Wednesday, 4 May 2016

No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake with Coconut Oil Chocolate Biscuit Base

Cheesecake is a perfect dessert now that summer is on the horizon. It is time to move from the warm, comfort puddings and on to refreshing summer ones. Today I am sharing with you one of my favourite summer desserts. I have changed the base to give it more of a summer taste to it and also some healthy fats that are good for your body.

As this cheesecake is a no bake cheesecake it can be made in advance if you are making it for guests or prepare it in the morning, enjoy the day in the garden then have a delicious dessert for the evening. It is so simple and easy to make, there is no excuse!

This is what I did...

No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake with Coconut Oil Base

Ingredients - Makes 1 large cheesecake or 6 small individual cheesecakes

300g chocolate digestives
75g coconut oil
250g mascarpone cheese
250g low fat cream cheese
3 tbsp icing sugar
1 tsp vanilla paste
12 lg strawberries

Method

1 - Place the biscuits in a bag, using a rolling pin crush the biscuits into crumbs

2 - Place the coconut oil in the microwave for 30 seconds or until it has melted down to a liquid oil consistency

3 - Add the coconut oil to the biscuit crumbs and mix together

4 - Place the biscuits in a either a sandwich tin or individual ramekins and push down the base so that is is compacted into the tin/ramekin

5 - Place in the fridge for at least 30 minutes

6 - Mix together the mascarpone and cream cheese

7 - Stir in the icing sugar and the vanilla paste

8 - Remove the base from the fridge and top with the cheese mix and return to the fridge until ready to serve

9 - Before serving make slits into the strawberries, leaving the tip intact, fan out the segments to create a fan shape with the strawberries and decorate over the top



What is great with this recipe is that it will keep in the fridge for up to three days. I made 6 mini individual cheesecakes which meant we had a yummy dessert for three days on the trot!

What a treat!


The sweet strawberries go perfectly with the deliciously creamy cheese filling. Then you get to the chocolate digestive base and discover a hint of coconut. This really is a cheesecake that is ready for summer!



Enjoy x


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7 comments:

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  2. OMG - these look amazing. Thank you so much for sharing. Guess what I'll be having tomorrow ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

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  3. I love cheesecake! And no bake ones are so nice and easy too. In fact, I've made a no-bake raspberry one this week as well, although I'm not sure if I'll get around to blogging it. I like the sound of the coconut oil in the base instead of butter. I'll have to try to remember to try that next time. Thank you for sharing with #CookOnceEatTwice

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  4. This looks delicious. Pinning to share.
    Thanks for stopping by the blog.

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  5. These look perfect for summer! I love the strawberry, coconut, chocolate flavors and of course cheesecake yum!

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  6. I'm a massive cheesecake fan so I could gobble this all up right now :-) #CookBlogShare

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  7. Looks gorgeous, and super easy - just my kind of recipe!

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