Is your mouth watering yet? Salted Caramel Icebox Cheesecake covers a multitude of cravings: caramel, chocolate, cheesecake, ice cream and salt!
I actually made Salted Caramel Icebox Cheesecake over the summer. As I served it to my guests, I thought to myself, “this recipe could be an autumn recipe, too!” My thought process was based on its color – a creamy caramel color with the dark chocolate brown from the Milky Way Unwrapped Bites and the creamy white of the cheesecake layer. Such a pretty dessert!
Although a no-bake frozen dessert, the end result is reminiscent of Fall – salted caramely goodness melded with rich cheesecake. And, who can resist Milky Way Bites? Plus, it’s a good way to use up leftovers from your Halloween candy stash!
Fair warning: it is decadent! With a layer of creamy cheesecake and salted caramel ice cream separated by Milky Way Bites, this dessert satisfies all your sweet cravings. An unexpected twist to your traditional Thanksgiving dessert table, I’d still serve pumpkin and apple pie,too! After all, you don’t want to disappoint the traditionalists!
Who knows? Maybe Salted Caramel Icebox Cheesecake will become your family’s new Thanksgiving dessert!
Salted Caramel Icebox Cheesecake isn’t a difficult recipe, but it does take a bit of time (this post contains affiliate links for your convenience. Click here to read my full disclosure policy.). Made in a loaf pan, each layer needs to be frozen before the next layer added.
Inspired by my Berrylicious Ice Box Cheesecake, Salted Caramel Icebox Cheesecake is richer. Made with vanilla ice cream that has been mixed with the blackberry jam and covered with fresh berries, Berrylicious Ice Box Cheesecake is lighter in taste – a definite “summertime” flavored dessert.
Salted Caramel Icebox Cheesecake is so luscious, from the chocolate Milky Way Bites and the intense flavor of the salted caramel ice cream, that I’ve changed the serving size from 8 for the Berrylicious Ice Box Cheesecake to 10 for the Salted Caramel Icebox Cheesecake!
To Sum Up…
If you are looking for unique cheesecake recipes, look no further! Salted Caramel Icebox Cheesecake is an easy, frozen, no bake dessert that combines an easy-to-make cheesecake layer topped with Milky Way Bites and then layered with salted caramel gelato. Frozen for hours or overnight, unmold this luscious concoction onto a pretty platter and then top with dollops of Cool Whip and more candy. A spectacular-looking dessert, this delicious recipe will “wow” friends and family.
Here’s the recipe:
- 16 ounces Salted Caramel Gelato, softened but not melted (I used Safeway Select brand)
- 7 ounce bag Milky Way Unwrapped Bites
- 8 ounce package of cream cheese, softened to room temperature
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 8 ounce carton of Cool Whip, defrosted
- More Cool Whip for garnish
- Fresh mint leaves for garnish
- Line a 9" x 5" loaf pan with plastic wrap so that plastic wrap drapes over the pan and will cover the top of the loaf pan, once all layers of the dessert are in the pan.
- Cut a piece of wax paper to fit the bottom of the loaf pan and place it in the loaf pan.
- Spread the softened gelato in the bottom of the loaf pan, smoothing with a spatula.
- Place in the freezer and freeze 2 hours.
- Remove from freezer and add a layer of Milky Way Unwrapped Bites, reserving 8 to 12 bites for garnish.
- Return to freezer.
- In the meantime, make the cheesecake layer: place softened cream cheese in a mixing bowl and add powdered sugar.
- With an electric mixer, beat on low until smooth.
- Fold the defrosted Cool Whip into the cream cheese mixture by hand.
- Remove ice cream from freezer and spread cheesecake layer over Milky Ways, using a spatula to smooth evenly.
- Cover with plastic wrap (hanging over the sides of the loaf pan) and freeze for 2 more hours.
- When firm, remove dessert from freezer, peel back the plastic wrap and invert on serving platter.
- Remove the rest of the plastic wrap and the wax paper.
- Garnish with dollops of additional Cool Whip, reserved Milky Way Unwrapped Bites and fresh mint leaves.
- Slice and serve immediately.
- Any leftovers can be wrapped in wax paper and plastic wrap and stored in the freezer.
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