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No Bake Cheesecake for the 4th of July

This No Bake Cheesecake for the 4th of July will be a hit at your next party! With only a handful of ingredients and about 15 minutes, you can have this fun dessert ready. 

No Bake Cheesecake in red white and blue

This recipe is brought to you by Voortman Bakery. As always, the opinions are my own.

4th of July is one of those holidays that is easy – there isn’t a lot of preparation, there isn’t expectation of gifts, and the decorations are minimal. I think that is one reason why I love 4th of July so much! It brings with it the anticipation of a care free summer!

Recently we shared the S’mores Dip and Dessert Charcuterie Board featuring our friends at Voortman Bakery and their two new cookies to celebrate Summer – S’mores Wafers and S’mores Cookies. All of their cookies and wafers are made with real ingredients – yes those that you can actually pronounce. 

These No Bake Cheesecake Trifles have crushed Voortman Bakery Wafers between the layers and a wafer on top for decoration. They have a variety of wafers in flavors that you all love like Strawberry, Blueberry, Vanilla and Chocolate. And they also carry no sugar added varieties.  

No Bake Cheesecake in glasses

Serving individual desserts are really fun, they are fun to make and fun to eat! For the 4th of July, the no bake cheesecake mixture is colored with red and blue. You can easily swap the color for any holiday or occasion. Or leave it white. 

I recently made this recipe for a party and left it white and added a few sprinkles for color.

To go along with the No Bake Cheesecakes, the wafers are dipped in melted candy melts and decorated with sprinkles. They add an extra pop of color and kids of all ages love them. 

Ingredients for No Bake Cheesecake

No Bake Cheesecake Trifles


Kitchen Essentials Needed

  • Large Mixing Bowl
  • Mixer 
  • Spatula
  • Tart Shaper – for tapping down the wafer crumbs
  • Plastic Decorator Bags – these make adding the cheesecake to the dish a lot easier
  • Food Processor or resealable bag for crushing wafers
  • Dishes, Glass Jars or Containers for serving  

Mixing sugar and cream cheese for No Bake Cheesecake

How to make No Bake Cheesecake

Step 1

  • Cream together the cream cheese and sugar until fluffy. At this point you can also add the flavoring if you want. 

Mixing Cool Whip No Bake Cheesecake

Step 2

  • Fold in the whipped topping until cheesecake is smooth. Be sure not to whip it too much or the whipped topping will breakdown. 

Red White and Blue No Bake Cheesecake

Step 3

  • Divide the cheesecake into 3 bowls. Color one with red and one with blue. You can also leave it all one color or white if you want. 
  • Crush 1 package Voortman Bakery Wafers by adding them to the food processor or a resealable bag and using a rolling pin to crush the wafers. 

Adding No Bake Cheesecake to glasses

Step 4


The size of your container and how many people you are serving will determine the amount of cheesecake you will need.

The dishes I used are from IKEA and are about 4 ounces each. It took a double batch of cheesecake and a full package of crushed wafers to fill 6 of them. 

  • On the bottom, add a couple heaping teaspoons of crushed wafers, then tap it down a bit with a spoon or tart shaper tool. 
  • Fill decorator bags with cheesecake mixture
  • Add a red layer, then cover with crushed wafers
  • Then add a white layer, then cover with crushed wafers
  • Now add a blue layer
  • Then top with a swirl of whipped topping
  • Add a piece of wafer to decorate

The cheesecake mixture can be made a day or two ahead of serving, but I would suggest assembling the trifles shortly before serving. 

No Bake Cheesecake with cookie crumbs

What will you be serving at your 4th of July Celebration? 

You may also like these recipes using Voortman Bakery cookies and wafers – 

S'mores Dip Mini Key Lime Pies Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Shake Hot Chocolate Bar

No Bake Cheesecake for 4th of July

No Bake Cheesecake in red white and blue

No Bake Cheesecake

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

No Bake Cheesecake for the 4th of July


  • 2 packages (8 oz each) Cream Cheese, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups Sugar, white granulated
  • 2 containers (8 oz each) Whipped Topping plus some for decorating, optional
  • 1 package Wafer Cookies, crushed
  • Red and Blue Coloring, optional
  • Wafers for decorating, optional
  • Plastic Decorator Bags, optional but makes filling cheesecake into dishes easy


  1. Beat cream cheese and sugar until fluffy and smooth
  2. Fold in whipped topping until smooth
  3. Crush wafers in food processor or resealable bag with rolling pin
  4. Fill cheesecake into decorator bags
  5. Add a couple heaping teaspoons of crushed wafers to the bottom of the dish
  6. Add a layer of red cheesecake, then cover with crushed wafers
  7. Add a layer of white cheesecake, then cover with crushed wafer
  8. Add a layer of blue
  9. Top with a swirl of whipped topping and decorate with a wafer
  10. See notes for serving time
  11. Store leftovers in refrigerator


This recipe will fill 6 dishes, 4 ounces each. You can easily cut it in half depending on how big your dishes are and how many you are serving.

You can also use this same recipe without coloring, or changing the color for any holiday or occasion.

Cheesecake can be made ahead a day or two. Assemble shortly before serving or the wafers will get soggy.


  1. Tanya Schroeder says:

    What a fun patriotic dessert! And so easy!

    1. Thanks Tanya! It’s really fun to make too!

  2. No bake desserts are perfect for hot summer days. I love how easily it can be changed up for different holidays.

    1. Thanks Valerie! No bake is perfect for summer, for sure!

  3. Aimee Shugarman says:

    So pretty and festive!!

  4. lauren kelly says:

    These are so cute, fun and festive! And I love making no bake treats in the summer! Thanks os much!

    1. So excited you like them Lauren! Thanks!

  5. Such a fun delicious recipe that is going to be a huge hit on the 4th. Thank you!

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