Lactose-free cheesecake

Lactose-free cheesecake

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This lactose-free cheesecake with strawberries not only looks beautiful but also tastes delicious. The combination of a tasty crust, creamy vanilla-flavoured filling, and sweet and zesty glaze works incredibly well. Serve it as a dessert to end a meal in style or as an afternoon delicacy that is a bit out of the ordinary. It is perfect for both occasions and is sure to impress and delight your guests. So, give our lactose-free strawberry cheesecake a chance next time you want to try a delectable no-bake dessert.


  • Pulse biscuits and almonds in a food processor until finely ground.
  • Melt coconut oil over low heat and mix with biscuit and almond mixture.
  • Line an 18 cm springform tin with baking paper and press the biscuit mixture evenly into the pan. Leave in the refrigerator to cool.
Lactose-free cream cheese filling:
  • Soak gelatine leaves in a bowl of cold water for 10 minutes.
  • Transfer gelatine leaves and any excess water clinging to them to a saucepan. Melt and remove from the heat as soon as they have melted.
  • Stir cream cheese, yogurt, icing sugar, and vanilla seeds in a mixing bowl.
  • Mix 2 tablespoons of the cream cheese mixture with the warm melted gelatine and stir it well and quickly.
  • Stir the gelatine with cream cheese into the mixing bowl with the rest of the cream cheese mixture and mix well.
  • Pour the cream cheese mixture onto the crust and spread it evenly.
  • Place the lactose-free cheesecake in the refrigerator.
Strawberry glaze:
  • Soak gelatine leaves in a bowl of cold water for 10 minutes.
  • Mix strawberries, water, lemon juice, finely grated lemon zest, and leftover vanilla pod from the cream cheese filling in a pan and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce the heat and let it simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Strain the glaze through a sieve and put it back in the pan with sugar.
  • Heat until just below boiling point, the sugar must be dissolved.
  • Add gelatine to the pan, stir well, and remove the pan from the heat.
  • Let the glaze cool to room temperature and pour it over the cold lactose-free cheesecake.
  • Place the strawberry cheesecake in the refrigerator for at least 3 hours.

A lactose-free no-bake cheesecake like this one is a great dessert to make ahead of time as it needs time to set. It needs at least 3 hours in the fridge but will only benefit from being chilled for at least 6-8 hours. This means you can make it the night before you need it, leave it in the fridge overnight, and serve it the next day.


Make sure that you melt the gelatine leaves entirely to avoid chewy strings. This goes for the cream cheese filling as well as the strawberry glaze.

Questions about lactose-free cheesecake

To learn more about lactose-free cheesecake, read below where we have gathered some of the most frequently asked questions about it.

Is cheesecake lactose-free?
Traditional cheesecake is typically made with cream cheese and butter, which are dairy products that naturally contain lactose. However, since there are many great lactose-free products on the market, it is entirely possible to make a lactose-free cheesecake for those wishing to limit their lactose intake and indulge in a tasty dessert. Our recipe for lactose-free cheesecake with strawberry glaze is one such treat.
Can you make a lactose-free cheesecake in advance?
Yes, in fact, it is the perfect dessert to make ahead because it needs several hours to set in the fridge. So, you can easily save time and make it the night before and it will be ready to serve the next day. This also allows the flavours to meld together, making the cheesecake even more delicious.
How long does lactose-free cheesecake last in the fridge?
Lactose-free cheesecake can typically be stored in the fridge for up to 3-5 days. To ensure maximum freshness, cover it with plastic wrap or aluminium foil to prevent it from drying out or absorbing any unwanted flavours or odours from the fridge. Storing it in an airtight container or a covered cake stand to further protect it from exposure to air and moisture is a good idea.


Coconut oil
100 g
Bastogne biscuits, or similar biscuits with cinnamon and caramelised sugar
130 g
60 g
Lactose-free cream cheese filling:
Gelatine leaves
Lactose-free cream cheese
500 g
Lactose-free greek yogurt
150 g
Icing sugar
100 g
Vanilla pod
Strawberry glaze:
Gelatine leaves
175 g
100 ml
Lemon juice
1 tsp
Lemon zest
1 tbsp
100 g

Try our recipe for delicious lactose-free cheesecake

In recent years, cheesecake has become one of the most popular no-bake desserts out there. From crust to filling and toppings, it displays a great combination of textures and may be prepared with just about any type of flavouring. This is why easy cheesecake recipes are so plentiful.

Our take on a lactose-free cheesecake with strawberries combines a spiced biscuit crust with a vanilla-flavoured cream cheese filling and tops it off with a vibrant strawberry glaze. The result is a sweet dessert with a nuanced flavour profile and a lot of great textures.

To balance the flavours of the cake and keep it from becoming overly sweet, we add tangy Greek yogurt and lemon. The flavourful lemon juice and zest brighten the sweet, red strawberry glaze that makes the creation so decorative, while the yogurt freshens the cream cheese filling.

Indulge in this sweet and fresh strawberry cheesecake

A glazed strawberry cheesecake tastes bright and refreshing. The vibrant red berry glaze complements the creamy and decadent filling perfectly. This is why our lactose-free cheesecake with strawberries is such a popular choice.

Though the flavour of the strawberries may, of course, vary depending on the type of strawberry used as well as the season, they usually have a fresh and fruity taste with pronounced hints of sweetness. Their sweetness is balanced by the tangy and slightly sour taste of the lactose-free cream cheese filling, creating a well-rounded flavour profile living up to the beautiful appearance of the strawberry cheesecake.

The same beautiful outside and palatable inside – free from lactose

Visually, there is no way to tell a lactose-free cheesecake and a traditional cheesecake apart. A lactose-free cheesecake has the same creamy texture and rich flavour that people love in traditional cheesecakes. By using lactose-free dairy products such as cream cheese, yogurt, and butter, these cakes can offer the same great taste and texture without any discomfort.

In addition to being a great option for those wishing to be mindful of their lactose intake, lactose-free strawberry cheesecake is a dessert that can be enjoyed by everyone. It is a great way to make sure that everyone can indulge in a delicious dessert, whether it is for a special occasion or just a sweet treat after a meal.

Other no-bake treats without lactose include lactose-free raspberry cream, lactose-free coffee ice cream, and lactose-free vanilla pudding.

Use your favourite flavours and colours

The vanilla-flavoured cream cheese filling lends itself well to a range of different flavours. This means you can experiment with fresh fruits and berries in your glaze to discover your favourite combination. Try some of these suggestions, or come up with your own, for how to make a cheesecake without lactose that is both vibrant and interesting.

If the bright red colour appeals to you, but you like a bit more tartness, a raspberry glaze is just the thing. Blueberries are another great option for a glaze, as they provide a deep blue-purple colour and a slightly tart flavour. The tartness of these berry options complements the vanilla filling and the biscuit crust well.

For a tropical twist, try using either mango, passionfruit, or pineapple in your homemade glaze. Pureed mango will give you a bright orange glaze with a sweet tropical flavour, while passionfruit can provide a tangier tropical flavour and a bright yellow-orange colour. Pineapple can be pureed and combined with sugar to make a vibrant yellow glaze that tastes tangy as well as sweet.