I work in the tech industry in the Greater Seattle area, and there is a local trend happening for cheesecake biscuits by a company called the Ugly Duck Cheesecake Company. I love these biscuits, especially the coconut cheesecake biscuits, but I have yet to find an orange creamsicle cheesecake biscuit. Maybe I can bake my own!
These recipes in this recipe roundup give me hope, and they should help you, too. While I have yet to find a recipe for orange creamsicle cheesecake biscuits, the following cheesecakes are a great start. And they all look simply divine.
What Exactly is Orange Creamsicle Cheesecake
To get you started on the right track here, an Orange Creamsicle Cheesecake is a standard cheesecake infused with orange and vanilla cream flavors. The goal is to mimic the orange creamsicle ice cream bars you can buy in many varieties, including push-pops from the Flintstones that I still love during the hot summer months. Try this recipe for a simple cheesecake with excellent step-by-step directions to get you started on this OCC journey with me.
Pillsbury’s Take on the Orange Creamsicle Cheesecake
Let me be the first to congratulate this recipe writer for using Neufchatel, the lower fat version of cream cheese that has the exact same texture and flavor profile. Winner already! It’s a recipe by Pillsbury and they use the branded Pie Crusts pre-made with fluted edging.
The recipe also uses Yoplait Original yogurt in orange creme–12 ounces of the stuff–for the orange creamsicle fantasticness. This adds such a nice creamy texture without making you bake a cheesecake outright.
Sour Cream and Orange Extract Creamsicle® Cheesecake
Next, we have a sour cream-based Creamsicle Cheesecake recipe that uses plain cream cheese and white sugar. There is also no actual orange in this recipe, as it uses orange extract along with food coloring to give it its two-toned look. A graham cracker crust is a solution for the base of this cheesecake.
If you have simple ingredients and are really just wanting to eat a creamsicle flavored cheesecake and don’t mind the wait for a day, this recipe will work just fine. However, you do have to let it bake for half an hour, and then chill in the fridge overnight before you can dig in. That has to be noted and points must be deducted in my world of go-go-go.
Make Mine a Dreamsicle Cheesecake Recipe
This Orange Dreamsicle Cheesecake recipe works along with the same baking principles as the previous one and requires chilling. However, there is the addition of a fancy thing called an Orange Creamsicle Layer that consists of whipped topping and orange gelatin. This goes on the cheesecake, which is a basic cheesecake recipe that uses sour cream, again, like the aforementioned recipe.
Graham cracker crust is also the base, again, so let’s see if these other cheesecakes mix it up on that note. I will point out graham cracker crust is sort of the go-to for a cheesecake, I am just saying.
Don’t Bake This Orange Creamsicle Cheesecake
Another fancy layered dessert is this one, and it is also a no-bake cheesecake recipe. The No-Bake Orange Creamsicle Cheesecake takes first prize in decorations, too. They feature orange segments cut out just so and added to the top of mounds of whipped topping.
These are dotted around the perimeter of the cheesecake. The sides of the cheesecake are done with a collar ring mold that lets you get a perfectly smooth edge. It has a bright orange hue from orange gelatin and orange zest without the use of any additional artificial food color. That’s also a win!
Orange You Glad I Said Creamsicle Cheesecake
This Creamsicle Cheesecake recipe gets all the marks and rewards for real orange goodness. It has zested orange in the glaze and an orange whipped cream, plus some candied orange strips that get piled up like sour straws on the middle of this cheesecake. It is a great-looking treat that would be wonderful at a summertime party or for a birthday brunch.
Something with citrus always stimulates the taste buds and also helps with lessening nausea. This is great for parties with tech people since we tend to be less than social.
This Cake Looks Like a Basketball
Do you want to do something zany with your creamsicle cheesecake? Transform it into an orange basketball! Whether or not you play the sport, you have to give this recipe points just for looking so epic. It is the ideal cake for a basketball player’s birthday or for someone who is into the game.
This Orange Creamsicle Cheesecake Basketball serves up as a cheese ball, and is less conspicuous than an actual large cake, too.
Orange Jello and Whipped Cream Instant OCC
Orange Creamsicle No Bake Cheesecake, all day long! I will say, in terms of cheesecakes, there is a huge difference in texture between a no-bake versus a baked cake. The instant varieties that require no baking allow you to eat them immediately and while fluffy.
They are also good in the fridge after getting chilled, but it’s not completely necessary. This is a great recipe for those early mornings when you really just want an orange creamsicle cheesecake for breakfast.
Vanilla or Graham Cracker Crust, You Decide!
Giving the chef options is always a win in my opinion. The choice of vanilla wafers or graham crackers used for the crust is nice here. It frees my mind to consider any type of wafer or cookie that crumbles easily.
This will bring us right into the next recipe featuring Oreo cookies for the crust, which is another great suggestion. They also call the topping optional in this recipe, and I disagree! More sugar and orange zest plus yogurt or sour cream would help this cheesecake even more flavorwise.
Golden Oreo Cookie Crust Creamsicle Cheesecake
Now we are getting to the other Oreo, the Golden one, which is a vanilla-flavored beige-colored cookie. This is also filled with the vegan Oreo cream that everyone loves and will help bring up the cream flavor in this cheesecake. I would love to have this option on the menu!
They also top their Creamsicle Cheesecake with an entire clementine segmented on top of some whipped topping. That sounds great to me!
Kraft’s Version of an Orange Creamsicle Cheesecake
How does Kraft whip up their Orange Cheesecake? For starters, they don’t call this cheesecake. It is instead a no-bake simple orange cheesecake that is ready in four hours.
You have to let the cheesecake and gelatin set up firmly in the fridge after putting it together. But there are only six ingredients and this includes the crust. They do use cottage cheese, which freaks me out, to be honest, but it’s a great low-fat cheese option that adds protein.
Plus, you blend this up with the mix so there are no little pieces of cheese curd to find in the cheesecake.
Three Layer No Bake Orange Creamsicle Cheesecake
Layer upon layer upon layer is now this No Bake Summer Orange Creamsicle Cheesecake recipe that comes to be known. What a good-looking treat! The cheesecake involves using equal parts cheesecake to orange cream gelatin and a thick Golden Oreo cookie crumb crust.
Cheesecake filling is made with two cups of heavy cream, which is something unique to this recipe. Others have not called for using this higher fat-content dairy product in their cheesecake. I personally am a huge fan of heavy cream in my coffee and lattes, even though I am lactose intolerant and should avoid it.
I really like the look of this cheesecake, as well, given the equal parts of the orange fluff to the cheesecake.
Benihana Copycat Recipe for Mandarin Orange Cheesecake
If you have ever eaten at Benihana and want to try to make their Mandarin Orange Cheesecake, here is what you need to know. This copycat recipe upgrades the orange creamsicle cheesecake to focus more on the flavors of the orange. Mandarin is special in this recipe as other recipes may use extract or a standard orange for zesting.
The mandarin orange has smaller segments that peel apart easily and have fewer seeds. As a result, this makes for a nicer-looking presentation for the final cake.
Dreamsicle Cheesecake Shooters for Appetizers and Parties
Sometimes we just need a shot of orange creamsicle cheesecake, and that’s what this recipe delivers. This fun and festive Dreamsicle Cheesecake Shooters are perfect for parties. If you are serving tapas or appetizers that need to be easy to eat with no utensils, add this refreshing shooter to the menu.
It’s a great way to present a dessert as well. The addition of marshmallow cream or fluff, as I prefer to use, is a delicious choice. They finish theirs with a fresh raspberry, which is interesting; may I suggest the more friendly and standard maraschino cherry as an alternative?
World Famous Orange Creamsicle Cheesecake
The World Famous Creamsicle Cheesecake is expected to live up to its name. Right off the bat, I see drizzled lines of chocolate and a perfect circle of mandarin orange segments. They use a graham cracker cookie crust.
I wish someone would use an Oreo or just chocolate cookie crust for the extra yum factor. That’s something that none of the other orange creamsicle cheesecake recipes in this recipe roundup are doing. I personally prefer the chocolate Oreo cookie crust, but maybe that flavor is too intense for the orange and vanilla cream.
They do use Grand Marnier in this recipe, but also canned mandarins instead of fresh ones. Interesting!
Mini Orange Creamsicle Parfaits
These Mini No-Bake Creamsicle Cheesecake Parfaits are what I call more shooters. They are served in a tall tiny shot glass just like the shooters and are covered in all the right whipped topping. You do need a long spoon to enjoy these parfaits.
They are layered to look like candy corn and topped with a perfect swirl; I would need to work on my whipped cream swirl some more to make this one look good.
Orange Creamsicle Patties Like the Peppermint Kind
In terms of an orange creamsicle cheesecake in a biscuit, this Orange Creamsicle Patties is a good knock-off. You get tiny little bite-sized patty-shaped candy that is similar to fudge, but which is made of orange creamsicle ingredients. The resulting appearance is very cool to look at! It would make a pretty neat Halloween candy for parties and gatherings thanks to the orange.
You dip these patties in white chocolate for a coating and then sprinkle them with orange sparkling sugar. That’s their secret to these evenly coated patties.
Orange Creamsicle Cheesecake Bars
Another area we have not delved into quite yet in the world of Orange Creamsicle Cheesecake recipes is bars. These are the bakes that involve an entire sheet pan and allow for the individual bars to be proportioned quite easily. If you have to bake this treat ahead of time, a bar would be a great way to hold the individual servings intact without them going bad or getting hard on the edges.
The bars can be wrapped in plastic wrap and stored in the freezer until you are ready to eat them, too. This is a great suggestion for making your own ice cream-style bars to eat at any time, especially when watching a big sporting event or after a night out on the town.
Single Serving Mini Orange Creamsicle Cheesecakes
Another single-serving mini cheesecake recipe is right here with these Mini Orange Creamsicle Cheesecakes. Each one is portioned out in a cupcake-style muffin paper or tin. This makes it easy to prepare these cheesecakes as well.
Simply line two dozen muffin cups with paper or use an oil spray to grease them. Dump in a few scoops of the batter in each one and voila! You have your cheesecakes ready to bake and it only takes 25 minutes to finish them. The small size does matter with baking these faster.
Keto Approved Orange Creamsicle Cheesecakes
This Keto Orange Creamsicle Cheesecake is low carb and healthy for those on a keto diet plan. In this recipe version, there is the use of almond flour in the crust. That’s going to help with the carb count, but they also use Swerve Brown or another alternative to brown sugar.
Each of these options sticks to the keto plan. The filling uses more sugar alternatives and heavy whipping cream to boost sugar-free orange jello and full-fat cream cheese. The result is the well-defined individual layers that are expected at this point in these cheesecakes.
I do find the use of the almond flour in the crust interesting in this one and see the boost of protein by using it. I wonder if it tastes crumbly though when baked since they use super-fine flour.
Keto Approved Orange Creamsicle Cheesecake Fluff
There is another keto recipe that uses the orange creamsicle cheesecake flavors to make something fabulous. This is something I can get behind–Orange Creamsicle Cheesecake Fluff. What is fluff you ask?
It is basically melted marshmallows without the gelatin holding up the marshmallows. The result is a far stickier and more gooey ingredient that works with peanut butter fluff sandwiches, which would be my first instinct when whipping up this OCC fluff–OCC PB Fluff sandwiches!
Instant Pot Orange Creamsicle Cheesecake
Get the Instant Pot out for this one. The Instant Pot Orange Creamsicle Cheesecake recipe requires the use of this steaming and sauteeing vessel. I have one buried somewhere in my kitchen but would dig it out for this recipe for sure.
It actually looks like an authentic New York-style cheesecake the way it bakes up around the edges. Then again, they are using that fancy springform pan, and that is probably why. However, it only takes 35 minutes of manual time on high-pressure to cook, and then 12 minutes to release the steam.
Then another four hours to eat. But it looks fantastic!
Orange Creamsicle Dip for Fruits and Sugary Baked Treats
What is Orange Creamsicle Cheesecake Dip except for the next best thing to OCC fluff? This here is the final recipe in the Orange Creamsicle Cheesecake Recipes Roundup and it’s a doozy. You are using orange essential oils, this time, to create the orange flavor.
No other actual orange or orange food coloring will go into this creamsicle cheesecake dip. You do use vanilla Greek yogurt, which adds a creamy element. The choice of Neufchatel or cream cheese is also a win in my book!
But there isn’t much else to this recipe, other than the option of what to dip in the dip? I would suggest sliced apples and strawberries on a kabob, along with marshmallows, and then sugar cookies on the side!