No Bake Orange Creamsicle Cheesecake

This No Bake Orange Creamsicle Cheesecake tastes just like the classic ice cream treat we all loved as children. It has a creamy no-bake cheesecake layer with an orange flavor that is downright crave-worthy.

slice of orange cheesecake on a white plate on top of a bright blue kitchen towel

This cheesecake is sure to be a hit at any summer gathering, and you don’t even have to worry about heating up the house when you want to make this sweet treat for your friends and family.

bite of orange creamsicle cheesecake held in the air on a sliver fork

❤️ Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • This No Bake Orange Creamsicle Cheesecake is the perfect summer treat!
  • It’s light, creamy, and full of orange flavor.
  • Plus, it doesn’t require any baking so you don’t have to worry about heating up your kitchen in the hot months.

🛒Ingredients

small bowls of gelatin, powdered sugar, sugar, vanilla extract, heavy cream, butter, cream cheese, an orange and vanilla wafers

You need simple ingredients that are all easy to find at your local grocery store. Our favorite thing about this tasty recipe is that you don’t have to worry about spending a ton of money to make this delicious no bake dessert.

  • vanilla wafers 
  • sugar
  • butter
  • cream cheese
  • heavy cream
  • orange gelatin
  • boiling water
  • powdered sugar
  • vanilla extract 
  • Zest of one orange 

See the recipe card below for quantities.

🔪 How to Make No Bake Orange Creamsicle Cheesecake Recipe

Making this no bake dessert recipe is so simple. Just follow the instructions below or in the recipe card at the bottom of this post.

graham cracker crust being pressed into the bottom and sides of a sprinform pan

Step 1: Make the crust

Pulse vanilla wafers in a food processor. Dump crumbs into a medium sized bowl and add 1/2 cup sugar and melted butter. Stir to combine. Spray a 9 inch springform pan with cooking spray. Press wafer mixture onto the bottom of the pan and chill in the freezer for 30 minutes.

cream cheese and sugar being creamed together in a glass mixing bowl

Step 2: Make the cheesecake filling

 In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and 1 cup sugar with a hand mixer until smooth and creamy. 

orange gelatin being mixed with water in a glass mixing cup

Step 3: Make the gelatin

In a small bowl, mix the jello and boiling water together, set aside.

whipped cream being mixed in a glass mixing bowl

Step 4: Make the whipped cream

In a medium sized bowl, using a hand mixer beat heavy cream, vanilla extract, powder sugar and orange zest. Beat until stiff peaks form on the whisks.

cheesecake batter poured into a springform pan on top of a graham cracker crust

Step 5: Finish the cheesecake layer

Mix half of the whipped cream mixture with the orange jello, and half the whipped cream mixture with the cream cheese mixture. Alternate spreading each mixture onto the crust. Start with the cream cheese mixture and end with the orange jello whipped cream mixture.

Step 7: Chill before serving

Chill for at least 4 hours or overnight. Slice and serve!

📝Variations

Do you want to change up this recipe and make it your own? Here are some ways that you can do that!

Do you want to change up this recipe and make it your own? Here are some ways that you can do that!

  • Crust: Swap out the vanilla wafers for graham cracker crumbs to make an orange creamsicle cheesecake with a graham cracker crust.
  • Garnish: Top with whipped cream and sprinkles or chopped nuts if desired.
  • Fruit: Add a layer of fruit such as mandarin oranges or fresh orange slices but make sure to drain them well.

If you love orange creamsicle recipes like this one then you may also enjoy this Orange Creamsicle Lush recipe also.

slice of orange cheesecake on a white plate on top of a bright blue kitchen towel

🥄 Equipment

Here is a quick list of the kitchen tools that you will need to help you make this easy and delicious orange cheesecake recipe.

  • food processor 
  • 9-inch springform pan
  • mixing bowls
  • hand mixer

🥫 Storage

Store the cheesecake in an airtight container in the fridge or covered with foil or plastic wrap for up to five days.

You can also freeze these cheesecake slices for up to 3 months. Once you’re ready to enjoy them, thaw them in the refrigerator overnight.

💭 Tips

Here are a few of our favorite tips that we think will help you make this recipe perfect every time:

  • Use room temperature cream cheese and heavy cream. This will help create the best texture when mixing everything together.
  • If you are not a fan of orange zest you can leave it out altogether.
  • For even more orange flavor add a teaspoon of orange extract to the cheesecake filling.

⁉️ FAQ

Do you have questions about this recipe? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions.

Why is my no-bake cheesecake soggy?

This can happen if the cream cheese was not at room temperature or if too much moisture was added to the filling.

Can I make this recipe ahead of time?

Yes, you can make this no bake orange creamsicle cheesecake up to two days in advance and store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

How do you make a no-bake cheesecake set faster?

To set this cheesecake faster you can place it in the freezer for about an hour.

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🧾Recipe Card

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No Bake Orange Creamsicle Cheesecake

This No Bake Orange Creamsicle Cheesecake is creamy, sweet, and bursting with sweet orange flavor. If you love a creamsicles, then make this!
3.50 from 4 votes
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Chill Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 20 minutes
Servings: 8 Servings
Calories: 813kcal

Equipment

  • Food Processor or Blender
  • mixing bowls
  • Hand mixer
  • 9 inch springform pan

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces vanilla wafers
  • 1 ½ cup sugar divided
  • 1 stick of butter melted
  • 16 ounces cream cheese room temp
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 3 ounces orange gelatin mix
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Zest of one orange

Instructions

  • Pulse vanilla wafers in a food processor. Dump crumbs into a medium sized bowl and add 1/2 cup sugar and melted butter. Stir to combine.
  • Spray a 9 inch springform pan with cooking spray. Press wafer mixture onto the bottom of the pan and chill in the freezer for 30 minutes.
  • In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and 1 cup sugar with a hand mixer until smooth and creamy.
  • In a small bowl, mix the jello and boiling water together, set aside.
  • In a medium sized bowl, using a hand mixer beat heavy cream, vanilla extract, powder sugar and orange zest. Beat until stiff peaks form on the whisks.
  • Mix half of the whipped cream mixture with the orange gelatin, and half the whipped cream mixture with the cream cheese mixture.
  • Alternate spreading each mixture onto the crust. Start with the cream cheese mixture and end with the orange gelatin whipped cream mixture.
  • Chill for atleast 4 hours or overnight. Slice and serve!

Notes

Any nutritional data I provide is an approximation and actual dietary information can vary based on ingredients and proportion sizes.

Nutrition

Serving: 1Slice | Calories: 813kcal | Carbohydrates: 90g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 49g | Saturated Fat: 28g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 12g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 125mg | Sodium: 417mg | Potassium: 169mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 71g | Vitamin A: 1639IU | Vitamin C: 0.4mg | Calcium: 96mg | Iron: 0.2mg

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2 Comments

  1. Would it be possible to use Stevia instead of sugar? Thanks.

    1. If you are used to using Stevia in baking you can use that.