Orange Dreamsicle No Bake Cheesecake

Think back to when you were younger and that ice cream truck came singing down your street. What is the first thing you thought of, and be honest?! Creamsicles correct? I thought so!

That flavor that never truly leaves your memory. The bright orange color, the creamy taste with just a touch of zing from the orange, is one of the best memories of summer.

Combine that with the perfect taste of cheesecake and you have a winner!

Now classic cheesecake is always the best way to have cheesecake, however, for fun recipes like this one, the no bake variety of cheesecake is so handy and has such a creamy cheesy flavor. This is the perfect dessert for year round eating.

Frequently Asked Questions:

            How do I store this cheesecake?

Like all cheesecakes, this one too, should be kept in the refrigerator. Covered with plastic film or in an airtight container. This cheesecake will last for 3 days in the refrigerator.

            Are there other variations?

I am sure that you could make a cherry Creamsicle, or even try a blueberry or strawberry.

            How long should I chill it before serving?

I recommend at least four hours, however, if you can refrigerate it for an overnight period of time, that would be the best. This allows the cake to set completely.

            Should I use graham crackers for the crust?

You could, however this is made with cookies. Whichever is your preference, please follow that.

What do you need to make Orange Dreamsicle No Bake Cheesecake

            12 ounce box of Nilla Wafer cookies

            1 ½ cups granulated sugar

            4 tbsp butter, unsalted and melted

            16 ounces of cream cheese, softened to room temperature

            2 cups heavy cream

            1 small box orange jello mix

            1 cup boiling water

            ½ cup Confectioners sugar

            ½ tsp vanilla extract

            Zest of one orange

How to make Orange Dreamsicle No Bake Cheesecake

FIRST STEP:

Using a blender or food processor, pulse the Nilla Wafers until they form a good crumb

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Add ½ cup sugar and the melted butter and pulse again

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SECOND STEP:

Spray a 9 inch Springform pan with a nonstick spray

Spread the cookie crumb mixture on the bottom of the prepared pan. Press on the bottom and slightly up the sides of the pan

Place the pan into the freezer for 30 minutes

THIRD STEP:

In a large mixing bowl beat together the cream cheese and 1 cup of granulated sugar until creamy.

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Set this to the side temporarily

FOURTH STEP:

In another bowl whisk the orange jello and the boiling water together until the jello is dissolved

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FIFTH STEP:

In another mixing bowl  whip the heavy cream, vanilla extract, confectioners sugar and the orange zest until you form stiff peaks

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SIXTH STEP:

Combine half of this mixture with the orange jello mixture and the other half of the mixture with with the cream cheese mixture

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You will then alternate spreading these mixtures in the prepared pan, starting with the cream cheese mixture and ending with the whipped cream mixture.

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Place into the refrigerator for 4 hours, or overnight to fully set the cake.

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Enjoy!

YAY!

YUM!

Orange Dreamsicle No Bake Cheesecake

Orange Dreamsicle No Bake Cheesecake

Yield: 16
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients

  •             12 ounce box of Nilla Wafer cookies
  •             1 ½ cups granulated sugar
  •             4 tbsp butter, unsalted and melted
  •             16 ounces of cream cheese, softened to room temperature
  •             2 cups heavy cream
  •             1 small box orange jello mix
  •             1 cup boiling water
  •             ½ cup Confectioners sugar
  •             ½ tsp vanilla extract
  •             Zest of one orange

Instructions

FIRST STEP:

Using a blender or food processor, pulse the Nilla Wafers until they form a good crumb

Add ½ cup sugar and the melted butter and pulse again

Spray a 9 inch Springform pan with a nonstick spray

SECOND STEP:

Spread the cookie crumb mixture on the bottom of the prepared pan. Press on the bottom and slightly up the sides of the pan

Place the pan into the freezer for 30 minutes

THIRD STEP:

In a large mixing bowl beat together the cream cheese and 1 cup of granulated sugar until creamy.

Set this to the side temporarily

FOURTH STEP:

In another bowl whisk the orange jello and the boiling water together until the jello is dissolved

FIFTH STEP:

In another mixing bowl  whip the heavy cream, vanilla extract, confectioners sugar and the orange zest until you form stiff peaks

SIXTH STEP:

Combine half of this mixture with the orange jello mixture and the other half of the mixture with with the cream cheese mixture

You will then alternate spreading these mixtures in the prepared pan, starting with the cream cheese mixture and ending with the whipped cream mixture.

Place into the refrigerator for 4 hours, or overnight to fully set the cake.

Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 16 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 420Total Fat: 27gSaturated Fat: 16gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 70mgSodium: 190mgCarbohydrates: 42gFiber: 0gSugar: 33gProtein: 4g