A buttery biscuit base, with a creamy no-bake vanilla cheesecake topping. Pure, simple and very indulgent! 
low carb vanilla cheesecake

Back to basics with a low-carb vanilla cheesecake.

A buttery biscuit base with a creamy, no-bake vanilla cheesecake topping. Pure, simple and very indulgent! 

This is the same as my lemon cheesecake recipe, but perfect for someone who doesn’t enjoy lemons.

low carb vanilla cheesecake

Vanilla cheesecake

A buttery biscuit base, with a creamy no-bake vanilla cheesecake topping. Pure, simple and very indulgent! 
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Course: Desserts, Snacks
Cuisine: British
Diet: Diabetic, Vegetarian
Keyword: cheesecake, no-bake cheesecake, nut free, vanilla cheesecake
Free or Subscription Recipe: Free Recipe
Free from: coconut, eggs, nuts
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Resting Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 480kcal
Author: Jo Paterson


  • 100 grams digestive biscuits crushed (or Nairn's Gluten Free Biscuit Breaks)
  • 50 grams butter melted
  • 150 ml double cream
  • 180 grams cream cheese full-fat
  • 2 whole vanilla pods split lengthways and de-seeded
  • 4 tsp xylitol or erythritol sweetener to taste


  • Add the melted butter to the crushed biscuits and mix well until the biscuit crumbs are fully coated in butter
  • Divide the buttered biscuit crumb between 4 ramekins or glasses and push down lightly to form a biscuit base
  • Whip the double cream with a electric whisk until it stiffens
  • Add the cream cheese and seeds from the vanilla pods to the cream and whip until fully combined
  • Add xylitol granulated sweetener to your liking and taste. I use 4tsp, but you may prefer less or more depending on your taste. Start by adding 1 tsp, taste, then add more until you are happy with the sweetness
  • Divide the cheesecake mix onto the biscuit base. Decorate with slices of berries, or nuts and refrigerate for around an hour. The cheesecakes can be eaten straight away, but taste better once refrigerated


*Vanilla extract or paste can be used for this recipe, but be mindful that many contain high amounts of sugar. Using a vanilla pod gives you a pure vanilla flavour without the added sugar.

You do not have to use any sweeteners in this recipe if you do not wish to, however this means that the only sweetness comes from the other ingredients used (which for a many is not going to be sweet enough).
Artificial powdered sweeteners such as sucralose (like Splenda) or aspartame (like Canderel) can be used in this recipe but they may raise blood glucose levels and can leave a nasty bitter aftertaste.
NOTE: For the best outcomes with this recipe, it is best to use the recommended ingredients in the quantities stated.


Calories: 480kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 42g | of which saturates: 24g | Fibre: 1g | of which sugars: 9g