One of the most glorious messes in the world is the mess created in the living room on Christmas day. Don’t clean it up too quickly.
– Andy Rooney
It is that time of the year when it is cold outside, but the homes and hearts are warm. You reminisce about the beautiful past along with enjoying the present and at the same time, collecting moments which become memories of tomorrow. A true culmination of past, present and future.
It is the time of giving & sharing, love & laughter, food & fun, friends & family, hope & aspirations for the new year.
May you be blessed with….
Love & joy all around you,
Prosperity to you and your loved ones,
Smiles & laughter all the time,
All your wishes becoming true,
Finding your passion!
No-bake Fudge Mint Cheesecake
You need a wonderful, delectable treat to celebrate the season of sharing and love? Something that has all the Christmas elements – colors, flavors and scents? How about a No-bake Fudge Mint Cheesecake? I have been toying with an idea of a no-bake cheesecake to be served at Christmas parties inspired by Sanjeev Kapoor’s recipe.
Chocolate, mint, candy cane/peppermint etc. all sing “C-H-R-I-S-T-M-A-S” to me in their beautiful voices, begging to be put together into a delicious, delectable, scrumptious dessert: No-bake Fudge Mint Cheesecake. I knew deep in my heart, I just cannot go wrong with the idea. And when I tried it with the fudge mint cookies, I could not stop eating just one. My family dived right in and kept asking for more.
‘Tis the season to be jolly,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.
Fudge mint, yogurt, cheese and candy cane/peppermint come together beautifully in this delectable, eye-candy, no-bake fudge mint cheesecake.
10 minPrep Time
10 minTotal Time
- 8-10 Fudge Mint Cookies
- 2 cups Yogurt ( make hung yogurt with this )
- 1/4 cup grated Paneer
- 2-3 tablespoons Sugar; powdered
- 2 tablespoons grated Beetroot
- A few drops peppermint essence (optional)
- 2-3 Peppermint candy
- 8-10 Mint leaves; washed and pat dried
- Grated Chocolate
- 2 Mixing bowls
- Small angled spatula
- Piping bag
- Star piping tip
- Mortar & Pestle
- Serving Tray
- In the larger mixing bowl, add hung curd, grated paneer, powdered sugar and mix well. (You can use your hand mixer or a whisk to mix).
- You can also add the peppermint essence, a drop at a time, and mix well. Taste the mix after each addition, till you get the perfect peppermint taste that you like. This step is optional; follow it only if you are adding the essence.
- Remove 1/3rd of the cheesecake mix into a smaller mixing bowl. Place the grated beetroot in a sieve and squeeze the beet juice into the smaller mixing bowl. Mix well till you get the desired color (squeeze more beet juice if required).
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- Cut the tip of the decorating bag and fit the piping tip snugly inside it. Place the decorating bag in your hand as shown in the picture (you can place it over a tall glass to keep your hands free).
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- Tilt the bag slightly and using an angled spatula, fill (only on one side of the bag) the white colored cheese cake mix into the bag.
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- Scoop out the red/pink colored cheesecake mix and fill the other side of the bag.
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- Gently twist the piping bag at the top, but make sure that the colors do not mix too much. Refrigerate till ready to use.
- Crush the peppermint candies using the mortar and pestle. Make sure that you have pieces that have the red stripe.
- Place the cookies on the serving tray. Hold the piping bag above the cookie.
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- Start at the edge and work your way toward the center of the cookie in a spiral shape, gently squeezing the pipping bag from the top. When you reach the center, stop squeezing and gently lift the tip of the piping bag.
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- Garnish with mint leaves, grated chocolate and crushed peppermint candies.Serve immediately.
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1. Preparation time does not include the time required to make Hung Yogurt. This recipe assumes that you have hung yogurt ready to use.
2. I do not use peppermint essence while making the cheesecake mix. I find the minty taste from the fudge mint cookies are enough for my taste. But if you like the cheesecake mixture also to have the minty taste, do add a few drops of peppermint essence, tasting after each drop, since the mint taste can become a little overwhelming.
3. Before piping the dual tone cheesecake mixture onto the first cookie, do a test run by squeezing the frosting on a napkin to ensure you are getting the effect you want.