If you are looking for the perfect Christmas dessert, this No Bake Peppermint Cheesecake will be perfect. Great subtle peppermint flavors in this super simple cheesecake. Makes for a perfect holiday dessert.
No Bake Peppermint Cheesecake
No bake cheesecakes are so easy to make, look decadent, and taste so incredible. Since my No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake was such a hit over Thanksgiving, I was ready to get started on a cheesecake for Christmas. It didn’t take me very long to decide on a peppermint cheesecake. Heck everyone loves peppermint during the holidays.
Our Peppermint White Hot Chocolate was perfect for getting me in the holiday mood last week. I always forget about my love for peppermint throughout the year. My love for peppermint has been passed on to the rest of my family. All of my kiddos were anxious for this Peppermint Cheesecake to be ready so they could dig in.
Last Christmas, I made Homemade Peppermint Patties to gift for the holidays. The kiddos devoured a few of those and realized that they too were fans of peppermint.
We have quite a few Christmas parties this year and this No Bake Peppermint Cheesecake has officially made the list of needing to make a couple of times. The combination of the chocolate Oreo crust with the pepperminty cheesecake was so perfect. I garnished this cheesecake with small dollops of whipped topping, a few crushed candy canes and also some of the peppermint pillow candies. I think the additions dressed up the cheesecake but were not needed. The cheesecake is perfect all by itself.
Some peppermint desserts can be overpowering, not this cheesecake. The peppermint flavor was present but not overly minty.
If you have a potluck you are attending over the holidays, this cheesecake would make a perfect dessert for you to bring along. You can slice the cheesecake into quite a few small slices.
To make your Peppermint Cheesecake you will need some Oreo Cookies, cream cheese, heavy whipping cream, peppermint, sugars, butter, and some food coloring if you would like your cheesecake to be pink. The cheesecake does not take long to make at all. I usually freeze mine and then take it out of the freezer about 30 minutes or so before serving.
22 Oreo Cookies
3 tbsp melted Butter
1 tbsp Sugar
16 oz softened Cream Cheese
16 oz Heavy Cream
1 cup Sugar
1/4 cup Powdered Sugar
1 tsp Peppermint Extract
6 drops Pink Food Coloring
Crush Oreos in food processor and add melted butter and sugar.
Press mixture into bottom and partway up sides of springform pan.
Refrigerate at least 30 minutes to firm.
Beat cream cheese and sugar until well mixed. Set aside.
Whip heavy cream and powder sugar until stiff peaks form.
Fold and blend cream cheese mixture into whipped cream mixture.
Add food coloring and peppermint into filling mixture.
Pour/spread into pan.
Refrigerate for at least 4 hours or until firm.
You can garnish with dollops of whipped topping and crushed peppermints if desired.
Do you have a favorite No Bake dessert that you serve during the holidays? I am excited to serve this no bake cheesecake this holiday.
If you are a fan of peppermint be sure to checkout these other peppermint recipes that I have shared…