No Bake Pineapple Cheesecake

My mom used to make this recipe when I was younger and I haven’t had it in about 20 years. I came across her recipe and made a couple of small changes to it. My 3.5 year old helped me do everything (except use the mixer) and we had it last night as the dessert to our Easter dinner.

This is a creamy, light version of a cheesecake and it was just as I remembered. I love baking, but I tend to shy away from it during the hot summer months, so this is my new ‘go to’ dessert for those months.

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No Bake Pineapple Cheesecake

2 cups graham wafer crumbs
1/2 cup butter or margarine (melted)
1 cup milk (2% or less)
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp lemon juice
2 envelopes whipping cream powder (approx 40 grams each)
1 cup icing sugar
1 8oz package tub cream cheese
1 tin crushed pineapple (drained really well)


  1. In a bowl, mix graham wafer crumbs and melted butter/margarine. Mix well enough so that the crumbs will form a good base. Press in to a 9 inch baking pan. I used a ceramic circular dish with a 1.5″ lip. Set aside in the fridge to set while you make the rest of the recipe.
  2. In a mixer, add milk, vanilla and lemon juice to whipping cream powder and whip it until it is thick.
  3. Mix in icing sugar and continue to whip.
  4. Mix cream cheese in to the bowl and whip until everything is blended together really well.
  5. Add drained pineapple and blend well.
  6. Pour mixture over your graham wafer base and even it out. Sprinkle the top with some graham wafer crumbs and refrigerate over night to let everything set.

This recipe is easy to make and is perfect for summer barbecues, showers or dinner parties.

Do you have a favorite baking recipe for entertaining during the spring and summer months?

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  • Avatar Lynda Cook Jul 23, 2015, 5:20 am

    This is a great pie, yummmm, now I know what to do with the whipping cream packages I have in my

  • Avatar naiddia p Jul 16, 2015, 8:44 am

    I would love to try this recipe! Where can I get whipping cream powder from?

    • Avatar Sheri Landry Jul 16, 2015, 11:32 pm

      I can usually find it in the baking aisle. It is just powdered whipping cream and you add milk to it to turn it into whipping cream. I hope this helps.

      • Avatar Cheryl Almas Jul 23, 2015, 6:15 am

        Could I use pkged dream whip?

        • Avatar Sheri Landry Jul 24, 2015, 1:30 am

          You should be able to, but I have never tried it with it. Leave a comment and let me know if you do.

  • Avatar Soozle Apr 9, 2012, 12:49 pm

    My mom also makes this dish – it’s simple and VERY tasty! :-)

  • Avatar Tracy Lalonde Apr 8, 2012, 3:33 pm

    Don’t you just love these retro recipes? I just resurrected my Mom’s pineapple cheeseball recipe from the late 70s. I got rave reviews. I adore pineapple anything. Yum!