Looking for the perfect summer treat? Look no further! These Ultimate Strawberry Crunch Cheesecake Cones are all the rage. They provide a nice refreshing cold treat that satisfies everyone’s sweet tooth on a warm summer afternoon.
What They Are
These delightful strawberry crunch cheesecake cones are a replication of the strawberry crunch ice cream bars, but have a fresh flavor to them. These are made by crushing up some vanilla Oreo’s, mixing them with strawberry Jell-O, and then dipping ice cream cones into the mixture. Finally, fill them with a cheesecake filling, and top with strawberries, cookie crumbles and a bit of an icing drizzle.
Storage Of Cones
These special treats can be made ahead and frozen or kept in the fridge. They will last up to three days stored in the fridge. They are however, best if eaten the first day or two. If they are saved for later, the cones can become soggy. You can also freeze them for a short time if needed as well.
I recently made these for my family, and my nieces thought they were so cool! Your kids will love this sweet summer treat as well! These cones are also great for large gatherings. This way you don’t have to worry about a pan or cutting the dessert. Everyone can simply take one on their own. Give this recipe a try!
Now, let’s get down to business on how you can create these delicious strawberry crunch cheesecake cones!
Ingredients You Will Need:
The Cone And Crumble:
Strawberries, fresh or frozen
Begin by making the crunch. Crush 20 vanilla Oreos finely. If you have a food processor, this is a great use for it. You can simply toss the cookies into the food processor and pulse until they are finely crushed. If you do not have a food processor, you can place them into a sealable plastic bag and crush them using a rolling pin.
Next, melt 8 tablespoons of butter in the microwave and then mix into the crushed Oreos. Once completely mixed, preheat your oven to 350F. Pour your cookie mixture into a pan, and place in the oven for five minutes. This is to allow the butter and cookies to melt together. After five minutes has passed, remove the cookie mixture from the oven and fluff it with a fork. Add the 3 ounce package of strawberry Jell-O and mix together. Set aside cookie crumbs to cool.
Next create your cheesecake filling. Add 16 ounces of cream cheese into your mixing bowl and beating on high until it becomes light and fluffy. This will most likely take 4 – 5 minutes for it to become completely smooth and begin to fluff.
Once your cream cheese is fluffed, mix in ½ cup sugar, 2 tablespoons powdered sugar, and 1 ½ teaspoon vanilla extract. Mix until all the ingredients have been combined and mixture is smooth once again. Finally mix in 8 ounces of cool whip. Mix again until everything is combined. Place mixture in fridge while you finish preparing the ingredients.
Now comes the strawberries! There are two ways you can choose to add strawberries to your cheesecake cones.
The first option is to use fresh strawberries, that have been washed, hulled and sliced. Then place the slices of fresh strawberries into a bowl and sprinkle some sugar over them. These strawberries will top the cones once the cones are assembled.
The other option is to create a simple strawberry glaze. To do this you will need a small saucepan, and some frozen or fresh strawberries, lemon juice, sugar, a little corn starch and a bit of water. Let’s get started. Place your strawberries in the saucepan and turn heat to medium. While your strawberries are warming up, add 1/2 cup sugar, ¼ cup lemon juice, 2 tablespoons water and ¼ cup corn starch. Mix all of the ingredients together. Be sure that you do this right away so that you don’t create lumps from the corn starch. Cook over medium heat stirring constantly. Once your mixture has started to thicken you can remove it from the heat and turn your burner off.
The last item to make before we can put the Ultimate Strawberry Crunch Cheesecake Cones together is the icing for the top. To make this icing we are going to combine powdered sugar, vanilla and milk into a bowl and mix it together. Start by adding 2 cups of powdered sugar, 5 tablespoons of milk and 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract into a medium size bowl and mix everything together. Once ingredients are mixed, you should have a thin icing to drizzle on top. Set this aside for now.
Assembly Now it’s time to assemble your Ultimate Strawberry Crunch Cheesecake Cones! Dip the ice cream cones into the icing so that the top section is covered in icing. Before the icing is set, move on to dipping the section of your cone that’s covered in icing, and place it in the cookie crumble mixture. Roll your cone around in the crumbles so that your cone is evenly coated. Set each as it is finished on to a cookie sheet and allow it to dry.
Once cones are dry, it’s time to move on to the cream cheese filling. Take the cream cheese filling out of the fridge and fill a piping bag with the cream cheese. Next pipe the cream cheese into the cones, this is your cheesecake base. Now that your cones are dipped in cookies and filled with cheesecake filling, drizzle the strawberries on top. Or if you are using fresh strawberries, place the chunks of strawberries in with the cream cheese. To finish, drizzle the entire cone with icing. Now that your cones are assembled, you can allow them to chill in the fridge, allow them to chill in the freezer, or serve them right away. Your guests and family are going to love these and beg you to make them again!
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