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Icebox Cookie Cheesecake: the easy dessert recipe for any occasion

Total time: 30 min + chilling time
Difficulty: Low
Serves: 15 people
By Cookist
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Ingredients
chocolate wafer crumbs
1 to 1 1/4 cups
butter, melted
4 tbsp
heavy whipping cream, divided
2 cups
cream cheese, softened
3 8-ounce packages
Sugar
1 cup
oreo cookies, quartered
1 package (14.3 ounces)
semisweet chocolate, chopped
4 ounces
pure vanilla extract
1/2 tsp

If you're a cookie lover who enjoys baking delicious desserts, you need to make this easy icebox cookie cheesecake. With a buttery chocolate cookie crumb base and a rich, creamy cheesecake filling packed with Oreos, this icebox cheesecake is similar to a classic Oreo cheesecake and has an amazing chocolate and vanilla flavor that people of all ages will enjoy. It's a simple, low-effort recipe that involves combining cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla with whipping cream to make a luscious but light texture, that's put in the fridge to set. No need to use the oven because this is a no-bake dessert! Once the filling has been set, the cake is topped off with a gorgeous chocolate ganache. You'll want to freeze your icebox cookie cake before serving – it makes it easy to cut for flawless serving.

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What is an Icebox Cheesecake?

Icebox cheesecake is a tasty no-bake dessert. It features a wonderful cookie crumb crust and a rich cream cheese filling. Once the cake has been put together, it's put into a fridge for at least 4 hours up to overnight to set. Before serving, icebox cheesecake is put in the freezer for an hour to firm it up more, giving it the perfect texture.

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Tips for the Best Icebox Cookie Cheesecake

Freeze your cookie cheesecake 1 hour before you plan on serving it.

– For extra flavor and a more eye-catching cake, garnish your icebox cookie cheesecake with Oreo crumbs, chocolate sprinkles, or fresh berries.

– Use room temperature cream cheese for easier blending.

– For a richer flavor, substitute mascarpone cheese for cream cheese.

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How to Store Icebox Cookie Cheesecake

Store leftover icebox cheesecake in the fridge for up to 5 days. When stored in the freezer, it lasts up to 3 months.

How to Make Icebox Cookie Cheesecake

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Whisk wafer cookie crumbs and butter to combine.

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Transfer the cookie mixture into a springform pan.

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Gently press the crumb mixture, then place in the freezer to set.

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Beat 1 ½ cups of whipping cream until you get stiff peaks. Place in the fridge.

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Beat the cream cheese in a large bowl. Gradually add in the sugar, making sure to thoroughly beat into the cream cheese.

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Fold in the Oreos and the chilled whipped cream.

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Remove the crust from the freezer and spread the cream cheese mix over the crust.

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Spread it evenly and level off the top. Cover and place in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours.

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Melt the chocolate over low heat. Allow to cool slightly, then stir in the vanilla and ½ cup of whipping cream.

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Pour the chocolate ganache over the cake.

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Decorate the cake with some Oreo cookies.

Notes

Serve your icebox cheesecake with a dollop of whipped cream.

Use a 9-inch springform pan to make your cake.

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