Want to know what is better than a margarita drink?  A No Bake Margarita Cheesecake!  Creamy, smooth, full of lime flavor, a hint of tequila and did I mention how delicious it is?  The best part is how simple it is to make.  Literally, a handful of ingredients and a few minutes is all you need to complete this awesome No Bake Margarita Cheesecake.  Perfect for summer or anytime of year, everyone is going to love it.  Keep scrolling to see how you can make it for yourself.

No Bake Margarita Cheesecake Recipe featured by top US dessert blogger, Practically Homemade

Margaritas are one of my favorite adult beverages.  I love lime and so a drink that is all about lime is something I want in my life.

Turn all of those ingredients into a dessert and that makes me even more happy.  Dessert is where it is at!

If I had to chose between a Perfect Margarita or this No Bake Margarita Cheesecake it would be a difficult choice but this just might win.

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No Bake Margarita Cheesecake Recipe featured by top US dessert blogger, Practically Homemade

 

How to Make a Margarita No Bake Cheesecake

Begin my combining a brick of cream cheese and a can of sweetened condensed milk.  You really are going to need a mixer for this job because you want it to be really smooth.

I love using this hand held mixer for so many jobs but I also have this mixer.

No Bake Margarita Cheesecake Recipe featured by top US dessert blogger, Practically Homemade

To pack it full of lime flavor we want to add both the juice and the zest.  I used freshly squeezed lime juice but you can buy lime juice at the grocery store and it works too.

To get the fine zest that you want in the cheesecake use a microplane.  I love the brightness that the bits of zest add to the filling.

No Bake Margarita Cheesecake Recipe featured by top US dessert blogger, Practically Homemade

The last step is to add a tub of whipped cream.  Be sure to slowly stir it into the filling so that it doesn’t deflate and gives it a lot of volume.

See how awesome that filling is!  So soft and smooth, pack with lots of lime flavor and just begging to be added into a crust…and ate in one sitting {or maybe two}.

No Bake Margarita Cheesecake Recipe featured by top US dessert blogger, Practically Homemade

I prefer a graham cracker crust with this cheesecake and you can make one homemade.  I think that the premade ones from the grocery store work great too.

Tips for making the a Perfect and Easy No Bake Cheesecake

  • Make sure your cream cheese is at room temperature.  Having room temperature cream cheese makes it so much easier to mix it into the other ingredients without any lumps.
  • Use a premade crust if you are looking to save time.  They now have a whole assortment of flavors, so there are a lot of options.
  • Be sure that you fold in the whipped cream gently.  That is what gives the cheesecake it’s volume and so if you stir too much air into it then it will deflate.
  • Don’t forget your flavoring.  In this case we are using lime juice, tequila and orange but no matter what kind of cheesecake you set out to make, the flavoring is super important.  Even some vanilla extract works can make a big difference.
  • Refrigerate the cheesecake before cutting.  It takes a couple of hours for the cheesecake to set up and refrigerating it is important to get a nice slice.

No Bake Margarita Cheesecake Recipe featured by top US dessert blogger, Practically Homemade

Plus, I love how the plastic liner can be used for a cover.  Once you have the filling in the crust, let it set up for a couple of hours before cutting into it.

No Bake Margarita Cheesecake Recipe featured by top US dessert blogger, Practically Homemade

Then depending on how you would like to present it, I added swirls of whipped cream and a sugared lime quarter.

No Bake Margarita Cheesecake Recipe featured by top US dessert blogger, Practically Homemade

Slice it and serve it to family and friends at your next get together.  It is the perfect dessert for an adult birthday party!

Of course, it can always be made without alcohol so that it is more family friendly.  Either way you will have a fabulous dessert.

No Bake Margarita Cheesecake Recipe featured by top US dessert blogger, Practically Homemade

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No Bake Margarita Cheesecake Recipe

Everything you love about a cheesecake and a margarita in a smooth and delicious No Bake Margarita Cheesecake, complete with tequila.

Course Dessert
Prep Time 2 hours 25 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 25 minutes
Servings 8

Ingredients

  • 1 8 oz. pkg. cream cheese {softened}
  • 1 14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • zest of 1 lime
  • 2 tbsp tequila
  • 1/4 tsp Cointreau {orange liquor}
  • 1 8 oz. tub whipped topping {thawed}
  • 1 premade graham cracker crust

To Serve: Extra Whipped Cream and Lime Slices

    Instructions

    1. Take the plastic cover off of premade crust and set aside for later.

    2. In a large mixing bowl combine cream cheese and sweetened condensed milk with an electric mixer until smooth.  Once smooth, add lime juice, lime zest, tequila and orange liquor, mix until combined.  Fold in whipped topping until incorporated.  Pour mixture into premade crust and spread into an even layer.  Cover with plastic cover that you saved from crust and refrigerate for at least two hours, or until set.

    3. When ready to serve, add swirls of whipped cream and pieces of lime that have been dipped in sugar. Cut into slices and serve.

    4. Store your margarita cheesecake leftovers in refrigerator for up to 5 days.

     

     

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