I love Creamsicle (or Dreamsicle) ice cream bars. They are so refreshing, and the perfect flavor profile for summer. I also love cheesecake, so I decided to make a orange creamsicle cheesecake. And boy am I glad I did!
This dreamsicle cheesecake is amazing! It tastes just like the ice cream bar. I loved it, my husband loved it, my almost 2 year old loved it. It's a hit!
Cheesecake can be tricky to make, so I'll go through how to make this orange creamsicle cheesecake with you.
There are a couple parts to this orange cheesecake. First is the crust, which is made with golden Oreos. Second is the cheesecake, which gets separated into two parts: vanilla cheesecake and orange cheesecake.
The crust for this orange creamsicle cheesecake is very simple. Take the package of golden Oreos, and put them in a food processor to chop them up. You want it to be pretty fine- think of graham cracker crumb texture.
Add the melted butter and pulse the mixture a couple times to combine the Oreos and butter.
Take a 9" round springform pan and press the crust into the bottom of the pan and halfway up the side of the pan. Put it in the freezer to set while you make the cheesecake batter.
Put the cream cheese and sugar into a mixing bowl. Mix on high speed until it is very smooth, you don't want any lumps.
Next, add the eggs and yolk slowly, one at a time. Mix on a low speed until is is incorporated. Then slowly add the vanilla and heavy cream, and mix on a low speed until combined.
Separate the cheesecake batter into two bowls. One will be for the orange cheesecake, the other will be for the vanilla cheesecake.
In another bowl, combine the orange jello with the boiling water and mix until is is fully dissolved. Let it cool down, then add it to one of the cheesecake batter bowls. Mix it together (it will be very thin batter, that's ok!).
Start layering the vanilla cheesecake and orange cheesecake into the crust. Use a knife to swirl the two batters, creating a marbling effect.
To bake the orange creamsicle cheesecake, we use a water bath. Take a large pan with deep sides, and place the cheesecake pan in it. I use a large sheet cake pan for this. Then fill the large sheet cake pan with water until it goes 1/4 of the way up the round cheesecake pan.
Bake according to the recipe below.
Once the cheesecake is done, let it cool down, remove the spring form sides of the pan, and you can either eat it right away or let it chill in the fridge before eating.
A favorite ice cream bar is reinvented to cheesecake! Golden Oreo crust with a swirl of vanilla cheesecake and orange cheesecake will bring the classic Creamsicle flavor to life.
Golden Oreo Crust
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