No Bake Eggnog Cheesecake


Gingersnap Crust: – 1 1/2 c. ginger snap cookie crumbs (about 30 crushed cookies) – 4 Tbsp. butter, melted – 2 Tbsp. sugar Cheesecake Filling: – 1 (8 oz. pkg.) cream cheese, room temperature – 1/2 c. granulated sugar – 1 (.25 oz) envelope, unflavored gelatin – 1/4 cup cold water – 1 c. eggnog – 1 tsp. vanilla extract – 1 (8 oz.) container, frozen whipped topping, thawed


Step 1

Lightly spray a 9x9" baking pan or dish with coconut oil spray or non-stick baking spray, set aside.

Step 2

In a food processor or blender, crush the ginger snap cookies into crumbs. Pour the crumbs into the prepared baking dish, and add the melted butter and 4 tablespoons of sugar. Mix together well until you achieve a gravel-like mixture. Press firmly and evenly into the bottom of the baking dish. Chill the crust in the refrigerator.

Step 3

In a small saucepan over medium low heat, add the water and envelope of unflavored gelatin. Stir over the heat until the gelatin becomes completely dissolved and begins to thicken slightly. Remove from heat and let cool for about 5 minutes.

Step 4

While the gelatin cools, with a hand or stand mixer, cream together the cream cheese and sugar. Next add in the cooled gelatin (will resemble a gel), along with the vanilla and eggnog. Mix together until well combined with the mixer. Add the fresh ground nutmeg and whipped topping, and whip until smooth and creamy.

Step 5

Pour the filling over the top of the chilled crust. Spread evenly over the top of the crust using a rubber scraper or spatula. Chill the cheesecake for at least 3-4 hours or overnight.

Step 6

Slice and serve! Top with additional homemade cool whip, if desired.

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