Strawberry Oreo Cheesecake

March 25, 2015mayurisjikoni

RECIPE: STRAWBERRY OREO CHEESECAKE

Strawberry Oreo Cheesecake is a no bake, easy to make, simply irresistible creamy dessert with fresh strawberries and oreo crust. Prefect for any celebration or just as a fancy treat. To make this delicious cheesecake, I have used vegetarian gelatin. I love using Dr. Oetker’s Vege – Gel. Whenever I run out of it, I replace it with agar agar.

What I have realised is that if I am not demoulding the cheesecake and if I have used fresh double cream, then there is no need to use any gelling agent. However, if you use a cake tin to make one big cheesecake then you need to add a gelling agent.

Very Berry Yummy

Whenever strawberries are in season, I love enjoying them on their own or use them differently. During summer I love Strawberry Finger Millet Smoothie or Mango Strawberry Smoothie for breakfast. When in season, the best dessert to make in a jiffy and enjoy is Strawberries And Cream. If you have a bit of time, another easy dessert to put together is Strawberry Mousse without any eggs or gelatin. A delightful and fun brunch especially for Valentine’s Day is Chocolate Crepes With Strawberries. Another special and easy to make decadent treat is homemade Chocolate Coated Strawberries.

Want to give some home baked goodies as a present to friends or family? How about some eggless Strawberry Choco Chip Cupcakes. During Ganesh Chaturthi I love making Strawberry Rose Modak. Serve it as a delicious strawberry kesari as a part of an Indian Dinner Party. Can’t wait for summer season to make  Strawberry Frozen Yogurt.

These days one doesn’t have to wait till summer to enjoy Strawberry Green Bean Salad,  Mango Strawberry Salad or an Avocado Strawberry Salad.

Memories

What an awful day I’ve had. Had to sit in the National ID Card office for over 2 hours. I had applied for the new generation ID card. According to their records my new ID card was prepared and is ready. However, they couldn’t find it. I knew that if I left their office leaving them with the relevant details, nothing will be done. Till it was time for them to close they could not find my id card.

So that task still remains to be tackled. It really baffles me why government offices can never work with efficiency! They clearly have not heard of consumers rights. They behave as though they are doing us a great big favour. One of the staff, was ‘barking’ out instructions. Yes  barking… there was no politeness and she spoke to everyone with anger. It took a great effort on my part to keep my mouth shut as I knew if I told her something, she would actually make getting my id card even more difficult.

Today’s Post – Strawberry Oreo Cheesecake

This post is long overdue. I had actually prepared the cheesecake when I was in Bangalore visiting my daughter. In fact, had made it for my birthday. My daughter’s friends were coming home to celebrate with me. We had planned to order pizzas and I decided to make the dessert at home. The strawberries available in the market were simply beautiful and so sweet. My daughter suggested that I use Oreo for the crust layer. Must admit, I was a bit skeptical but Oreo seems to be the new fad.

So Oreo it was. And instead of making one big cheesecake I went for individual portions as it is so much easier to serve for parties without the tension and mess of demoulding it. Truth be told, strawberries and Oreos make a fanastic combination. Next time, have to remember to save some whole Oreo cookies to top the cheesecake with.

Ingredients Required For Strawberry Oreo Cheesecake

  • Oreo Cookies – 150g or around that. Should be about 1½ cups of oreo crumbs. Crush the cookies in a food processor without removing the cream part. Process to a fine or slightly coarse texture.
  • Butter – melted, to add to the oreo crumbs.
  • Fresh Strawberries – remove the stem and leaves. Process in a food processor without any water. If they strawberries are large, cut them into halves to make the processing easier.
  • Vege-Gel – I like to use Dr Oetker’s vege-gel which I get from UK.  Can use normal gelatin. If you want to use agar agar powder, allow it to bloom in the water for 5 minutes. Then heat it to melt it over the stove or in the microwave oven. If using agar agar then you will have to make the strawberry puree a little hot before adding agar agar to it.
  • Water – about 2-3 tbsp of normal tap water for bloom the gelatin or agar agar. Add gelatin, vege-gel or agar agar powder to the water and allow it to bloom for 5 minutes. Melt it in the microwave for 30-40 seconds. Or place the bowl over hot water and keep mixing till it melts.
  • Cream Cheese – use good quality cream cheese. Should be soft and not watery.
  • Whipping Cream – I prefer to use fresh cream but when not available I use non dairy whipping cream. However, much rather prefer to look for fresh cream. When in India, I like to use Milky Mist Fresh Cream when it is available.
  • Vanilla Extract – for this dessert, I actually crushed a half of vanilla pod with the strawberries. The pod had dried up and I didn’t want to throw it away. Even though dry it still added the required flavour.
  • Powdered Sugar – grind normal sugar at home or use store bought icing sugar (confectioners’ sugar). Add according to your taste. If the strawberries are really sweet then you may need only ⅓ cup. Or use ½ cup.

Topping Suggestions:

  • Dark Chocolate Chips
  • Fresh Strawberries
  • Strawberry Sauce
  • Oreo Cookie
  • Whipped Cream

Watch How To Make Strawberry Oreo Cheesecake

 

 

STRAWBERRY OREO CHEESECAKE

mayurisjikoni
Strawberry Oreo Cheesecake is a no bake, easy to make, simply irresistible creamy dessert with fresh strawberries and oreo crust. Prefect for any celebration or just as a fancy treat.
5 from 7 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
SETTING TIME: 8 hrs
Total Time 8 hrs 15 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine International
Servings 6

Ingredients
  

FOR THE CRUST:

  • 150 g oreos 1½ cups crushed
  • 2 tbsp butter

FOR THE STRAWBERRY CHEESECAKE:

  • 250 g fresh strawberries 1 cup puree
  • 1 cup fresh double cream
  • tsp vege-gel gelatin
  • 3 tbsp water
  • 250 g cream cheese
  • ⅓ -½ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

FOR THE TOPPING:

  • sprinkles, oreo, fresh chopped strawberries,strawberry sauce, dark chocolate chips

Instructions
 

PREPARATION OF THE CRUST:

  • Crush the oreos lightly in a food processor along with the oreo cream. Or alternatively you can crush them with a rolling pin.
  • Melt butter and add to the crushed oreos.
  • Divide the crumb mixture into the individual containers.
  • Press gently.
  • Put the containers in the fridge to allow the crust to set.

PREPARATION OF STRAWBERRY CHEESECAKE:

  • Add the VEGE-GEL or gelatin to the water and leave it on the side for 5 minutes.
  • Wash and hull the strawberries. Puree in a food processor without any water.
  • Place the bowl of gelling agent over hot water. Stir till it melts. The bottom of the bowl should touch the hot water.
  • Alternately put it in the microwave oven for 30-40 seconds.
  • Add the vege-gel mixture in the pureed strawberries and mix well.
  • Whisk cream cheese and sugar together.
  • Whisk fresh cream and vanilla extract in another bowl.
  • Add whipped cream to the whipped cream cheese mixture.
  • Whisk to mix.
  • Add the strawberry puree. Whisk lightly to mix.
  • Divide the strawberry cheesecake mixture equally between the 6 containers.
  • Spoon it over the oreo crust.
  • Cover the containers with lids or cling film.
  • Put the cheesecakes in the fridge to set. Best to allow it to set for 6-8 hours or overnight.
  • To serve, add a topping of your choice.

Notes

  • If you don't want to use oreos, use any chocolate cookies for the crust.
  • If you don't get fresh cream then use a non dairy whipping cream.
  • If you want to use agar agar powder instead of gelatin or vege-gel, replace it equal amount i.e. 2½ tsp of agar agar powder. Allow it to bloom in the water.
  • Heat it directly on the stove or in the microwave for it to melt. Warm the strawberry puree before adding the agar agar to it. Don't make the strawberry puree too hot.
Keyword gelatin free strawberry cheesecake, no bake strawberry cheesecake, strawberry oreo cheesecake

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16 Comments

  • Heidi Roberts

    March 25, 2015 at 9:06 pm

    I hate anything to do with government offices but your cheesecake looks great

  • Nayna Kanabar

    March 25, 2015 at 9:29 pm

    This looks like a super delicious chesecake I have never added agar agar to my cheese cake so will try this method next time I make cheese cake.

  • Pavani

    February 14, 2022 at 1:37 pm

    5 stars
    This is such a pretty and tasty cheesecake with oreo and strawberries. Love that it is no-bake and easy to make. Thanks for sharing this amazing recipe.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      February 17, 2022 at 2:52 pm

      Thank you so much Pavani.

  • Priya Srinivasan

    February 14, 2022 at 1:51 pm

    5 stars
    Love such simple and easy individual desserts. With strawberry in season these strawberry oreo cheesecake is a must try! Both my boys love such colorful desserts and that too with oreo as the base they would definitely enjoy it!

    1. mayurisjikoni

      February 17, 2022 at 2:51 pm

      Thank you so much Priya. Enjoy the cheesecake when you prepare it.

  • Uma Raghupathi

    February 15, 2022 at 12:58 pm

    5 stars
    No-bake desserts are always easy and quick, right? This strawberry oreo cheesecake looks delicious and loves the texture and color 🙂

    1. mayurisjikoni

      February 15, 2022 at 2:06 pm

      Thank you so much Uma.Mostly because of the warm weather in Mombasa or India, I prefer making chilled desserts.

  • Neha

    February 17, 2022 at 2:16 am

    5 stars
    One can never be disappointed with strawberries. For me any preparation with strawberries works great. I love these cheesecakes. Crust layer with oreo is a bonanza in this dessert This strawberry oreo cheesecake looks wonderful and also the pictures on this page . Great post!

    1. mayurisjikoni

      February 17, 2022 at 2:45 pm

      Thank you so much Neha. Yes, I was pleasantly surprised how well the oreo crumb layer worked with the strawberry cheesecake.

  • Vandana

    February 17, 2022 at 11:26 pm

    5 stars
    Great recipe Mayuri. I love cheesecakes and you have shared such an easy way of making it. Can’t wait to try this recipe.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      February 19, 2022 at 4:45 pm

      Thank you so much Vandana. Before I use make the large ones and always stressed out when I had to remove it from the tin and slice.

  • Hayley Dhanecha

    February 18, 2022 at 4:15 pm

    5 stars
    Oreo, strawberries and cheese cake, I am in heaven! Bonus point is that this cheese cake is no bake and can be make in advance . Ideal for garden party or for a lazy Sunday afternoon dessert.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      February 19, 2022 at 4:43 pm

      Thank you so much Hayley, it definitely is ideal for garden parties.

  • Amrita Roy

    February 21, 2022 at 1:32 am

    5 stars
    This strawberry oreo cheesecake is definitely unique than others as the base is made with oreo. Another important part, it is a no bake cheesecake and will try this for sure.

    1. mayurisjikoni

      February 24, 2022 at 3:29 pm

      Thank you so much Amrita. I love the oreo base..enjoy the cheesecake when you make it.

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