Cheesecake is a layered sweet dish that is commonly presented as a cake in most patisseries. The thick layer is usually composed of a cream cheese. While the bottom part or the hard crust could be in the form of crushed cookies or graham crackers. This can be topped with different kinds of fruits or nuts. This can be prepared through baking or by refrigerating it (unbaked). Most of the patisseries sell cheesecakes in a pricey tag especially if they used high-grade ingredients.
Today, we will be showing you how to make an easy, delicious and cheaper version of cheesecake – the cheesecake shots! We will need minimal ingredients for this one. No baking skills is needed for this one so for people who don’t have the talent to bake, this one is for you! Let us begin!
Step 1: Prepare all the ingredients and materials needed:
- cream cheese
- mango or any kind of fruit would do
- graham crackers
- medium clear plastic
- shot glasses
- rolling pin (optional)
- mortar and pestle (optional)
Step 2: Put the graham crackers on a medium clear plastic and mash it using your hands until pulverized. You also have the option to use a rolling pin or mortar and pestle for this step.
Step 3: Run the knife on the sliced mango in several horizontal and vertical ways. Do this for the rest of the slices.
Step 4: Scoop the mango pieces from the slices. This will give you small mango chunks that can be used to top the cheesecake shots later.
Step 5: Dispense the graham powder on each of the shot glasses. Two to three teaspoons will suffice for each glass.
Step 6: Scoop two to three teaspoons from the cream cheese and place it on top of the graham powder layer. This cream cheese will be the second layer. Make sure that you flatten out the cream cheese on the glasses for better presentation.
For those who want to add more creaminess on the shot, you can mix the cream cheese with an all-purpose cream before doing this step.
Step 7: Add the mango, nuts or fruit bits on top of the cream cheese layer.
Step 8: Add the remaining mango or fruit bits on the rest of the glasses. Place the cheesecake shots on the chiller for an hour.
Step 9: Tada! Finally done!
You can now serve your easy and delicious cheesecake shots! Enjoy!
Variations: You can use any fresh fruits such as berries, pineapple,kiwi, sliced grapes, mandarin oranges, bananas, pears, whatever is fresh and in season, you can also add nuts or granola.
Having guests for dinner? make these up in advance and just add the fruit on the day 😉
These cheesecake shots are easy and cheap to make. This can be served anytime you want. You can also serve this without being chilled at all. You can also use and experiment on other fruits such as strawberries, kiwi, blueberries and the like.
Enjoy these Fruity Cheesecake Shots with family and friends! They would definitely ask for more!
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