Have you ever wanted to make cheesecake but didn’t have time or the will power to wait for it to set in the fridge?
Have no fear, because freezing cheesecake is an option.
Cheesecakes are one of the best desserts to freeze because they can last for a long time without deteriorating in quality, and still taste just as good when thawed out.
In this article, we’ll give you tips on how to freeze cheesecake and how long it will last in the freezer, so that you can enjoy a slice anytime.
Why You Should Freeze Cheesecake?
Cheesecake is a sweet, rich dessert that would be amazing to eat in the summertime.
Unfortunately it’s not possible for everyone who wants cheesecake on their plate this time of year because they don’t have an oven.
Did you know that freezing your cheesecakes can extend its freshness and ensure its availability all-year-round?
If you find out about a last minute party, there’s no need to stress.
You can freeze cheesecake in the morning and have it defrost overnight for an amazing dessert at the party.
Keeping your cheesecake in the freezer can make it more dense and rich.
If you prefer a denser, richer cake, like New York style cheesecake, freezing it can do the trick.
Plus keeping it frozen reduces the chance of separating ingredients.
If you like light and fluffy desserts, then reconsider freezing your cheesecake.
How long Can You Freeze Cheesecake?
A cheesecake is one of the most difficult desserts to freeze so it’s important not to rush this process.
It can be stored for several weeks if you take precautions before freezing and plan ahead, but will last significantly longer when properly frozen.
For best results, frozen cheesecake should be eaten within a month of freezing.
But if you have no problem with the texture changing, then you could eat a cheesecake that’s been frozen for up to 2 months.
The most important step is making sure the cake doesn’t stick to the bottom of your pan when you’re baking it, as this will cause cracks in the surface once thawed and if it does happen there are ways to fix them which I’ll cover later on.
If you don’t have any issues with sticking then go ahead and freeze straight away but remember not to rush things.
The type of freezer wrap you use can also make a difference so avoid using anything too thick like foil or cling film because these won’t allow enough air circulation around your cheesecake during freezing.
Cheesecake is a special type of cake that can be stored in the fridge or freezer.
Most people prefer to keep cheesecakes refrigerated as it keeps them moist and fresh tasting.
It can last in a fridge for about 6 days but you can extend that by placing it in the freezer.
While cheesecake will remain safe to eat if frozen long-term, you should note that freezing and thawing repeatedly may cause changes in texture and flavor due to moisture loss.
How to Freeze Cheesecake?
To store cheesecake in the freezer, remove all toppings before freezing.
They will become soggy and will not taste good.
If you are freezing a cheesecake that you have made yourself, the first step is to chill your cake.
Most recipes will recommend placing the cheesecake in a freezer safe container for at least two hours or until it is fully chilled.
Once your cake has been chilled, remove any toppings such as whipped cream and cherries that are on top of the frosting before you place it in an airtight plastic bag.
Place your crust-less cake into the back first followed by lining ice cream sticks around the edges to keep them upright.
Stop and consider whether you want to freeze your cheesecake whole or in slices.
Freezing it whole will create a more dramatic presentation, but individual slices will make for easy snacking.
Alternatively, slicing the cake before freezing will allow you to put the pieces back together when thawed.
Cheesecake freezes well when wrapped securely in plastic wrap and tin foil.
I also recommend then placing it into a sealed container, such as an airtight Tupperware or heavy-duty Ziploc freezer bag.
How to Freeze Baked Cheesecake?
Baked cheesecake is a delicious dessert that should be served chilled, or frozen.
If you want to make sure your favorite baked cheesecake freezes well, there are some things you can do to ensure it will stay intact in the freezer for months on end.
First of all, don’t open up the crusts too much when baking.
You’ll need less filling and might have more room inside of the pan if you only cut an inch into each side before cooking it according to normal instructions.
Secondly, wrap tightly with plastic wrap after freezing it first with aluminum foil so any air is prevented from coming out which could cause cracks – this also helps keep ice crystals away.
The best way to store it long-term though, is to double wrap it with cling film and then put in a larger container that’s airtight.
Freezing this dessert for up to one month will maintain its flavor and texture best.
How to Freeze Cheesecake with Fruit Topping?
When preparing a cheesecake that has fruit pre-topped, always freeze the cheesecake without any topping.
You may thaw it overnight in the refrigerator before removing from its wrap and slicing for serving.
- Remove the topping from the cake before freezing.
- Wrap the frozen cheesecake in plastic wrap, including all of its edges and seal it tightly.
- Put the wrapped cheesecake on a flat surface or plate with indentations to help keep its shape when stacked.
- Place another large sheet of plastic wrap over top (to protect from freezer burn).
- Freeze for at least three hours before slicing. If freezing longer than one month, slice into serving size pieces first so they don’t freeze together too solidly.
How to Freeze Basque Cheesecake?
Basque cheesecake is a type of cheesecake that does not include any eggs in the recipe.
This means it is freezable, which makes it great for holiday gifts or potlucks.
This dish has many variations and some people call them Spanish cheesecakes while others refer to them as Italian Cheesecakes.
Regardless of what you choose to call these desserts they are delicious with fruit toppings on top or served plain alongside coffee after dinner.
To freeze Basque cheesecake, follow these steps:
- Make sure the cheesecake is fully cooked and set aside to cool. Once cooled, remove it from the pan and put it on a freezer-safe plate.
- Cover the cake entirely with plastic wrap and place it in a zippered gallon bag for additional protection.
- This dish can be frozen for up to three months.
- Defrost the wrapped cheesecake by leaving it out of the fridge for a day before slicing and serving.
How to Freeze Cheesecake with Graham Cracker Crust?
One popular cheesecake recipe is the New York Style Cheesecake.
The crust is typically made of graham crackers, that are crushed and combined with sugar to form a crumb-like mixture; butter or margarine is also added.
This cheesecake recipe usually has three layers: the bottom layer consists solely of ground graham cracker crumbs, often called “graham cracker pie”; the middle layer contains pastry cream as well as sour cream for flavor and texture; while the topmost layer includes custard (eggs mixed in milk) which helps bind all ingredients together.
This cheesecake freezes well.
Once the cake has cooled, you can cut it into reasonable sized servings.
Put the cheesecake into a freezer-safe container and cover it with plastic wrap.
This will help prevent any air from getting in, which can cause it to dry out or crack as well.
Label and date the container so you know when they were frozen.
How to Freeze No-bake Cheesecake?
No-bake cheesecake has always been a favorite dessert for me.
It’s quick and easy to make, always tastes great, and I can eat it guilt-free because there are no eggs or butter in the recipe.
It is best to keep no-bake cheesecake frozen until you are ready to serve it.
This will hold optimal flavor, texture and consistency of the dish – even after thawing overnight.
So if you’re making this delicious treat for dinner at home with your family tonight, follow these steps:
First off, allow the cake to cool completely. After a few hours in the fridge, it should be at room temperature.
Wrap individual slices of cheesecake tightly with plastic wrap then place them inside an airtight container and seal tight.
I prefer to use gallon-sized zip top bags as opposed to containers because you can put more cakes inside without having too much excess room.
Place wrapped no-bake dessert into freezer until frozen solid – this usually takes four hours or so but will depend on your freezer’s setting and how many pieces are being stored in there already.
Once fully frozen, transfer desserts back onto cookie sheet lined with parchment paper and freeze one hour longer before transferring to a labeled freezer bag or container for long-term storage.
The cheescake can last up to 4 monthds in the freezer, depending on how well it is wrapped and stored.
How to Defrost Cheesecake?
Defrosting a cheesecake is as simple as transferring it from the freezer to the refrigerator, but be wary that it could take overnight.
The steps for defrosting a cheesecake are as follows:
- Remove the wrapping and transfer to your refrigerator.
- Allow 24 hours, during which time it will thaw completely on its own.
- Once fully thawed, cover loosely with foil or plastic wrap to keep it from drying out, and store in the refrigerator.
No one should ever thaw a cheesecake by putting it in the oven, because this will melt it.
However, if you are in a hurry, place individual slices in the microwave for 30-45 seconds.
Once thawed, the cheesecake should be eaten within 2 days to avoid spoilage.
In conclusion, cheesecake is a great dessert for any occasion and is easy to make.
If you want to freeze it, first make sure the cake has been fully cooled and then wrap it in plastic wrap or aluminum foil before putting it into an airtight container.
You should also label the date on the package as well as what type of dessert is stored inside so that when you take it out again months later, you know how old it is.
This will help ensure that your frozen cheesecake lasts just as long as fresh.
The steps are simple enough that anyone can follow them so give it a try.