Cheesecake! You want it. Really really want it and then you think of all the extra workouts eating one slice or half a slice of it will entail and then you either eat it anyway and feel guilty or you don’t eat it and feel deprived of a decadent treat.
The mini No bake Kiwi Cheesecake is indulgent yet the smaller size makes it a smart treat too. These are not sugar free or low fat. These are very much the real deal. The smaller size makes it a perfect dessert if you are having many people over. They are easy to make in advance & spectacular to present.
I added some real kiwi jelly on top, a little bite of fruit within and kept the crust lighter. I wanted to make a dessert that would make me feel deeply satisfied after just a couple of bites. And this one does!
While searching for inspirations on a no bake cheese cake I came across the recipe for a perfect no bake cheesecake . I loved the idea of adding in whipping cream to make it light, hence adapted the recipe to make the mini cheesecakes.
You will need a special pan to make these. Here is what I used : Cheesecake pan
No Bake Kiwi Cheesecake
For the crust
- 12 tsp graham cracker crumbs
- 1 tsp melted butter
- 2 tbs sugar
For the cheese cake
- 1 C heavy whipping cream
- 1/2 pound cream cheese
- 1/2 C powdered sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla essence
For the topping
- 1/4 C water
- 2 kiwis peeled and chopped
- 2 tbs sugar
- 1 tbs gelatin
Preheat the oven to 350* F
Mix ingredients for making the crust until well blended
Fill into the mini cheese cake pan and press down firmly
Bake for 5- 7 minutes, until lightly browned
Allow to completely cool
Make the cream cheese
Beat the sugar and cream cheese, until light and fluffy. Beat the whipping cream separately until soft peaks form.
Mix the cheese and whipped cream together . Add the vanilla and beat until light and fluffy.
Fill in, right on top of the baked graham crust and allow to chill for at least 2 - 3 hours
To Make the topping
Cook the sugar and kiwis together and then using a blender, blend it all to a smooth consistency
allow to cool slightly and add in the gelatin
mix until it thickens and then spoon it over the cheese cakes
chill it again and then serve chilled