No-bake Oreo cheesecake

Oreo cheesecake has been on my mind for quite some time. I decided the time had come to try and make it when I found Oreos on discount at the store. It felt like a sign. The problem is that of course this lucky coincidence at the store happened two months ago and I’ve only found the time now to turn the cookies into the key feature of my most recent cheesecake. I’m not even going to blame work or lazyness here for not being able to make this cake earlier. The truth is that winter has finally (!) arrived and with -10°C outside the last thing I wanted to make was a no-bake cheesecake.

Don’t get me wrong. Even on the coldest days I will still gladly scoop out ice cream directly from the tub right into my mouth. It’s warm inside, a cold dessert is nothing scary. What I lacked this time was the motivation to make such a fresh dessert as a no-bake cheesecake. The right mood. These days I feel like all I want is hot chocolate and crepes with Nutella. Please. (and I’ve been making crepes with nutella quite often I must confess) But alright, the time has come and the past weekend I finally made my Oreo cheesecake. We had a guest staying for the weekend and I figured I’d treat him to a nice oreo cheesecake

No-bake Oreo Cheesecake:

  • 250 g Oreo cookies
  • 40 g butter
  • 2 gelatin sheets
  • 40 ml milk
  • 400g cream cheese
  • 250 g mascarpone
  • 150 g powdered sugar
  • 1/4 tsp crushed vanilla bean

Please notice: this recipe fits a 14-cm cake pan and serves 5-6. Melt the butter in a small pot and in the meantime add 100 g of Oreos (that is about 10 cookies) to a food processor and crush them. Combine crushed cookies and melted butter and spread this mixture to the bottom of a springform pan. Let sit in the freezer until the rest is ready. In a small bowl soak the gelatin sheets in cold water. Add the milk to the same saucepan where the butter had been melted and warm it up until it’s almost boiling. Remove the water from the gelatin, squeeze it well, and pour the hot milk over it. Stir to melt the gelatin and combine. Let cool to room temperature (if you live in Sweden and it’s February, I recommend putting it on the windowsill with the window open for 5 minutes).

In a medium bowl combine the cream cheese and powdered sugar and beat with a hand mixer at medium speed. Add the vanilla and the mascarpone and combine. When the gelatin milk has cooled down to room temperature, mix that in as well. On a cutting board chop about 10 Oreos and fold them in the cream cheese mixture. Take the Oreo crust out of the freezer and pour the cheesecake mix into the pan. Lastly, chop 5 more biscuits and add them to the top as decoration. Chill the cake in the fridge, preferably overnight. If tight on time, the cake can be good after about 5 hours and can be kept in the freezer throughout the first I generally prefer baked cheesecakes, I won’t deny the delicious charm of no-bake cheesecakes. My favourite part is definitely the crust, that heavily butter-scented biscuit base. What’s great in this cheesecake is that the biscuit crunch is not only found in the crust base but all over the cake as it’s packed with Oreos inside and on the oreo cheesecakeWho cares about the weather, really. It’s cold and snowy outside, but I will skip the hot crepes with Nutella this time. Time to open the fridge and indulge on this cheesecake, instead!


  1. elliebleu February 14, 2017 at 21:54

    Nothing better than oreo cheesecake 🙂 Yours turned out lovely!

    1. Eva February 16, 2017 at 23:53

      Aww thanks 🙂

  2. dainarmb February 15, 2017 at 03:44

    this looks delicious and like a must try! I’m not the biggest fan of cheesecake, but I love everything oreos so this is definitely gonna happen soon!

    1. Eva February 16, 2017 at 23:54

      Glad to be a source of inspiration. Oreos are amazing cookies, I agree with you!

  3. Christina February 21, 2017 at 15:30

    I totally get your feeling about wanting hot chocolate and not being in the right mind-set for a no-bake cake! I’ve been wanting to try a no-bake cake in such a long time now but in no way was I gonna try it during winter 😀 your cake looks so so delicious so I will put it on my potential no-bake cake list 😉

    1. Eva February 27, 2017 at 23:28

      You will not regret it, despite the freezing cold outside 😀

  4. ayanaori February 21, 2017 at 22:39

    It looks so good! I’ll try it

    1. Eva February 25, 2017 at 16:37

      Thank you! I hope you’ll enjoy it!

  5. cakespy June 1, 2017 at 12:52

    This is such a thing of beauty. Like coca cola, the oreo cookie is not just mere sweet ingestable but cultural icon, and I love them both nostalgically and flavor-wise. This is a beautiful cheesecake! Love that it’s a no bake variety, too.

    1. Eva June 1, 2017 at 13:25

      I agree with you, the oreo cookie is a cultural icon! Thanks for the comment, I hope this has inspired you to make yourself an oreo cheesecake soon!

  6. Candi July 9, 2017 at 20:40

    It looks so yummy Eva! Can’t wait to try it!! 🙂 And the pictures turned out great!

    1. Eva July 9, 2017 at 23:52

      Thank you! I’m really happy about the photos, I think that cow mug just found the perfect cake to go with!

  7. Ivana Jelinkova July 9, 2017 at 21:56

    I just love this cheesecake, it´s perfect for summer. Oreo is wonderful with any combination, but it´s just mouthwatering with cheesecake. I guess we like same sweet stuff, Oreo and Nutella are ones of my obsessions too 😀

    1. Eva July 9, 2017 at 23:51

      Oh yes! I’m a big Nutella person, too! 😀 Now I’m thinking Nutella cheesecake!!


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