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No-Bake Strawberry Oreo Cheesecake

No-Bake Strawberry Oreo Cheesecake

No-Bake Strawberry Oreo Cheesecake — this decadent dessert is light, fluffy, creamy, and sweet!

Craving a creamy, dreamy dessert that doesn’t involve turning on the oven? Look no further than this vibrant No-Bake Strawberry Oreo Cheesecake! This recipe is a symphony of flavors and textures, bursting with juicy strawberries, crunchy Oreo goodness, and a velvety smooth cheesecake filling. And the best part? It requires minimal effort and baking time, making it perfect for any occasion, any time of year.

Decoding the Dream Team: Exploring the Ingredients of No-Bake Strawberry Oreo Cheesecake

Crust:

  • Cookies (cream removed): The crumbled remains of Oreo cookies, minus the sweet creme filling, become the base or the topping for this cheesecake. Imagine a deep chocolatey foundation with a slight texture, ready to soak up the richness of the filling.
  • Unsalted Butter (melted and cooled slightly): This acts as the binding agent, transforming the crumbly cookies into a cohesive crust. The melted butter adds richness and a hint of buttery flavor, while cooling it slightly prevents the cream cheese from melting on contact.

Filling:

  • Sugar (organic preferred): A touch of sweetness to balance the tangy cream cheese and complement the fruitiness of the strawberries. Organic sugar adds a natural touch, but any granulated sugar will do.
  • Strawberries: These juicy gems burst with fresh sweetness and tartness, contrasting beautifully with the creamy filling. Imagine their vibrant red flecks scattered throughout, promising a refreshing bite.
  • Cream Cheese (regular, at room temperature): The heart and soul of the filling, offering a creamy, slightly tangy base. Bringing it to room temperature ensures smooth mixing and a perfectly consistent texture.

Topping and Flavor Magic:

  • Oreo cookies crumbles: Instead of being relegated to the base, the crushed Oreos take center stage, forming a delightful and decadent crumble topping. Imagine a generous layer of rich chocolate cookie bits, flecked with the sweet white creme filling, adding a satisfying crunch with every bite.
  • Frozen Whipped Topping: Light and fluffy, it adds a dreamy airiness to the cheesecake. Its sweetness balances the tangy notes, creating a delicate contrast.
  • Crumbles of Oreo Cookies:
  • Almond Extract and Vanilla Extract: A warm, nutty hint from almond extract and the classic comfort of vanilla elevate the flavor profile. Imagine a subtle complexity that enhances the natural sweetness of the strawberries.
  • Lemon Juice: A secret weapon! A touch of bright citrus cuts through the richness, adding a refreshing zing and preventing the cheesecake from becoming cloyingly sweet.

This ingredient list paints a picture of a dessert that’s not just delicious but also beautifully balanced. From the earthy chocolate crust to the vibrant, juicy strawberries, each element sings in harmony, creating a flavor symphony that will have you reaching for another slice (or two!).

No-Bake Strawberry Oreo Cheesecake
No-Bake Strawberry Oreo Cheesecake

Let’s break down the magic:

  • The Crust: A symphony of crushed Oreos and melted butter, this base is simple yet irresistible. The rich chocolate complements the strawberry and cream, while the texture adds a delightful crunch with every bite.
  • The Filling: Creamy, tangy, and oh-so-satisfying, the no-bake filling stars cream cheese whipped to fluffy perfection. We fold in a touch of vanilla for warmth and freshly mashed strawberries for a vibrant burst of sweetness.
  • The Topping: Fresh strawberries offer a burst of bright, juicy sweetness, while a dollop of whipped cream (optional but heavenly!) adds a touch of light airiness. You can even drizzle with some melted chocolate for an extra layer of decadence.

Beyond the Basics:

Feel free to get creative! This recipe is your canvas. Here are some ways to personalize your No-Bake Strawberry Oreo Cheesecake:

  • No-Bake Strawberry Oreo Cheesecake can be made in advance. Less sugar is used in this recipe because of personal taste.
  • The more sugar added, the sweeter the dessert will be.
  • Removing the cream filling from the cookies will make the dessert less sweet.
  • You can also choose to make a plain cheesecake and add whipped cream and strawberries on top.
  • Swap the Fruit: Swap strawberries for other berries like blueberries, raspberries, or even a mix for a vibrant flavor explosion.
  • Make it Mini: Portion the filling into individual ramekins or cupcake cups for adorable personal cheesecakes.
  • Get Fancy: Drizzle on some caramel sauce, sprinkle with chopped nuts, or top with edible flowers for a touch of elegance.

No matter the season, this No-Bake Strawberry Oreo Cheesecake is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. So ditch the oven, grab your whisk, and whip up a batch of this blissful dessert. Your taste buds (and anyone lucky enough to share) will thank you!

Bonus Tip: This cheesecake is even better after a few hours in the fridge, allowing the flavors to meld and the crust to set. So go ahead, indulge in a midnight snack – we won’t tell!

No-Bake Strawberry Oreo Cheesecake
No-Bake Strawberry Oreo Cheesecake
No-Bake Strawberry Oreo Cheesecake

No Bake Strawberry Oreo Cheesecake

No Bake Strawberry Oreo Cheesecake, quick and delicious.
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Prep Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Course Dessert, Desserts
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 468 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 12 Oreo Cookies cream removed
  • 3 tablespoons Unsalted Butter melted and cooled slightly
  • 1/2 cup Sugar organic preferably
  • 1 cup Strawberries diced
  • 8 oz Cream Cheese regular cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 8 oz Tub of Frozen Whipped Topping thawed
  • 1/4 teaspoon Almond Extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 2 – 3 drops Lemon Juice

Instructions
 

  • Remove cream from cookies. Place all cookies in a large bowl. Crush cookies first by hand and use a pestle to finish crushing the cookies finely. You can also use a plastic bag or a small smasher to crush the cookies. Mix well the Oreo crumbs with the melted butter and add them to the bottom of the cups by pressing gently to form an even layer crust. Divide crumbs into 6 to 12 serving cups – depending on the size of the cups.
  • In a glass bowl mix strawberries with sugar and let mixture sit for about 10 minutes so they can release their juice. After 10 minutes, mash the strawberries, add vanilla extract, almond extract and drops of lemon juice.
  • Add cream cheese to the bowl of a stand-up mixer fitted with the flat beater and beat at medium speed until smooth and slightly fluffy while stopping the machine and scrapping about 2 times – this should take about 5 minutes. With the mixer on low, slowly add strawberry mixture. Slowly increase the speed of the mixer to medium and beat until all ingredients are well blended – 1 – 2 minutes.
  • Using a spatula, gently fold whipped cream into strawberry cream cheese mixture by hand. Evenly spoon or pipe mixture into prepared serving cups. Refrigerate cheesecakes for at least 2 hours or overnight for best result.

Notes

No-Bake Strawberry Oreo Cheesecake can be made in advance. Less sugar is used in this recipe because of personal taste. The more sugar added, the sweeter the dessert will be. Removing the cream filling from the cookies will make the dessert less sweet.
This recipe is from “My Baking Addiction” blog featuring this dessert for Valentine’s Day.
This recipe serves about 6 – 12 people depending on the size of the cups. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1gramsCalories: 468kcalCarbohydrates: 44gProtein: 5gFat: 32gSaturated Fat: 18gCholesterol: 85mgSodium: 236mgFiber: 1gSugar: 33g

Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on the products used.

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