No Bake Oreo Cheesecake

Chara Teh

By
@inspiredbaking

This has been one of the favourites among my friends. I had gone over to a college friend's house to bake and this was among our exploits.

When my friend tasted it he actually punched me in the arm a few times and finally got round his slice of cake and all he could say was "OMG" for a good 5 minutes.

I have made it in many moulds and the picture you see was a special request for Valentine's Day last year from a friend for her boyfriend.


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Comments:

Serves:

Up to 8 if you ration the portions :)

Prep:

30 Min

Method:

Refrigerate/Freeze

Ingredients

CRUST

120 g
oreo cookies (sans filling)
60 g
butter, melted

OREO CHEESE MIXTURE

1 Tbsp
gelatin (*see note at bottom of recipe)
1/2 c
room temperature water
250 g
cream cheese, softened
300 ml
whipping cream, whipped
150 g
caster sugar
1/2 Tbsp
lemon juice
8 pieces
oreo cookies (sans filling), coarsely crushed (*see note)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Sprinkle gelatin over room temperature water, heat the water so it's warm then leave to cool.
2
Place all oreos without the filling in a food processor and pulse till fine. (or you can use a mortar and pestle for real old school, or line your hand with a sandwich bag and crush with fist)
3
Mix cookie crumbs with melted butter till evenly mixed, then press into the bottom of an 8" diameter round springform pan. Chill.
4
Beat cream cheese, sugar and lemon juice till smooth. Add in gelatine and beat on low speed till just incorporated.
5
Using a spatula, fold in the whipped cream. Once evenly mixed, fold in coarsely crushed oreos.
6
Pour mixture on top of the oreo base and freeze till set, about 4 hours - I usually freeze overnight.

*1 tbsp gelatin produces a more ice cream-like texture. For a firmer cake, increase up to 2 tbsp gelatin. For the oreos, I sometimes use more cookies.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Cookies
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American