The mention of the word “Oreos” drives my taste buds into a frenzy. Oreos are one of my favorite go-to snacks to bring along during car rides and travels. Dare I say the combination of the classic cream-filling between chocolate biscuits is a blessing on Earth.
However, sometimes, Oreos aren’t just meant to be eaten by themselves. Over the years, people have found various ways to experiment with Oreos to incorporate into dishes and be made as an elevated dessert.
Aside from dunking your Oreos on milk, you can also make deep-fried Oreos, Oreo cupcakes, Oreo fudge, Oreo stuffed chocolate chip cookies, Oreo shakes, and probably the most popular of them all, Oreo cheesecake.
One of the major components in making Oreo cheesecake is making use of Oreos to make an Oreo crust. In the following article, I will be sharing how to make an Oreo crust for a cheesecake and how to make an Oreo pie crust and Oreo crust for an ice cream cake.
How to Make Oreo Crust for Cheesecake
Before we talk about how to make an oreo crust, let’s first dive into how to make oreo cheesecake. Nothing beats an Oreo cheesecake filled to the brim with Oreos, from top to bottom.
For this recipe, I will be sharing the steps on how to make a no-bake Oreo cheesecake! Yes, you heard that right, no-bake. That means doing away with heat and oven, and what’s more, you only need a few ingredients! You only need cream cheese, sugar, whipping cream, and Oreos, both whole and crushed.
To prepare Oreo cheesecake, we need to learn how to make Oreo cheesecake crust. For the Oreo cookie crust, we would need approximately 25 Oreo cookies and ¼ cup of butter. You only need these two ingredients to learn how to make an Oreo crust!
Add Oreo cookies (the whole thing) to a food processor to break and mash them to fine crumbs. On a separate pan, melt the butter (or you can use a microwave) and then pour them over the crushed Oreos, mix until the Oreos are moistened enough.
Take an 8-inch springform baking tin, lightly grease, and line with baking paper. Cover the bottom of the tin with the moistened Oreo cookie mixture and press them gently to form the shape of the tin. Put the layered tin onto the fridge to let the Oreo mixture set and harden.
To make our cream cheese layer, mix cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla in a mixing bowl until smooth and creamy. You can do this by hand, but that would be such a hassle so if you have an electric mixer, make sure to use it!
Add the whipping cream to the mixture until the consistency becomes thick, then add sour cream.
Pour the mixture onto the refrigerated Oreo layer (you can also add chopped Oreos in between for maximum Oreo-ness) and smoothen the top. You can also add chopped or crushed Oreos as additional toppings. Refrigerate them overnight, or for 6 hours.
It’s not very difficult to learn how to make Oreo pie crust! All you need are a few ingredients and a lot of Oreo love!
How to Make Oreo Crust for Ice Cream Cake
Another popular recipe to incorporate Oreos with is ice cream cake. To do this, you would also need to learn how to make an Oreo cookie crust.
For this recipe, I like making it with crushed Oreos, cookies and cream ice cream, whipping cream, and fudge sauce.
First, I take a baking tin and line it with parchment paper. To make Oreo crust for ice cream cake, I take the whole Oreos and crush them through a food processor to make fine, crushed Oreos.
This time, instead of butter, I use hot fudge sauce for the extra chocolatey flavor, as well as to keep the crushed Oreos together. I take the mixture and layer it over my baking tin, pressing gently with a spoon so that the Oreo crust is formed.
I take the cookies and cream ice cream and spread them over the Oreo pie crust in an even layer. I also add a few more slices of Oreos because, hey, the more Oreos is definitely the better!
Once done, cover the baking tin with foil and freeze it overnight, or until consumption. When ready to eat, I put cool whipping cream over the top of the ice cream, as well as additional crushed or sliced Oreos.
You can always switch up which kind of ice cream you’re using for your Oreo ice cream cake! You can use plain vanilla or chocolate ice cream, or even use mint chocolate ice cream if you’re feeling a little adventurous.
If you’re wondering what to make with Oreo pie crust, then look no further. Oreo cheesecake and Oreo ice cream cakes are the best recipes you can make with Oreo pie crust. Who says you’re only limited to flour when it comes to making crusts?
Using Oreos as a substitute for cake and ice creams crusts is an excellent way to incorporate your favorite Oreos into your favorite desserts, We recommend using the regular Oreos for the classic Oreo taste, but if you’re feeling experimental, you can try using other Oreo flavors like mint chocolate chip oreo or peanut butter and jelly oreo, and mix them with your favorite ice cream flavors.