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Irish Cream No-Bake Cheesecake

No-Bake Irish Cream Cheesecakes

How is next week already St. Patrick’s Day? March is already almost half over! What is happeninggggggg?!

I don’t usually do much to celebrate St. Patty’s Day. But, give me a good excuse to enjoy some Irish Cream and I am totally down! What’s not to love? It’s rich and creamy and just delish!

No-Bake Irish Cream Cheesecakes

I love a good no-bake cheesecake recipe, especially since I don’t consider myself to be the best baker in the world. I’ve made pumpkin, key lime, banana, and even a gingerbread version (AND it’s also possible that I may be working on a no-bake cheesecake e-book for you guys!)!

These No-Bake Irish Cream Cheesecakes are truly one of my favorites though. They are perfectly rich and decadent, and of course, boozy! In addition to the Irish Cream, I also add in melted chocolate for added awesomeness! I prefer Oreo crumbs for the crust, but you can use graham cracker crumbs too!

No-Bake Irish Cream Cheesecakes

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Irish Cream No-Bake Cheesecakes

Yield: 6 servings

Prep Time: 25 minutes


  • 12 Oreo cookies, cream removed
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 (8-ounce) block reduced-fat cream cheese, softened
  • 1 (8-ounce) container light whipped topping, thawed
  • 1/2 cup Bailey's Irish Cream Liqueur (can use less if desired)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Optional toppings: whipped topping, nuts, caramel, sprinkles


  1. Place the Oreos into a food processor and crush into crumbs. Or you can also place them in a freezer bag and crush with a rolling pin. Add the crumbs to a bowl and stir in the melted butter. Mix well. Then divide the crumbs evenly amongst each ramekin or dessert bowl and press down. Set aside.
  2. Place the chocolate chips in a large microwave-safe bowl. Heat for 30 seconds and stir. Place back into the microwave if needed and heat for another 10-15 seconds. Stir until the chocolate is melted and set aside.
  3. Add the cream cheese to a large mixing bowl and beat until smooth with an electric mixer. Stir in the melted chocolate, Irish cream, and the vanilla. Fold in half of the whipped topping until well-blended.
  4. Pipe or spoon the mixture evenly amongst the serving dishes. Spoon the remaining whipped topping on top of each cheesecake. Cover and refrigerate for at least two hours.

You can adjust the fat in this recipe by using regular or reduced fat cream cheese. Same goes for the whipped topping!

You can also make this recipe using a prepared pie crust (Oreo or graham cracker) and just add the entire mixture into the pie dish. If you do it this way, I recommend chilling for at least 4 hours.

No-Bake Irish Cream Cheesecakes

This post was originally published in 2012, but has been updated with fresh (and better) photos, text, and some slight revisions have been made in the recipe directions.


93 Responses to “Irish Cream No-Bake Cheesecake”

  1. #
    Medeja — March 12, 2012 at 12:54 am

    This is such beautiful and delicious idea!

    • Stephanie replied: — March 16th, 2012 @ 12:32 pm

      Thanks so much!

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    Alyssa — March 12, 2012 at 4:40 am

    The site looks great! And this cheesecake looks ah-maizing! And that’s coming from someone who doesn’t really love cheesecake. I like that you made individual portions too. Hope you have a great week!

    • Stephanie replied: — March 16th, 2012 @ 10:04 am

      Thanks so much!! I would say these are in between cheesecake and mousse. Maybe you would like this version! :)

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    Daisy@Nevertoosweet — March 12, 2012 at 4:43 am

    These look fantastic :) Lovely and I love how it’s so easy to make and No bake woo hoo! Thanks for sharing!

    • Stephanie replied: — March 16th, 2012 @ 11:03 am

      Thanks, Daisy!

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    Tina@flourtrader — March 12, 2012 at 8:07 am

    I like every layer of this! Not surprising that your taste buds fell for this one-yum! Something so tasty and quick will find its way to my table soon.
    Yes I definitely need to upgrade my blog, but I am dragging my feet. You did make some great changes to yours, more user friendly. Happy Monday!

    • Stephanie replied: — March 16th, 2012 @ 11:03 am

      Thank you, Tina! I hope you like it!

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    easyfoodsmith — March 12, 2012 at 8:12 am

    Fabulous dessert! I love every element of it.

    • Stephanie replied: — March 16th, 2012 @ 11:05 am

      Thank you!!

  6. #
    Ramona — March 12, 2012 at 10:03 am

    You know I love a good no-bake recipe and this one is outstanding. My hubby’s birthday is Friday… I think he’s in for a real threat with this one. :)

    • Stephanie replied: — March 16th, 2012 @ 11:07 am

      Ohhh, girl! Let me know if you make it! My husband is BEGGING me to make another batch of these!

  7. #
    Cassie — March 12, 2012 at 11:57 am

    So fun, Stephanie! I’m a fan of no-bake cheesecakes, these flavors are great!

    • Stephanie replied: — March 16th, 2012 @ 11:07 am

      Thanks, Cassie!

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    Karen — March 12, 2012 at 12:48 pm

    All I needed to see was boozy and cheesecake for me to know that this must be amazing!! Yum!
    Love the new look, really pretty and clean…must be something in the air, I just had mine done too!

    • Stephanie replied: — March 16th, 2012 @ 11:34 am

      Thanks, Karen! You blog looks great too!

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    Jen at The Three Little Piglets — March 12, 2012 at 2:35 pm

    I’m totally loving the new look and am SO happy you finally added an email subscribe thing! Makes it so much easier to follow along with you… off to go sign up now!

    • Stephanie replied: — March 16th, 2012 @ 11:37 am

      Thanks, Jen! I don’t know why I never had one!

  10. #
    Choc Chip Uru — March 12, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    What beautiful cheesecakes – look very festive and cute and tasty :D

    Choc Chip Uru
    Latest: Rich Sticky Date Pudding w/ Butterscotch Sauce

    • Stephanie replied: — March 16th, 2012 @ 12:31 pm

      Thank you!

  11. #
    Kiri W. — March 12, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    Oh yummy! That looks fabulous – I adore Irish cream, and cheesecake, so this is utterly seductive to me ;)

    • Stephanie replied: — March 16th, 2012 @ 12:33 pm

      Thanks, Kiri!

  12. #
    Kelly @ Inspired Edibles — March 12, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    Oh…, my Dad’s Irish eyes are smiling… a no-cook cheesecake – yummy! Can’t wait to try this one… love the green sprinkles; how fun.

    • Stephanie replied: — March 16th, 2012 @ 12:33 pm

      Thank you, Kelly!

  13. #
    Peggy — March 12, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    What a great idea! This sounds absolutely perfect for St. Patty’s day!

    • Stephanie replied: — March 16th, 2012 @ 12:34 pm

      Thanks, Peggy!

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    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts — March 12, 2012 at 4:22 pm

    The site looks wonderful!! The cheesecakes sound delicious, and I love that they are no bake!

    • Stephanie replied: — March 16th, 2012 @ 12:34 pm

      Thank you, Erin! They are so easy to make too!

  15. #
    Jackie @ Domestic Fits — March 12, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    Your blog looks beautiful! And I love that you added Bailey’s to this, so YUM!

    • Stephanie replied: — March 16th, 2012 @ 12:36 pm

      Thanks, Jackie! I love Bailey’s!

  16. #
    Susie — March 12, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    Blog looks fantastic…. and these little no bake cheesecakes sound amazing.

    • Stephanie replied: — March 16th, 2012 @ 12:37 pm

      Thanks, Susie! They are heavenly!

  17. #
    Ridwan — March 12, 2012 at 7:28 pm

    I love the new look of your blog very nice,and this no bake cheesecake,,,oh,,,,Looks so Yummy and I will not skip caramel on top :)

    • Stephanie replied: — March 16th, 2012 @ 12:40 pm

      Thanks, Ridwan! I wish I had some caramel to put on top!

  18. #
    Anita at Hungry Couple — March 12, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    Love Irish cream, love cheesecake, love no-bake cheesecake. Sounds like a yummy recipe to me!

    • Stephanie replied: — March 16th, 2012 @ 12:48 pm

      Thank you, Anita!

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    Emily @ Life on Food — March 12, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    I am completely obsessed with all things individual. Lovely cheesecakes and who couldn’t use a no bake dessert with a little booze. I love the new look. Very classy!

    • Stephanie replied: — March 16th, 2012 @ 12:49 pm

      Thanks, Emily! I love individual things too! Much better for portion control too!

  20. #
    Anne@FromMySweetHeart — March 12, 2012 at 9:47 pm

    Stephanie! Your blog looks so pretty! You’ve done a great job….and on this cheesecake! I LOVE Irish cream and I LOVE the fact that this is no bake! It’s all looking good!!!! : )

    • Stephanie replied: — March 16th, 2012 @ 12:50 pm

      Thanks so much, Anne!

  21. #
    Anna @ hiddenponies — March 12, 2012 at 11:21 pm

    Your site looks BEAUTIFUL, I love it! So happy and fresh.

    • Stephanie replied: — March 16th, 2012 @ 12:52 pm

      Thanks, Anna!! I love it too!

  22. #
    Baking Serendipity — March 13, 2012 at 1:26 am

    I can definitely handle a no-bake cheesecake. I love this! And the new site design is so pretty!

    • Stephanie replied: — March 16th, 2012 @ 12:56 pm

      Thank you!! I

  23. #
    RavieNomNoms — March 13, 2012 at 10:04 am

    Oh my, now isn’t that just a perfect little treat!! AND no-bake?! Perfect!

    • Stephanie replied: — March 16th, 2012 @ 12:57 pm

      Thanks Raven! I love the no-bake factor too!

  24. #
    Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking — March 13, 2012 at 11:46 am

    It’s really warming up around here lately and my oven could definitely use a break! This looks so light, easy and absolutely delicious!

    • Stephanie replied: — March 16th, 2012 @ 12:58 pm

      I agree, Georgia! This is an easy recipe that doesn’t require the oven or a huge mess!

  25. #
    Cucina49 — March 13, 2012 at 5:50 pm

    That dessert is gorgeous–love the simplicity of it–and love the new design!

    • Stephanie replied: — March 16th, 2012 @ 12:59 pm

      Thanks! It’s SO simple!

  26. #
    claudia @whats cookin italian cuisine — March 13, 2012 at 6:24 pm

    This is the best no bake cheesecake I have ever seen!

    • Stephanie replied: — March 16th, 2012 @ 1:00 pm

      Thank you, Claudia! It is SO SO good!

  27. #
    Colleen — March 13, 2012 at 7:08 pm

    I love love love the new look! Jealous! And these little cheesecakes are perfect for St. Patty’s Day.

    • Stephanie replied: — March 16th, 2012 @ 1:00 pm

      Thanks, Colleen! I totally recommend Lacey if you ever want to give your blog a makeover!

  28. #
    Dress and Dish: Lana — March 13, 2012 at 7:10 pm

    This sounds way good and way easy to make! Thanks!!

    • Stephanie replied: — March 16th, 2012 @ 1:01 pm

      Thank you, Lana!

  29. #
    Ann — March 13, 2012 at 10:30 pm

    This looks absolutely amazing and the blog is FABULOUS! Wowza – congratulations!

    • Stephanie replied: — March 16th, 2012 @ 1:02 pm

      Thank you, Ann! I love it so much!

  30. #
    Dee at Deelicious Sweets — March 13, 2012 at 11:26 pm

    OMFG good!?? I want me some of that and stat! Your blog looks beautiful! Love the print button. I want one!

    • Stephanie replied: — March 16th, 2012 @ 1:12 pm

      Hehe! Thanks, Dee!

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    Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table — March 14, 2012 at 12:28 am

    How were you even able to take pics of these?! They look so delicious I think I’d scarf them down in 5 seconds. :)

    • Stephanie replied: — March 16th, 2012 @ 1:13 pm

      I didn’t try them until after I took pics, lol! If I did, then there would have been no hope!

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    BigFatBaker — March 14, 2012 at 1:28 am

    OMG I am so tempted!! These look amazing. I think I could even get the BF to eat boozy cheesecake ;) Love the make over too!!

    • Stephanie replied: — March 16th, 2012 @ 1:21 pm

      I think someone would have to be crazy not to love this one!

  33. #
    Liz — March 14, 2012 at 6:01 am

    Your blog looks fabulous!!!! Great new look! And what a yummy dessert for St. Patty’s Day!!!!

    • Stephanie replied: — March 16th, 2012 @ 1:22 pm

      Thanks, Lizzy!

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    FreeSpiritEater — March 14, 2012 at 9:09 am

    Great St Patty’s Day dessert! And even less time consuming that it’s no bake, LOVE it! Gorgeous photos too!

    • Stephanie replied: — March 16th, 2012 @ 2:05 pm

      Thanks, Kym!!

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    Rachel @ The Avid Appetite — March 14, 2012 at 9:48 am

    Absolutely gorgeous! I love Irish cream anything :) And I love that these can be made a little lighter!

    • Stephanie replied: — March 16th, 2012 @ 2:07 pm

      Thanks, Rachel! I love Irish cream too!

  36. #
    Donna — March 14, 2012 at 10:27 am

    Lovely website, beautiful photography…and perfect easily put-together dessert for St. Paddy’s Day! Question…Would it be possible to use silken tofu or chilled and whipped unsweetened condensed milk (or?) other substiutions for the non-dairy whipped topping ingredient?…One can’t find that here in France…and I would so love to make this…Thanks to you or your readers for any enlightenment/suggestions!

    • Stephanie replied: — March 14th, 2012 @ 11:40 am

      Hey Donna, the whipped topping is whipped cream. I used Cool Whip. But you can substitute that with heavy cream or dairy product that you can whip into a cream! Hope that helps!

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    Chandra@the plaid and paisley kitchen — March 14, 2012 at 11:28 am

    LOVE LOVE LOVE the new look!!!! Also can I please come over and have some of these with you!! Yummy!!!

    • Stephanie replied: — March 16th, 2012 @ 2:16 pm

      Sure thing, Chandra! Come on over!

  38. #
    Hallie84 — March 14, 2012 at 11:54 am

    Each time I see a cheesecake recipe somewhere, I need to check it! And this one with irish cream sounds really interesting, and it looks so good!

    • Stephanie replied: — March 16th, 2012 @ 2:18 pm

      I’m the same! I love me some cheesecake!

  39. #
    Geraldine Saucier — March 14, 2012 at 12:13 pm

    A lovely and easy dessert for St. Patrick’s Day. Thanks for a great post:)

    • Stephanie replied: — March 16th, 2012 @ 2:21 pm

      Thank you, Geraldine!

  40. #
    Meagan @ Scarletta Bakes — March 14, 2012 at 2:35 pm

    I totally LOLed at your post, Steph. And your new blog design is slammin!! I love it. Now about this dessert – drooltown. That’s all I can say. St. Patty’s Day, here we come!!! :)

    • Stephanie replied: — March 16th, 2012 @ 2:22 pm

      Thank you, Meagan! My husband is begging me to make more!

  41. #
    Baker Street — March 15, 2012 at 6:49 am

    this looks fantastic. absolutely trying this soon.

    • Stephanie replied: — March 16th, 2012 @ 2:22 pm

      I hope you like it!

  42. #
    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — March 16, 2012 at 2:57 am

    Love the new look!

    As for this cheesecake – YUM! I love no-bake cheesecakes because every time I attempt to make cheesecake, it is an absolute disaster. For Thanksgiving, I had to go through 3 pumpkin cheesecakes. On the first one, the water seeped into the cheesecake even though I wrapped in foil. Water still seeped in on the second cheesecake even with the foil and an oven bag, and then the third one had no water bath so it had cracks! Yeah, not fun. So I promised myself never to make baked cheesecakes ever again, which has been kind of difficult but now I can fulfill my cheesecake cravings with these gorgeous babies!

    • Stephanie replied: — March 16th, 2012 @ 2:23 pm

      Haha! I’ve never attempted a “regular” cheesecake yet. I’m scared! LOL

      These no-bake cheesecakes are fool-proof!

  43. #
    Terra — March 17, 2012 at 11:47 pm

    OMG is right! These would be amazing:-) Your blog looks gorgeous by the way:-) Hugs, Terra

  44. #
    ELlen @ The Baking Bluenoser — March 23, 2012 at 9:16 am

    So simple, and they look so delicious! I am attempting these ASAP! Thanks for the recipe

    • Stephanie replied: — March 26th, 2012 @ 10:01 am

      Hope you like the recipe!

  45. #
    Brenda @ Losing it Little By Little — March 17, 2013 at 4:43 pm

    Just made this with reduced fat cream cheese and fat free whipped topping! It’s definitely boozy – so be aware! People who don’t like it really strong may want to add the liqueur to taste. The other option might be to used the Bailey’s coffee creamer for those who don’t like the alcohol but like the flavor. Might be a bit on the sweet side, though. Either way – a winner! :)

    • Stephanie replied: — March 17th, 2013 @ 11:03 pm

      Glad you liked it, Brenda! Great tip to use the creamer!


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