Cook's Hideout: Eggless No-Bake Mango Cheesecake (using Agar-Agar)

June 26, 2013

Eggless No-Bake Mango Cheesecake (using Agar-Agar)

Blogging Marathon# 29: Week 4/ Day 3
Theme: Bookmarked Recipes
Dish: Individual Eggless Mango Cheesecake without Gelatin based on Nags recipe @ Edible Garden
Day 3 of BM# 29 and today I have made a delicious No-Bake Eggless Mango Cheesecake that is to die for. I actually made it 3 times to get the measurement of agar-agar (Chinagrass) right (and to gobble it down of course). Nags original recipe used gelatin and the first time I tried I added the same quantity of agar and the result was rubbery mango jelly. As I said it took me two more attempts to get the right quantity for soft and smooth mango layer.
Eggless No-Bake Mango Cheesecake (using Agar-Agar)
This dessert is a crowd pleaser. I made it for my blog buddies and also for another get-together party. This is one recipe that looks sophisticated, but it takes very little time to put together.

Cheesecake can be made in a springform pan, but I prefer the individual servings in cute little glasses, so everyone gets to see how beautiful the dessert looks.
Eggless No-Bake Mango Cheesecake (using Agar-Agar)
For the crumb layer, I've used graham cracker crumbs, but any good quality digestive biscuits can be used. Also I used store bought Kesar Mango pulp that is already sweetened, but you can also use pureed fresh/ frozen mangoes. Amount of sugar used depends entirely on personal preference and the sweetness of the mango puree used.
Eggless No-Bake Mango Cheesecake (using Agar-Agar)
Mango Puree - ¾cup (I used store bought Kesar mango pulp)
Cream cheese - 4 oz. (½ of a 8oz. block) at room temperature
Heavy Cream - ¼cup
Sugar - ¼cup (or more, adjust according to the sweetness of the mango puree/ pulp)
Ground Cardamom - ¼tsp
Water - ½cup
Agar powder - 1tsp
Graham Cracker crumbs - ¾cup
Unsalted Butter - 3tbsp, melted
Roasted Nuts (Almonds, pistachios) - for garnish

  • Coarsely grind the graham cracker crumbs. Then add melted butter and whiz it to form slightly wet crumbs. Divide the crumbs evenly between the serving glasses (or 1 springform pan) amd press them into the bottom to form a uniform layer. Refrigerate the glasses to set.
  • In the meantime, combine softened cream cheese, sugar and heavy cream in a medium size mixing bowl. You can do it with your hand, no need for any fancy gadgets.
  • Bring ½cup of water and agar powder to a boil; simmer until the powder completely dissolves. This will take about 2 minutes.
  • Turn off the heat and cool for 2 minutes. Now add the mango pulp and cardamom powder. Mix well.
  • Add half of the mango mixture to the cream cheese mixture. Mix well and pour onto the chilled glasses  on top of the graham cracker layer. Return the glasses back to the fridge for this layer to set, about 10 minutes.
  • After 10 minutes, pour the mango-agar mixture in the glasses as the final layer. Return to the fridge and chill for at least 2-3 hours, garnish with roasted nuts and ENJOY!!
Eggless No-Bake Mango Cheesecake (using Agar-Agar)
This has become of one of my go-to desserts. It looks good and tastes excellent. Do give it a try, you will agree!!!!
Lets check out what my fellow marathoners have cooked today for BM# 29.


  1. What a heavenly dessert this was! i wanted to ask you for the recipe myself and here I have it. I am going to try this soon :)

  2. Stunning pictures!!! and silky smooth and creamy cheesecake is super tempting..
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  3. Those desserts look classy - restaurant grade!

  4. Pavani I use a lot of agar agar, though we get agar agar strands, but by now I am quite comfortable with its measurements. .this dessert looks and tastes heavenly. .made it without the cracker layer.super one !

  5. This cake is wonderful ! Love mangoes in any form!!

  6. Awesome cheesecake recipe spl mango flavor.

  7. The dessert surely looks sinful!..I love how you have layered yum..

  8. Nice clicks, such a good dessert,

  9. I remember how delicious this was. your photos look phenomenal

  10. How heavenly this can get? I wish I could grab a few glasses off the screen

  11. Looks so gorgeous and exotic !

  12. How many short glasses dessert will get ready from these ingredients??? Pls reply soon.

    1. Hi Neha, If you are using a single shot glass (which is about 1.5oz capacity), you will get about 14~16 shot glasses. If you are using double shot glass (~2oz capacity) -- you will get about 10~12 servings. Hope this helps. Let me know if you have any further questions and hope you enjoy this dessert.

    2. You saved my life. I wanted to make something fancy for diwali potluck and was after looking so many short glass desserts, I feel to make mango cheese cake with mango jelly or pudding and was looking desperately but I didn't find at least one recipe that satisfy me but yours just hit the spot. I am making this tomorrow and I am so excited. Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe. How much oz your glasses are? I am so confused what size be perfect for this dessert as I might be heavy due to cheese. Pls guide. Again thank you. Will let you know how my turn out.

    3. Hi Nehal, Happy Diwali. My glasses are about 4~5oz. You can take a bigger size glasses and fill it till half like I did and it would look good too. You can also mix and match different glasses. I might have added about 1~2tbsp graham crumbs/ 3~4tbsp cream cheese-mango mixture and 1~2tbsp mango puree for 1 serving. How many people are you expecting? Good luck with your party and please do let me know how these turned out.


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