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No-Bake Hot Chocolate Cheesecake

by Nick Makrides
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This easy to make no-bake chocolate lovers cheesecake isn’t just super easy to make in a jiffy, but it looks just like a giant cup of hot cocoa! Perfect for celebrating the holiday period!

No-Bake Hot Chocolate Cheesecake

Nicks favourite thing…

I love how cute this cheesecake is! And chocolate is one of my favourite flavours for dessert. This cheesecake pays homage to the nostalgic foods of Christmas. This is all of course despite the fact that it’s summer in Australia during the holiday period and we tend to go or frozen desserts. None the less, the nostalgia factor is real.

What does it taste like?

Chocolate, cream and peppermint with yummy marshmallows! Soft, silky smooth cheesecake mind you! And that crust is so yummy and not too sweet!

Close up of No-Bake Hot Chocolate Cheesecake

What are the ingredients I need?

Oreos – I used whole oreos in this recipe.

Butter – I used unsalted butter which I melted and allowed to slightly cool before using.

Gelatin – I know a lot of you will be wondering if you can substitute the gelatine for agar agar. The answer is, I’m not sure. I never tested the recipe with agar agar, although I am sure there are loads of recourses online that can be found with a simple google search that will show you how to replace gelatine. Just keep in mind the texture will be different.

Philadelphia cream cheese – Make sure it’s softened before using otherwise your mixture will not be smooth.

Heavy cream – I used chilled cream with at least 35% fat content.

Vanilla ExtractAlways use good quality vanilla extract when baking, it makes a huge difference. I have a great recipe here for it if you’d like to try your own!

Dark chocolate. -I used nestle cooking chocolate.

Mini white marshmallows – I bought mine from the supermarket in the baking isle.

Cocoa powder – I used unsweetened cocoa powder.

Candy canes – I used mini ones but regular sized will work too.

My Top Tips!

Storage

This cheesecake can be stored in an airtight container for up to 3 days in the fridge.

Cream

The cream will eventually melt after a couple hours on this cheesecake so decorate the top no more than two hours before serving to be on the safe side.

Gelatine

I know a lot of you will be wondering if you can substitute the gelatine for agar agar. The answer is, I’m not sure. I never tested the recipe with agar agar, although I am sure there are loads of recourses online that can be found with a simple google search that will show you how to replace gelatine. Just keep in mind the texture will be different.

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No-Bake Hot Chocolate Cheesecake

No-Bake Hot Chocolate Cheesecake

This easy to make no-bake chocolate lovers cheesecake isn’t just super easy to make in a jiffy, but it looks just like a giant cup of hot cocoa! Perfect for celebrating the holiday period!

Serves 12

5 from 2 votes
Author: Nick Makrides
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Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Total: 4 hrs 30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Calories: 743kcal
Author: Nick Makrides

Ingredients

Crust

  • 2 cups (400 g) oreos, crushed
  • 3/4 cup (175 g) unsalted butter, melted

Cheesecake

  • 1 tbsp powdered gelatin + 4 tbsp cold water
  • 2 cups (500 g) cream cheese, softened
  • 2 1/2 cups (625 ml) heavy cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups (400 g) dark chocolate, melted

Decorations

  • 3 cups (300 g) mini marshmallows
  • 4 tbsp water
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 8 mini candy canes

Learn How To Make it! [VIDEO]


Instructions

Crust

  • Add the Oreos into the bowl of a food processor and blitz until you reach fine crumbs. Add the melted butter and blitz until the crumbs are coated.
  • Pour the wet crumbs into a 9-inch springform pan and use the back of a spoon to press firmly into the sides and bottom of the tin. Chill for1 hour.

Cheesecake

  • Add the powdered gelatin and cold water to a small mixing bowl. Use a fork to mix until well combined. Set aside to set. Microwave for 30seconds right before you add to the cheesecake mixture.
  • Add the cream cheese, cream and vanilla extract to the bowl of a food processor and blitz on high speed until smooth. Scrape down the bowl using a spatula before you add the melted chocolate. Mix until well combined.Add the melted gelatin and mix for a final time.
  • Pour the mixture into the chilled cake tin and chill for another 2 hours.
  • To finish the cheesecake, add 200g of the marshmallows into a large microwave safe bowl along with the water and microwave for 40 seconds.Use a spatula to mix until well combined.

Notes

Storage
This cheesecake can be stored in an airtight container for up to 3 days in the fridge.
Cream
The cream will eventually melt after a couple hours on this cheesecake so decorate the top no more than two hours before serving to be on the safe side.
Gelatine
I know a lot of you will be wondering if you can substitute the gelatine for agar agar. The answer is, I’m not sure. I never tested the recipe with agar agar, although I am sure there are loads of recourses online that can be found with a simple google search that will show you how to replace gelatine. Just keep in mind the texture will be different.

Nutrition

Calories : 743kcal
Carbonhydrates: 46g
Protein: 7g
Fat: 61g
Saturated Fat: 35g
Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g
Monounsaturated Fat : 18g
Trans Fat : 1g
Cholesterol: 141mg
Sodium: 281mg
Potassium : 366mg
Fiber: 4g
Sugar : 26g
Vitamin A: 1603IU
Vitamin C: 1mg
Calcium: 101mg
Iron: 6mg
Nutrition Disclosure
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2 comments

Lynne December 22, 2021 - 7:55 pm

5 stars
My first attempt at a cheesecake. So easy, so delicious. My family are so impressed.

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Nick Makrides January 4, 2022 - 1:19 pm

Yay! So glad to hear that! N x

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