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The No-Bake Peppermint Cheesecake is a dreamy, creamy dessert with a vibrant touch of peppermint. Its no-bake nature makes it a hassle-free delight, perfect for any occasion or holiday gathering.

The fusion of smooth cream cheese with the refreshing peppermint flavor, set on a rich chocolate cookie crust, creates a luxurious treat. Its visually appealing green hue, topped with crushed peppermint candies, adds a festive and inviting touch to your dessert table. Serve this chilled cheesecake to your guests, and watch it become the star of your event.


???? NO-BAKE PEPPERMINT CHEESECAKE ???? This easy No-Bake Peppermint Cheesecake is the best way to savor the delicious holiday flavors in a stunning dessert!


???? For the Crust:

  • 2 ½ cups Oreo cookie crumbs (about 26 Oreos)
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

???? For Cheesecake Filling:

  • 16 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Red food coloring (optional)
  • ½ cup crushed peppermint candies

???? For Chocolate Topping:

  • ¾ cup heavy cream
  • 6 oz bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar

???? For Garnish:

  • Crushed peppermint candies or candy cane (optional)


  1. Crust: Blend Oreo cookies into crumbs, mix with melted butter, and press into the bottom of a greased 9-inch springform pan. Freeze while making the filling.
  2. Cheesecake Filling: Mix cream cheese and powdered sugar until smooth. Whip heavy cream to soft peaks. Combine cream cheese mixture with whipped cream. Add peppermint and vanilla extracts, and red food coloring. Fold in crushed peppermint candies. Spread over crust. Refrigerate 3-4 hours until set.
  3. Chocolate Topping: Stir cream, chocolate, and sugar over low heat until smooth. Cool and pour over cheesecake. Sprinkle with crushed peppermints.
  4. Serve: Enjoy this festive and delightful peppermint cheesecake! ????????????

???? Prep Time: 15 mins | Total Time: 15 mins


1. How do you know when a no-bake cheesecake is set?

A no-bake cheesecake is typically set when it holds its shape and the texture is firm yet creamy. To check, gently jiggle the pan; the center should be slightly wobbly but not liquid. It usually takes about 4-6 hours in the refrigerator to reach this stage. A good indicator is if the cheesecake doesn’t stick to your finger when lightly touched.

2. Why didn’t my no-bake cheesecake set overnight?

There could be a few reasons why your no-bake cheesecake didn’t set:

  • Insufficient chilling time: Sometimes, it may need more than overnight, especially if your fridge isn’t cold enough.
  • Ratio of ingredients: Too much liquid or not enough gelling agents like gelatin (if used) can prevent setting.
  • Whipping cream issues: If the cream wasn’t whipped to stiff peaks before folding into the mixture, it might not set properly.
  • Temperature of ingredients: All ingredients should be at the right temperature; for instance, cream cheese should be softened but not too warm.

3. Can I freeze no-bake cheesecake to make it set faster?

Yes, you can freeze a no-bake cheesecake to help it set faster. Place it in the freezer for about 1-2 hours. However, be careful not to leave it too long, as it can become too hard. Freezing is a good quick-fix but refrigerating for the appropriate time is recommended for the best texture.

4. How long do no-bake cheesecakes last?

No-bake cheesecakes can last in the refrigerator for up to 5 days when stored properly in an airtight container. If you choose to freeze it, it can last up to a month. Remember to thaw it overnight in the fridge before serving if it’s been frozen.

Tip: Always use fresh, high-quality ingredients, and follow the recipe accurately for the best results. If your cheesecake doesn’t set as expected, it can still be a delicious dessert—think of it as a creamy, cheesecake-flavored pudding!


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