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
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!