This No Bake Mango Cheesecake is an apt recipe for the holiday season when having guests over or for parties. This eggless cheesecake can be made a couple of days ahead and so there is no sweating on the day of the party.
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Cheesecake has been on my to-do list for a long time. This No Bake Mango cheesecake recipe was the easiest cheesecake that I first tasted in a blogger meeting at Pavani's house. She had made this amazing single-serve Mango Cheesecake and I became a big fan of it ever since.
I made this eggless mango cheesecake right away and then a few more times after that. I decided to add more details to my old post and update the pictures as I made this no-bake cheesecake again last weekend.
Why does this Mango Cheesecake recipe work?
This is one of the easiest and most beginner cheesecake recipes you could make.
There are no baking or complex steps involved and takes just under 30 minutes to assemble it.
Also, this mango cheesecake is a great recipe for vegetarians as it is made with agar-agar instead of gelatin and also is eggless.
The ease of availability of readymade mango pulp here in the US makes it even easier to make this amazing no-bake mango cheesecake.
If you fell in love with this no-bake mango cheesecake recipe, then you will also love this 5 ingredients no-bake cheesecake.
Ingredients to make Mango Cheesecake
Check the recipe card at the bottom of the page for exact measurements and printable detailed recipes.
Mango Puree - I use canned Kesar Mango pulp. We could also use fresh mangoes and blend the fruit to make a pulp.
Cream cheese - Use good quality cream cheese and make sure it is at room temperature.
Heavy cream or heavy whipping cream
Agar-agar strands or powder - see FAQ section below to learn more
- Using a food processor, grind the graham crackers into a coarse crumb. Now slowly add the melted butter to the crumb and run the processor until the mixture is wet. You could also do this by hand. Just mash the crackers well and then add the butter and mix using your hands (1).
- Add the crumbs evenly in between six individual dessert cups and press them down well (2).
- Leave the cups in the refrigerator until the rest of the ingredients are ready (3).
- Next combine the softened cream cheese, sugar, and heavy cream in a mixing bowl. Using a whisk, mix them well until there are no clumps in the cream cheese. Keep it aside (4).
- If using agar strands break them into small pieces. Add the measured amount of agar-agar to half a cup of water and bring it to a boil. Boil until the agar melts (6). Turn off the heat and let it cool down for 2 minutes.
- Add the mango pulp to the slightly cold agar mixture. Mix well (7).
- Add half of the mango-agar mixture into the cream cheese mixture and mix well (8 & 9).
- Pour this cream cheese-mango mixture evenly as the second layer on top of the graham crumbs (10 & 11). Return the cups to the refrigerator for about 10 minutes to set.
- After 10 minutes, distribute evenly the remaining mango-agar mixture as the third layer and let it set in the refrigerator for 2-3 hrs.
Frequently asked questions
I used the store-bought kesar mango pulp which is sweetened. Make sure to check for the sweetness of the mango pulp. We could also use fresh mangoes and peel the skin and blend the fruit to make pulp. Add a little sugar to adjust the sweetness if the fruit is not too sweet.
Oreo cookies work great if looking to make a chocolate-flavored cheesecake base. We could use any digestive cookie to use as well for the base. Rolled oats with butter and some flavoring are a great option as well.
I have not made this recipe as a whole big cheesecake, but there is no reason it will not work. Ensure adequate time in the refrigerator for the mango cheesecake to set well before slicing. If making a whole cheesecake, I would recommend letting it chill overnight.
I have worked with agar-agar strands and agar-agar powder. The powder is my favorite kind as it dissolves quickly, but the strands work too. Make sure to use more of the strand to help the mango cheesecake set well. The quantities have been mentioned in the recipe card for both agar-agar strands and powder.
We could use unflavored gelatin if not looking for a vegetarian option. For vegetarians, agar-agar works the best.
Absolutely yes. Use any flavor of fruit pulp and proceed with the recipe. Strawberry and mixed berries sound delicious.
There are a couple of different things that could be causing the no-bake cheesecake to be soft and not set. It might need more chilling time. I find that it definitely needs at least 4 hours to set. If your dessert bowl is larger, then it might need more time. Second, the amount of agar-agar might not be sufficient. Try increasing the quantity a little more next time. Even if you have a slightly unset layer, the dessert would still taste great. So go ahead and enjoy it.
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No Bake Mango Cheesecake Recipe
- food processor
- 1 cup Mango puree I used the sweetened Kesar mango pulp from the can
- 4 oz. Cream cheese At room temperature
- ¼ cup Heavy cream
- ¼ cup Sugar Adjust if using un-sweetened pulp or depending on the sweetness of the mango pulp
- ½ cup Water
- 1 ½ tablespoon Agar-Agar 1 ¼ teaspoon is using powder
- 1 cup Graham cracker Crumbs
- 3 tablespoon Unsalted butter Melted
- Using a food processor, grind the graham crackers into a coarse crumb. Now slowly add the melted butter to the crumb and run the processor until the mixture is wet. You could also do this by hand. Just mash the crackers well and then add the butter and mix using your hands.
- Add the crumbs evenly in between six individual dessert cups and press it down well. Leave the cups in the refrigerator until the rest of the ingredients are ready.
- Next combine the softened cream cheese, sugar, and heavy cream in a mixing bowl. Using a whisk, mix them well until there are no clumps in the cream cheese. Keep it aside.
- If using agar strands break them into small pieces and add the measured amount into half a cup of water and bring it to a boil. Boil until the agar melts. It will take about 10-15 mins for agar strands to melt whereas the agar powder would take only 2-3 mins. Turn off the heat and let it cool down for 2 minutes.
- Add the mango pulp and the cardamom powder to the agar mixture. Mix well.
- Add half of the mango-agar mixture into the cream cheese mixture and mix well. Pour this cream cheese-mango mixture evenly as the second layer on top of the graham crumbs. Return the cups to the refrigerator for about 10 minutes to set.
- After 10 minutes, distribute evenly the mango-agar mixture as the third layer and let it set in the refrigerator for 2-3 hrs.
Alice D Brown says
How much gelatin can I use in place of the Agar Agar?
Amy Liu Dong says
Such a nice dessert recipe to make. It's a perfect for any type of occasion. So delicious!
You had me at no bake cheesecake, so I made this for dessert last night. Delicious! Mango is a new cheesecake flavor for me, and it was great!
Andrea Howe says
Super easy and delicious recipe. I took it to a dinner party and the guests loved it. Thanks for the detailed recipe
I am a huge cheesecake fan, but have never tried a mango cheesecake! I am a mango lover, so I bet this cheesecake is delicious! Will have to give it a try!
Thank you so much for sharing this amazing recipe! Will surely have this again! It's really easy to make and it tasted so delicious! Highly recommended!
No-bake dessert is my favorite and this one is so refreshing and perfect for the whole family to enjoy!
I tried this recipe and it turned out soooo delicious. It was very simple to make as well which is awesome!! Thank you!!
Sandhya Ramakrishnan says
Thanks a lot Veni for trying the recipe and so happy that you liked it.
Priya Srinivasan says
Such gorgeous looking cheese cakes sandhya, and that too with mango, Totally tempting. I just loved the clicks, saw them when you shared them in insta! Superb dessert, quickie & no effort is a bonus
Moop Brown says
This cheesecake looks super tasty and I really appreciate it that is eggless and no bake which makes preparation even easier. Thanks!
I love cheesecake in all its forms and I can't wait to try your mango cheesecake soon! I am not a vegetarian so I am pretty used tousing gelatin, so this will be fun to try agar-agar for a change.
WOw! this mini cheesecake look absolutely delicious! And I love that you added mango to it! So tasty and refreshing!
I love how cute those sinkhole serving mango cheesecake jars are. Mango is welcome in any form, will try this portion size version for sure.
Seema Sriram says
I love portioned out cheesecakes as I do feel conscious to ask for more but always can lick my portion clean. This one, pass on a couple of the portions please, I am famished!!
Mayuri Patel says
So cute and tempting too. Love the idea of setting cheesecake in small cups as its so manageable. Mango cheesecake is my all time favorite.
Ahh I love the combination of mangos and cheesecake but it's not something you see often. These no bake treats look so delicious and satisfying...I wish I had one right now!
Farrukh Aziz says
Such an awesome idea for a quick snack to fulfill my craving for cheesecake! Plus, the fact that it's a no-bake dish makes it even more irresistible! I had to try it, and it came out amazing! Definitely gonna be on my quick snack list!
Sandhya Ramakrishnan says
Thanks a lot. It indeed is very addictive.
I have the most wonderful mango tree in Hawaii and I can't wait to try this lovely recipe with them. No-bake is such a win! I will use gluten-free graham crackers and this will become a favorite, I know.
Sandhya Ramakrishnan says
How lovely it will be to use homegrown mangoes to make these. It should absolutely work with gluten free graham crackers.
Uma Srinivas says
No-bake desserts are apt for summer times. This looks so delicious Sandhya!
Lata Lala says
I love cheesecakes, though making more than eating them. Your mango cheesecake looks so creamy and perfect. Moreover it's no bake so it can be made quickly.
I am bookmarking this yum cheesecake. Now that the mango haters are out we can really enjoy the fruit to the fullest. This season highlight willbe this awesome dessert. Thanks
Lauren Vavala says
I have a weakness for cheesecake and my son loves mango - can't wait to make t his recipe for the 2 of us - sounds soooo good!
In love with these little cheescakes! I just ate the first one and it was heavenly. I can't wait to get to the others this week. Will be making this one again!
Cheesecake is my most favourite thing on this planet. I am excited to try any new recipe, and love that these are no bake and so cute! Perfect for a party.
Sandhya Ramakrishnan says
Thanks! I love cheesecakes as well and this is my quick fix to the craving.
I love cheesecakes especially mango cheesecake. This no-bake cheesecake version sounds so convenient and delicious. Thanks for sharing this recipe, I will try it soon.
Bless my food by Payal says
This is such an interesting recipe wherein no baking involves and I think it is also helpful in utilising leftover broken or soggy Cookies. All in all, a worth trying recipe.