Cocoa Vanilla Cheesecake (No Bake)

I am yet to make a baked cheesecake, but for the quantities I make and need at home, it seems far too laborious. The last time I made and posted no bake cheesecake I used regular cream cheese, although unsalted, it left a slightly unpleasant taste after gulping down. It could be because of the preservatives in the cheese or for the fact that it did not blend well with icing sugar.
This time around, I decided to use home made mascarpone mixed in with a bit of sour curd to get the right taste.
I made it that way this time and I quite liked the outcome. You can try this, out and let me know...
Revisiting my old  post with a new recipe for BM theme...


Ingredients
1 cup mascarpone
1 tspn sour curd (hung curd)

1 cup  whipped cream
1 cup icing sugar
1 tspn vanilla essence
1 packet of McVities Digestive Biscuits
50 gms butter
1 tspn Cocoa powder
Method
1) Crush the biscuits with the butter in a food processor to form a mixture.
2) In your serving bowl, first set the base of the biscuits mixture. Slightly press using the back of the spoon. Keep it in refrigerator for few minutes to set in

3) In a bowl, beat the masacarpone with 1 tspn of sour curd. Your cream cheese is ready
4) In another large bowl, whip the cream and icing sugar to form stiff peaks.
5) Add the cream cheese and fold it in. Add the vanilla essence and mix again.
6) Pour this mixture on the biscuit base and let it refrigerate for an hour.
7) Sprinkle the cocoa powder on top.




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14 comments:

Corporate to Kitchen said...

thats so cool that you made home made mascarpone cheese!The cheese cake looks stylish in the glass:)

Raksha said...

looks yummy.

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Nivedhanams Sowmya said...

delicious homemade mascarpone and this cheesecake is so tempting and yummy!!
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Kalyani said...

i bought cream cheese last week thinking would make some no-bake cheese cake , Pradnya.. but ur hestitation on using store bought cream cheese is now drilling some thoughts...

loved the sprinkling of cocoa on top..

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Harini-Jaya Rupanagudi said...

If you look at the ingredients of cream cheese, you will be convinced that making it at home is the best course!! Way to go , Pradnya!!

Srivalli said...

You talk about baked cheesecake, something that I have been planning to make for so long..this sounds interesting..after hearing so much about your home made mascarpone, I must surely give this a try sometime..

Priya Suresh said...

Love the way u served this cheesecake, vanilla and coco combo, a prefect pair,beautiful cheesecake.

PriyaVaasu said...

Very tempting! !!! Kids would love for the cocoa!!!

Chef Mireille said...

what a great idea...never did a no bake version before

Rajani S said...

Cheese cake is in my 'to do' list for quite sometime now. I am sure Shlok would have enjoyed this one a lot :-)

Pallavi Purani said...

Homemade Mascarpone. *bow to thee* I always love home made stuff over the packed version. Beautiful

Pavani said...

No bake cheesecake is perfect.. Your version sounds delicious.

Nisha Sundar said...

Cheesecake in a glass! Cool. Even I keep postponing the cheesecake for the same reasons as yours. Wish I would do it someday.

veena krishnakumar said...

This is so tempting!!!!!Drooling here

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