Today I am sharing a sweet little dessert that would be the perfect Valentine’s Day treat. A yummy recipe for vegan strawberry cheesecake is here! It’s perfectly sweet, creamy, mouthwatering and mini! Although I made this recipe with Valentine’s Day in mind, this pretty pink dessert would be great at any point in the year.
how long is cheesecake good for?
The beauty of making a no bake vegan cheesecake is that it lasts way longer than a classic baked cheesecake. If you store this vegan strawberry cheesecake in the freezer in a sealed container (to avoid freezer burn) it can last about a week and it is still amazing. It could probably last even longer than a week. It’s so nice to open the freezer and see you have a little treat waiting for you.
This gluten free strawberry cheesecake is the perfect meal prep dessert. You can make it ahead of time and leave it stored in the freezer. It would be a delicious Valentine’s Day dessert, but if you are like me and aren’t a huge V-day celebrator, you can make this no bake vegan cheesecake for any old reason.
here are a few reasons why I love this vegan strawberry cheesecake, so listen up!
- The strawberry chia jam swirl in this gluten free strawberry cheesecake is amazing. I even left a few spoonfuls out of the cheesecake to have on my toast the next morning for breakfast. The strawberry swirls in the cheesecake are mouthwatering and compliment the nutty base and creamy coconutty filling beautifully.
- I love that you can make this cheesecake ahead of time. It allows you to prepare a yummy vegan dessert when the time works for you. This vegan strawberry cheesecake needs some time to set in the freezer anyways so the earlier you make it the better. When you are ready to eat it, let it sit out for 2 minutes so it is extra creamy!
- There is maple syrup in the filling and a little in the chia jam but the base is completely refined sugar-free. It is a nutty base sweetened with dates. The dates add a chewy, caramel flavour to the cheesecake. The base isn’t overwhelming in flavour or sweetness because the star of the show is the filing. So the base in this no bake vegan cheesecake pairs with the filling and the strawberry swirl quite nicely.
Springform pans are the best! They create a minimal mess and are so functional when you are a baker. I’ve reused mine over and over again. This vegan strawberry cheesecake was made with 4-4″1/2 springform pans. With the pans, the cheesecakes can be removed with no stress and the pans are easy to clean. This vegan strawberry cheesecake was not tested in an 8″ but I feel confident that the 8″ would produce a beautiful large cheesecake, using the same measurements that are down below in the recipe.
Adam has been away for work and so when I made these mini vegan cheesecakes I had them sitting in my freezer for a little while. But each night I could cut a piece and eat it for dessert. It was definitely a highlight in my day. The creamy texture, sweet strawberry swirl and nutty base had my tastebuds screaming for more. This dessert isn’t heavy, it’s a nice light and not overly sweet treat that is perfect for celebrating self-love or for the love of a partner. Happy Valentine’s Day friends- whatever that looks like to you.