It’s been a long time coming this year but finally the Easter weekend is within reach.
Why not get the kids involved with this quick and easy no bake Cheesecake originally inspired by Ren Behan. Perfect for sharing with family and friends…and of course with the kids too!
Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Chilling Time: 1 hour
- 150g digestive biscuits
- 50g butter
- 300g cream cheese
- 145g icing sugar
- 2 teaspoons lemon juice
- 450ml double cream
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 vanilla pod, scraped
- Any topping you fancy!
For the base
- Crush the digestive biscuits into a powder, melt the butter, and then mix them together. Press into the bottom of our mini pans or a tin with a removable base, then put in the fridge to set.
For the cheesecake mixture
- Mix the cream cheese, lemon juice and icing sugar in a bowl until smooth.
- Whip the cream with the vanilla extract and vanilla seeds until it forms stiff peaks.
- Now mix the whipped cream and the cream cheese mix together making sure that both mixes are fully combined.
- Take the digestive base out of the fridge and spread the cheesecake mix over the top. Chill in the fridge for a minimum of 1 hour.
If you prefer a chocolate base you can use bourbons without the cream centre. You can also add any tinned or fresh fruit as an alternative topping.
For clean slices when you slice the Cheesecake, use a sharp knife dipped in boiling water. Obviously keep this away from the kids!
How to decorate
We’ve used the different mini pans to create ‘individual’ portions as well as varying the Easter toppings too.
We used Malteaster Mini Bunnies in the mini casserole, Cadbury’s Creme eggs in the mini frying pan, Cadbury’s Mini Eggs in the mini pan and Milkybar Mini Eggs in another mini pan. For the Mini Eggs cheesecake Fiona suggested crushing some Mini Eggs and adding them to the cream cheese mix, which turned out great. If you’re looking for playful dessert ideas this Easter, I would definitely recommend this one. It’s super easy because there is no baking and you could definitely get the kids involved, from crushing the biscuits for the base to adding the decorations! Happy Easter!