If you find yourself in the mood to whip up something sweet but don’t want to deal with your oven, this is the recipe for you. With a no-bake cheesecake, you don’t need to stick around to ensure your cake doesn’t get too toasty in the oven. You’re free to stick it in the fridge and let it do its thing while you go about your day.
We find that this is the perfect recipe for when you’re hosting people at home and have to deal with ensuring other aspects of your dinner party are settled. Start with this no-bake Oreo cheesecake and you won’t have to spend another second thinking about what you’re to serve during dessert.
How to Make No Bake Oreo Cheesecake
- 1 cup sugar powdered or icing
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 15 oreos crushed
- 2 cups heavy whipping cream chilled
- 16 oz cream cheese softened
- 24 oreos blended
- 4 tbsp butter melted
- You’re going to want to start with the base, so go ahead and chuck your crust Oreos into your blender or food processor. Keep going till you’re left with a nice, fine Oreo powder. Pour in your melted butter and blend some more.
- Press your cookie crumble mixture out into a pan that you have lined with parchment paper. The parchment paper makes it easier to get your cake out later on. Use a glass with a flat base to help you press the mixture onto the base evenly.
- Set your crust in the fridge while you move on to prepare your filling.
- You can choose to either use a standing mixer or a hand-held one for this next step. While you could also opt to use a whisk, we don’t recommend this unless you have some serious arm stamina.
- Start by combining your softened cream cheese and icing sugar. Mix till smooth.
- Mix your heavy whipping cream and vanilla extract in a separate bowl. Keep going until the mixture is fluffy yet stiff.
- Fold into your cream cheese mixture.
- Now ensure you have crushed your Oreos before tipping them into your mixing bowl. We find putting your Oreos into a big ziplock bag and crushing them with a rolling pin works very well.
- Keep mixing until you have a well-blended concoction that is smooth save for the chunks of Oreos.
- Retrieve your cookie crust from the fridge and pour in your cake cream cheese blend.
- Smooth out the mixture with a spatula.
- You can now either crush more Oreos to top your cake with or leave it the way it is.
- Put your cake in the fridge and let it sit for a minimum of 4 hours.
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1. Can I customize this no-bake recipe?
What we love about this recipe is that it is extremely versatile. If you aren’t a fan of Oreos, you can choose to swap it out for any cookie. The rest of the ingredients remain the same while you get to come out looking like a well-versed baker at your next potluck.
If you’re looking for a classic, New York cheesecake you can opt to use digestive biscuits as your cookie base and skip adding crushed cookies into the cake mix.
2. How can I make this no-bake recipe healthier?
Alternatively, if you are health conscious and have been depriving yourself of all things delicious in a bid to cut calories, you will be happy to know that this recipe can be made healthier. Ditch the heavy whipping cream and opt for Greek yogurt instead. Use the same measurements for your Greek yogurt.
You will find that you can get that same luscious creaminess that you’d associate with heavy whipping cream from Greek yogurt. However, you will be skipping out on a lot of unnecessary calories with this nifty substitute.
Do take note that if you are using Greek yogurt, you wouldn’t need to whip it till you see stiff peaks as Greek yogurt is naturally stiffer than heavy whipping cream.
We love no-bake recipes as they literally could not get any easier. Whip a few things together and let you fridge take charge. Once you have the basics down, you're free to try a number of combinations.
Let us know in the comments below what your favorite version of the no-bake Oreo cheesecake is!