Refreshing No-Bake Creamsicle Cheesecake

Transport yourself to a sunny paradise with our Refreshing No-Bake Creamsicle Cheesecake. This delightful dessert combines the creamy richness of cheesecake with the bright, citrusy flavors of orange creamsicles. Perfect for hot summer days or whenever you crave a cool, refreshing treat, this no-bake cheesecake is as easy to make as it is delicious.

A beautifully set no-bake creamsicle cheesecake on a white cake stand. The cheesecake features a smooth, creamy filling with a golden graham cracker crust, topped with swirls of whipped cream and garnished with fresh orange slices and zest. The background showcases a bright, summery setting with a hint of fresh oranges and vibrant colors, highlighting the refreshing nature of the dessert.

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Preparation Time: 20 minutes
  • Chilling Time: 4 hours
  • Total Time: 4 hours 20 minutes

Servings and Serving Size

  • Servings: 10
  • Serving Size: 1 slice

Nutritional Information (per serving)

  • Calories: 320
  • Protein: 5g
  • Carbohydrates: 35g
  • Fat: 18g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 25g
  • Sodium: 250mg


  • For the Crust:
    • 200g (7 oz) graham cracker crumbs
    • 100g (3.5 oz) unsalted butter, melted
  • For the Filling:
    • 225g (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
    • 200g (7 oz) granulated sugar
    • 240ml (1 cup) heavy cream, whipped
    • 120ml (1/2 cup) orange juice, fresh or store-bought
    • 2 tbsp orange zest
    • 1 tsp vanilla extract
    • 1 package (85g or 3 oz) orange-flavored gelatin
    • 120ml (1/2 cup) boiling water
  • For the Topping:
    • Whipped cream
    • Orange slices or zest (optional, for garnish)

Method of Preparation

  1. Prepare the Crust:

    • In a medium bowl, mix the graham cracker crumbs and melted butter until well combined.
    • Press the mixture evenly into the bottom of a 9-inch springform pan. Place in the refrigerator to set while preparing the filling.
  2. Prepare the Filling:

    • In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese and sugar until smooth and creamy.
    • In a separate bowl, dissolve the orange-flavored gelatin in the boiling water. Allow to cool to room temperature.
    • Once the gelatin has cooled, add it to the cream cheese mixture along with the orange juice, orange zest, and vanilla extract. Mix until well combined.
    • Gently fold in the whipped cream until the mixture is smooth and fully incorporated.
  3. Assemble the Cheesecake:

    • Pour the filling over the prepared crust, spreading it evenly.
    • Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours, or until set.
  4. Serve:

    • Before serving, remove the cheesecake from the springform pan and place it on a serving plate.
    • Garnish with whipped cream and orange slices or zest if desired.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Ensure the cream cheese is at room temperature to avoid lumps in the filling.
  • For a stronger orange flavor, you can add a few drops of orange extract to the filling.
  • Make sure the gelatin has cooled to room temperature before adding it to the cream cheese mixture to prevent it from setting too quickly.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  • Q: Can I use a different type of crust? A: Yes, you can use a cookie crust, such as vanilla wafers or shortbread cookies, for a different flavor profile.
  • Q: Can I make this cheesecake ahead of time? A: Yes, this cheesecake can be made up to 2 days in advance. Keep it covered and refrigerated until ready to serve.
  • Q: How should I store leftovers? A: Store leftover cheesecake in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Indulge in the delightful flavors of our Refreshing No-Bake Creamsicle Cheesecake. This easy-to-make dessert is perfect for any occasion and promises to bring a burst of citrusy goodness with every bite. Serve it at your next gathering and watch it disappear in no time!