Last weekend, I miraculously has the luxury of time to bake (a no bake) cheesecake. Haha! I am a newbie inside the kitchen, so let's start with the easy one first.
To make a no bake cheesecake, you will need the following:
- 1 box of Jell-O No Bake Real Cheesecake Dessert
- For the crust:
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 1/4 stick butter
- For the filling:
- 1.5 cups cold milk
Warning: Don't believe in box as it said I needed a 9-inch pie plate. The mixture is not enough to cover 9-inches...and I ended up with a cheesecake that looked like a giant cookie. LOL! Make it 6-inches or less!
Inside the box:
Never knew that these 2 pouches would turn to a decadent dessert. ♥ Just follow EASY the instructions in the box and you'll be fine. Trust me. I can't even cook to save my life.
Step 1: Crust Mix
- I combined this crust mix with 1/4 stick butter and 2 tbsp brown sugar inside the steel baking pan and pressed it at the base of the pan until it felt firm. It smells like butter cookies!
Step2: Filling Mix
- I combined 1.5 cups cold milk with this filling mix. Initially, the filling mix looks really white (which made me sad since it looked more like flour and confection sugar). When it comes contact with milk, it turns to a yellowish cheesecake shade like magic! Beat it based on the instructions on the box, 30 seconds low speed, then 3 minutes medium speed. The filling will be thick by then, and you'll spoon this on top of the crust.
DONE! Place in the fridge for 1 hour, and serve! :3
And because I wanted to improve the recipe and make it my own, I decided to shave Cadbury mint chocolate into the filling (before it went under the batter), and as topping. It's lovely!
The Jell-O had a softer texture compared to actual baked ones. The chocolate added a delicious minty touch to it!
This is our Cooking 104 session: Mint Chocolate Forest Cheesecake! Thanks for helping me prep the stuff I needed, Panda and Desi! :D