One type of ice cream I truly miss since going gluten free…cookies n’ cream. It was my favorite flavor growing up, so it makes my heart a little sad when I see it in the freezer isle of the grocery store. If there is a gluten free cookies n’ cream ice cream out there, you might not want to tell me about it. Or maybe you should. Yes, you should.
I whipped up this delicious cookies n’ cream no-bake cheesecake the other night and my family loved it! It tastes just like cookies n’ cream ice cream too! I used Glutino Chocolate Sandwich Cookies and they are pretty much just like eating a real oreo…but even better. This recipe is so easy to put together. Crush some cookies, blend the ingredients together, refrigerate. Boom. You’re done. I have a lemon blueberry version of this recipe that is quite delightful too. If you’re looking for a low-fat, lighter no-bake cheesecake…today is your lucky day!
cookies n’ cream no-bake cheesecake
makes 6 servings
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 4 ounces light cream cheese, softened
- 1/2 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
- 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 6-7 gluten free chocolate sandwich cookies, crushed
- 8-ounce tub non-dairy whipped topping (I use Trader Joe’s all-natural House Whip)
- additional cookies for garnish
In large mixing bowl, blend together sugar, cream cheese, yogurt and vanilla. Stir in crushed chocolate sandwich cookies. Gently fold in whipped topping using a rubber spatula (reserve about 1/2 cup for garnish, if you would like). Spoon into 6 single-serving dessert cups. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. To serve, garnish with reserved whipped topping and cookies.
gfe--gluten free easily says
Yes, I do miss Cookies 'n Cream ice cream! But this cheesecake creation of yours looks like it wil more than satisfy the craving. 🙂
Thanks for the recipe, Sarah!
Thanks, Shirley! I hope you enjoy it as much as my family does!
Absolutely beautiful photos! I miss cookie dough ice cream 🙂
Thanks so much, Iris! I miss cookie dough ice cream too…nothing like it!