This post has 9 of the best ever dairy-free cheesecake recipes on the planet. You won’t have to do without cheesecake now if you have to eat dairy-free. Enjoy! Our family has always had a sensitivity to dairy but we didn’t know it until recently. When we found that out, I started looking for dairy-free recipes and I wrote a post titled “9 of the best dairy-free dessert recipes”.
Those recipes have been such a help to our family and I hope to other families also. I decided there are so many good dairy-free dessert recipes that I should make additional posts. One of my pet peeves is when people say this recipe is dairy-free and that recipe is dairy-free and it is a recipe that is naturally dairy-free and would never have any dairy in it anyway.
Another one of my pet peeves is that not everyone that eat dairy-free also eats gluten-free or Paleo. I looked for days and days trying to find good cheesecake recipes that are dairy-free but the crust isn’t made out of nuts and dates. I’m telling you that nine-tenths of the recipes out there for dairy-free cheesecake, the crust is made with nuts of some kind and dates.
For those of you who don’t need a gluten-free crust, I learned something interesting. Oreos, graham crackers, Biscoff cookies and pretzels, and flour are totally dairy-free. So you could use your favorite crust recipe and instead of using butter, you could use vegan butter, margarine, Crisco shortening or coconut oil and it would be dairy-free.
I think it’s a really good idea for you to look at all of these recipes over and mix and match the crust recipe with the filling recipe. By that I mean I’d use the crust recipe from one and the filling recipe from another. I hope this is helpful to you.
Just for the fun of it I’m including links to two blogs I found that list a lot of foods that are dairy-free that you may not realize are. Of course, you should always read the ingredient label before buying because the company may have changed their ingredients since these lists were made. Here they are 18 Treats You Might Not Know Are Dairy-Free and List Of Dairy Free Products
Because of that, I tried to think of the kind of dessert recipes that always call for some kind of dairy and made posts of those kinds of recipes. That’s when I came up with this post for cheesecake recipes that are dairy-free.
I also made a post for dairy-free pudding recipes and dairy-free cookie recipes and dairy-free ice cream recipes. I hope you really enjoy them because I think that you may really miss pudding and ice cream especially. Now you can have pudding, ice cream, cake and cookies without any milk, butter or cream cheese in them. Links for these posts are below.
Let me know which of these recipes you try and which you like the best. I’d love to hear back from you.
You may also like these recipes:
Dairy-Free Cheesecake Recipes
1. Shhh…This Cheesecake Is Dairy-Free – Pure Wow
Pecans – Sugar – Coconut Oil – Cashews – Honey – Lemon – Coconut Milk – Vanilla – Blueberries
This pie has a nut-based crust and the creamy part is made from coconut milk. The flavor is blueberries and lemon but I am sure you could use other berries you wanted.
2. Easy No-Bake Cookies & Cream Cheesecake – The Little Blog of Vegan
Oreo Cookies – Vegan Butter – Coconut Oil – Cashews – Coconut Cream – Maple Syrup – Vanilla Bean Past – White Chocolate
Yes, Oreo cookies are dairy-free. I don’t understand why they aren’t used to make pie crust a lot more often. Also, who doesn’t love a classic cookies and cream dessert? I sure know I do.
3. Raw Mixed Berry and Vanilla Bean Cheesecake – Downshiftology
Cashews – Honey – Coconut Oil – Lemon Juice – Vanilla Beans – Macadamia Nuts – Pecans – Coconut – Dates – Raspberries – Blackberries – Blueberries
This cheesecake is also a nut-based crust but has a vanilla bean cake and multi-berry topping. This cheesecake looks and sounds really tasty. I can’t wait to give it a try myself.
4. Cheesecake (Without Cashews) – Vegan Heaven
Flour – Vegan Margarine – Agave – Soy Yogurt – Pudding Powder – Raspberries
This next one isn’t a cashew or nut-based crust and so I included it. It uses flour and then the cheesecake layer is based with soy yogurt and pudding powder which can be options for some.
5. Cheesecake That Actually Tastes Like Cheesecake – Spoon University
Vegan Cream Cheese – Sugar – Vanilla – Eggs – Graham Crackers – Crisco – Cinnamon – Cherries – Orange Juice – Corn Starch
I chose this recipe not because of the gorgeous picture because it isn’t that for sure. I like it because it uses only a few ingredients which makes it easy to make. It has a graham cracker crust which makes it taste like the cheesecake you’re used to. Why don’t people understand that graham crackers are dairy-free and that not everyone that eats dairy-free also wants to eat gluten-free? Yes, eggs are not dairy food. Just because they are sold in the dairy section of the grocery store doesn’t mean they are dairy. Eggs are from chickens, sorry to break the news, but chickens aren’t cows. (One of my soapboxes) It’s also made with vegan cream cheese, don’t people realize there is such a thing? I don’t know but why are so many cheesecake recipes are made with cashews and coconut milk? If you know the answer, please tell me.
6. No-Bake Strawberry Swirl Cheesecake – Where You Get Your Protein
Almonds – Walnuts – Oat Flour – Maple Syrup – Vanilla – Cinnamon – Coconut Milk – Cashews – Lemon Juice – Strawberries
This crust is nut-based and the creamy part is made from coconut milk. This cheesecake is very appealing for the beautiful red and white swirls on top which make it an appealing cheesecake to make for a party or event.
7. No-Bake Cherry Cheesecake Bars – Meaningful Eats
Dates – Walnuts – Oats – Cashews – Coconut Milk – Maple Syrup – Lemon Juice – Coconut Oil – Cherries – Cornstarch – Sugar
It is nice to have some recipes on here that are no-bake, sometimes it gives me that little push of motivation to make something when there is no cooking involved. It also just saves time cause you don’t have to wait for it to cook and cool down. This is a great treat for the summer when you don’t want to heat your home up with the oven on.
8. Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake – Pretty Pies
Almonds – Dates – Cacao Powder – Coconut Milk – Peanut Butter – Maple Syrup – Coconut Oil – Vanilla – Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips
Alright, so all of the cheesecakes on this list I would have to say this one looks the best to me by far! Put peanut butter and chocolate anything together I am sold and that is not mentioning it is cheesecake as well! I will be trying this recipe for sure!
9. Strawberry Vanilla Cheesecake Bars – Choosing Chia
Pecans – Dates – Cinnamon – Cashews – Coconut Milk – Maple Syrup – Lemon – Vanilla – Strawberries
This last one is a cheesecake that has a pecan and dates crust with a coconut milk cream and strawberries as the flavor. The layer of this one is beautiful and makes distinguished flavors for each that work well together.