The element that truly makes an Oreo great cookie is the cream filling. It is a smooth, sweet, and addictive concoction that compels you to eat more and more. But you can utilize this delicious filling in other, more creative ways. You just have to separate and melt the cream first. Now, how do you melt Oreo cream?
You can swiftly melt Oreo cream in a microwave within 1-2 minutes. Alternatively, you can melt the cream on a stovetop by implementing the double-boiler method. Remember to stir the cream continuously until you get your desired consistency without burning the cream.
In this article, we will take on a step-by-step guide on melting oreo cream without burning or ruining it. Additionally, we will discuss some fun and tasty ways to use the melted cream.
How Do You Soften or Melt Oreo Cream?
There are a couple of different methods for melting Oreo cream. So, you can choose whichever method works for you best.
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This is probably the easiest and quickest way to melt Oreo cream. All you need for this is a microwave-safe bowl, a spatula or spoon, and an Oreos package.
- Using the spatula or spoon, scrape the cream filling from each Oreo cookie and put it in the microwave-safe bowl.
- Place the bowl inside the microwave. Turn the microwave on at full power for 30 seconds to 1 minute.
- Take the bowl out and stir with the previous spatula/spoon.
- If the cream didn’t melt to your liking, transfer it back to the microwave and heat it for another 30 seconds. After 30 seconds, stir the cream again. Keep doing this until the filling reaches your desired consistency.
If you do not have a microwave on stand-by, the stovetop will work just fine for this purpose. There is a greater risk of burning the cream if you are not careful. But that is why we recommend you employ a double-boiler method for this.
- Place a pot on the stove and fill it in half with water. Turn the heat on high and bring the water to a boil. After it reaches boiling point, turn the heat to medium.
- As the water is boiling, use a spatula to scrape the cream off the number of cookies you want and put the cream in a separate bowl.
- Now, place the bowl on top of the pot. Make sure that the bowl is large enough so that the water level is not touching the bottom of the bowl.
- Use the spatula to stir the cream until it starts to melt vigorously. Once it does, continue to stir so that the cream does not stick to one spot and burn. After melting the filling to your liking, take it off the boiler.
Do They Sell Just the Oreo Cream?
The manufacturers of Oreo cookies do not sell the cookie and cream separately. However, you can buy a “cookies and cream” flavored pie filling. Alternatively, you can buy an Oreo variation called “Sticks N’ Creme” made by the Nabisco company. This product comes with a container with cream that you can dip the chocolate cookies in.
What Is Oreo Cream Made Of?
By reviewing the list of ingredients specified in each box, you will find that the Oreo filling is made out of sugar, high fructose corn syrup, soy lecithin, artificial flavor, and “palm or canola oil. So, it is a mixture of sweeteners, emulsifiers, and oil.
Technically, the filling inside an Oreo cookie is not cream. Because it does not contain any dairy or milk fat. As such, the manufacturer cannot officially label the filling as cream according to the laws set by the FDA. However, colloquially, most people refer to it as Oreo cream.
How Much Cream Is in an Oreo?
Oreo not only comes in various flavors but also in various sizes. The sizes of the Oreos vary mainly in terms of the amount of filing. And in that regard, there are 4 different Oreo sizes – regular, thin, Double Stuff, Mega Stuff, and Most Stuff.
The original Oreo has about 3 grams of cream filling. This is the standard amount of filling in every regular-sized Oreo cookie.
The thin Oreo cookies were meant to cut down on the cream. And it does so as this variant has one-third of the cream in a regular Oreo.
The Double Stuff Oreo makes good on its promise as it has about twice the amount of regular cream. A single Double Stuff cookie contains about 6 grams of cream.
The Mega Stuff Oreo has 11 grams of filling. This is almost twice the amount you get from a Double Stuff Oreo and almost 4 times in a single regular-sized Oreo.
But the award for the most amount of cream goes to the most Stuff Oreos. A single cookie in this line contains 13 grams of that delicious cream. This is more than 4 times the amount you find in the original cookie.
So, to summarize, here is a table that specifies how much cream is in each of the Oreo variants:
|Type of Oreo||Amount of Filling|
|Double Stuff||6 grams|
|Mega Stuff||11 grams|
|Most Stuff||13 grams|
Which Oreo Has the Most Cream?
If you are craving extra Oreo cream, you have to try Oreo’s Most Stuff variation. Oreo has multiple options depending on the amount of filling inside the cookies.
You have the regular Oreo cookies with the regular amount of filing. Then you have “Oreo, double stuff,” which has about 6 grams of cream filling. Next, you have “Oreo Mega Stuff,” which has 11 grams of filling, nearly double the “double stuff”.
Finally, you have the Most Stuff Oreo, which has 13 grams of filling. This is 2 grams more than the mega variant. Although you may think the difference should be a lot more from the outside. The Most Stuff Oreo is pretty hard to acquire as it is a limited-edition product.
What to Do with Leftover Oreo Filling?
Now that you know how to melt Oreo cream, the next question becomes what to do with it. Fortunately, we have some ideas for desserts to get your creative juices flowing in the kitchen.
Oreo Cream Frosting
You can easily turn leftover Oreo filling into frosting for your cakes and cupcakes. And the best part is that you have different flavors of cream to play with. So, you can mix and match the flavors to your liking. Here is how you do it:
- With a hand or stand mixer, beat some butter in a bowl at medium-high speed until the batter is smooth and creamy.
- Then slowly add confectioners’ sugar and mix it in at low speed.
- Slowly add some vanilla extracts and mix them in at low speed.
- Now, add the Oreo cream filling (melted or otherwise) and beat it into the butter at low speed until all the cream is evenly incorporated.
- Now, add one tbsp of milk at a time and mix it after each spoon until you reach your desired level of consistency.
- Put the frosting in a piping bag to decorate any cake you want. Or place it in a fridge for future use.
Oreo Cream Dip
The easiest way to use leftover Oreo cream is to turn it into a dip for pretzels, marshmallows, and even intact Oreo cookies. You do not have to alter the melted cream in any way. Just melt the cream and dip it in your choice of dessert. To reach your desired flavor profile and consistency, you can even add chocolate syrup, almond bark, or some milk.
Oreo Cream Pie Filling
You can use the leftover cream to fill a cookie-flavored pie. Simply melt the Oreo cream first. Then use it to fill with milk, heavy cream, or chocolate in a pie crust. You can also use the Oreo cream to substitute for heavy cream in recipes for that classic cookie flavor.
To sum up, Oreos is one of those good snacks that kids and adults enjoy almost equally. And with a little bit of effort, you can enjoy that familiar flavor in new and exciting ways.