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Orange Creamsicle No Bake Cheesecake

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This orange creamsicle no bake cheesecake is the perfect creamy mix of vanilla and orange in a fun creamy cheesecake package. This is the perfect summertime dessert!

Removing slice of no bake cheesecake from pan showing lady finger crust, creamy vanilla center and orange topping.

Just imagine it: lady fingers with a kick of orange juice, creamy vanilla cheesecake and a homemade orange pudding coming together in one delicious dessert. Imagine no more and run to the kitchen. 

This no bake cheesecake has a few steps, but it’s really easy to make.  The flavors are absolutely amazing together and the texture is perfect.  It’s perfect for a celebration or a summer get together.

slice of orange cheesecake being pulled out from the rest of cake.

The flavors of orange and vanilla are a match made in heaven. And (not so) shockingly I am not the only one who thinks so.

Pops loves creamsicles, so much so that my sister and her husband once got him a box as part of his Christmas gift!  There is just something so refreshing about the citrusy orange outside and the creamy vanilla center.

I like the popsicle version well enough, but that is not my favorite variation on the flavors.

My maw-maw and paw-paw retired to Florida when I was relatively young.  We used to go down once a year to visit.

We’d hit up a theme park, spend some time on the beach and have an all around good time.  One of my favorite stops each trip was to one of the orange shacks.  

Bite missing out of piece of no bake cheesecake with orange pudding topping.

They would sell fresh squeezed juice, plenty of delicious fruit and a few odds and ends.

But my favorite were the soft serve ice cream machines.  You could get vanilla ice cream or the soft serve version of orange sherbet.  But the best was the twist in the middle!

The creamy texture it takes to dispense properly out of an ice cream machine is a perfect way to have your oranges!!!

Of course it is impractical to have a soft serve machine installed in your house just to have such a treat.  Besides, it probably wouldn’t be the same if you could have it all the time anyway.

Anything that is a once a year treat just has that much more magic.  We don’t make it to Florida nearly as often as we used too.  In fact, it has been a few years since my husband and I went for a visit.

It is hard to coordinate time off and let’s face it, travel with a toddler can get interesting!

slice missing from cheesecake, creamy white center showing with orange on top.

So if a regular visit to Florida is out and installing the soft serve machine is out, there has to be something that brings that fun flavor home.

I decided it would be fun to do a cheesecake version.  Afterall, cheesecake is always a hit around here.  But with the warming temps, I didn’t want to do a traditional cheesecake.

Plus, that sounded a little more dense and heavy that what I had in mind.  I wanted something that better replicated that fluffy soft ice cream.  Then inspiration struck!

What about airy no-bake cheesecake?  It would match my vision much better!

looking across a slice of cheesecake with orange topping showing.

This cheesecake has a perfectly fluffy and fun texture and the layers worked so well together.  Even the non-cheesecake lovers in the family went nuts over it.

More great no bake cheesecake recipes: 

cheesecake rimmed with lady finger crust and orange pudding on top.

Tips and Tricks:

You may want to place your springform pan on a plate while it sets up.  If there is extra orange juice in your lady fingers, it may try to run out.

So if your springform pan isn’t 100% leak proof, you’ll want something to catch the drips.  It’s much easier to clean a plate than the fridge!

Lady fingers dipped in orange juice and arranged in springform pan to make the exterior of the no bake cheesecake.

Give yourself plenty of time to let your cheesecake set up.  It is too pretty to have it be a mess.  Though it will certainly be delicious either way.

This is best served cold. So get yourself a nice big slice and enjoy!

Removing slice of no bake cheesecake from pan showing lady finger crust, creamy vanilla center and orange topping.

Orange Creamsicle No Bake Cheesecake

Servings: 12 Servings
Author: Carlee
This Orange Creamsicle No Bake Cheesecake is the perfect creamy mix of vanilla and orange in a fun creamy cheesecake package. This is the perfect summertime dessert!
4.91 from 20 ratings
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 35 minutes


Orange Pudding

  • 2 Tablespoons corn starch
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • cup whole milk
  • 4 Tablespoons frozen orange juice concentrate
  • 2 Tablespoons butter

Ladyfinger Crust

No Bake Cheesecake

  • 16 ounces cream cheese softened
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups heavy cream cold


Orange Pudding

  • In a large (preferably heavy bottomed) saucepan, whisk together the sugar and corn starch. Add a tablespoon or two of cold milk and whisk until smooth. Slowly add milk, whisking as you go so that there aren't any lumps.
    2 Tablespoons corn starch, ½ cup granulated sugar, 1¾ cup whole milk
  • Bring to boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Continue stirring for a minute or two. The pudding should be thick enough to coat the back of a spoon.
  • Stir in the orange juice concentrate and butter. Allow to cool for about 20 minutes, the refrigerate until ready to use.
    4 Tablespoons frozen orange juice concentrate, 2 Tablespoons butter


  • Break each lady finger so that they are about the height of your 8" springform pan, or slightly longer so you can use more filling!
    7 oz ladyfinger cookies
  • Dip each piece of lady finger into orange juice. Place the lady finger, sugar side out around the springform pan. Use the short pieces to hold them up. It's ok if the bottom isn't a solid crust, just do your best to spread it out evenly and make the outside sturdy and spread out the rest.
    2 cups orange juice

Cheesecake Filling

  • Beat the cream cheese until smooth. Add the sugar and vanilla and continue beating on high for a couple of minutes.
    16 ounces cream cheese, ½ cup granulated sugar, 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
  • Get the cream from the refrigerator and drizzle in while the mixer is still on high.
    2 cups heavy cream
  • Once the cream is completely added, beat until smooth, creamy, airy and stiff enough to hold a peak.


  • Spoon cream cheese mixture into crust and spread smooth. Be sure to leave room for the pudding.
  • Spread cooled pudding over cream cheese mixture and place in the refrigerator.
  • Chill for at least an hour before serving.
  • Serve cold.



Serving: 1ServingCalories: 358kcalCarbohydrates: 30gProtein: 5gFat: 24gSaturated Fat: 15gPolyunsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 96mgSodium: 145mgSugar: 20g

Nutritional Disclaimer

“Cooking With Carlee” is not a dietitian or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is an estimate. If calorie count and other nutritional values are important to you, we recommend running the ingredients through whichever online nutritional calculator you prefer. Calories and other nutritional values can vary quite a bit depending on which brands were used.

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Friday 20th of May 2022

How would you mix it by hand? I don't own beaters or a mixer


Friday 20th of May 2022

It would be a workout to do it by hand. It's not impossible, but it takes some umph. If you give it a go, mix in a little cream and a time and really try to get it mixed in before adding more. Whip it up as much as you can once all of the cream is added. Alternatively, you can try to just fold in some cool whip instead. It would give you the airy texture without needing as much forearm strength.


Saturday 8th of June 2019

Hi how much does a ounce convert to a cup


Saturday 8th of June 2019

There are 8 (liquid) ounces in a cup. For mass measurements, it depends on the density of the ingredient.


Friday 12th of January 2018

Creamsicle was a favorite growing up!


Monday 15th of January 2018

It's definitely a classic combo, we still love it!


Thursday 11th of January 2018

Such a pretty cheesecake!


Monday 15th of January 2018

Thank you!


Sunday 25th of June 2017

Whoa, gorgeous! Pinned this to my desserts board, can't wait to make it.


Tuesday 27th of June 2017

Yay! Thank you so much! I hope you enjoy it!