Chilled Strawberry Cheesecake


red-herb-potato-saladWe all know how wonderful and healthy berries are, and there's no better way to eat them then in the form of a dessert, right?? And what happens if you combine it with cheese??? Well, you've found the elixir of eternal bliss, because this combination is what led to the invention of cheesecakes, the most-sought-after dessert in decades. But most people stay away from making a cheesecake at home as they feel its too complicated. Here's a simple recipe (adapted from Sify and Food Network) for No-Bake Strawberry Cheesecake that is sure to win you loads of compliments.

Ingredients: (For a half pound/1 kg cake)
250 gm strawberries
200 gm glucose biscuits or cooked graham crackers
3 tbsp melted butter
3/4 cup sugar
1 cup hung curd
1 cup cream
1 tbsp gelatin
4 tbsp water
6-8 fresh strawberries, chocolate chips,strawberry syrup and whipped cream - for garnishing

Method:
Grind the biscuits and mix in the melted butter with it. Line the base of the serving dish evenly and smoothly with the biscuit mixture. Put in the freezer to set.

Now Puree the strawberries and sugar together in blender. Add the hung curd and cream, blend well to make a smooth mixture. Pour it into a bowl.

Add 4 tbsp of water in the gelatin. Then pour the gelatin slowly into the strawberry mixture. Keep stirring continuously.

Now pour the strawberry mixture onto the set biscuit base. Cover and put in the fridge to set overnight. Garnish with sliced strawberries, chocolate chips and whipped cream.

Serve cold by slicing into triangular pieces. You can also drizzle some strawberry syrup on the top to create a more appetizing effect.

This easy to make chilled no-bake strawberry cheesecake is the simplest solution to dessert recipes when entertaining. It's great as it requires very less effort and can be made ahead of time!

Tip: The gelatin mixture helps set the cake, so don't think of skipping it. You can use substitutes for gelatin, but the latter would provide best results.


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7 comments :

Nimita said...

Ummm...looks yummy, and so much easier to make..will surely try it!

great blog!

-Nimita

Preeti said...

Hey Mansi,
when are u inviting me home to eat that dessert ;)...nice way to make the crust (glucose biscuit and butter)

Nags said...

lovely pic and recipe.. i loooove cheesecake :)

nice blog, keep it up..

have blogrolled you :)

Anonymous said...

god, never dreamed it could be so simple!!! thx for posting this

PS: your blog is great and i've already subscribed to it:)

Anonymous said...

hi, got here from article search!! great recipe, and you have a nice collection of other things too..

will come back for more:)

Gopi said...

Hi Manasi,

I want to try chilled strawberry chesscake but have one question. Can you tell me which type of fresh cream did u use in that? tell me brandname or something else...
Also number of persons

Mansi Desai said...

Hi Gopi, I generally use Kraft brand of cream or cool whip, same for whipped cream. But it really woudn't matter what brand you use:) As for the number of people, this recipe is for a 1 Kg, or a little more than half pound of a cake, so i guess you can serve a slice each to at least 8 people, or more!

Let me knwo how it goes!