Monday, April 2, 2012

No-Bake Nutella Cheesecake

Another WINNER from Mel's Kitchen Cafe. I LOVE Nutella and like cheesecake so this was an awesome dessert. It did take some time (45 minutes) to put together but it was very simple and the results were amazing!

No-Bake Nutella Cheesecake
18 Oreo cookies, crushed into crumbs
2 tablespoons butter, melted

12 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 cup nutella (chocolate hazelnut spread)
1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
2 cups heavy whipping cream
3 tablespoons powdered sugar

Extra sweetened whipped cream, optional
Crushed oreos or chocolate curls, optional

In a medium bowl, stir together the Oreo cookie crumbs and melted butter. Evenly divide the crumbs between your individual serving dishes and press into the bottoms of the dishes to form a crust layer. Glass dessert cups work well for this, as well as mini-trifle dishes; you could also use a mini-cheesecake pan or simply small glass bowls.

In a large bowl, with an electric mixer, beat the cream cheese until light and smooth. Add the nutella and mix until combined and smooth. Add the vanilla and mix to combine. In another medium/large bowl, whip the cream and powdered sugar together until medium to stiff peaks form. Using a rubber spatula, gently fold in the whipped cream into the cream cheese/nutella mixture until well blended and no streaks remain.

Spoon the filling into individual serving dishes on top of the crust. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until serving, at least 2 hours or up to 8 hours.

If desired, garnish with additional whipped topping, chocolate shavings, and/or toasted, chopped hazelnuts.


  1. Your picture is so lovely - I love the swirl factor!

    1. Thanks Mel! You're recipes are always amazing.

  2. Yummy! With Nutella this has got to be good. Will give this recipe a try soon.
    BTW-My name is Jana also. :0)

    1. Yay for Jana! There are more out there than I thought, although I've only met like 10 in real life. I hope you do give this recipe a try, it was a success with everybody who tasted it!

  3. So beautiful. And since you used Nutella, it's already a winner in my book!

    1. Seriously, Nutella is DIVINE! My husband and I were just having a conversation on how Europe does have a few things that became popular over there before here, Nutella being one of them. I have lots of family that went over there for church missions and my family has been addicted to the stuff for YEARS!

  4. Thanks Kaysi, it was. It was good to meet you at the Breathingspace retreat. There were so many good desserts there too. Those cupcakes were so awesome. No wonder she won cupcake wars!