Unbaked Cheesecake with Mint and Coconut

This light and delicious NO BAKE cheesecake is perfect for summer. It is made with lower fat cream cheese, whipping cream, Swiss meringue and garnished with a mix of coconut and mint. I have also added a layer of cake roll in between, but other cake leftover or even Oreo cookies would make a great substitute.
Recipe inspired by Food Network

  • 2 tbsp White rum
  • 2 tbsp Fresh lime juice
  • 1 envelope / 7 g Gelatin
  • 650 g 17% Cream cheese, softened
  • 100 g Whipping cream
  • 3 Egg whites
  • 120 g Sugar
  • 5 slice Swiss rolls
  • 2 tbsp Desiccated coconut
  • 10 Mint leaves
  1. Combine the rum and lime juice in a medium, heatproof bowl, and sprinkle the gelatin over the surface. Allow to soak for 5 minutes, then place the bowl over a small pan of gently simmering water and stir several times to melt the gelatin, about 1 minute. Remove the bowl from the pan and cool the gelatin slightly.
  2. Beat the cream cheese at medium speed until soft and light, scraping the bowl and beaters often. Beat in the cream until smooth. Combine the egg whites and sugar in the clean, dry bowl of the electric mixer and heat over simmering water, whisking constantly, until the egg whites are hot and sugar is dissolved. Attach the bowl to the mixer and whip with the whisk attachment at medium speed until cold and firm.
  3. Beat 1/4 of the cream cheese mixture into the dissolved gelatin, then beat the gelatin mixture into the remaining cream cheese. Fold in the meringue in several additions.
  4. Line a 25x13x6 cm /10x5x2 inch loaf pan with plastic wrap and set aside. Pour half of the filling into the prepared loaf pan, then the Swiss rolls and lastly the other half of the mousse. Cover and refrigerate until at least 6 hours or overnight until set.
  5. Use a vegetable chopper to process the desiccated coconut and mint leaves until well combined. Remove the cake from the form and place it on a serving plate. Sprinkle the coconut-mint mixture all over the cake.


Srividhya Ravikumar 9/7/11 06:05

looks awesome and lovely presentation as always..

Bo 9/7/11 06:10

I love all the flavors in this...lime, coconut, mint. It looks amazing too.

S.V. 9/7/11 06:14

This looks very good!!! No one in my family likes cheesecake but me :(

Betty @ scrambled henfruit 9/7/11 06:41

As hot as it is, anything "no bake" sounds perfect! This looks absolutely scrumptious. :)

Anonymous 9/7/11 06:56

Beautiful presentation! Most no-bake cheesecakes are served in a graham cracker crust...this is so....ELEGANT!

kitchen flavours 9/7/11 07:04

Beautiful and delicious looking dessert! Looks very pretty with the rolls in the centre!

Three-Cookies 9/7/11 07:31

This recipe looks quite different from a regular unbaked cheesecake, esp with the way the meringue is used. Never seen this before - was this your own invention?

Tina 9/7/11 07:35

looks tempting n delicious...

sangeeta 9/7/11 07:52

gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous !!!!!

Lisa H 9/7/11 09:47

Awesome ... very pretty and elegant cheesecake...
I like :D

grace 9/7/11 09:47

how lovely, angie! the cake roll in the middle is a marvelous and extraordinary touch, and i love the mint-coconut combination! :)

Spoon and Chopsticks 9/7/11 10:18

That's a wonderful idea for an unbaked cheesecake. I'll definitely give it a try. Thanks for sharing!


Rosa's Yummy Yums 9/7/11 10:37

A deliciously refresing dessert! I'd love a slice of it now.



busygran 9/7/11 11:07

This is a lovely dessert after dinner! Interesting combo of coconut and lime!

adorasbox 9/7/11 11:20

Such a lovely recipe. Lovely flavours. The swiss roll in the middle mkes the dish so pretty.

Angie's Recipes 9/7/11 11:51

@Three-CookiesI thought that's not something new..no, I didn't invent it, and the recipe is slightly adapted from food network.

A Spoonful of YUMM ! 9/7/11 11:53

i wouldn't have thought of this flavor ! great that you experiment so much. looks lovely

Maris (In Good Taste) 9/7/11 12:00

You really had me at unbaked and when I saw the photos and read the recipe I was all yours! Fantastic!

Veronica@mycatholickitchen 9/7/11 12:33

The best part about this, other than the eating, is that you dont have to turn your oven on. Because it is easy to make is a added plus.

Medeja- CranberryJam 9/7/11 13:20

Wow! It looks and sounds very beautiful!

Tina @flourtrader 9/7/11 13:27

Wow-this is an elegant summertime dessert. Impressive that you added the layer of cake roll in between. Great job-Yum!

Santosh Bangar 9/7/11 14:03

amazing goreous looking dish

tinytearoom 9/7/11 14:25

wow. this looks as soft as a cloud. It looks so good.

Heather S-G 9/7/11 14:32

I love the look and sound of this...so airy and dreamy, almost =)

Sarah 9/7/11 14:34

oooh! its awesome! love the combination!

Sarah 9/7/11 14:35

i seriously cant stop ogling at the pics!

Peggy 9/7/11 15:19

This sounds so delicious! Love the combination of mint and coconut =)

Carol @ There's Always Thyme to Cook 9/7/11 15:25

Very pretty cake, looks delicious! Love how you used a jelly roll for the layer.

Ree 9/7/11 16:15

Well doesn't that look like a heavenly cloud of delicious! Just gorgeous!!! Yum. =)

Barbara 9/7/11 16:44

What a super recipe, Angie. And that middle layer makes it so elegant! What a lovely presentation! Bookmarking this one. My family will love it.

Kate@Diethood 9/7/11 17:03

Gorgeous!! I especially like the roll in the middle... nom nom nom!!

Kelly | Eat Yourself Skinny 9/7/11 17:10

Wow this looks absolutely delicious!! What a great recipe! :)


That is lovely. The layer in the middle looks so tender.

Sam Hoffer / My Carolina Kitchen 9/7/11 17:54

So summery and light. Oreos would also be great as you suggested.

Rumana Rawat 9/7/11 18:09

OMG!!!! that is so beautiful looking cake:)

ann low 9/7/11 18:25

Beautiful cheesecake :) Love the combination of mint and coconut, sounds so delicious!

Janine 9/7/11 18:50

I love how the addition of the mint leaves make the cake look so fresh and "spring-like"!

Gloria Baker 9/7/11 19:22

OMG This look absolutely georgeous dear Angie!!! beautiful, gloria

Mimi's Kitchen 9/7/11 19:42

Great flavors for a hot summer day.

Jocie's Mom 9/7/11 21:46

At first glance, I thought this was a savory dish and then I read the ingredients and my tummy smiled really brightly! What a cheesecake! Well done :)

chow and chatter 9/7/11 22:42

looks beautiful and so tasty hope your having a great summer :-)

peachkins 10/7/11 00:50

I love the presentation,Angie!!

spcookiequeen 10/7/11 04:27

Angie, this sounds so good, light and refreshing. I love the cake rolls in the middle and the topping. I would have to hide this one from myself. Hope you are enjoying your weekend.

Priscilla - She's Cookin' 10/7/11 07:12

You had me with "unbaked" but sold me with the cake roll in the middle! It looks so light and refreshing - a lovely summer dessert, Angie.

Sprigs of Rosemary 10/7/11 12:36

I just love this! Everything about it! Pretty, (relatively) simple, and some of my favorite flavors. Beautifully done!

Foodafok 10/7/11 14:28

I love it! This is a special recipe for me.

Anne 10/7/11 16:12

Did somebody say coconut??? Angie...this is gorgeous! And even better that it is no-bake! : )

Unknown 10/7/11 16:48

Oh dear... Creamy refreshing and gorgeously done...

Lorraine 10/7/11 17:04

You always make everything looks so elegant and beautiful! This is a gorgeous cake. I love that it is no-bake, great for summer. Love the flavors of coconut and mint too:)

Cathy at Wives with Knives 10/7/11 17:39

Wow, Angie, I love this cake and its beautiful presentation. I can't wait to try the meringue layer. It looks so light and airy and perfect with the layer of cake. Thanks for an excellent post.

Xinmei @ Pudding Pie Lane 10/7/11 19:46

Wow, what an amazing and unusual recipe. I shall be trying this, you have a great blog and great recipes, thanks :)

Maria 10/7/11 20:23

This looks like a perfect summer treat! Delicious!

Sashquatch 10/7/11 20:54

I could have SWORN i commented on this the first time i saw it but it seems not! I dont really know where to start, i think this is one of the most unique and gorgeous sounding summer recipes ive come across so far and looks far more impressive and difficult than the instructions seem. So beautiful and scrumptious, you have such a lot different and special recipes, this is yet another to be added to the to-make list :)

Unknown 10/7/11 23:09

What a fun cheesecake! How about giving me some???
*kisses* HH

lisa is cooking 11/7/11 00:57

What a great summer dessert! The cake roulade in the center looks fantastic.

Ilke 11/7/11 01:55

It looks as elegant as a wedding cake to me! I am trying to stay away from baked cheesecakes since I can never bake without a crack in the middle. Perfect recipe for me.

Cynthia 11/7/11 03:24

This is sheer elegance!

Elin 11/7/11 03:41

I am drooling at your unbaked cheesecake. Lovely ! Great idea to add leftover cake for this recipe :) and thanks for sharing another wonderful cheesecake :)

Monet 11/7/11 04:51

We are in need of cool desserts like this! It is so hot right now in Texas. Thank you for sharing this creamy dessert with me. I hope you had a joy-filled weekend, and I'm wishing you a blessed week full of love, laughter and family.

Unknown 11/7/11 05:14

Awesome work, the design cut pattern looks very nice :) Looks delicious

Puja 11/7/11 06:55

Wow wow n wow ~ The cheese cake looks like a master piece! Very neat work, I bet it tasted delicious as well :)
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maameemoomoo 11/7/11 10:41

What a coincidence! I've recently made an unbaked cheesecake too.. but girl, i'll be more than glad to trade mine with yours!

briarrose 11/7/11 14:21

What a lovely no bake. The cake layer in the middle adds a nice little surprise center.

Faith 11/7/11 15:02

What a lovely and elegant dessert this is! And absolutly perfect for summer since it no-bake!

RecipeGirl 11/7/11 15:34

What a beautiful and perfect recipe for summer. Love it!

Tiffany 11/7/11 17:59

OH MY GOODNESS! This is stunning. Delicate and delicious!

Platanos Mangoes and Me! 11/7/11 22:06

Unbelievably interesting and besutiful.

Elisabeth 11/7/11 22:22

I love no-bake cheesecakes. The rum, the coconut, and the mint makes it so refreshing, and give it a nice "kick" from the rum. Delicious and irresistible:DDD

Juliana 11/7/11 23:17

Oh! I love the idea of unbaked...specially during Summer...
The cheesecake looks beautiful and I love the combination of mint and coconut, so refreshing.
Have a wonderful week ahead Angie :-)

Belinda @zomppa 12/7/11 00:23

I don't usually like cheesecake, but I could get behind this.

Joyti 12/7/11 00:33

That sounds like one amazing dessert. Love the no-bake part - so great for summer (no turning on the oven). It looks so fresh and refreshing too.

Raquel @ Erecipe 12/7/11 03:13

i can't wait to make this unbaked cheesecake, my kids really love cheesecake. I am so amaze on all your recipe I really like it.

tigerfish 12/7/11 03:44

It does not look like unbaked cake at all!Amazing!

Unknown 12/7/11 04:03

I love these flavor combos. Mint and coconut! Sounds delicious : )

Dorina 12/7/11 13:02

Oh , what a great ideea , and it looks so delicios.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 12/7/11 14:25

What a delightful dessert for the summer, Angie! I love your interpretation with the mint and coconut and also the idea of putting a cake roll in the center to offset all of the creaminess. Wonderful cheesecake!

Unknown 13/7/11 06:28

That is such a cool idea.

expert contabil 13/7/11 18:05

Oh my God this looks so good and i`m sure that it is delicious too. I think it is not a very difficult recipe so i will give it a try, thanks a lot for sharing.

Kumi 13/7/11 23:29

What a refreshing and beautiful cake! I can almost taste the light&airy goodness.

kim sisto robinson 15/7/11 16:55

Ooooh, My,
this would be so elegant to serve at a shower...
or to Eat Right This Minute :) WOW

Shoutforfood 24/3/12 18:14

How beautiful and rustic this is! Looks delicious!


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