Our no-bake Oreo cheesecake proves that you don’t need to turn the oven on to make a delicious dessert.
No-Bake Oreo Cheesecake Recipe photo by Taste of Home

What’s the one thing that can make an Oreo dessert even better? Not having to bake it! Our no-bake Oreo cheesecake is a dream with its chocolatey cookie crust and cookie-studded fluffy cream cheese filling. Kid-friendly, make ahead-friendly and freezer-friendly, it’s no wonder why this cheesecake is one of our favorite Oreo dessert recipes!

No-Bake Oreo Cheesecake Ingredients

  • Oreo cookies: The stars of the show are irresistible Oreo cookies! If you can’t find any at your grocery store, pick from the best off-brand Oreos instead.
  • Butter: Butter adds moisture to the ground-up Oreos in the crust to make a crumb consistency.
  • Gelatin: Unflavored gelatin is imperative in this no-bake Oreo cheesecake recipe. It lets the filling set and stay standing when a slice is served.
  • Cream cheese: Our Test Kitchen found the best cream cheese brands to bake with so your cheesecakes can come out top-tier!
  • Whipped topping: Whipped topping fluffs up the cheesecake so the filling is airy instead of thick and dense.


Step 1: Make the crust

ouring melted butter in crushed oreoTMB Studio

In a small bowl, stir together the crushed cookies and butter.

Pressing the oreo mixture in a panTMB Studio

Press the mixture into the bottom of a greased 9-inch springform pan. Refrigerate the crust until ready to use.

Editor’s Tip: We like to use the bottom of a measuring cup or drinking glass here to make the crust as even as possible.

Step 2: Prepare the gelatin

Gelating in a small saucepanTMB Studio

In a small saucepan, sprinkle the gelatin over the cold water, and let stand for one minute. Heat and stir the mixture over low heat until the gelatin is completely dissolved. Let stand for five minutes.

Step 3: Make the filling

Mixing milk and cream cheese in a mixerTMB Studio

In a large bowl, use a hand mixer or stand mixer to beat the cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Gradually add the milk.

Adding Gelatin in the mixtureTMB Studio

Beat in the gelatin mixture.

Step 4: Finish the filling

Chopped cookies and cream cheese in a bowlTMB Studio

Fold the whipped topping and chopped cookies into the filling mixture.

Cream cheese filling on oreo crust TMB Studio

Spoon the filling over the crust.

Editor’s Tip: Use a mini offset spatula or butter knife to spread the filling evenly in the crust.

Step 4: Chill and decorate

Garnishing the cake with chopped oreo cookiesTMB Studio

Refrigerate the cheesecake, covered, overnight. When you’re ready to remove the cheesecake from the pan, first loosen the sides of the cheesecake with a knife. Then, remove the rim from the pan. Serve the cheesecake as is, or garnish with additional chopped or crushed cookies and whipped topping.

No Bake Oreo Cheesecake served in a plateTMB Studio

Recipe Variations

  • Make it gluten-free: Did you know there are gluten-free Oreos? They taste just like the real thing! Make this no-bake Oreo cheesecake recipe gluten-free by subbing in the gluten-free Oreos for the regular Oreos.
  • Use a different Oreo flavor: Not every Oreo flavor makes a good substitute here, but you can’t go wrong with chocolate-hazelnut, mint creme, dark chocolate, java chip or hot cocoa Oreos. We recommend only subbing the Oreos in the filling, not in the crust, or else the added flavor may be too overpowering.
  • Decorate with a fun topping: Pipe whipped cream or whipped topping onto this cheesecake, and decorate with whole or crushed Oreos. Take some decorating inspo from a few of our favorite Oreo recipes, like our no-bake Oreo pie or chocolate mint truffle tart.

How to Store No-Bake Oreo Cheesecake

To store, wrap the cheesecake in a few layers of storage wrap, or place it in an airtight container. This cheesecake can last in the fridge for up to four days.

Can you freeze no-bake Oreo cheesecake?

Yes, you can absolutely freeze cheesecake! After your no-bake Oreo cheesecake has set up properly in the fridge, you can freeze the whole thing, or just the leftovers. Either place it in an airtight container, or wrap it in a few layers of storage wrap. Store in the freezer for up to three months. To thaw, place it in the fridge overnight.

Can you make no-bake Oreo cheesecake ahead of time?

Yes, you can make this no-bake Oreo cheesecake ahead of time! Make it one or two days in advance, wrap it tightly in storage wrap, and keep it in the fridge until you’re ready to serve.

No-Bake Oreo Cheesecake Tips

A piece No Bake Oreo Cheesecake on a plate

Can you use homemade whipped cream instead of whipped topping in this no-bake Oreo cheesecake?

Yes, you can use homemade sweetened whipped cream instead. Just note that the consistency and flavor of whipped topping is more stable than homemade whipped cream, which may result in a slightly different texture. Whipped topping is usually much sweeter than homemade whipped cream, too.

Do you have to use a springform pan to make no-bake Oreo cheesecake?

No, you don’t need to use a springform pan to make this cheesecake. While a springform pan gives you that classic cheesecake look and makes it easy to remove from the pan, don’t stress if you don’t have one. A pie plate is a great alternative, but you won’t get the taller sides like you do from a springform pan. If you’re really in a pinch, you can even use a store-bought Oreo pie crust.

What type of Oreos are best for no-bake Oreo cheesecake?

The best Oreos to use for no-bake Oreo cheesecake are regular Oreos, but you could easily substitute in gluten-free Oreos. You could also use Double Stuf Oreos for the filling, but we don’t recommend using them in the crust as they might add too much moisture.

Can you use low-fat or light cream cheese to make no-bake cheesecake?

Yes, you can use low-fat or light cream cheese to make a no-bake cheesecake. However, avoid fat-free cream cheese and tubs of cream cheese. They won’t set as nicely, and your cheesecake slice won’t hold its shape.

Watch how to Make No-Bake Oreo Cheesecake

No-Bake Oreo Cheesecake

Oreo cookies and cheesecake—how can you go wrong? I made 20 of these crowd-pleasing no-bake Oreo cheesecakes in all different sizes for my wedding, and they were a big hit.—Leanne Stinson, Carnduff, Saskatchewan
No-Bake Oreo Cheesecake Recipe photo by Taste of Home
Total Time

Prep: 40 min. + chilling


8 servings


  • 24 Oreo cookies, crushed
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 envelope unflavored gelatin
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup 2% milk
  • 1 cup whipped topping
  • 10 Oreo cookies, coarsely chopped


  1. In a small bowl, mix crushed cookies and butter. Press onto bottom of a greased 9-in. springform pan. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  2. In a small saucepan, sprinkle gelatin over the cold water; let stand 1 minute. Heat and stir over low heat until gelatin is completely dissolved. Let stand 5 minutes.
  3. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until smooth; gradually add milk. Beat in gelatin mixture. Fold in whipped topping and chopped cookies. Spoon over crust.
  4. Refrigerate, covered, overnight. Loosen sides of cheesecake with a knife; remove rim from pan. If desired, garnish with additional chopped whipped topping and chopped cookies.

Nutrition Facts

1 slice: 499 calories, 30g fat (16g saturated fat), 53mg cholesterol, 374mg sodium, 53g carbohydrate (37g sugars, 1g fiber), 7g protein.