One of the best parts of summer gatherings is having the opportunity to share my favorite foods with close friends and family members. That said, as much as I love to cook and bake, sometimes those get-togethers really sneak up on me!

I love turning to my favorite no-bake desserts when I need a quick, easy, and delicious treat, and this no-bake berry smoothie cheesecake is at the top of my list!

No-Bake Berry Smoothie Cheesecake

I am a huge fan of cheesecake, and what I love most about this no-bake dessert, aside from how easy it is to make, is that it is so light and refreshing. This no-bake berry smoothie cheesecake would be perfect for a 4th of July celebration.

The graham cracker crust adds just a little extra sweetness and crunch, and the filling is cool, light, and creamy. This berry smoothie no-bake cheesecake is so refreshing; it’s really perfect for a picnic or family cookout on a summer day.

Sweets are a delicious addition to a balanced diet, but of course, you should remember to be conscious of your portions, even with this lighter-version dessert. This no-bake cheesecake makes enough for 16 yummy servings.

You can use any berries you like for this recipe, too! I chose to use a mixture of blueberries, raspberries, blackberries and strawberries. You could chose one of these berries or any combination.

I love knowing that this recipe includes many lighter-versions of my favorite ingredients, including PHILADELPHIA Neufchatel which has 1/3 less fat than cream cheese, Light COOL WHIP, and Low Fat HONEY MAID Graham Crackers.

This no-bake cheesecake was a huge hit with my entire family (by the taste, you’d never know I used lighter ingredients), and it’s definitely a recipe we’ll be trying again this summer.

No-bake berry smoothie cheesecake

No-bake berry smoothie cheesecake

Yield: 16 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups Low Fat HONEY MAID Graham Cracker Crumbs
  • 6 Tbsp. butter, melted
  • 3 Tbsp. sugar
  • 4 Pkg. (8 oz. each) PHILADELPHIA Neufchatel (1/3 less fat), softened
  • 1 Cup sugar
  • 3 Cups fresh berries (I used blackberries, raspberries, blueberries and strawberries. Strawberries should be chopped into smaller pieces)
  • 1 Tub (8 oz.) COOL WHIP LITE Whipped Topping, thawed

Instructions

  1. Mix the cracker crumbs, butter, and 3 Tbsp. sugar. Press onto bottom of nonstick 9x13 pan and refrigerate while preparing filling.
  2. Beat PHILADELPHIA Neufchatel and 1 cup sugar in large bowl with mixer until well blended. Add berries; beat on low speed just until blended. Whisk in COOL WHIP. Pour over crust.
  3. Refrigerate 4 hours or until firm. Cut to serve.