Simple but impressive, this no bake cheesecake is a real crowd pleaser. The white chocolate and boysenberry flavours make it an absolute treat!
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Hey cheesecake lovers...I have got a real treat for you today!
Countdown NZ sent me a mystery box full of Own Brand ingredients and challenged me to come up with a recipe using only the ingredients in the box plus a few extra pantry staples.
I put together the delicious ingredients that they sent me and created this show stopping boysenberry & white chocolate no bake cheesecake, and it’s a winner!
It has everything you love about traditional baked cheesecake but without the hassle of water baths and stressing over cracked tops. The filling is creamy, decadent and holds together perfectly once set.
The base is made up of crushed gingernut biscuits which gives the cheesecake an awesome flavour and helps offset the sweetness of the white chocolate.
The berry sauce swirled throughout the filling not only adds a beautiful pop of colour but adds a nice tang that complements the creamy filling perfectly.
Make this cheesecake up to 2 days ahead of time if you are planning on entertaining, which leaves you free to enjoy spending time with your guests on the day! It also freezes really well - wrap tightly and then thaw in the fridge for 24 hours before serving!
- 250 g packet of gingernuts. crushed
- ¼ cup caster sugar
- 125 grams butter , melted
- 300 mls cream , divided
- 1 x 190gram block Countdown Belgian white chocolate
- 2 x 225 gram blocks cream cheese , softened
- 2 Tablespoons caster sugar
- 2 Tablespoons icing sugar (optional for a slightly sweeter and thicker cheesecake)
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1 cup frozen boysenberries , thawed and drained
- 1 Tablespoon maple syrup
- Put the frozen berries in a small sieve to thaw and drain over a bowl. Once thawed, press out most of the liquid and add to a small saucepan with the maple syrup. Cook over a medium heat for 5 minutes until the sauce thickens slightly. Remove from heat and put in the fridge to cool until needed.
- Crush the biscuits using a food processor, blender or in a bag with a rolling pin. Stir in the caster sugar and melted butter and press into a springform cake tin. Use a measuring cup to make sure the base is pressed down really firmly so that it holds together when set. Place the tin in the fridge to start setting.
- In a heatproof bowl combine ¼ cup of the cream with the chocolate and microwave in 20 second increments, stirring each time until melted or place the bowl over a pot of water on a medium heat and stir until melted. Allow to cool slightly.
- Using a handheld or stand mixer with the whisk attachment, whip the remaining cream until stiff peaks form. Set aside.
- Using a handheld or stand mixer with the paddle attachment whip the cream cheese and caster sugar for 3-4 minutes on medium-high speed until the mixture is fluffy and there are no lumps of cream cheese. Add the chocolate/cream mixture, icing sugar (if using) and lemon juice and mix on medium-high speed for a further 2-3 minutes, until the mixture lightens in colour and is fluffy. Gently fold through the whipped cream.
- Spoon half of the filling onto the biscuit base. Drop 3-4 tablespoons of berry sauce on top of the filling and use a fork to swirl through the filling. Repeat with the remaining filling and berry sauce.
- Refrigerate for at least 6 hours and up to 48 hours (overnight is preferable) before serving.