white chocolate peppermint cheesecake with a drizzle of white chocolate down the sides
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No Bake White Chocolate Peppermint Cheesecake

This delicious, yet simple no bake white chocolate peppermint cheesecake is perfect for the holidays. The cheesecake mousse is creamy and quite fluffy. There are peppermint chunks folded into the cheesecake and it's topped with a white chocolate drizzle, whipped cream, and peppermint candies. 
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword no bake cheesecake, No Bake White Chocolate Peppermint Cheesecake, white chocolate peppermint cheesecake
Prep Time 25 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 8 slices
Calories 781kcal
Author Miranda Couse

Ingredients

Crust

Cheesecake

  • 1 3/4 cups heavy cream
  • 16 ounces cream cheese room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 8 ounces white baking chocolate melted
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup peppermint chips/chunks chopped

Topping

  • 2 tablespoons white chocolate melted
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 12 peppermint candies

Instructions

Crust

  • In a mixing bowl, add in the graham crackers, butter, and sugar. Stir until the butter has coated all the graham crackers.
  • Press the cracker crumbs into a 9.5 inch spring form pan. Press it up the sides of the pan as well as on the bottom. Set aside.

Cheesecake

  • Place the heavy cream in a large mixing bowl. Using a hand mixer, beat until stiff peaks form. Set aside.
  • In a separate mixing bowl, add in the cream cheese and sugar. Mix until incorporated. Scrape down the sides and give it an additional mix.
  • In a small microwave-safe bowl, add the white baking chocolate. Microwave for 30 seconds and stir. Repeat microwaving for 30 seconds and stirring until the chocolate is melted.
  • Add in the melted white chocolate, peppermint extract, and vanilla extract and mix until combined.
  • Stir in the chopped peppermint chips with a spatula.
  • Fold in the whipped cream in thirds with a spatula. Don't overmix.
  • Pour the cheesecake filling into the crust and smooth out with the spatula.
  • Place in the fridge to set up overnight.

Topping

  • In a microwave-safe bowl, heat the white chocolate in the microwave for 30 seconds and stir. Repeat until melted. 
  • Place in a sandwich bag and press out all the air in the bag. Cut a small hole in the corner.
  • Drizzle the white chocolate over the top of the cheesecake.
  • Place the heavy cream and powdered sugar in a large mixing bowl. Using a hand mixer, beat until stiff peaks form. Set aside.
  • Place the whipped cream in a piping bag with a 1M tip. Pipe rosettes around the outer edge of the cheesecake.
  • Add the peppermint hard candies to each swirl of whipped cream just before serving.
  • Cut and serve!

Nutrition

Calories: 781kcal | Carbohydrates: 71g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 53g | Saturated Fat: 32g | Cholesterol: 132mg | Sodium: 630mg | Potassium: 444mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 46g | Vitamin A: 1410IU | Vitamin C: 0.4mg | Calcium: 270mg | Iron: 5.4mg