Saturday, March 1, 2014

Lucky Green Cheesecake


With Patrick's Day rapidly approaching, coming up with an Irish themed dessert is probably popping up in your mind. Well, have you given thought to a green cheesecake? Festive, fun, and unique are the perfect words to describe the cake. Kids and adults will love the look and taste!

This recipe could not get any simpler. For the crust I just used vanilla wafers. I opted to make cheesecake in a cupcake form, but you can easily use the wafers as a pie crust, just line the pie dish with them. It makes a simple, yet scrumptious, pie crust.

For the cheesecake, Mother Judith recommended me using a no bake recipe. I found this recipe on Martha Stewart's website. The contribution I added to the otherwise white cheesecake is the green dye.

  • 2 eight ounce packaged cream cheese, room temperature. 
  • 1 fourteen ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Green dye
Using electric mixer, beat the cream cheese until smooth. Add in sweetened condensed milk, a little at a time. Add lemon juice and vanilla. After the mix is smooth, add in green dye until desired color is achieved (it doesn't take a lot).

Take cupcake pan, put in cupcake papers and add a vanilla wafer to each one. Scoop in cheesecake mixture over each wafer. Set in refrigerator and let chill overnight. The website only recommended letting it set 2 to 3 hours, but letting it chill overnight definitely made the cheesecake a little  firmer.

Remove cheesecake from the fridge the next day, and add decorations! I melted chocolate the night before and drizzled it on wax paper. I set that in the fridge over night as well, then set it atop my cheesecakes. You can also use green M&Ms, sprinkles, etc. This recipe is perfect to make with kids.

Nancy Jane

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