Cheesecake Cones

Cheesecake is one of my favorite things about life.  And sometimes I don’t want to spend an hour hovering around the oven window, crossing my fingers in hopes that the water bath is working.  I want cheesecake without the fuss.

This recipe is about as close to instant cheesecake gratification as you can get.  I’ve taken my favorite no-bake cheesecake recipe and adapted it into a fluffy vanilla-bean batter that can be piped into ice cream cones like soft-serve.  It’s almost like cheesecake mousse.

These cones are so very easy to make.  If you are short on time and need something cold, creamy and delicious for a summer party – this just might be the ticket!

Before I filled the cones, I dipped the rims in melted white chocolate and then into a mix of jimmies, nonpareils and jumbo sprinkles. The added color makes them look so fun and cheerful!

Cheesecake Cones

Serves 8-10                                                                                                     [click for printable version]

1 cup + 2 tbsp. heavy whipping cream

1/2 cup granulated sugar

4 oz. cream cheese, slightly softened (should still be a little cold)

Seeds of 1 vanilla bean or 2 tsp. vanilla extract

8-10 sugar cones (or other ice cream cones)

Multicolor nonpareils

  1. Pour heavy whipping cream into a large bowl and beat on high speed with an electric mixer. Gradually add in half the granulated sugar and beat until soft peaks form.  Add the cream cheese and beat again, gradually adding the rest of the granulated sugar.  Add vanilla bean seeds or extract and beat until stiff peaks form.
  2. Transfer mixture to a piping bag fitted with a large star tip (Wilton star tip #133).  Pipe batter into cones and into a large swirl on top like soft-serve ice cream.  Sprinkle with multicolor nonpareils. Refrigerate until ready to serve.  You could also freeze them for an extra frosty treat.

Tip: To make these extra colorful, dip the rims of the sugar cones in melted white chocolate then into multicolor sprinkles. Place them on parchment paper and allow them to harden before filling with cheesecake batter.

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Anonymous
Anonymous
8 years ago

Yay for this post!!! I am soooo doing this, this weekend….My kids are looking at the pictures begging to make these asap =) Xo, Ashley

Christina Marie
Christina Marie
8 years ago

Never would have thunk! Yum.

Come check out some easy Pineapple Cupcakes over at Because of Madalene. πŸ™‚
http://www.becauseofmadalene.com/2012/06/pineapple-cupcakes.html

Christina

vanillasugarblog
vanillasugarblog
8 years ago

oh how cute are these?

Kelsea Echo
Kelsea Echo
8 years ago

Oh this looks GOOD! I am seeing a trend of people making unexpected foods into cones these days and I have to say – I love it!

Heather (Heather's Dish)
Heather (Heather's Dish)
8 years ago

these are SO cute and probably incredibly addictive! the sprinkles are beautiful!

Krissy's Creations
Krissy's Creations
8 years ago

Adorable! Love the colors!

Courtney @educatedderelicts
Courtney @educatedderelicts
8 years ago

I never knew it was possible for cheesecake to become more awesome – you have made it so!

samantharose
samantharose
8 years ago

Where do you buy straws like that?!? They're adorable!
Also will be trying this recipe for sure πŸ™‚ Thanks!

Kim
Kim
8 years ago

Best…Cheesecake…Idea…EVER! I'm totally freezing mine.

Back for Seconds
Back for Seconds
8 years ago

These are so pretty! Perfect for a party!

Lynna
Lynna
8 years ago

omg, this is so cute and pretty! and it sounds delicious!

Averie @ Averie Cooks
Averie @ Averie Cooks
8 years ago

so adorable and I'm loving the old-fashioned straws. Ive been resisting the urge to order some online but cannot find them in stores. So cute!

Katie
Katie
8 years ago

What a wonderful idea. Love the sound of freezing them too

Anonymous
Anonymous
8 years ago

Uhm lovely inspiration, they looks like a Birthday party! Thank you so much and have a lovely day

Rosa's Yummy Yums
Rosa's Yummy Yums
8 years ago

De licious and so pretty! A great idea.

Cheers,

Rosa

Unknown
Unknown
8 years ago

I make cheese cake a very similar way! Its all the flavour without the fuss πŸ™‚ I love it in the cones! Such a sweet idea!

Lauren at Keep It Sweet
Lauren at Keep It Sweet
8 years ago

Easy cheesecake? Count me in! Love these pretty cones.

Alex
Alex
8 years ago

WOW what a fantastically inspired idea. Love it!!

Heather
Heather
8 years ago

ADORE! This one is on my list for the very near future…XOXO

thyme (Sarah)
thyme (Sarah)
8 years ago

Cheesecake…MOUSSE. You mean delicious, luscious cheesecake in a light heavenly-like mousse consistency. Oh, la.la. Now I'll never look at what the ice cream truck comes around with in hope again. Not when these as a possibility! Congrats on the book launch!!

Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar
Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar
8 years ago

Oh boy….these look so freaking fabulous! Love this idea!

Anonymous
Anonymous
8 years ago

I love the sprinkles, all different shapes, where did you get those? Thanks

Megan!
Megan!
8 years ago

Such a good idea! And I'm super crazy about the sprinkle rim on the cones. Skillz!

Hannah @ All-Purpose and Semi-Sweet
Hannah @ All-Purpose and Semi-Sweet
8 years ago

Just spent an hour browsing your blog…I absolutely adore it! You've done such a nice job…Congrats on your book! Very inspiring for us hopefuls out there!

Therese Marie
Therese Marie
8 years ago

Your book just arrived in the mail. WOW! Great work. Can't wait to start baking πŸ™‚

Shirley@bells-bakery
Shirley@bells-bakery
8 years ago

How pretty are these!

Lori
Lori
8 years ago

Where do you get your straws?? Love this idea, and your styling! πŸ™‚ I tried to google striped straws, but didn't have much luck finding your awesome colors. lol

Cassie | Bake Your Day
Cassie | Bake Your Day
8 years ago

This is brilliant. Cheesecake is my husband's favorite but he despises waiting for it to bake and then cool. I love this!

Unknown
Unknown
8 years ago

This is amazing! I seriously can't wait to make it πŸ™‚

By the way, if I didn't havea need to eat them all right away, would putting them in the freezer be ok for storage or should I stick to the fridge?

Heather Baird
Heather Baird
8 years ago

I'm afraid the cones would get soggy after several hours in the fridge. I'd freeze them, then let them stand for a little while at room temp before serving -if you prefer the soft "mousse' texture.

TidyMom
TidyMom
8 years ago

Shut the front door! What a fabulous idea for cheesecake!! I LOVE it!

Jenn Erickson
Jenn Erickson
8 years ago

Oh goodness, they look marvelous! So whimsical, creative and delicious!

Jenn/Rook No. 17

Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love.
Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love.
8 years ago

Eeeeee!!! I love these!!!

Christina @ Oven Adventures
Christina @ Oven Adventures
8 years ago

so pretty and YUM!

Lacey
Lacey
8 years ago

I'm loving the look of these little cuties!

Unknown
Unknown
8 years ago

I can't wait to try this recipe. We started making our own cream cheese last month and this would be perfect.

Stephanie
Stephanie
8 years ago

How adorable! And fun for kids!

Casey's Sweet Creations
Casey's Sweet Creations
8 years ago

these are so cute!!! the kiddos would LOVE them πŸ™‚ AND I can't wait to try the cheesecake "mousse" in my cakes and cupcakes yummm!

jamie @ green beans & grapefruit
jamie @ green beans & grapefruit
8 years ago

I'm currently obsessed with stuffing cones and this is a great idea. Cool presentation too!

Laura
Laura
8 years ago

Wow!! Such a great idea! Can it be used as a filling in that wedding cake you posted?

Jennifer
Jennifer
8 years ago

These are so cute!

Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious
Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious
8 years ago

What a genius idea! These would be perfect for children's parties.

Karrie
Karrie
8 years ago

Totally genius! LOVE LOVE LOVE this. Thinking of trying with a lemon cheesecake mix too and love the white chocolate and sprinkles finish. Good enough for a wedding dessert IMHO.

mamarae28
mamarae28
8 years ago

YUM! I'm in love with your blog and this recipe looks delicious! πŸ™‚

Rachel @ Baked by Rachel
Rachel @ Baked by Rachel
8 years ago

So pretty, Heather! The sprinkles are my favorite part πŸ˜‰

Jennifer {Mother Thyme}
Jennifer {Mother Thyme}
8 years ago

Such a cute idea! Love these!

Beth @ Hungry Happenings
Beth @ Hungry Happenings
8 years ago

Now that is a clever dessert idea!

Sue
Sue
8 years ago

Okay Heather, This is a little scary…these look sooo good, and too easy! The sprinkles and colored straws make me happy:)

Jennifer (Delicieux)
Jennifer (Delicieux)
8 years ago

Heather, this is such a wonderful idea, and perfect for parties! I don't know an adult and child alike who wouldn't smile at the site of this.

Dharma
Dharma
8 years ago

Fantaasstic idea. I love this