Party Panache, Creamsicle Cheesecake in a Jar

I have an easy summer treat for you today

Creamsicle cheesecake in a jar

Crumbled shortbread cookies

layered with a creamsicle filling and whipped cream cheese

A few simple ingredients


Mixed with Cool Whip

Cream cheese beaten with sugar and vanilla and orange extract

Then combined with Cool Whip

Crushed cookies

And 1/2 pint jars

Place a layer of crumbs in the bottom of jars

Layer the creamsicle filling and cheesecake whipped cream on top

Messy work!

You could take more time and make pretty even layers,

more photogenic…

but messy or perfect they’ll still taste great!!

Once the jars are filled, clean up the edges with a damp cloth

Sprinkle a few cookie crumbs on top

Replace the lids and refrigerate for at least 4 hours to set

My family will be arriving today for the weekend

These jars are tucked in the fridge ready to grab and enjoy outside

Desserts in a jar are so easy, no mess,

and empty jars go straight to the dishwasher

This recipe is adapted from Olla-Podrida


easy to make ahead and ready to serve, all you need is a spoon to enjoy this refreshing cool treat
Prep Time 30 minutes
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 8


  • 8 1/2 pint jars


  • shortbread cookies or any cookie you like {I used 16 Keebler Sandies cookies}
  • 2 8 oz. pkg cream cheese softened
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp orange extract* *optional to boost orange flavor
  • 1 3.3 oz box orange Jello
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 8 oz. Cool Whip thawed


  • Combine jello with boiling water, whisking to dissolve. Set aside to cool completely, about 1 hour.
  • Beat cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla or orange extract until smooth.
  • Add 1/2 of Cool Whip to cooled jello mixture and stir until mixed
  • Add the rest of the Cool Whip to the cream cheese mixture and fold to combine.
  • Crumble cookies by placing them in a ziplock bag and smashing them with a rolling pin or can. Place a layer of cookie crumbs in the bottom of each jar. Layer the cream cheese mixture and jello mixture in jars on top of cookies. Finish with a sprinkle of cookie crumbs. Place lids on jars and put in the refrigerator to set, at least 4 hours before serving.
  • Will keep in refrigerator 5-7 days.
Keyword cheesecake,, creamsicle, dessert, orange Jello, pie in a jar

Thank you for the inspiration Pattie! Please click here to see her beautiful No bake Creamsicle Cheesecake


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25 Responses to “Party Panache, Creamsicle Cheesecake in a Jar”
  1. Did you invent this? VERY clever and sounds tasty and fun!

  2. Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors says:

    Jenna, this sounds and looks scrumptious! What a tasty treat and perfect for summer! Thanks for sharing! I will definitely be making this one! Take care, and have a wonderful day!

  3. says:

    Looks wonderful Jenna. it would be very refreshing for summer for sure. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  4. This is a perfect summertime treat, Jenna! I love how quick and easy it is to make, even the kids could help. Happy Thursday, the humidity dropped and it feels wonderful outside this morning!

  5. lulu says:

    I’m going to have a house full in a few weeks and this could well be a perfect dessert. I’ve got the jars so that’s a good start!

  6. This looks great, but I’m definitely a creamsicle kind of gal!

  7. Cyndi Raines says:

    I’ve had a creamsicle salad, but the addition of the pecan sandies sounds wonderful and yes, I love the easy breezy jars and fast clean-up with the dishwasher. Pinning and making later for sure! Thanks Jenna! I know you will have so much fun with the family. 🌞

  8. Holly says:

    🙀 Oh my goodness! These look absolutely delicious. The jars add that special something to make this a memorable treat! I’ll be sharing. Looks like the perfect family get together type of treat. YUM! Thank you for sharing these!

  9. Rita C. says:

    Those look awesome! Report back and let us know how well received they were – I’m sure they’re a hit! My guy would LOVE those, and so would I. Pinned.

  10. lghiggins says:

    Enjoy your family time. I know they will enjoy this special treat!

  11. Mary says:

    We love desserts in a jar Jenna! I know your family enjoyed your sweet treat ♥

  12. Shelia says:

    “Creamsicle” — a word that brings back memories of the sweltering 50’s and waiting for the “ice cream man”–a guy who actually pushed around a cart with a bell to announce him. Creamsicles were one of my favorite treats–must try these!

  13. Sandra Magle says:

    This sounds absolutely too nummy! One of those childhood dreams….!

  14. Kitty says:

    Ooh Jenna, you know the way to my heart! These sound cool and refreshing. Thank you!

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