Lemon crunch cheesecake is a delicious no bake cheesecake recipe. It’s simple, low cost and easy to make. With an amazing zingy refreshing lemon flavour all it requires is a bit of time to set in your fridge.

Lemon Crunch Cheesecake

Lemon crunch cheesecake is a delicious no bake cheesecake recipe that is easy, low cost and quick to make.
Course Pudding
Cuisine British
Keyword lemon cheesecake, no bake lemon cheesecake
Prep Time 30 minutes
Resting Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 30 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 414kcal
Author Neil



  • 100 g unsalted butter
  • 200 g ginger nut biscuits
  • 405 g can light condensed milk
  • 200 g light soft cheese
  • 150 ml light double cream
  • Juice and finely grated zest of 2 large lemons
  • 1 small lemon for decoration


  • Grease the bottom and sides of a 20cm loose bottomed cake tin.
  • Blitz the ginger nut biscuits to a crunchy crumb consistency either in a food processor or place in a bag and bash with a rolling pin.
  • Melt the butter in a medium sized saucepan, then stir in the crushed biscuits.
  • Press the biscuits into the bottom of the greased cake tin, ensuring all of the bottom is covered evenly, then place into the fridge for a minimum of 20 minutes.
  • In a bowl whisk the condensed milk to slightly soften it and then gradually whisk in the lemon juice and zest. Then fold in the cream cheese.
  • In a separate bowl whip the cream by hand or use a stand mixer until it just begins to go stiff. Then fold the cream into the lemon mixture and pour the whole mixture over the biscuit base. Smooth over with a palette knife.
  • Place the cheesecake into the fridge to chill for 4 to 6 hours. If you can make this the day before and chill overnight, then even better.
  • Before serving, remove from fridge for 20 minutes or so to allow the cheesecake to return to room temperature, remove from the tin and decorate with thin slices of lemon.


This cheesecake is possible to freeze. Cut it into individual portions first prior to freezing.


Calories: 414kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 53mg | Sodium: 336mg | Potassium: 102mg | Sugar: 37g | Vitamin A: 638IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 193mg | Iron: 1mg