Even if you love the beach, it's not always possible to go in person. Maybe you don't have any beaches in your vicinity and don't have the time or the means to travel to a beach worth visiting. Maybe you do have beaches nearby but they're simply too crowded (and you're trying to avoid crowds during the pandemic).

Whatever the reason, beach lovers deprived of the sunshine, bracing breeze, the sound of the waves and seagulls and the sensation of walking on the shore as the water laps at their feet can only resort to substitutes to stimulate their imagination.

A sound machine playing waves, a movie or TV show, or even a beautiful poster can work...

And if you happen to be skilled in making desserts and have an eye for photography like Japanese culinary creator Chez Mitsu, you might just make a cheesecake and post the stunning photos you see below:

Sea and beach no-bake cheesecake

Reproduced with permission from Chez Mitsu (@chez_mitsu)

With this breathtakingly beautiful no-bake cheesecake which is both a feast for the eyes and the palate, Chez Mitsu skilfully created the three-dimensional effect of the seabed rising up to meet the shore, depicting a gorgeous cerulean blue ocean in the form of jelly on top of a bed of cheese. Moreover, the addition of crust crumbs on one edge to express sand on the beach helps to bring the scene to life.

When viewed in a cross-section when the cake is cut into slices, the three layers of blue, white and brown for the crust also create an artistic contrast.

For those wondering how it was made, Chez Mitsu started with a recipe posted on the YouTube channel Tastemade, but made a few changes. No-bake cheesecake is often made with yogurt but Chez Mitsu used egg yolks and cream. This is similar to ice cream, so using that as a hint...

...the culinary artist provides the following recipe for no-bake cheesecake:


  • 300 g (10.6 oz) cream cheese
  • 300 g (10.6 oz) vanilla ice cream
  • 15 g (5 tsp) gelatin powder

How to make

  • 1. Soften and mix cream cheese with a whisk.
  • 2. Dissolve gelatin powder in a small amount of water and blend into cheese.
  • 3. Melt ice cream at room temperature, blend into cream cheese mixture, then pour into molds.

Chez Mitsu's cake elicited numerous reactions, such as:

  • "I've seen many beautiful looking cakes but this is the first one that is both beautiful and one that I'd love to try."
  • "So gorgeous. It's a work of art!"
  • "The transparency is so beautiful...It looks like a tropical beach."
  • "When viewed from above, it also looks like Planet Earth."

Chez Mitsu likes to use jelly for a beautiful effect in cheesecake creations, such as this peach rose cheesecake...

...or other sweets such as these cloud jelly cakes:

They also use their photography skills to create attractive compositions, in this case showcasing subtly colored sodas and ice cream floats:

If you'd like to see more beautiful sweets, follow Chez Mitsu's Twitter account.

By - grape Japan editorial staff.