Help Me Make a Better No-Bake Cheesecake!

Help Me Make a Better No-Bake Cheesecake!

Faith Durand
Jun 30, 2011

Q: I just made my first cheesecake with gelatin and while I'm pleased with how easy the process was (loved that I didn't have to bake it and heat up our apartment), my husband complains about the "Jello-y-ness" of the texture of the finished product.

Did I do something wrong, or is this just a fundamental characteristic of cheesecakes held together by gelatin? Is there anything I can do to make it less Jello-y? It was a plain key lime cheesecake, would the Jello-y quality be less noticeable if it had some elements of texture to it?

Sent by Sarah

Editor: Sarah, I have never made a no-bake cheesecake (although it is high on my list of things to do this summer!) so I am afraid I'm no help. Readers, we'd love your advice. Do you make no-bake cheesecakes with gelatin? How do you get the best texture?


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