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No Bake Limoncello Cheesecake

This No-Bake Limoncello Cheesecake recipe is so very easy to make. A no-bake cheesecake is the way to go if, like me, you can't be bothered with baking.

Limoncello cheesecake

It's important to leave enough time for the cheesecake to chill the base in the fridge to allow it to firm up, your cheesecake won't fall apart.

With that in mind depending on when you are planning to serve it, you might be best doing that bit the day before.

It's also important to use enough butter when making the biscuit crumb base since it's the butter that holds the crumbs together.

My easy to make cheesecake is perfectly balanced; not too sweet and although it's nice and lemony, it's not too tart either.

What is Limoncello?

Limoncello is an Italian liqueur at around 26% Vol which has become very popular outside of Italy; it's quite sweet and very lemony and works well in this dessert.

Traditionally, limoncello is made from the zest of Femminello St. Teresa lemons, also known as Sorrento or Sfusato lemons.

Lemon zest, or peels without the pith, is steeped in rectified spirit until the oil is released.

If chocolate is more your thing you will without doubt like my Chocolate Orange Cheesecake recipe.

Can you Freeze a no-bake Cheesecake?

Well, personally I've never tried since it always gets eaten!

But I'm pretty sure you can freeze it as long as you wrap it well in clingfilm and then be sure to wrap it in tin foil as well.

How Long can you Freeze no-bake Cheesecake?

Like most things, up to 3 months but really no more than that. Thaw in the fridge and then slice and serve straight away.

One thing I would suggest is if you are planning on freezing this, don't add the caramelised lemons as they will go horrid and 'leak' onto the cheesecake.

Find out how to make caramelised lemons to decorate your lemon cheesecake in the recipe below.

No-bake Cheesecake recipe


  1. Limoncelle Cheesecake has to be a favourite of mine (to eat hehe) and I've tried alot


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