No-Bake Eton Mess Cheesecake!

A Creamy, Sweet and Delicious No-Bake Eton Mess Cheesecake with Fresh Strawberries, Home Made Meringues, and oodles of Cheesecake Goodness!

It’s Summer, it’s hot.. and all I want is Eton Mess. I have made my Eton Mess with Homemade Meringues so many times I can’t count. However, I wanted to try something a little different. Therefore, Eton Mess Cheesecake happened! It’s a delicious mix of a classic Buttery Biscuit base for the base of the Cheesecake, with a Fresh Strawberry & Philadelphia filling. It has freshly whipped cream on top, with some homemade mini meringue kisses, with even more fresh strawberries, meringues and freeze dried strawberries.

I wasn’t too sure how to approach making the filling to be strawberry like. In reality, you can make it strawberry like by using a coulis instead of fresh strawberries like in my No-Churn Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream, but this time I went fresh. I’ve tried this recipe several times now, and you can add a few more fresh strawberries to the filling, but you risk it not setting quite so much. I chopped mine quite fine, but they work in bigger chunks easily as well. If they are bigger, you can easily add more. I didn’t want the cheesecake to be overly strawberry flavoured, so I left it at that.

 

I made some homemade mini meringue kisses to top the cheesecake with, and they’re so much easier to make than you think. Simply whip the egg whites to soft peaks, and then start adding one teaspoon of caster sugar a time whilst whipping, and it’ll slowly turn into meringue! I used some Sugarflair Christmas Red Food Colouring to make my meringue kisses stripey, but this is entirely optional of course!

I honestly adore this recipe, and it’s the perfect summer dessert. If you’re not a fan of strawberries then you can easily make it with raspberries, blackberries, etc! I hope you love this as much as I do… ENJOY!

5 from 1 vote
No-Bake Eton Mess Cheesecake!
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Meringues
1 hr 40 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 

A Creamy, Sweet and Delicious No-Bake Eton Mess Cheesecake with Fresh Strawberries, Home Made Meringues, and oodles of Cheesecake Goodness!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Cheesecake
Servings: 12 Slices
Calories: 413 kcal
Author: Jane's Patisserie
Ingredients
Mini Meringues!
  • 3 Medium Egg Whites
  • 150 g Caster Sugar
  • Red Food Colouring
Biscuit Base
  • 300 g Digestives
  • 150 g Unsalted Butter (melted)
Cheesecake Filling
  • 500-600 g Full-Fat Cream Cheese
  • 100 g Icing Sugar
  • 300 ml Double Cream
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 100-200 g Strawberries (chopped)
Decoration
  • 150 ml Double Cream
  • 2 tbsp Icing Sugar
  • Fresh Strawberries
  • Freeze Dried Strawberries
Instructions
For the Meringues
  1. Preheat the oven to 100C/90°C Fan and line two Baking Trays with Parchment Paper!

  2. Separate the eggs into a spotlessly clean bowl (stand mixer bowl) and discard the yolks – or use them to make something else!! – but be careful not to get anything else in the egg whites such as a spot of yolk as this will ruin the meringue!

  3. Whisk the Egg Whites on their own until soft peaks are form – it’ll double/triple in volume and look foamy and white, nothing like the normal egg white! Continue whisking the eggs on a Medium-High Speed and add the Caster Sugar a teaspoon at a time making sure its whisked in before you add the next spoonful. I realise this is time consuming, but adding the sugar any quicker will ruin it!

  4. Once the sugar is all in the mixture with Meringue should be ultra white, glossy, and if you hold the bowl upside down nothing will fall out! If you’re brave, hold it above your head when you test it ? Put the 1cm round tip that you’re using into a Disposable Piping Bag with the end removed. Brush a few stripes of the Sugarflair Christmas Red Food Colouring into the inside of the Disposable Piping Bag that you’re using – I did three lines to make a pattern!

  5. Pipe the Meringues onto the baking sheets – I use a 1cm round tip to make my little Meringue shells – Bake in the oven for 1 & 1/2 hours and then turn the oven off. Leave the Meringues to cool off completely in the oven till the oven is cold! This is very important that you leave them to cool off completely as if you take them out any sooner they will taste amazing, but they won’t crush down and they’d have the Chewy Meringue feel you can get sometimes!

For the Cheesecake
  1. Blitz the biscuits in a food processor to a fine crumb, or mash them up in a bag and add the melted butter – pulse a few times until it is combined well. Tip into a 8″/20cm Deep Springform Tin and press down firmly – chill in the refrigerator whilst you do the rest!

  2. With an electric mixer (I used my KitchenAid) Mix the Philadelphia and Icing Sugar together until smooth, it’ll only take a few seconds – whilst whisking slowly, pour in the liquid double cream & Vanilla and continue to Whip the Cream Cheese/Cream Mixture until it is starting to thicken. (Don’t whip it too fast, I whisk it on level 6/10 on my kitchenaid maximum. Too fast and it may split.. better to be slightly under whipped than over whipped!)

  3. Once its thick, fold through the chopped up strawberries. It might look a little odd at first as its quite a moist fruit mixing into a mixture, but be gentle and thorough! Spread onto the biscuit base and spread evenly. Leave to set in the fridge, covered, for 5-6 hours, or preferably over night.

  4. Carefully remove the cheesecake from the tin, and decorate with some whipped creamed and top each swirl of cream with one of your homemade meringues. Put some fresh whole strawberries into the middle of the cheesecake, crush over some meringues, and some freeze dried strawberries! Enjoy!

Recipe Notes
  • I recommend using a 8″/20cm Deep Springform Tin and Disposable Piping Bagin this recipe!
  • I use my Sugarflair Christmas Red Food Colouring for the food colouring as I only use concentrated colourings like these – supermarket ones won’t work as they’re too liquid.. but gel ones might!
  • I personally used Philadelphia Cream Cheese in this recipe as I find it the best Cream Cheese by far and it’s available in nearly every supermarket ever! You can also use Mascarpone, but they both MUST be Full-Fat!
  • I always set my cheesecakes in the fridge overnight otherwise they risk being a little sloppy still – you’re more likely to get a better result for the longer you leave it  :) 
  • This Cheesecake will last covered in the fridge for 3 days!
Nutrition Facts
No-Bake Eton Mess Cheesecake!
Amount Per Serving
Calories 413 Calories from Fat 270
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 30g 46%
Saturated Fat 17g 85%
Cholesterol 97mg 32%
Sodium 267mg 11%
Potassium 132mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 30g 10%
Sugars 17g
Protein 5g 10%
Vitamin A 22.2%
Vitamin C 6.2%
Calcium 7.3%
Iron 6.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

ENJOY!

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20 comments

  1. I’m going to make this recipe this weekend! Could I add some crushed meringues to the cream cheese filling?

  2. Hi Jane,
    Im planning on making this dessert this weekend. I dont have Christmas red paste but do have Wilton red food gel… will this still be ok for the meringue kisses?

    Many thanks

  3. I’ve made this several times – it’s a great recipe 🙂 I’m going to make a batch of mini versions next. Love all your recipes xx

  4. Hi Jane
    Planning on making this lovely cheesecake at the weekend and was wondering how far in advance could I make the meringue kisses….would 2 days be ok and store them in an air tight container? Also when cutting the strawberrys up for the filling are you cutting them up smaller than quarters?
    Thank you x

    1. You can make the meringue kisses very far in advance, up to a month, as meringue itself once sealed into a container takes ages to go off so 2 days is easy! Depending on size I would say the pieces are about 1cm in size for the strawberries.

  5. Just finished making this as an alternative to Christmas pudding. Really easy recipe to follow and looks great 🙂 Thank You!

  6. I very rarely comment on blogs, but I just had to tell you how beautiful this is and what a clever idea you have come up with. I am going to adapt this to a Keto-friendly recipe and can’t wait to serve it at my next dinner party. Thanks for sharing!

  7. Made this yesterday. Was so amazing, thank you for the recipe! I blended the strawberries for the filling instead. This is going to be a frequent dessert for me!

  8. Hi,
    I’m so excited to make this recipe, but I was just wondering if it would be possible to blitz the strawberries down, so there aren’t any chunks in the cream cheese filling?
    Would the recipe need altering or would it work ok?
    Xxx

  9. My first attempt at a cheesecake and I made this one. Brilliant recipe and tastes so good!!
    Hope to make the mini creme egg cheesecake for Easter weekend (that’s if I don’t eat the mini eggs first!!! lol) ?

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