The Ultimate Cookies and Cream Cheesecake

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The Ultimate Cookies and Cream Cheesecake

This cheesecake is a no baking required easy to follow recipe. With subtle hints of lemon it goes down a treat with creamy, chocolaty cheesecake. This truly melts in your mouth, perfect way to treat the family or special someone.

Ingredients:
500 grams oreos
70 grams butter, melted
2x 250 gram tubs cream cheese, room temp and soft
2 cups icing sugar, sifted
1 lemon zest and  juice
1 tsp. vanilla essence
2 tsp. gelatin powder
2 tbsp. cold water
250 ml cream, soft whip
3/4 block Whittaker’s milk chocolate
125ml cream, hot/just boiling

Extra Oreos  to decorate and Cookie and Cream Hershey’s Kisses.

Method:

  1. Line medium spring-form cake tin with baking paper as seen below.
  2. Place 280 grams of oreos in food processor and pulse until a fine sand texture is reached. Add melted butter and pulse to combine.
  3. Pour crumb into lined cake tin, press firmly together to form an even base, place in fridge.
  4. Using a hand or stand mixer, whip cream to soft peaks and set aside. Add cream cheese to clean bowl and whisk until smooth and are no lumps, add icing sugar, vanilla and lemon, whisk to combine.
  5. Combine gelatin and water, microwave for 30 sec stir until dissolved and slightly cool, add to cream cheese mix.
  6. Take 170 grams oreos and roughly pulse in food processor to achieve chunky texture.
  7. Add chunky oreos and whipped cream fold through until just combined, pour on top of the chilled cheesecake base and return to fridge.
  8. Add chipped chocolate into bowl, the smaller the faster it will melt.
  9. Place cream in a small saucepan and heat until rapidly simmering , stirring to avoid burning. Pour hot cream over chocolate, allow to sit for 2 minutes.
  10. Whisk the cream and chocolate together, it will be a thick glossy texture, whisk until there are no lumps.
  11. Pour chocolate over chilled cheesecake and return to the fridge for 1 hour until chocolate layer is set.
  12. Remove from fridge, using a small hot knife gently run your knife around the edge of the cheesecake, then remove the spring-form ring.
  13. With a palette knife pull on the baking paper gently and place knife between cheesecake base and baking paper, slide cheesecake off onto serving dish.
  14. Decorate the edge with xtra oreos and cookie and cream Hershey kisses.
  15. Run sharp knife under hot water, dry and cut cheesecake, if you want clean cuts do this for every cut, handy to have a jug of boiling water beside you at this point.
  16. Serve on its one or perfect with plain yoghurt.

Serves: 10-12 Slices

Place oreos in food processor until sand texture is reached, add melted butter combine.

Place oreos in food processor until sand texture is reached, add melted butter combine.

Perfect consistency for the base.

Perfect consistency for the base.

Spring form medium size cake tin.

Spring form medium size cake tin.

Large piece of baking paper

Large piece of baking paper

Place baking paper over the bottom of the tin and place on the sides, seal closed.

Place baking paper over the bottom of the tin and place on the sides, seal closed.

Rip excess paper, leaving a small amount to hold onto.

Rip excess paper, leaving a small amount to hold onto.

Pour in prepared cheesecake base.

Pour in prepared cheesecake base.

Press evenly and firmly into the base of the tin, set in fridge.

Press evenly and firmly into the base of the tin, set in fridge.

Add second measure of oreos to food processor and pulse until oreos are chunky.

Add second measure of oreos to food processor and pulse until oreos are chunky.

Roughly chop 1 block chocolate.

Roughly chop 1 block chocolate.

Pour over ganache and set in fridge for 45-60 minutes until set.

Pour over ganache and set in fridge for 45-60 minutes until set.

With a sharp knife gently run a knife around the edge of the tin. then remove the outer cake ring.

With a sharp knife gently run a knife around the edge of the tin. then remove the outer cake ring.

 

Decorate with crumbled oreos and cookie and cream Hershey's kisses.

Decorate with crumbled oreos and cookie and cream Hershey’s kisses.

Slice cheesecake with a hot knife.

Slice cheesecake with a hot knife.

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4 thoughts on “The Ultimate Cookies and Cream Cheesecake

  1. I have just made this recipe and it looks divine. Thanks Robyn, taking this over to my sons housewarming tomorrow.

  2. Just waiting for it to set in fridge but will send you a photo tomorrow when we cut into it. Thank you so much for such a wonderful recipe and I also love all the other recipes you are posting up. Fabulous 🙂

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