Anyways I was in the
Anyhoo, pudding is always begging to be made into no bake cheesecakes. I already had cheesecake flavored cream cheese and mini oreos, All I needed was milk to make it. Except here's my trick, I cannot remember the last time I used milk to make pudding. How...boring. Flavored creamers, people. They will change your life, I promise;) For this one the choice was pretty obvious: peppermint mocha. Yums.
1 package candy cane pudding(you could use vanilla, just add more peppermint extract)
1 package Mint Oreo Fudge Cremes
16 oz cream cheese room temp( I used cheesecake flavored, but feel free to use regular)
1 1/2 cups cold whipping cream
1/4 cup peppermint mocha creamer
1 cup crushed oreos
1/2 tsp peppermint extract
dab of red food coloring
12 cupcake liners
To make the peppermint whipped cream
Pour whipping cream and remaining dry pudding mix into bowl and mix until stiff peaks begin to form, add a dab of food coloring and mix for a few seconds more. place the whip cream into fridge and cool for around an hour, take it out when you remove cheesecakes and pipe on top, I like to use sandwich baggies to pipe, but you can anything, even a spoon;)
I then topped mine off w/a peppermint mudslide heart I had frozen, it was remaining from the peppermint oreo mudslide I had made a few days before. You can obviously omit this step, it just gave mine that extra pizzaz I wanted.
These came out pretty good. I think you could probably try chocolate cream cheese to see how that might taste(you'd probably have to forgo the red color, but...ummmm, really, who the heck cares as long as it's yummy) All I know is they didn't last very long around my house. This is normally a good sign, right;) on a side note, how annoying that the pudding wasn't as pink as they made it look on the box, lies...I hate that.(hence the food coloring) haha my gripe of the day.
I am not really sure, I mean plenty of people make peppermint cheesecakes. This particular recipe was mine, but it's not like I had the first idea. I just wouldn't know who to give the props to...haha