Are you a fan of Oreo? That little cookie has taken the world by storm. You can find it everywhere you go. But did you know that Oreo is actually over 100 years old? Yes indeed. This sandwich cookie as they like to say is the best selling cookie in the United States.
So you might ask yourself. Why is Oreo so popular? What’s the magic behind that black and white cream filled cookie? I have read quite a few reasons for that. The fact that is was baked and launched by Nabisco, a very powerful cookie and baked goods manufacturer. And of course brilliant marketing tricks and strategies. I should ask my marketeer husband what he thinks of it. He might know more about it.
Frozen Mascarpone Oreo Cheesecake
Making my Oreo cheesecake cost me quite a lot of sweat but fortunately no blood and tears. It started more like an experiment but in the end this frozen Oreo cheesecake dessert was a winner. And a great dessert to finish a lavish birthday dinner for an Oreo crazy birthday girl. She loved it!
The mascarpone makes this cheesecake beautifully creamy – almost like regular ice cream. I sliced the cheesecake up a couple of hours before dinner time (I warmed a sharp knife in hot water in between slicing it), put the pieces back in the freezer and took them out again an hour before serving. Perfect timing.
Do you love Oreo recipes?
Then also check out my no bake Oreo cheese cake with cherries!
- 28 Oreo cookies
- 2,5 oz unsalted butter (70 g), melted
- 1 ½ lbs mascarpone (675 g)
- ⅔ cup cream (160 ml), whipped
- 1 sheet gelatin
- Separate the cookies and filling. Add the cookies to a blender.
Blend into a fine crumble. You should end up with about 11 ½ oz (350 g) of cookie crumble. Pour it in a bowl and scoop 5,5 oz (155 g) of the crumble back into the blender. Then add the melted butter.
Blend into a lightly sticky mixture. Pour this into a rectangular baking dish lined with baking paper. Spread the crumble evenly over the bottom and press well using the back of a spoon.
Place the dish in the fridge to set. Snip the gelatin sheet into 3 equal pieces and soak one of it in some cold water for about 5 minutes until soft.
- In the meantime add ⅓ of the mascarpone to the blender together with 5,5 oz (155 g) of the black cookie crumble.
Pulse into a sticky cream. Spoon this in a heat-resistant bowl. Add 3 tablespoons of the whipped cream and ⅓ (about 1 ½ oz or 45 g) of the Oreo filling you kept aside. Place this bowl over a pan of boiling water (bain marie).
Stir until the mascarpone is smooth. Take the bowl off the heat and let it cool for 5 minutes. Squeeze out the soaked gelatin and add it.
- Stir wel. Pour this on top of the chilled cookie crumble in the baking dish.
Now place it in the freezer to set. Soak a second strip of gelatin in cold water. Add half of the remaining mascarpone to a blender together with the remaiing cookie crumble.
Blend and add this mixture to the heat-resistant bowl again together with 2 tablespoons of the whipped cream and half of the remaining Oreo filling.
Place this over the pan of boiling water until melted. Then take the bowl off the heat and let it cool for 5 minutes. Squeeze out the gelatin and add it.
- Stir well. Pour this on top of the first layer in the baking dish.
Put the dish back in the freezer. Soak the last strip of gelatin. Now add the remaining mascarpone, cookie filling and whipped cream to the heat-resistant bowl.
- Let this melt and cool down a bit. Stir in the gelatin.
- Pour the last layer on top of the second one.
Chill the Oreo cheesecake in the freezer for at least 4 hours until fully set. Take the cake out 30 hour before serving. Carefully peel away the baking paper. Slice it up using a warm knife and serve.