whole no bake oreo cheesecake topped with whipped cream swirls and oreo pieces on white background

Learn how to make no bake oreo cheesecake that is fluffy, creamy and smooth – it’s all about how you combine the ingredients! Make no bake oreo cheesecake with homemade whipped cream or cool whip, and homemade or store bought crust. 

No Bake Oreo Cheesecake is…

  • fluffy, creamy and smooth
  • thick and rich, but light all at the same time
  • has the perfect amount of oreos with an oreo crust and oreos inside the cheesecake filling
  • 100% no bake! 

You can make this no bake cheesecake recipe even quicker by using a store bought crust. 

Total Time Required

  • 5 minutes to make oreo crust
  • 15 minutes to make cheesecake filling (meanwhile the crust is chilling in the freezer)
  • 8 hours+ to chill the cheesecake in the fridge
a slice of no bake oreo cheesecake on a white plate

How To Thicken No Bake Cheesecake

Making fluffy, creamy and smooth no bake cheesecake is all about HOW you incorporate the ingredients. The cheesecake filling comes together in 4 steps. 

STEP 1 – BEAT THE CREAM CHEESE

Beat the cream cheese and powdered sugar for 1-2 minutes with an electric mixer, until creamy and smooth. And I really do mean 1-2 minutes, I want that cream cheese to be smooth. 

STEP 2 – MAKE WHIPPED CREAM

Beat the heavy whipping cream, remaining powdered sugar, and vanilla extract in a separate bowl that has been CHILLED in the freezer. Whip with an electric mixer until stiff peaks form, meaning the whipped cream is thick and holds its shape.

STEP 3 – COMBINE

Add the creamy cream cheese to the whipped cream (along with the crushed oreos) and mix them together on low speed for 30-60 seconds or just until you can’t tell which is the cream cheese and which is the whipped cream.

The result should be a thick, fluffy, mixture that holds its shape very well.

STEP 4 – THE CHILLING PERIOD

No bake cheesecake filling needs to be chilled in the fridge for at least 8 hours, but I highly recommend overnight. The chilling period helps the cheesecake to set and thicken, which is very crucial for cutting clean cheesecake slices.

how to assemble no bake oreo cheesecake

My No Bake Cheesecake Isn’t Firm – What Happened? 

Here are a few issues that could cause this problem.

1. The heavy cream wasn’t whipped long enough. For no bake cheesecake to set, it’s critical that the heavy cream is whipped until stiff peaks form. This means the whipped cream should be thick, scoop-able with no droopiness. It should be fluffy and hold its shape. 

2. The cheesecake wasn’t chilled long enough. One time I made this recipe and only let the cheesecake chill for 6 hours, instead of the recommended 8+ hours. The cheesecake wasn’t quite as firm and sturdy as when I let the cheesecake chill overnight. 

no bake oreo cheesecake in a springform pan with a slice removed

How Long Does No Bake Cheesecake Keep in the Fridge? 

You can store no bake cheesecake covered in the fridge for up to 5 days. Putting the cheesecake inside a cake keeper works great or you can cover the top with plastic wrap.

Can I Substitute Cool Whip in No Bake Cheesecake? 

Yes, however, the cheesecake will not be as firm and sturdy, but just as tasty! Use two 8 oz containers of cool whip in place of the heavy whipping cream. 

slice of no bake oreo cheesecake with bite missing on white background

Can I Use a Store Bought Crust?

Yes! Any 8 or 9 inch store bought oreo or graham cracker crust will work!

Can You Freeze a No Bake Cheesecake?

I do not recommend freezing the cheesecake in order to speed up the chilling process that happens in the fridge, because freezing the cheesecake will change the texture.

However, you can freeze the entire cheesecake to use at a later point in time. Make sure the cheesecake is wrapped well in plastic wrap, then wrap again with aluminum foil. To thaw the cheesecake, remove it from the freezer and remove all the wrapping. Place the cheesecake inside a cake keeper and keep it in the fridge overnight to thaw.

whole no bake oreo cheesecake topped with whipped cream swirls and oreo pieces on white background

How To Cut Clean Cheesecake Slices

In order to cut perfectly crisp slices, be sure to clean your knife after every single cut. It can be annoying, but you will have the most perfect slices!

How Many Oreos are in a Package?

A 14.3 oz package of regular oreos contains 36 cookies. The 19.1 oz family size package contains 48 cookies. We recommend buying a family size package for this recipe. 

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No Bake Oreo Cheesecake

No Bake Oreo Cheesecake

Yield: 8 or 9 inch cheesecake
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Additional Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours 30 minutes

Learn how to make no bake oreo cheesecake that is fluffy, creamy and smooth - it’s all about how you combine the ingredients!

Ingredients

Oreo Crust

  • 24 oreos, finely blended
  • 6 tbsp unsalted butter, melted

NO BAKE CHEESECAKE FILLING

  • 2 packages full fat cream cheese, 8 oz each, room temperature
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream, equal to 1 pint
  • 1 & 1/2 cups powdered sugar, divided into 1 cup and 1/2 cup
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 8 finely crushed oreos (about 3/4 heaping cup)

Whipped Topping (optional)

  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream, equal to 1 pint
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Oreos

Note

  • We recommend buying a 19.1 oz family size package of oreos for this recipe.

Instructions

BEFORE YOU BEGIN

  1. Place a metal or glass mixing bowl and beaters in the freezer for 15 minutes. This is used for the whipped cream.

Oreo Crust

  1. In a blender or food processor, blend the oreos. 
  2. In a mixing bowl combine the oreos and melted butter. Stir together until a thick mixture forms.
  3. Press the crust into an un-greased 8 or 9 inch springform pan. You can also use a pie pan. Use your fingers and the bottom of a flat cup (I like to use my 1/2 measuring cup) to evenly distribute the crust on the bottom and the sides of the pan. Make sure the crust mixture is really compacted.
  4. Place the crust in the freeze for 15 minutes before adding the filling. If you’re preparing the crust days or hours in advance, cover with foil or plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator.

NO BAKE CHEESECAKE FILLING

  1. In a mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese and 1 cup powdered sugar with an electric mixer until smooth and creamy, 1-2 minutes. Set aside.
  2. Remove the metal mixing bowl from the freezer. Add the heavy whipping cream, 1/2 cup powdered sugar, vanilla extract and beat with an electric mixer until the whipping cream has stiff peaks, about 4-5 minutes.
  3. Add the cream cheese and 8 finely crushed oreos to the whipped cream and mix them together on low speed for 30 seconds or just until you can’t tell which is the cream cheese and which is the whipped cream. Alternatively, you can fold them together with a spatula.
  4. Scoop the filling into the crust and smooth with an offset spatula. Cover with foil and place in the fridge to set for at least 8 hours - overnight is recommended.
  5. Before serving, remove the outer ring of the springform pan. Use a sharp knife to cut the cheesecake into slices. In order to cut perfectly crisp slices, be sure to clean your knife after every single cut. It can be annoying, but you will have the most perfect slices!

Whipping Topping (Optional)

  1. Place a metal or glass mixing bowl in the freezer for 15 minutes.
  2. Remove the bowl from the freezer. Add the heavy whipping cream, powdered sugar, vanilla extract and beat with an electric mixer until the whipping cream has stiff peaks, about 4-5 minutes. Pipe whipped cream dollops around the edge of the cheesecake and top with oreos. 

Notes

We recommend buying a 19.1 oz family size package of oreos for this recipe. 

Read the post above to answer questions..

  • How To Thicken No Bake Cheesecake
  • My No Bake Cheesecake Isn’t Firm - What Happened? 
  • How Long Does No Bake Cheesecake Keep in the Fridge
  • Can I Substitute Cool Whip in No Bake Cheesecake
  • Can I Use a Store Bought Crust
  • Can You Freeze a No Bake Cheesecake

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