If you’ve watched any of my vlogs, you’ll know how much I love to cook… but I’m pretty bad at following a recipe! A lot of my favourite dishes, like this one, I just make from memory! I’ve been better lately, managing to jot down the ingredients as I go – which is how this cheesecake was born!
I love, love, love this recipe – the zesty lime and subtle spice of ginger with the fresh, cold cream cheese – heaven! Plus it requires no baking and is truly one of the easiest recipes ever, you cannot go wrong with this.
I first made this with my mum when we were in the Caribbean, and it went down a treat so I had to share the recipe with you all.
If you have a dinner party coming up, or maybe you’re cooking for someone special, whip this up – it’s one of the simplest but most delicious recipes ever!
Here’s how to make it…
- 120g Gingernut biscuits
- 130g Rich Tea biscuits
- 125g butter (melted)
- 250g cream cheese
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1 cup double cream
- 1 teaspoon gelatine
- juice of one lime
- zest of one lime
Start by using a food processor to crush the biscuits until they’re nice and crumbled but not too fine. Alternatively, pop the biscuits in a freezer bag and hit with a rolling pin until crushed.
Next, pour the crushed biscuits in to a mixing bowl and mix in the butter until completely coated. Pour the base mix in to a springform tin and use a flat-bottomed glass to press the base in to place until level. Place the tin in the freezer to set.
Make up your gelatine following the on-pack instructions – you only need a teaspoon made up in hot water. Leave to one side to cool.
In a small bowl, beat the double cream until whipped.
In a large mixing bowl, beat together the cream cheese and sugar. Once combined, add in the whipped cream and beat well. Next, add the lime juice and zest – taste the mix as you go as we don’t want to overdo the lime. The juice of half a lime is probably enough, but you’ll know when it tastes delish to you!
Finally, mix in the gelatine and then pour the topping on to the frozen base. Even out the top with a spatula and finish off with a bit more of the lime zest for decoration.
Now just set in the freezer for half an hour before tucking in!
It’s a really, really simple recipe and it tastes amazing. Perfect for summer!
Will you be trying this?