Coconut Cheesecake (no – bake) is a dessert where no flour is required. You can bake a cheesecake and it can be prepared without baking also. I had no plans for this dessert. From cookies baking disaster Coconut Cheesecake(no-bake) was planned!!
I decided to bake coconut cookies and chocolate chips cookies in the evening.
I should never plan to bake anything in the evening…my first mistake.
Dinner preparations got pushed to a later hour, so I decided to prepare cookies after dinner…… my second mistake.
Baking cookies is not a big project but I prefer to cook or bake alone, otherwise I easily get distracted and end up forgetting to add some or other ingredient. That’s why I always bake in the afternoon when I am alone with my oven.
In the evening my daughter Apoorva is back from school and she starts telling her whole day stories. Then Manish is back from the office and TV is on. So I never bake anything during these hours. But that day I thought that as now I am baking cookies for such a long time so I wouldn’t do anything wrong. Basically what can go wrong in a cookie recipe and many people bake cookies while watching TV?
But I was definitely wrong. I was watching a comedy show on TV and completely forgot to add sugar in the coconut cookies. I had powdered sugar and left it in the jar. Took rest of the ingredients with me and kept everything on dining table. After baking first batch I wanted to taste warm cookie and realised my mistake!
These cookies had very mild sweet taste of coconut, but I knew very well that Manish is not going to eat them… I felt so sad for wasting so much of butter. I just couldn’t find any other way to use these sugar-less cookies.
Next day while scrolling down Instagram posts I saw one cheese cake post and immediately knew how I am going to use my sugar-less coconut cookies. I had cream cheese, desiccated coconut, whipping cream and condensed milk in my pantry. I decided to go ahead with these ingredients only for a no-bake coconut cheese cake.
In India we don’t get good quality dairy based whipping cream. All bakers use non dairy whipping cream of different brands. Amul brand has dairy based whipping cream in red colour pack but it is not available in all shops. Once when I saw this pack at my nearest grocery store, I bought a small pack to try it out. For coconut cheese cake I decided to use this, but while whipping, realised that it is taking its own sweet time to get stiff peaks. I gave up in between and thought that it might set in 5-6 hours in the fridge. It did set, but was not completely firm. That’s why you can see in the pictures that the top part of whipping cream in cheese cake is slightly loose from the sides. So if you try this cheesecake, go ahead with non-dairy whipping cream. We can add melted white chocolate or agar agar for loose cream to set firm.
For flavor, along with roasted coconut flakes, I added orange zest with whipping cream to balance sweet taste. Orange zest gave delicious fresh flavor and roasted coconut flakes added wonderful crunch along with cookie base.
Overall, I really loved and enjoyed this simple no-bake cheese cake experiment which was done only to use my sugar-less coconut cookies.
250 gm sugar less coconut cookies
3 tbsp condensed milk
30 gm butter
400 gm cream cheese
70 gm castor sugar
200 gm whipping cream
60 gm castor sugar
extra flavour and decoration
1+1/2 tsp orange zest
1/4 cup roasted desiccated coconut flakes
Keep coconut cookies in a zip lock bag and crush them nicely.
In a bowl add crushed cookies, condensed milk and butter. Mix well everything and spread this mixture evenly in a spring form cake tin. Press this mixture nicely with the back of spoon. Keep it in the fridge to firm up for 20-30 minutes.
Whip up cream cheese till it is smooth and then start adding caster sugar in small portions. You can reduce or add sugar as per your taste bud. Keep this ready cream cheese in a seprate bowl.
Grate zest from the oranges.
Now whip up whipping cream and in small portions keep adding caster sugar. I have used dairy based Amul red pack whipping cream, so I have to add sugar. If you are using non dairy whipping cream, sugar is not required. Mix orange zest nicely in the cream (coconut cream can also be added).
By now cookie mixture is settled down firmly. Take out the pan from the fridge and spread evenly cream cheese.
Sprinkle some toasted coconut flakes.
Now spread whipping cream evenly.
Again sprinkle toasted coconut flakes all over the cream. Keep the pan in the fridge for 5-6 hours or overnight.
Later take out the pan from the fridge and carefully take out cheese cake from the spring form tin. Give it 5-7 minutes standing time because it would be too cold.
Enjoy no-bake coconut cheese cake with delicious fresh orange flavor and a wonderul coconut cookies crumb with a crunch of toasted coconut flakes.
70 thoughts on “Coconut Cheesecake (No-Bake)”
Thanks a lot!
That’s a beautiful cheese cake with simple ingredients…really a STUNNER !
Jyo, thank you so much☺️
Wow what a beautiful cheesecake.. Super yummm
Thank you so much Ruchi😊
Making a cheesecake out of the cookies is really an inspiring idea
Thank you very much Shifa ☺️
Mouth watering. And a very nice blog ♥️
Thank you very much for your appreciation Akriti☺️☺️
Pleasure is all mine ❤️🌸
I love that you found a way to still use the cookies! And have I mentioned how much I LOVE coconut AND cheesecake? This looks divine!
Lesley, many many thanks to you for your kind words, means a lot, God bless you dear☺️
I’m so glad I found you! 🙂
Bhavna, thank you very much!
Ashutosh, thanks a lot!
Thank you for stopping by my blog Deeksha and liking my recipes too. 🙂
Thus I found your blog…….Coconut cheese cake is looking super delicious. I am adding this in my to do list. Again lot to explore… your bread recipes and traditional dishes also. 🙂
Hi Jayeeta, thank you very much for your kind words! Your dishes are truly tempting andssome are very healthy. Will be looking forward for your delicacies !
Thank you 🙂
Great! I love it,Deeksha!
Thanks a lot Ravi
My pleasure Deeksha!
The cake looks really good.I really appreciate your skills for fixing up the thing in such a gorgeous way.
You are too generous in appreciating with so much love, I am deeply humbled 😊
Thank you for sharing this recipe. Your small but important recommendations makes it easier to understand the process.
Krupa, thank you very much for your kind words 😊😊
Wow! This looks gorgeous & delicious!
Good that you missed to add sugar in your cookies. I also feel like I should be left alone particularly while baking, else I would miss some ingredients or skip an important step, it is nice to find someone feels the same. 🙂
Thanks a lot Megala dear!! Same pinch🙋great minds think alike… Lol…!
Well said! 🙂
Clever thing to do Deeksha. And it looks absolutely delicious. I am sure it was
Thanks a lot Kurian. Orange zest created wonderful flavour with coconut!!
I am sure. Thank you Deeksha
It shows comedy was so good you forgot to add sugar. Jokes apart looks yummy
Oh yes, it was definitely hilarious!!! Thank you !
Haha..so it’s proved to be useful that you forgot to add sugar. And, thanks for the tips of Amul cream. I saw it in the mall the other way and was thinking of trying it… 🙂
So true Maniparna, sometimes mistakes lead to creativity, and we learn and grow by these mistakes. But still for next batch of cookies I was extra careful, couldn’t afford to add some more calories… Lol..
Deeksha, this is so creative! How smart of you to make a coconut cheese cake and use the no sugar cookies in it. Thank you for sharing. Blessings <3
Debbie, can’t waste food, it involves many people’s hard work. Thank you so much for visiting the blog and appreciating!!
That’s so tempting cheese cake.. when coconut is involved it’s more yummy
Thank you very much Chiru
Wow!! Coconut & cheesecake both my favourites…. in one dish… yummmm !!! 😀😀👍
Thank you so much Aarna!!
What a wonderful way to come up with a new recipe when missing an ingredient! It is so easy to miss an ingredient.
Thank you very much,
it’s heart breaking if complete dish goes waste because of one silly mistake.. Cheesecake idea was a savings grace!!
That is so true! I love the creativity! 💕 💕 💕
This looks so good. I will have to try making this for my family. Thanks for the recipe.
Thanks a lot. I am truly humbled!!
you’d be the bell of the ball if you could dish out a sample for everyone who visits!
oooh how fun!
Thanks a lot 😊
I’ve actually never had coconut cheesecake. I want it after seeing this!
Thank you very much for your lovely words 😊
WOW it looks so gnammy! <3
Giulia, thank you so much 😊😊
I would love to have this🤩🤩😍
Thank you so much Nisha ☺️☺️
My ABSOLUTE weakness.
Thank you, THIS I shall make!
Sunshiny South Africa
Thank you so much for your lovely appreciation Kavitha and very kind of you for visiting the blog !
I love that you found a way to still use the cookies.
Thank you very much 😊
Thanks a lot 😊
Deeksha, I also bake when I’m alone, so that nobody disturbs me and so I can concentrate better. Nice idea for a yummy coconut cheesecake.
Meenal, baking alone doesn’t work any more with lock down situation, so trying to adjust..
Cheese cake with coconut was really nice. I gobbled most of it 😂
Deeksha, see if you can bake early in the morning when everyone is asleep. I try to finish baking my dish by around 8 am, so we can sometimes even have it for breakfast.
Nice idea Meenal but from 6:00 to 10:30 is completely cooking time. I finish breakfast, lunch and dinner preparation and then whole day is mine!!
Very useful recipe Deeksha !! 🌹💕
Thanks a lot 😊 Anything sweet with coconut is my favorite!!
love this recipe and idea!
Coconut is a great food for humans. I use coconut a lot, from the fruit, juice , to the oil. I even apply coconut oil on my face!
Enjoy. Best wishes to you and family — all enjoy the beauty of food and mother nature.