Nadiya Hussain's No-bake mint Oreo cheesecake
Total time:+ Chilling
Skill level: Easy peasy
No-bake mint Oreo cheesecake is a stunning recipe that takes only 30 minutes of prep and looks absolutely stunning with the chocolate dripping over the cake. Mint and chocolate are a classic combination so you know everyone will love it. This cheesecake works great for a birthday party, barbecue or even a picnic - just make sure you're careful transporting it! You can really get creative with the decorating of your cheesecake and use as many crumbled Oreos as you like - everyone loves them so the more you pile on, the better! Just make sure you leave the cake in the fridge long enough to set because you don't want it falling apart as you try to dish it up - be patient!
- 300g Oreo biscuits (filling removed and set aside), plus a few extra, to decorate
- 110g unsalted butter, melted and cooled
- 300ml double cream
- 3tbsp icing sugar
- 360g full-fat cream cheese
- 1tbsp vanilla extract
- ½ tsp peppermint oil or extract
- Green food colouring
- 100g dark or milk chocolate, finely chopped
- 2 tbsp golden syrup
- 25g unsalted butter, cut into cubes
If you want to get a bit more experimental, why not use Oreo Mint Flavour or their limited edition Oreo Strawberry Cheesecake for a bit of a twist
Grease and line the sides of a 20cm loose-based tin with greaseproof paper. Blitz the biscuits in a processor or bash with a rolling pin in a zip-lock bag. Add the melted butter and mix together.
Spoon the mixture into the lined tin, flatten and chill for 1 hour. Meanwhile, to make the filling, whip the cream until it starts to thicken. Fold in the icing sugar, cream cheese and vanilla and whizz together.
Remove ⅓ of the mixture and place in a separate bowl. Add the peppermint oil and food colouring, and mix through until smooth and spreadable.
Remove the base of the cheesecake from the fridge and add the green mint mixture. Level off into a thin layer.
Now, add the remainder of the vanilla mixture on top of the mint layer and carefully smooth the surface. Set aside in the fridge while you make the topping.
Melt the chocolate, syrup, butter and 60ml of water in a heatproof bowl set over a pan of gently simmering water. Mix until smooth, then leave to cool and thicken slightly. Pour onto the middle of the cheesecake and gently spread to the edges so it drips down the sides.
Decorate the top with the leftover filling from the Oreo biscuits, halves of Oreo biscuits and crumbs. Leave in the fridge overnight or for at least 3 hours before serving.
Nutritional information per portion
- Calories 482(kcal)
- Fat 38.0g
- Saturates 23.0g
This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.
Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.