No-Bake Nutella Cheesecake [Video]

Catalina Castravet
By Catalina Castravet
5 from 8 reviews

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No-Bake Nutella Cheesecake is smooth, decadent, moist, and everything you like in a chocolaty dessert! Make it with this easy recipe and enjoy a slice in no time!

I confess that I have a sweet tooth and that’s why I have many dessert recipes. I just can’t help it! Check out my recipes for Blackberry Cobbler, Pecan Pie Bars, and Cranberry Orange Bread!

Nutella Cheesecake Recipe

No-Bake Nutella Cheesecake always perks me up when I have it. It is so delicious that it sometimes slips my mind that this is so easy to make.

Yes! You can make this dessert without the oven which is another advantage aside from it being so yummy. This cuts the prep time and most of it will be spent just waiting for the whole thing to set and firm up.

This dessert makes for a great afternoon snack or a perfect ending to a savory feast. The sweetness and tartness balance beautifully into a rich concoction.

I love how the hazelnut flavor comes across and it melds well with the cream cheese. Make it now and your guests will be left wanting for more! They would not even notice that it is not baked!

What is a no-bake cheesecake?

It is a version of the cream cheese-based dessert that has no eggs. This means that this dessert spares of you the common troubles of cracking, sinking, and leaking that are associated with baking.

But it does not mean that this version is inferior to the real thing. It is just an easier recipe that still results in a velvety and mousse-like outcome.

How to Make No-Bake Nutella Cheesecake

  • Prep the crust: Get the cookies and crush them. Combine the crumbs with melted butter to moisten. Then, press down the moist crumbs onto the bottom of the pan to make the crust. Refrigerate it and while doing so, proceed with the filling.
  • Make the filling: Prepare the gelatin by dissolving it in hot water. Whisk together cream cheese and the powdered ingredients until fully incorporated, then, whisk in the Nutella. Then, fold in the whipped cream.
  • Chill: Pour the filling into the crust, even out the surface, then, cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate it to set.
  • Serve: Decorate with chocolate or nuts or both, then, refrigerate before serving.

Can you make it without gelatin?

Yes! You can do this, simply leave it out. Although this could guarantee a firm dessert, you can also achieve that using just the core ingredients and with proper technique.

Why is my No-Bake Cheesecake too soft?

Two common reasons could lead to this problem:

  • Inadequate chilling: You need to chill this dessert for at least four hours for it to set. If you can still wait, then, chill it overnight for optimum results.
  • Too much beating: Overbeating cream cheese can make it runny because of chemistry changes. Make sure that you use it when it is completely at room temperature so that it will be lump-free when you beat it.

Can you make No-Bake Nutella Cheesecake in advance?

Yes, you can! You need to set it so it will still sit in the fridge for hours. You can do this one day in advance for optimum preparation.

How to Store:

  • Refrigerate: Cover it tightly and keep it in the fridge for up to 5 days.
  • Freeze: Wrap it tightly and it could last in the freezer for up to 2 months.

Recipe Tips:

  • You can make the crust out of ground Oreo cookies, graham crackers, or chocolate biscuits.
  • A simple topping suggestion is to pipe whipped cream, top with nuts, and drizzle some Nutella. Heat the hazelnut spread in the microwave to make it less viscous. Or, melt it together with heavy cream and spread on the top.
  • Slice this dessert using a warm knife for a clean cut. Simply warm the knife in hot water, then, wipe it dry before using it.

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5 from 8 reviews

No-Bake Nutella Cheesecake

No-Bake Nutella Cheesecake is smooth, decadent, moist, and everything you like in a chocolaty dessert! Make it with this easy recipe and enjoy a slice in no time!

Author: Catalina Castravet Serves: 10 slices
Prep time: 30 minutes Total time: 6 hrs 30 mins




Whipped Cream (optional):



Cheesecake Crust:

Gelatin Mixture:

Cheesecake Filling:

Whipped Cream (optional):

Cut the Cheesecake:

Nutrition information

Carbohydrates: 83 Protein: 16 Fat: 52 Saturated Fat: 35 Cholesterol: 74 Sodium: 663 Potassium: 693 Fiber: 5 Sugar: 67 Vitamin A: 882 Calcium: 312 Iron: 5 Calories: 741
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Amber Myers

Oh yes please. This is my kind of cheesecake. I will be making it for sure. Yummy!


Ellen DiFalco

This another great selection using Nutella for gluten-free guests. You would have to change the crust too. Can't wait to try it.


Yes!!! A gluten-free crust is very easy to make as well.


Robin rue

That sounds super yummy. I cannot wait to make this for my family very soon !!



I’m always looking for no-bake dessert ideas. Looking forward to giving this recipe a try.


Gervin Khan

I love making a no-bake desserts and this one looks really delicious. I will definitely try this for my kids.



Amazingly creative! Nutella and cream cheese together? Ahhh. I would love to try this... your pics are gorgeous!



My daughter and husband would go crazy for this. I love that it's no-bake.



I love cheese cake and I love nutella. What a great combo. I will be trying your recipe because it's a no-bake.



That nutella cheesecake is calling my name. Yum! Saved your recipe. Going to make this ASAP.


Heather Seeley

Oh my goodness this is so yummy! We love Nutella! Great for a no bake dessert


Cara Wahlgren

I have a question, are you saying to use all four envelopes of gelatin?


hi, yes.


Bohemian Babushka

Babushka goes nuts over Nutella! And she gets to eat it in just 30 mins?!?! Si, Por favor and Gracias!


Lizzie Lau

This looks delicious. We love Nutella, and no-bake desserts are so awesome in the summer.



No bake nutella cheesecake looks delicious I would love to try it for myself.



That looks amazing! I love nutella and cheesecake! What a great combination!


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