5 from 4 votes
Rainbow Cheesecake on a cake stand
Rainbow Cheesecake Recipe
Prep Time
20 mins
3 hrs 20 mins
Total Time
20 mins

This Rainbow Cheesecake Recipe is a gelatin free, no bake cheesecake, perfect for any rainbow themed party. It's as much fun to make as it is to eat! Make sure to allow a few hours of freezing time. You don't have to commit 3 hours straight, you can do the layers throughout the day before you plan to serve the cheesecake.

Course: Dessert
Servings: 16
Calories: 456 kcal
Author: Diana Johnson
  • 24 graham crackers
  • 1 cup butter melted
  • 4 packages cream cheese softened (32 ounces)
  • 2 14 ounce cans sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • food coloring red, orange, yellow, kelly green, light blue, royal blue, violet
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • confetti sprinkles
  1. Crush up a box of graham crackers into crumbs. You can use a food processor or just crush them in a sealed bag.

  2. Mix the crumbs with melted butter and press into the bottom and up the sides of a springform pan, then place in the freezer to firm up.

  3. Mix softened cream cheese, sweetened condensed milk, vanilla extract and lemon juice until completely smooth and creamy.

  4. Divide the cheesecake filling between 7 bowls, then mix one color into each bowl.

  5. Remove crust from freezer and spread the red filling into the bottom. Freeze for 15-30 minutes, until set.

  6. Repeat with remaining colors, freezing each color until set. Your freeze time will shorten for each layer as you go since the cheesecake is getting colder and colder.

  7. When purple layer on top is set, pipe swirls of whipped cream around the edge and sprinkle with funfetti.

  8. Keep cheesecake in the freezer until ready to serve. To get those perfect rainbow layers slice the cheesecake fresh from the freezer, and clean your knife between each slice.

Recipe Notes

Want to guarantee your cheesecake filling sets? If you don't mind using gelatin, just mix one package with 1 cup boiling water. Stir that into your filling before dividing it between your bowls. Then make as directed.

Nutrition Facts
Rainbow Cheesecake Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 456 Calories from Fat 261
% Daily Value*
Fat 29g45%
Saturated Fat 17g106%
Cholesterol 88mg29%
Sodium 314mg14%
Potassium 246mg7%
Carbohydrates 44g15%
Sugar 32g36%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 930IU19%
Vitamin C 2.2mg3%
Calcium 180mg18%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.