Nothing says summertime quite like an orange Creamsicle. One taste of this popsicle and you can almost hear the sounds of the ice cream truck in the air and feel the warm summer sun on your skin.
If you’re looking for a grownup twist on this vintage summer dessert, look no further than orange Creamsicle cheesecake. This no-bake recipe from Love Bakes Good Cakes takes just 20 minutes to prepare. Then you simply let sit in the fridge anywhere from four hours to overnight in order to set.
To make the orange Creamsicle cheesecake, you will need orange Jell-o mix, along with sugar, butter, heavy cream, and cream cheese. To make the crust, you will crush vanilla wafers and then pulse the crumbs together with butter in order to create a sweet, crunchy crust.
If you want to bring this recipe into school or work, you can make this cheesecake into perfectly portable bars.
The blogger behind Bake At Midnite prepares orange Creamsicle cheesecake bars by following a similar recipe as above, except she bakes her crust in an 11-inch-by-7-inch pan. After chilling the cheesecake and crust together in the fridge for at least four hours, she slices them into bars.
There are many variations you can try with this recipe. Swap out the vanilla wafers for chocolate cookie sandwiches in order to make an orange chocolate Creamsicle cheesecake, or use a combo of macadamia nuts and Graham crackers like the blogger behind Inside Bru Crew Life does.
That recipe opts not to use prepackaged gelatin, but instead relies upon a cheesecake filling made with sour cream, cream cheese, frozen orange juice concentrate, eggs, and sugar. It adds a few minutes of more prep time and you will have to bake this cheesecake for almost an hour, but we’re sure that it’s well worth it.