A perfect ombré pink cheesecake that doesn’t require any baking! This no bake ombre cheesecake recipe is colored completely naturally, with freeze dried raspberries!
Valentine’s day is coming up, so I needed to make something PINK! Ombre pink cheesecake. It’s perfect, isn’t it?
The style of this cheesecake is a Japanese no bake cheesecake called “rare” cheesecake. Japanese no bakes cheesecakes are different from American ones because they use yogurt. It’s more tart, and a little less sweet. Just how I like it. I used thick Greek yogurt for this recipe, and the result was silky smooth!
I try to avoid food coloring whenever possible, and I found a great alternative for this recipe. Freeze dried raspberries (you can buy it at this link, but you can also find them at Trader Joe’s and Target)! I took a bag of freeze dried raspberries and I crushed it up until it was a powder, and ran it through a strainer to get rid of the seeds. It adds color AND flavor! So not only is the color ombre, the flavor is too. It goes from very very raspberry to medium raspberry, to plain. So fun for a pink cheesecake!
You can keep your cheesecake’s top simple, or you can try adding a layer of raspberry jelly! I personally liked the shiny red top, because then the ombre is kind of like a surprise, when you serve it! You can also garnish it with whipped cream and raspberries. I used my favorite piping tip, Wilton 2D.
You’ll need a 9 inch springform pan (<- that’s the one I have, but I bought mine in a three size set). I use my springform pan all the time in baking. I really think it’s worth getting one! You can probably get it at Michael’s with a coupon at a good price, or by checking out the equipment section below.
This ombre cheesecake recipe is a little bit of work, but it is really just SO pretty, it’s totally worth it! Plus, you’ll save yourself from a headache because this is a no bake ombre cheesecake. Check out the video below to see how I made the pink ombre cheesecake!