Thursday, August 25, 2011
No oven necessary! This tangy no-bake cheesecake is elegant and light. The perfect summer dessert. It tastes like creamsicle popsicles from my childhood. Those used to be my all-time favorite ice-cream truck treat, which this cake takes its inspiration from.This is an awesome time saver as you can make it ahead and store it in the freezer several days before you want to serve it. It is deliciously refreshing served straight from the freezer but you can also thaw for 20-30 minutes for a softer cake if you like.No Bake Orange Creamsicle Cheesecake 9" round | adapted from Foodie with Family 20 cream filled vanilla cookies (like Golden Oreos) 1 stick butter, melted 2 (8 oz.) packages cream cheese, room temperature Zest and juice from 1 orange 1 cup heavy whipping cream 1/2 tbsp vanilla extract 3/4 cup granulated sugar 1. In a food processor, pulse cookies until they are crumbs. Add butter and pulse until combined. Spray 9-inch tart pan with non-stick cooking spray. Press crumb mixture into tart pan, pressing down firmly to pack down. Refrigerate until ready to fill. 2. In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese on high until smooth and creamy. Scrape down the sides with a spatula. Add orange juice and zest and continue to mix until evenly blended. Add heavy cream and mix until slightly thickened. Scrape down the sides, add sugar and vanilla and mix on high until thick. 3. Spread evenly over prepared crust. Cover with plastic wrap or foil and freeze for at least 2 hours prior to serving. Can be served frozen or thawed for 20-30 minutes before served.