The weather is still warm and insisting you to dig into cooler desserts. My daughter asked me to make her favorite strawberry cheesecake one more time before she leaves for her Uni, and how can a mum say no when you know your child won’t be home for months!
I saw these luscious strawberries at Carrefour and thought I’ll make these one more time before the king of the summer fruit, the mango, takes over. It’s an eggless, no-bake beauty which won’t take much of your time at all! It’s super simple, I've made a video tutorial for you to follow along here, or read the recipe down below!
PREP TIME: 15 minutes
COOKING TIME: 10 minutes
REFRIGERATION TIME: 4-6 hours
6 digestive biscuits
1 1/2 tbsp caster sugar
60g butter, melted
150g cream cheese, room temperature
100g crème fraîche, room temperature
1/3 cup icing sugar, sifted
1/2 cup heavy cream
8 strawberries, cut in half
150g frozen strawberries
1/2 cup orange juice
1/2 tsp lemon juice
2/3 cup caster sugar
1 1/2 Gelatin sheet
Few strawberries for garnishing
To make crust, pulse digestive biscuits and 1 1/2 tbsp sugar together in blender until fine crumbs are formed.
Transfer to a bowl, stir in melted butter and divide in 4 dessert cups (6 cm deep) and press gently. Place in fridge for 20 minutes.
In an electric mixer bowl, beat cream cheese and crème fraîche and icing sugar until combined. In a separate bowl beat heavy cream until medium-stiff peaks are formed, fold it in the cream cheese mixture.
To make jelly, soak Gelatin sheets in cold water; combine frozen strawberries, caster sugar, orange juice and lemon juice and bring it boil and cook for 5-7 minutes until strawberries collapse and sugar dissolves, stir in soaked gelatin sheets until melted and mixed together. Cool it.
Take glass dessert cups out of fridge, arrange strawberries inside cups with cut side facing out and touching the glass, pour the prepared cream cheese mixture on top and cover just 1cm above strawberries.
Now pour strawberry jelly on top, garnish with whipped cream swirl and some strawberries.
For a quick video tutorial, watch it here!