Giraffe’s Love No-Bake Vegan Cheesecake


The wonderful people at Laughing Giraffe Organics emailed this recipe for a no-bake vegan cheesecake straight from the Giraffe’s mouth (and graciously granted a reprint here) who was I to argue?! Especially since they churn out some of the most delicious granola and macaroons (lovingly named Snackaroons) I have ever sunk my teeth into.

Seriously, Laughing Giraffe knows healthy snacks and sweets, so this one is bound to be a winner … and did I mention? It is easy too.

Special Diet Notes: No-Bake Vegan Cheesecake

By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan, and vegetarian.

Giraffe’s Love No-Bake Vegan Cheesecake
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Okay, enough rambling, here is the recipe for The Laughing Giraffe’s dairy-free, soy-free, egg-free “cheesecake” with a decadent (yet nutritious) almond crust …
Serves: one yummy 9-inch “cheesecake!”
Almond Date Crust
  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 2 cups almond crumbs
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons date paste (blend up some dates to make your own if needed)
Cheesecake Filling
  • 3 cups cashews soaked (at least one hour)
  • ½ cup lemon juice
  • ¾ cup raw agave
  • ¾ cup coconut oil, melted
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon nutritional yeast
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ vanilla bean, scraped
Almond Date Crust
  1. Mix all ingredients together well by hand.
  2. Line 9-in tart pan or springform pan with plastic wrap and press crust to desired thickness with slightly moistened hands.
  3. Chill crust prior to filling, or dehydrate crust for 24-48 hours, chill, then fill.
Cheesecake Filling
  1. Blend all ingredients in blender until completely smooth.
  2. Pour into prepared crust and chill in freezer for at least one hour to set.
  3. Keep refrigerated until ready to serve.

About Author

Alisa is the founder of, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.


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