whip heavy cream, powdered sugar and vanilla until stiff peaks form.
  • Add half of the whipped cream mixture to cooled gelatin and add the lime zest.
  • Whisk until blended. Set aside.
  • Fold remainder of whipped cream mixture into cream cheese mixture.
  • Spread half of the cream cheese mixture over crust.
  • Pour 2 cups of lime whipped cream mixture over cream cheese mixture.
  • Gently spread remaining cream cheese mixture over lime mixture.
  • Pour remaining lime whipped cream mixture over plain cream cheese mixture.
  • If desired, take a butter knife and gently glide through cream cheese layers to swirl.
  • Refrigerate for at least 6 hours.
  • You can optionally garnish with whipped topping and cherries