No Bake Dairy and Gluten Free Lemon Blueberry Cheesecake
photo by recipe author


Servings: 8-12
Preparation Time: 20-25 minutes active prep + soaking and wait time

Gluten Free Crust:

  • 1/2 cup diced dried plums, or dates
  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup raw honey
  • pinch salt


  • 1 1/2 cups raw cashews, soaked overnight in water then drained*
  • 4 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • zest from 1 large lemon
  • 6 tablespoons virgin coconut oil, melted
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk**
  • 1/2 cup raw honey
  • 1/2 cup fresh blueberries

Optional Toppings:

Combine diced dried plums, walnuts and chia seeds in a food processor and pulse until finely chopped. Add the honey and salt and pulse again until a paste forms.

Press crust mixture into a 12 inch springform pan. Place pan in the freezer while you prepare the filling.

Combine all of the filling ingredients in a blender and mix until very smooth. Pour the filling into the crust and cover with plastic wrap then freeze for at least 4 hours, or overnight.

Allow cake to thaw at room temperature for about 10-15 minutes.

Top with dried cranberry powder, shredded coconut, cocoa powder, fresh blueberries, and edible or ornamental flowers.

Dip knife in warm water before slicing for easier serving.

Soaking Cashews:

*If you are making this cake last minute and don’t have time to wait, you may let the cashews soak in very hot water for 1 hour instead of overnight.

Homemade Coconut Milk:

**For the freshest coconut milk make homemade coconut milk. (See video at this link.)

Recipe and photograph submitted by Orissa. Submit your coconut recipes and photos here!