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No Bake Vegan Lime Cheesecake

Easy to make, firm, delicious, and creamy no bake vegan cheesecake with lime. Perfect for any celebration that calls for a decadent dessert. 
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, Vegan
Keyword: cheesecake, nobake, vegan
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 12 Servings
Calories: 392kcal
Author: Linda Meyer

Ingredients

For the Crust

  • 4 oz vegan graham crackers Nabisco original is vegan or see the substitution recipe below.
  • ¼ cup raw almonds
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  • ¼ cup refined coconut oil

For a Graham Cracker-free crust

For the Filling

  • 2 cups raw cashews boiled in water for 15 to 20 minutes, or until they’re twice their size and puffy and soft.
  • 1 tbsp melted coconut oil
  • 3 tbsp lime zest see note
  • 1 tbsp orange zest
  • ½ cup fresh squeezed lime juice approximately 4 to 5 large limes
  • 2 tbsp orange juice
  • 2 to 3 tbsp maple syrup or agave nectar
  • 8 oz vegan cream cheese
  • ¾ cup full fat coconut milk see note

Toppings

  • Lime slices
  • Lime and orange zest

Instructions

For the crust

  • Line the bottom of the spring form pan with parchment paper for easy removal of the cake.
  • Pulse the 4 oz graham crackers, ¼ cup raw almonds, and ¼ cup melted coconut oil, and ¼ tsp salt in a food processer until it resembles course sand.
  • Safely remove the blade from the food processor and evenly press the crust mixture in the bottom of the pan. Use the bottom of a small round measuring cup to press it down and to get an even crust.
  • Freeze for 15 minutes. It will seem like it will fall apart when you’re pressing it into the pan, it won’t once it sets.

For the Graham Cracker-Free Crust

  • Put the 1 cup pecans, 3 tbsp rolled oats, 1 tbsp ground flax seed, 3 large pitted dates, and ¼ tsp salt in a food processor and blend until it looks like course sand. It will be slightly oily because the pecans will release their oil. Follow the instructions for the crust above.

For the Cheesecake Filling

  • Cover the 2 cups of cashews in water and boil for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the cashews are twice the size of dry ones and soft and puffy.
  • Drain the water and place in a high-powered blender.
  • Add the tbsp of melted coconut oil, 3 tbsp lime zest, 1 tbsp orange zest, ½ cup lime juice, 2 tbsp orange juice, 2 to 3 tbsp maple syrup or agave (it depends on how sweet you want this to be), 8 oz vegan cream cheese, and ¼ cup of the coconut milk and begin to blend on a high speed. Slowly add more coconut milk. You may not need all of the coconut milk if the milk is really watery. The filling mixture should be thick and completely smooth. You shouldn’t be able to detect any solid pieces of cashews. If you do, keep blending and add more coconut milk if the filling is too thick to blend well. and continue blending.
  • Total blend time will be approximately 2 minutes.
  • Evenly pour the mixture into the spring form pan and gently tap on a hard surface to even it out and remove air bubbles. Cover and refrigerate overnight or for 12 hours.
  • Once it sets it should be firm to the touch, and easy to slice.Top with lime slices and zest.

Notes

  • Grate the lime and orange zest before cutting the oranges to juice them. It will be much easier to grate them.
 
  • Feel free to use maple syrup or agave, you won’t taste the maple in this unless you add more than 3 tbsp. If you want a really sweet cheesecake, we suggest using agave.
 
  • The amount of water in full fat coconut milk varies, so go slow when you add it to the filling mixture. We recommend starting with ¼ cup and then adding more as necessary. The filling should be really thick and smooth. We use the Whole Foods-Soup setting on our Blendtec blender to get the ultra-smooth filling. If you don’t have a high-powered blender, scrape and blend on the highest setting for as long as it takes to break down the cashews.
 
  • Remove from the refrigerator just before serving. Store covered in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. If it sits out at room temperature for more than 60 minutes, we recommend consuming it within a day.
 
  • Freeze it for up to 3 months in a freezer safe container. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator.
 
  • The Nutrition Facts are an estimate only.

Nutrition

Calories: 392kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Sodium: 233mg | Potassium: 299mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 25IU | Vitamin C: 5.9mg | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 2.6mg