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No Bake Peppermint Cheesecake Recipe

This no-bake Christmas Peppermint Cheesecake recipe with Christmas Tree Meringues is perfect for holiday parties.

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Peppermint Cheesecake with Christmas Tree Meringues

I love Christmas time so much that we are celebrating Christmas in July. I know, I know, Halloween isn’t even here yet. But it’s never too early in my opinion to start thinking about Christmas recipes.

One of my favorite things are no bake recipes. This holiday cheesecake is a delicious holiday recipe made with just a handful of ingredients.

Of course, if you prefer a baked cheesecake, we have our Instant Pot Cheesecake which is also perfect for holiday desserts.

The holiday season can be overwhelming. But deciding on what to serve or bring to your next get-together doesn’t have to be.

No one wants to cook or slave over a hot stove when the company is coming. Which is why this no-bake Christmas Peppermint Cheesecake recipe with Christmas Tree Meringues is perfect for that reason.

No Bake Peppermint Cheesecake Recipe

It’s an easy dessert for that time of year. A no-bake dessert with simple ingredients is always my favorite kind of recipe.

The cheesecake mixture has a delicious peppermint flavor with an OREO cookie crust that is an easy recipe for the Christmas season.

No Bake Peppermint Cheesecake Recipe

No-Bake Cheesecake Recipe Ingredients

OREO Crust Ingredients

  • OREO Cookies
  • Sugar
  • Butter

Filling Ingredients

  • Cream Cheese (room temperature)
  • Cool Whip Topping (you can substitute heavy whipping cream if you would like. Whip until you have soft peaks)
  • Powdered Sugar
  • Sugar
  • Peppermint Extract (a little goes a long way! Plus, you can substitute vanilla extract if you aren’t a fan of peppermint)
  • Pink Gel Food Coloring (or more to achieve your desired pink color)
  • For exact amounts, please see the printable recipe card below.

Topping Ingredients

No Bake Peppermint Cheesecake Recipe

Tools Needed

Tips for Whipping Heavy Cream

Chill a medium bowl and mixer attachments before whipping. It helps the heavy cream create stiff peaks.

More Tips and Tricks

  • Prepare the Meringue Christmas Trees ahead of time and store them in an airtight container or wrap them with plastic wrap.
  • Replace with a plain chocolate crust

Variations for the Top of The Cheesecake

  • Crushed candy canes
  • Crushed Peppermint candies
  • Whipped topping
  • Chocolate syrup

I Don’t Have a Food Processor

If you don’t have a food processor or chopper, place your OREO cookies in a Ziploc bag and crush them with a rolling pin.

More Peppermint Treats

How to Make No-Bake Peppermint Cheesecake Recipe

Start by placing your OREO cookies in a food processor or chopper. Chop until you have fine crumbs.

No Bake Peppermint Cheesecake Recipe

Add your melted butter and sugar and mix well.

No Bake Peppermint Cheesecake Recipe

Place parchment paper along the edges of the pan so that the sides of the cheesecake do not stick.

Dump your crushed OREO mixture into the springform pan and press down with a cup.

No Bake Peppermint Cheesecake Recipe

Place in freezer while preparing your creamy mint filling.

Place your cream cheese in medium bowl and beat at high speed until soft peaks form.

Add your sugar, powdered sugar, and peppermint extract. Mix well.

Fold in your whipped cream with a wooden spoon.

No Bake Peppermint Cheesecake Recipe

Add your pink gel food coloring. If you don’t have pink food coloring on hand, you can use a drop of red food coloring.

No Bake Peppermint Cheesecake Recipe

Pour in your cream cheese mixture and shake to release any bubbles. Tap the pan on the counter also.

No Bake Peppermint Cheesecake Recipe

Chill for several hours or until ready to serve.

Prepare your Christmas Tree Meringue Cookies if you have not done so yet.

Christmas Meringue Cookies Recipe

When the cheesecake is chilled, top with the Tree meringues, whipped cream, or any of the other topping variations above.

Slice with a sharp knife and enjoy!

No Bake Peppermint Cheesecake Recipe

In Conclusion

The hardest part of making this no-bake cheesecake is waiting for it to chill. The best part will be watching it disappear at your holiday party.

This is my favorite no bake dessert. A combination of chocolate, and creamy cheesecake filling, is the perfect dessert for your holiday dessert table.

With just a handful of ingredients, you can have a delicious peppermint taste, in a make ahead dessert.

No Bake Peppermint Cheesecake Recipe

Printable Recipe Card and Nutritional Information

Yield: 1

No Bake Peppermint Cheesecake Recipe

No Bake Peppermint Cheesecake Recipe

This no-bake Christmas Peppermint Cheesecake recipe with Christmas Tree Meringues is perfect for holiday parties.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 15 minutes

Ingredients

OREO Crust Ingredients

  • 20 OREO Cookies
  • 1 Tablespoon of Sugar
  • 3 Tablespoon of melted Butter

Filling Ingredients

  • 16 oz softened Cream Cheese (room temperature)
  • 8 oz. Cool Whip Topping (you can substitute heavy whipping cream if you would like. Whip until you have soft peaks)
  • 1/4 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1 tsp Peppermint Extract (a little goes a long way! Plus, you can substitute vanilla extract if you aren’t a fan of peppermint)
  • 5 drops of Pink Gel Food Coloring (or more to achieve your desired pink color)

Topping Ingredients

  • Christmas Tree Meringue cookies
  • Non-Pariels

Tools Needed

  • Food processor
  • Springform pan
  • A stand mixer (or electric hand mixer)
  • Parchment Paper

Instructions

  1. Start by placing your OREO cookies in a food processor or chopper. Chop until you have fine crumbs. No Bake Peppermint Cheesecake Recipe
  2. Add your melted butter and sugar and mix well. No Bake Peppermint Cheesecake Recipe
  3. Place parchment paper along the edges of the pan so that the sides of the cheesecake do not stick. Dump your crushed OREO mixture into the springform pan and press down with a cup. Place in the freezer while preparing your creamy mint filling. No Bake Peppermint Cheesecake Recipe
  4. Place your cream cheese in a medium bowl and beat at high speed until soft peaks form. Add your sugar, powdered sugar, and peppermint extract. Mix well. Fold in your whipped cream with a wooden spoon. No Bake Peppermint Cheesecake Recipe
  5. Add your pink gel food coloring. If you don’t have pink food coloring on hand, you can use a drop of red food coloring. No Bake Peppermint Cheesecake Recipe
  6. Pour in your cream cheese mixture and shake to release any bubbles. Tap the pan on the counter also. Chill for several hours or until ready to serve. No Bake Peppermint Cheesecake Recipe
  7. Prepare your Christmas Tree Meringue Cookies if you have not done so yet. Christmas Meringue Cookies Recipe
  8. When the cheesecake is chilled, top with the Tree meringues, whipped cream, or any of the other topping variations above. No Bake Peppermint Cheesecake Recipe
  9. Slice with a sharp knife and enjoy! No Bake Peppermint Cheesecake Recipe

Notes

Tips for Whipping Heavy Cream

Chill a medium bowl and mixer attachments before whipping. It helps the heavy cream create stiff peaks.

More Tips and Tricks

  • Prepare the Meringue Christmas Trees ahead of time and store them in an airtight container or wrap them with plastic wrap.
  • Replace with a plain chocolate crust

Variations for the Top of The Cheesecake

  • Crushed candy canes
  • Crushed Peppermint candies
  • Whipped topping
  • Chocolate syrup

I Don’t Have a Food Processor

If you don’t have a food processor or chopper, place your OREO cookies in a Ziploc bag and crush them with a rolling pin.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 580Total Fat: 37gSaturated Fat: 22gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 69mgSodium: 333mgCarbohydrates: 61gFiber: 1gSugar: 51gProtein: 5g

Nutrition may vary depending on the products used.

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No Bake Peppermint Cheesecake Recipe

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