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No-Bake Orange Creamsicle Cheesecake

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Bright orange and creamy white colors look as good as they taste in this dreamy orange creamsicle cheesecake.  
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  1. NO-BAKE ORANGE CREAMSICLE CHEESECAKE INGREDIENTS
  2. HOW TO MAKE THIS NO-BAKE ORANGE CREAMSICLE CHEESECAKE RECIPE
  3. HOW TO SERVE
  4. STORAGE
  5. FAQ
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Cheerful orange and creamy vanilla swirls make this no-bake orange creamsicle cheesecake a beautiful sight. Close your eyes and take a bite, and you will be transported into the past to enjoy the flavors of summer and frozen treats.

Orange is such a refreshing flavor and perfect to use in tasty confections. Try some other recipes, including our orange creamsicle fudge, orange creamsicle lush and orange fluff.


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Lemon Cheesecake | No Bake Cherry Cheesecake


NO-BAKE ORANGE CREAMSICLE CHEESECAKE INGREDIENTS

You will need:

For the Crust

  • 11-ounce box vanilla wafers, finely crushed
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar

For the Whipped Cream

  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • ½ cup + 1 tablespoon powdered sugar
  • ½ teaspoon clear vanilla flavoring

For the orange jello layer

  • ¾ cup boiling water
  • 1 (3-ounce) box orange-flavoured jello powder
  • zest of 1 orange (approximately 2 ½ – 3 tablespoons depending on the size of the orange)

For the Cheesecake Layer

  • 2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ teaspoon clear vanilla flavoring

Pro Tip: For an extra pop of bright orange color in this layer, add about 5 drops of orange-colored food gel.

SUBSTITUTIONS AND ADDITIONS

Crust: You can substitute boxed graham cracker crumbs in the crust if you can’t find vanilla wafers or prefer the taste of graham crackers.

Whipped Cream: You could replace the homemade whipped cream with Cool Whip to make preparation even easier.

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HOW TO MAKE THIS NO-BAKE ORANGE CREAMSICLE CHEESECAKE RECIPE

For the Crust

STEP ONE: In a medium-sized mixing bowl combine the finely crushed vanilla wafers, the granulated sugar, and the melted butter. Mix until all the ingredients are well incorporated. 

PRO TIP: If your wafers do not come pre-crushed, either place them in a Ziploc bag and use a rolling pin to crush them quickly and mess-free, or use a food processor to turn them into crumbs.

STEP TWO: Firmly press mixture into a 9-inch springform pan sprayed with nonstick spray. Place the crust into the freezer while preparing the rest of the cake.

For the Whipped Cream (for both layers)

STEP ONE: Using either a stand mixer with a whip attachment, or a large bowl and a handheld mixer, combine the heavy cream, ½ teaspoon clear vanilla flavoring, and the powdered sugar. Whip the heavy cream mixture on high until stiff peaks form. 

STEP TWO: Divide the whipped cream mixture evenly into 2 small mixing bowls.

For the Orange Layer

STEP ONE: In a small bowl stir to combine the ¾ cup boiling water, orange-flavoured jello, and the orange zest. Stir until the jello has dissolved. Set aside to cool completely.

STEP TWO: Once the jello mixture is cooled, carefully fold in the half of the whipped cream set aside for the jello mixture. Reserve ½ cup of the jello cream to make the center jello swirl.

For the Cheesecake Layer

STEP ONE: Using a medium bowl and an electric mixer, set on medium-high, beat the blocks of cream cheese for 1 to 1 ½ minutes. Reduce the mixer speed to low and add the granulated sugar and clear vanilla flavoring. Increase the mixer speed to medium and continue to mix cream cheese mixture until it is smooth, about 1 ½ minutes. Be sure to use a spatula to scrape down the side of the bowl. Set aside.

PRO TIP: Make sure your cream cheese is room temperature, otherwise you will have lumps in your cheesecake.

STEP TWO: Fold half of the whipped cream into the cheesecake mixture. Reserve ¾ cup to swirl with the orange jello layer for the center.

Creamsicle Cake Assembly

STEP ONE: Remove the crust from the freezer. Evenly spread the cheesecake layer over the crust, leaving the ¾ cup reserved for the swirl. Set it aside. 

STEP TWO: Using a small spoon, dollop spoonfuls of the ½ cup reserved orange cream randomly on top of the cheesecake layer. 

STEP THREE: Use a fork to swirl the orange dollops into the bottom cheesecake layer.

STEP FOUR: Spread the reserved ¾ cup cheesecake on top of the orange swirls.

STEP FIVE: Evenly spread the remaining orange mixture over the remaining cheesecake layer. Place in the refrigerator for at least 6 hours to overnight to completely set.

STEP SIX: Once the orange creamsicle cake is firmly set and the cake is still in the springform pan, carefully run a sharp knife along the inside of the pan. This will help the cake release from the pan.

PRO TIP: This cake is best to make it the day before, so it has time to chill and set well.

HOW TO SERVE

Top your cheesecake with a spoonful of whipped cream and fresh orange slices or fresh orange zest and serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on the side. Bring this light and pretty no-bake summer orange creamsicle cheesecake to a summer BBQ, potluck or serve it on a warm summer afternoon with a glass of our cold iced tea, raspberry iced tea, sweet peach iced tea, or southern strawberry sweet tea on the side.

STORAGE

IN THE FRIDGE: Keep any leftovers of your creamy cheesecake covered in plastic wrap in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. 

IN THE FREEZER: This no-bake cheesecake can also be frozen, in an airtight container, for up to 3 months. 

This fluffy and sweet no-bake orange cream cheesecake is delicious and tastes just like the beloved popsicle. No baking is required, so it is easy to put together and looks so beautiful with all the white and orange swirled together. This is summer dessert perfection. Close your eyes, you might even hear the faint sounds of the ice cream truck as you take a bite! 

FAQ

How do I make the orange color in the cheesecake more vibrant?

Add a few drops of orange-colored food gel to your cheesecake layer to brighten up the orange color.

Can I freeze this cheesecake?

The cheesecake can be frozen in an airtight container for up to three months.

How do I store the cheesecake?

This no-bake orange cheesecake can be kept in the refrigerator for up to one week.

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close up shot of a slice of no-bake orange creamsicle cheesecake on a plate

No-Bake Orange Creamsicle Cheesecake

5 from 1 vote
Bright orange and creamy white colors look as good as they taste in this dreamy orange creamsicle cheesecake.  
Prep Time 25 minutes
Total Time 6 hours 25 minutes
Servings 8

Ingredients
  

Crust

  • 11 ounce vanilla wafers finely crushed
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar

Whipped Cream

  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • ½ cup powdered sugar plus 1 tablespoon
  • ½ teaspoon clear vanilla flavoring

Orange jello layer

  • ¾ cup boiling water
  • 3 ounces orange-flavoured jello
  • 1 orange zest approximately 2 ½ to 3 tablespoons depending on the size of the orange

Cheesecake Layer

  • 16 ounces cream cheese softened
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ teaspoon clear vanilla flavoring

Instructions
 

Crust

  • Generously spray a 9-inch springform pan with nonstick spray and set it aside.
  • In a medium-sized mixing bowl combine the finely crushed vanilla wafers, the granulated sugar, and the melted butter. Mix until all the ingredients are well incorporated. Firmly press the crust into the prepared springform pan. Place the crust into the freezer while preparing the rest of the cake.

Whipped Cream for both layers

  • Using either a stand mixer with a whip attachment or a large mixing bowl and a handheld mixer, combine the heavy cream, ½ teaspoon clear vanilla flavoring, and the powdered sugar. Whip the heavy cream mixture on high until stiff peaks form. Divide the whipped cream mixture evenly into 2 small mixing bowls.

Orange Jello Layer

  • In a small mixing bowl stir to combine the ¾ cup boiling water, orange-flavoured jello, and the orange zest. Stir until the jello has dissolved. Set aside to cool completely.
  • Once the jello mixture is cooled, carefully fold in the half whipped cream set aside for the jello mixture. Reserve ½ cup of the jello cream to make the center jello swirl.

Cheesecake Layer

  • Using a medium-size mixing bowl and a handheld mixer set on medium-high, beat the cream cheese for 1 to 1 ½ minutes. Reduce the mixer speed to low and add the granulated sugar and clear vanilla flavoring. Increase the mixer speed to medium and continue mixing until the cream cheese mixture is smooth about 1 ½ minutes. Be sure to use a spatula to scrape down the side of the bowl. Set aside.
  • Fold half of the whipped cream into the cheesecake mixture. Reserve ¾ cup to swirl with the orange jello layer for the center.

Creamsicle Cake Assembly

  • Remove the crust from the freezer. Evenly spread the cheesecake layer over the crust, leaving the ¾ cup reserved for the swirl. Set it aside.
  • Using a small spoon, dollop spoonfuls of the ½ cup reserved orange cream randomly on top of the cheesecake layer.
  • Use a fork to swirl the orange dollops into the bottom cheesecake layer.
  • Spread the reserved ¾ cup cheesecake on top of the orange swirls.
  • Evenly spread the remaining orange cream mixture over the remaining cheesecake layer. Place in the refrigerator for at least 6 hours to overnight to completely set.
  • Once the orange creamsicle cake is firmly set and the cake is still in the springform pan, carefully run a sharp knife along the inside of the pan. This will help the cake release from the pan.

Notes

Recipe adapted from: https://www.lovebakesgoodcakes.com/no-bake-orange-creamsicle-cheesecake/

Nutrition

Calories: 842kcal | Carbohydrates: 73g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 60g | Saturated Fat: 34g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 16g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 174mg | Sodium: 414mg | Potassium: 164mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 54g | Vitamin A: 1992IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 101mg | Iron: 1mg
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