no bake vegan cheesecake

What tastes phenomenal, is completely dairy and lactose free, cholesterol free and is perfect for any party? This 30 minute no-bake vegan cheesecake recipe! Don’t let the word “vegan” scare you. This is just a really good, dairy-free cheesecake recipe that everyone can enjoy. Period.

I don’t know about you, but I absolutely love cheesecake! Unfortunately my tummy does not. I am severely lactose intolerant. My body will not stand for lactose. Okay, that is only funny if you have seen Jerry Seinfeld’s standup on lactose intolerance. I hear crickets…. Moving on!

I’ve never had a dairy-free cheesecake prior to making this easy no-bake version, which I adapted from Daiya Foods. It is a cinch to make and will satisfy any sweet tooth. You can find the Daiya vegan cream cheese at the local grocer near you (or if your nice I can send you a free coupon or two!). This recipe can easily be made gluten-free if you eliminate the crust or use gluten-free graham crackers.

daiya cream cheese

30 Minute No Bake Cinnamon Vanilla Vegan Cheesecake Recipe

Adapted from Daiya Foods

DF, *Vegan, Soy Free

Yields: 1- 10 inch no bake cheesecake


• Prepared crust of your choice (or use this vegan crust recipe)

• 3/4 cup coconut butter (a.k.a coconut manna)*

• 4 tbsp. water

• 4 tbsp. lemon juice

• 2 tbsp. natural vanilla extract (clear or white is best but regular vanilla extract can also be used)

• 2/3 cup organic cane sugar

• 3 tsp. Vietnamese cinnamon

• 3 T honey *omit and use agave or organic sugar if strict vegan

• 2 containers Daiya Plain Cream Cheese Style Spread (or Daiya strawberry cream cheese spread)

• 3 tbsp. coconut oil

*Note: Coconut butter, also known as coconut manna, can be found in many grocery stores in the nut butter aisle. It is not the same thing as coconut oil


  1. In a blender or food processor add the coconut butter, water, lemon juice, vanilla, cinnamon and sugar
  2. Blend until completely smooth (about 2 min.)
  3. With an electric beater, whip the Daiya cream cheese spread until smooth
  4. Add the smooth coconut butter paste and honey or agave to the cream cheese mixture and beat until fully incorporated
  5. Melt the coconut oil and pour into the cream cheese and coconut mixture
  6. Beat until fully combined
  7. Spread onto prepared crust and let sit covered in the fridge for at least 3 hours
  8. Top the cheesecake with fresh berries and this delicious vanilla coconut whipped cream

*Want to switch things up? Use the strawberry Daiya cream cheese in place of the plain and add some finely chopped basil into the batter for a delicious twist!

vegan no bake cheesecake recipe


 Check out my other vegan recipes with Daiya’s deliciously dairy-free products below!



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