No-Bake Orange Creamsicle Cheesecake 

Experience the classic summer treat in a new way with this No-Bake Orange Creamsicle Cheesecake! Perfect for any season, this dessert combines the iconic citrus flavor of a creamsicle with the creamy, rich texture of cheesecake, all without the need for an oven. It’s an ideal choice for gatherings, offering a refreshing and tangy twist that’s sure to impress.


For the Crust:
  • 12 ounces vanilla wafers
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
For the Filling:
  • 2 (8 oz each) packages cream cheese, softened to room temperature
  • 1-1/2 cups granulated sugar, divided
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 box (3 oz) orange jello
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Zest of one orange


  1. Prepare the Crust:
    • In a food processor, pulse vanilla wafers and 1/2 cup sugar until fine crumbs are formed. Blend in melted butter until the mixture is well combined.
    • Press the mixture firmly into the bottom of a 9-inch springform pan to form the crust. Freeze the crust for at least 30 minutes to set.
  2. Make the Filling:
    • In a large mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese with 1 cup sugar until smooth and creamy.
    • In a separate bowl, dissolve the orange jello in 1 cup boiling water. Allow it to cool slightly but not set.
    • In another medium bowl, whip the heavy cream with vanilla extract, powdered sugar, and orange zest until it forms stiff peaks.
    • Gently fold half of the whipped cream into the cooled jello mixture, and the other half into the cream cheese mixture, creating two separate layers.
  3. Assemble the Cheesecake:
    • Pour the cream cheese mixture over the chilled crust, spreading it evenly.
    • Carefully add the orange jello mixture on top of the cream cheese layer.
    • Chill the assembled cheesecake in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours, or overnight, to allow it to firm up.


  • Crust Preparation: Ensure that the crust is well chilled and firm before adding the filling to prevent it from mixing or crumbling.
  • Cream Cheese: Use full-fat cream cheese for the best texture and flavor.
  • Serving: For added visual appeal, garnish the cheesecake with fresh orange slices or additional orange zest just before serving. This not only enhances the flavor but also adds a colorful touch to the presentation.


This No-Bake Orange Creamsicle Cheesecake is a delightful dessert that captures the essence of summer in every slice. Whether you’re hosting a special occasion or simply craving a refreshing treat, this cheesecake offers a perfect combination of nostalgic flavor and creamy indulgence. Enjoy creating and savoring this fabulous dessert!

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