White chocolate cheesecake (dairy-free)
A dairy-free and yummy white chocolate cheesecake – definitely one to try if you can find the ingredients!
Cheesecake? Love it. Dairy? Love it, but my stomach doesn’t (now). So I had to come up with a recipe that allowed me to indulge my joys of eating white chocolate cheesecake, without the fear of feeling very sick for a long time. As you may know, Grant and I make an awesome cookies and cream cheesecake slice, using white chocolate and whatever variety of cookies we decide as the fillers (recipe can be adapted from here). So, how to make this dairy-free, but still yummy?
Well, someone was definitely smiling on us because when we found a store that imported food from around the world (and hence the golden syrup for THE BEST Anzac biscuits ever – just ask the Aussie guys at work that I gave some to!), we also found some sugar-free white chocolate syrup. Now, it’s not the greatest in terms of healthiness, as it’s sweetened with Splenda, rather than anything natural, but I guess you have to choose your battles. So I’m not sure how many of you will be able to make this, but I’m sure you can make a milk chocolate cheesecake dairy free using a chocolate syrup as well … Hmmm, that gives me an idea!
We obviously made it this time with the Anzac biscuits as the base and mix-ins (recipe here), but I’m sure next time we’ll try it with our famous chocolate peanut butter cookies (recipe here). But I’m sure other cookies will be equally as nice. Maybe try some ginger cookies in the base, with mix-ins of blueberries or some other berry. Or a honey-lemon cookie with mix-ins of blueberries.
So please feel free to try this with whatever modifications you wish, and let me know how you go!
- 2 8oz tubs of dairy-free cream cheese, softened
- 1/2 cup caster sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 cup coconut cream
- 3 tsp gelatine (4 sheets), dissolved in 1/4 cup boiling water
- 1/3 cup white chocolate syrup
- Beat the cream cheese, sugar and vanilla with an electric mixer until smooth, then beat in the coconut cream and white chocolate syrup.
- Stir through the gelatine until thoroughly combined.
- Fold in whatever cookie bits, or chocolate bits, or fruit as you wish.
- Refrigerate for at least 3 hours before serving.