These were delicious. My MUM even liked them, and my mother is a woman who rarely eats chocolate and NEVER eats chocolate biscuits. This took me so long to make though. I just wish I had a food processor and didn’t need to crush cookies by hand. Cookies and cream is such a great dessert flavour. I love it, and for a cheesecake it is sooooooo perfect.
This cake is a chilled one, and I didn’t use any gelatine or gelatine substitute. It held it’s shape really well without adding those because of the thickness of the filling from the cookies and sweetened condensed milk.
- 300 ml whipping cream
- 1 cup caster sugar
- 1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon sweetened condensed milk
- 500 g cream cheese softened
- A lot of oreos. I swear I used around 50 for the base and filling…
- 200 g melted butter
- Mini oreos for garnish (I used 12, 2 x 6 bars)
- White chocolate shavings for garnish (optional)
- Soften cream cheese to make it easier to work with and keep cream chilled until you’re ready to whip it.
- Crush about 200g of the oreos for the base and melt butter and mix to combine. Press into a lined springform pan for a circular cake or another container to get a bar shape – make sure you can get the cake/slices out if the bottom doesn’t detach.
- Press the base mixture into the pan and pop it into the freezer while you work on the filling.
- Crush the remaining oreos, leaving different sized pieces. Since this isn’t part of the base it doesn’t need to be so fine.
- Whip the cream and in a separate bowl beat the caster sugar, cream cheese, sweetened condensed milk, and vanilla. Slowly fold in the other crushed cookies and the whipped cream.
- Pour this into your pan and smooth out the top so that it sets nicely and there are no pockets of air in the cake. You can pick up the container and lightly drop it on your kitchen counter as well .
- Top with your mini oreo garnish and white chocolate shavings and leave to chill in the fridge overnight.
- If you make this early in the day it might set after about 8 hours.
- You can serve this in little clear plastic cups and portion it off into individual serves. That would look really cute for a party dessert.