Jello No Bake Cheesecake Review – A Comprehensive Look

Last Updated on October 20, 2022 by Zara R.

In this Jello no-bake cheesecake review, we’ll look at the flavor and texture of this mix to see if it can truly hold up to the real thing.

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Jello No Bake Cheesecake Review – What Is This Product

Jell-O released a delicious range of no-bake cheesecake pre-mixed kits. the kits include dry mixes for the crust, filling, and sauces (if the product has any).

The flavors that were released include Classic Cheesecake, Strawberry Cheesecake, Cherry Cheesecake, and Double Chocolate Cheesecake.

But, are these cheesecakes actually good? Are they anything like real cheesecakes? And how convenient are they really?

In this Jello no-bake cheesecake review, we will be looking specifically at the texture, consistency, and flavor of the final made product. We will only review the Classic Cheesecake kit today. But hopefully, if it’s good, you can expect similar results from the others.

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Review of the texture and flavor

For the flavor of this premix, you cannot really expect anything other than an authentic cheesecake flavor. While they don’t use real cream cheese (or even dehydrated cream cheese), the artificial flavorings still do a pretty good job of fooling the senses.

We were pleasantly surprised when we couldn’t say which is real and fake between this Jello cheesecake and a real no-bake recipe.

The texture on the other hand really surprised us. We weren’t expecting a rich, creamy, and thick filling. But, we were shocked by how good it actually was.

What the filling lacked most in texture was the creaminess and thickness of beaten cream cheese. Other than that, the final consistency (once it was set) was luscious like you cannot believe.

When it comes to the crust, there isn’t really much they could do wrong considering the premix basically just consists of crushed crackers. You add two out of the three needed cheesecake crust ingredients.

Nevertheless, it was still crunchy and had a good rich flavor to it. There were also more than enough crumbs to make a reasonably thick crust layer.

What You Need To Make This Jello No Bake Cheesecake Mix

Ingredients

  • 1 packet (11 ounces) Jell-O No Bake Classic Cheesecake Dessert Kit
  • 2 tablespoons granulated white sugar
  • 4 tablespoons salted butter, melted
  • 1 1/2 cups milk, chilled

Equipment

  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Mixing bowls
  • 9-inch pie dish or cake pan
  • Mixing spoon
  • Whisk
  • Rubber or silicone spatula
  • Plastic or saran wrap

Step by step instructions

Step 1: Make the cheesecake crust

To start, empty the cheesecake crust mixture into a mixing bowl. Then, mix in the sugar until it is well distributed. Next, add the melted butter and mix until you have a uniform mixture.

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Step 2: Press the crust into the pie dish

Once you have a uniform crust mixture, press it into the pie dish. You can press it into the bottom only or make it come up the sides.

Place it in the fridge until you need it later.

Step 3: Make the cheesecake filling

Next, add the cheesecake filling packet into a large mixing bowl. Then, slowly whisk in the cold milk.

Keep whisking until you have a uniform smooth and creamy filling.

Step 4: Assemble and set the cheesecake

Pour the cheesecake filling into the cheesecake crust. Then, smooth it out on the top.

Wrap the entire dish with plastic or saran wrap and allow it to set in the fridge for 1 hour.

Step 5: Serve

Cut the no-bake cheesecake into 6 perfect slices and serve it immediately.

Expert Tips And Tricks 

  • Because you are using an easy premix, you can make and shape the components (crust and filling) in any way that you’d like. You can make individual cheesecakes, cheesecake bars, and bite-sized mini cheesecake cups.
  • You can use more or less sugar in the crust recipe if you’d like. Or, completely substitute it with a low-calorie of natural sugar alternative.
  • If you’d like, you can also swap out the milk with a plant-based milk alternative. It won’t make the cheesecake vegan, but it can change the flavor a little.

Preparations Times And Servings

Preparation TimesSetting TimesServings
10 minutes1 hour6

 

Jello No Bake Cheesecake Review – Overall Impression

All in all, for a dry cheesecake premix, this product can fool a few people. When comparing the fake cheesecake with a real one, you will only be able to immediately notice the differences when having them side by side.

 

So, this mix gets a big thumbs up from us. It makes deliciously smooth, creamy, flavorful, and rich cheesecakes with a uber crisp crust. And the best part, it sets in an hour!

Let us know if you tried this cheesecake premix and what you think about it!

FAQs

Is jello cheesecake real cheesecake?

This isn't a real cheesecake recipe, but it could fool a few people. The product consists of two dry premixes; a cheesecake-flavored filling and a crust mix. All you need to do is rehydrate each dry premix so they can combine. The cheesecake flavor comes from artificial flavorings. And, the thickening properties also come from artificial additives.

Which is better; baked or no-bake cheesecake?

One isn't really better than the other. Both have their own sets of pros and cons. And, both have very different textures and flavors. So, at the end of the day, it comes down to what you prefer. No bake cheesecakes are easier to make, quicker, and generally more creamy. Baked cheesecakes are more flavorful, last longer, and are a more stable product.

How long does Jello No-Bake Cheesecake last in the fridge?

If you properly store your Jello no-bake cheesecake, it will last in the fridge for up to 7 days. But remember, the older it gets the more moisture and flavor it loses. So, always try to use a no-bake cheesecake within 3 days of making it.

What does gelatin do for cheesecake?

Not all cheesecake recipes need gelatin. It is only really the recipes that don't contain a ton of cream cheese or eggs. The gelatin helps set the cheesecake. It makes its texture firm and prevents it from being runny. But, if you add too much gelatin to a no-bake cheesecake recipe, it could make it dense and rubbery.

Jello No Bake Cheesecake Review - A Comprehensive Look

Jello No Bake Cheesecake Review - A Comprehensive Look

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In this Jello no-bake cheesecake review, we'll look at the flavor and texture of this mix to see if it can truly hold up to the real thing.
Prep Time 10 mins
Setting Time 1 hr
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 6 people

Equipment

  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Mixing bowls
  • 9-inch pie dish or cake pan
  • Mixing spoon
  • Whisk
  • Rubber or silicone spatula
  • Plastic or saran wrap

Ingredients
  

  • 1 packet (11 ounces) Jell-O No Bake Classic Cheesecake Dessert Kit
  • 2 tablespoons granulated white sugar
  • 4 tablespoons salted butter, melted
  • 1 1/2 cups milk, chilled

Instructions
 

  • Make the cheesecake crust
    To start, empty the cheesecake crust mixture into a mixing bowl. Then, mix in the sugar until it is well distributed. Next, add the melted butter and mix until you have a uniform mixture.
    1 packet (11 ounces) Jell-O No Bake Classic Cheesecake Dessert Kit, 2 tablespoons granulated white sugar, 4 tablespoons salted butter, melted
  • Press the crust into the pie dish
    Once you have a uniform crust mixture, press it into the pie dish. You can press it into the bottom only or make it come up the sides.
    Place it in the fridge until you need it later.
  • Make the cheesecake filling
    Next, add the cheesecake filling packet into a large mixing bowl. Then, slowly whisk in the cold milk.
    Keep whisking until you have a uniform smooth and creamy filling.
    1 1/2 cups milk, chilled, 1 packet (11 ounces) Jell-O No Bake Classic Cheesecake Dessert Kit
  • Assemble and set the cheesecake
    Pour the cheesecake filling into the cheesecake crust. Then, smooth it out on the top.
    Wrap the entire dish with plastic or saran wrap and allow it to set in the fridge for 1 hour.
  • Serve
    Cut the no-bake cheesecake into 6 perfect slices and serve it immediately.

Notes

Because you are using an easy premix, you can make and shape the components (crust and filling) in any way that you'd like. You can make individual cheesecakes, cheesecake bars, and bite-sized mini cheesecake cups.
You can use more or less sugar in the crust recipe if you'd like. Or, completely substitute it with a low-calorie of natural sugar alternative.
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