These individual no bake OREO cheesecakes are cool, creamy and filled with crushed OREO cookies. They're perfect for a quick and easy summer dessert.
What is it about summer and desserts? We don't have desserts that often during the rest of the year, but it seems that I'm making them very frequently now that summer is here. Maybe it's because we have more time to eat now, or maybe it's because the kids are home to help -- yeah, that's definitely it.
A couple of months ago, we made some mini strawberry cheesecakes, and the kids have been asking to try a different flavor. The only problem with that is that it's way too hot to use the oven right now. It was nearly 120 degrees last weekend, although the temperature has cooled down to around 112 the last few days. But still, I'm avoiding baking anything right now.
So that means it's the perfect time for making no-bake desserts! My younger daughter has been begging to make something with OREO cookies, and a no-bake cheesecake sounded good to everyone.
Instead of making a whole cake, I thought it would work better to make individual desserts. The kids have been bickering like crazy lately, and I didn't want any arguments over the the size of the slices. Believe me, these kiddos of mine can and will argue over anything!
I couldn't find the exact recipe I was looking for, so I used a basic one for plain no-bake cheesecake. I haven't made it in a long time, but basically, it's just sweetened condensed milk and cream cheese, plus a few other things. I used to add cherry pie filling over the top, but this time we used the cookies.
We had a lot of fun experimenting with this recipe, and it result was absolutely delicious -- super easy, too!
How to Make Individual No Bake OREO Cheesecakes
Individual No Bake OREO Cheesecakes
- 2 8- oz packages of cream cheese softened
- 1 14- oz can sweetened condensed milk
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1 package OREO sandwich cookies 36
- Crush all but a few of the cookies and set aside
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the cream cheese, vanilla extract, sugar and condensed milk
- Beat with an electric mixer on high until smooth
- Add lemon juice
- Fold in about half of the crushed cookies to the mixture, and use the remaining cookies as a crust in serving glasses and as a topping
- Spoon cream cheese mixture over the cookie crumbs and top with whipped topping or whipped cream and remaining crumbs
- Add whole or sliced cookies to the top as a garnish
Nutrition information is estimated. Please do your own calculation to fit special diets.
I know that some of the measurements for the cookie crumbs aren't exact, but I think you can add as much as you want to the filling. You can also use more cookies and make a layer in between the filling. This recipe is super easy to customize.
The family loved these individual no bake OREO cheesecakes. We had a light salad for dinner, so this easy dessert was the perfect way to end the meal -- tasty too!
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Could I make this 2 days ahead and keep in the fridge?
Yes, It should be fine for a couple of days.
This is the only recipe that I have seen that really caught my fancy! So neat and very appealing! I would love to try this out, but for 20 people. Please any suggestions on how to increase the ingredients in order to make this for 20 people?
Hi Lola. I would just quadruple the ingredients and serve them in individual portions. 🙂
Y U M. ! ! I'm having trouble finding the "print recipe" button. Where is it hiding?
I can't wait to make this.
Hi Jeanie -- it's just below the little picture in the actual recipe. 🙂
Becca Lynn says
These look so amazing, and I'm all about that no-bake life, especially in the hot summer. Thanks for sharing!
I love just about no-bake anything when it's so hot outside! 🙂
My husband and son will be all over these yummy looking cheesecake! I might have to try some too! Pinned.
Thanks so much for the pin, AnnMarie. My kids just loved them! 🙂
5 stars for delicious no bake cheesecake! It gets me everytime!
Come over to my link party and share this with everyone:
Hope to see you there!
Morgan @ Morgan Manages Mommyhood says
I'll take a dozen of these, please! And no, I do NOT plan on sharing them 😉
Good for you -- sharing is hard sometimes! 😉
Taylor-Made Homestead says
Two of my grandbabies are coming for a week-long visit, I know they will LOVE this! And what better dessert on a hot, Texas summer day? Love, love, love it -PINNED! Thanks for sharing (Stopping by from the Merry Monday Blog Party)
Thanks so much! These are perfect for warm weather, and my kids love them.
Cathy Trochelman says
And now I'm completely craving cookies & cream!
Erlene A says
You have such great simple recipes and I love that it's a 'no bake'.
Thanks so much, Erlene. I'm not a fan of using the oven when it's so hot out! 🙂
O MY!! Do these look good!! Thanks so much for dropping by!!
Debra A Attinella says
I love oreos and this is a wonderful dessert for summer being no bake!!
Jessica - The Novice Chef says
Ohhh.... Individual portions or not... I'd probably eat the whole thing! LOL
Renee - Kudos Kitchen says
What's not to love about this dessert? A whole package of Oreo's, cream cheese and sweetened condensed milk! I'd say you hit this recipe out of the park! YUM!
Sandi (@fearless_dining) says
These mousse cups are fabulous...so glad they make gluten free oreos so we can try this at home.
I had no idea they have gluten free now, but that's awesome!
Trish - Mom On Timeout says
I am ALL about no bake desserts during the summer! These are so cute and perfect for a party!
Thanks, Trish. We just love our no bake desserts!
Kacey @ The Cookie Writer says
Oreo and no bake?! Yeah, this is needed in my life!
It's probably one of the best combos, isn't it?!
Oh man this looks SO GOOD! I love the little individual portions!
Thanks, Annie. Individual portions are a necessity around here!