No-Bake Chocolate Swirl Cheesecake

By 1lady4

Only 15g carbs in a serving of this popular cheesecake, graced with swirls of real chocolate.

No-Bake Chocolate Swirl Cheesecake
  • 1/2 cup finely crushed graham crackers

  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted

  • 1 envelope unflavored gelatin

  • 3/4 cup fat-free milk

  • 2 8-ounce packages reduced-fat cream cheese (Neufchatel), softened

  • 1 8-ounce package fat-free cream cheese, softened

  • 1 8-ounce carton fat-free dairy sour cream

  • 1/3 cup sugar or sugar substitute* equivalent to 1/3 cup sugar

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla

  • 4 ounces semisweet chocolate, melted and cooled

  • Chocolate curls (optional)

  1. In a medium bowl, stir together finely crushed graham crackers and melted butter until crumbs are moistened. Press mixture evenly onto bottom of an 8-inch springform pan (may not completely cover bottom). Cover and chill while preparing filling.

  2. In a small saucepan, sprinkle gelatin over milk; let stand for 5 minutes. Heat and stir over low heat just until gelatin is dissolved. Remove from heat. Cool for 15 minutes.

  3. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese with an electric mixer until smooth. Beat in sour cream, sugar, and vanilla until well mixed; gradually beat in gelatin mixture. Divide mixture in half. Gradually stir melted chocolate into half of the mixture.

  4. Spoon half of the chocolate mixture over chilled crust in pan; spread evenly. Carefully spoon half of the white mixture over chocolate mixture in small mounds. Using a narrow, thin-bladed metal spatula or a table knife, swirl chocolate and white mixtures. Top with remaining chocolate mixture, spreading evenly; spoon remaining white mixture over chocolate mixture in small mounds and swirl again. Cover and chill about 6 hours or until set.

  5. To serve, using a small sharp knife, loosen cheesecake from side of springform pan; remove side of pan. Cut cheesecake into wedges. If desired, garnish with chocolate curls. Makes 16 slices.

  6. Make-ahead Directions: Prepare as directed through step 4, except cover and chill for up to 24 hours. Serve as directed in step 5.

Nutritional Facts

Nutrition Facts Per Serving
Total Fat
Saturated Fat
Diabetic Exchanges
Starch (d.e.)1
Fat (d.e.)2

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16 replies

Simtasticly Heaven
Simtasticly Heaven 2014-08-04 20:36:37 -0500 Report

As for sodium… did you know that a person, depending on age should be consuming between 1500 and 2300mg of salt per day? Just because something in excess is bad for you doesn't mean that you can not have it. 232mg of sodium is phenomenal. This receipe sounds awesome for my son who loves cheesecake. Its sooo low in carbs he wont even need an injection to eat it! Bravo!!

TLTanner 2014-07-30 13:57:47 -0500 Report

I absolutely HATE when people say and think you can get diabetes from eating sugar! Although eating a lot of sugar and/or carbs can make you fat and THEN you can get diabetes, it is NOT the SUGAR that makes you a diabetic. Not to mention that research is leaning more towards it being an auto-immune disease and NOT something SUGAR can give you, evaziem! It is also hereditary which means that SUGAR did NOT make you a diabetic. Some people…gee whiz!

evaziem 2014-06-14 16:15:26 -0500 Report

How graham crackers are low carbs? Loaded with flour and sugar… Hmmm..
I have a piece of unsweetened chocolate.

Carmelulu 2014-06-06 20:04:42 -0500 Report

This looks really good. A treat after a very light carb dinner. As far as salt, the only thing you could do is use unsalted butter. I have not seen low salt cream cheese. It is always better to eat lower fat because it is easier on your liver, which is part of the diabetes "thing". Since it is an 8" pie, the slices will be small, but you can still savor it by eating slowly and enjoying the flavors. If you don't like chocolate, don't see why you couldn't make it without it, since it is only 4 oz. Add a little orange or almond extract or swirl a bit of sugar-free preserves through it. Try some coconut and pineapple. Experiment and share some good recipe changes!

evaziem 2014-06-06 17:52:46 -0500 Report

This is NOT a recipe for diabetics and not for those who do NOT want to become diabetic, period.

Scorpioleidy 2014-01-30 15:55:26 -0600 Report

Any thoughts on how to best modify this to make vanilla wafers to use in my banana pudding? Leave out the cocoa & add more vanilla???

jenswan 2013-10-15 23:50:20 -0500 Report

I agree with aligmom that this would be better for diabetics if full-fat dairy products were used. You could also use a nut/nut flour crust instead of graham crackers to further reduce carbs. For the sweetener I'd use Swerve which is made from a combination of erythritol and a natural plant fiber sweetener and measures cup for cup like sugar, so you would use 1/3 c. of it. Also instead of regular semisweet chocolate I would use shavings from a bar of Lily's brand chocolate which is sweetened with stevia, and can be found at Whole Foods or Natural Grocers.

aligmom 2013-06-24 09:55:52 -0500 Report

The reason I gave this only two stars is that I was surprised of all the fat free products used in this recipe. As a diabetic you are supposed to use full fat products. Fat isnt the problem for diabetics its sugar and carbs. When you use low fat or fat free the sugar and carbs are higher, Fat free milk is higher in sugar thus raising insulin levels which causes you to actually store fat. The same goes with sour creams and cheeses. Corn syrup can be used to give more flavor when it is fat free. Especially in milk products. Recent research show its not the fat making us fat (and giving us diabetes) Its the sugary carbs.

kryton50036 2013-06-11 11:15:17 -0500 Report

Stormz… try using unsalted butter, other than that, maybe there are reduced sodium versions of the other ingredients.

Anonymous… as there salt is not included in the recipe, the use of sea salt really doesn't apply.

Cadeux Kitten
Cadeux Kitten 2013-05-31 17:12:58 -0500 Report

Oh my God does this look good!!! I wish I had the stuff to make it NOW!!! Does anyone know how large the pieces are?

stormz 2013-01-15 15:41:32 -0600 Report

sounds absolutely yummy. I can't wait to go shopping and get everything to make it. Only would love to figure out how to lower the Sodium. I am on a very low Sodium diet none is best for me. On rare days I will have some any ways. This would make one of those rare days. Sounds too good to pass up. :)