As you know I stay away from traditional baking. There is one exception though. If the header starts with phrases like No bake Cake, Easy to assemble Tart and such, well that is a different story. You have my undivided attention.
I am very excited to share with you that our family is growing. I meant my work family. D is expecting a baby. Before she went for Mat leave, we had a baby shower planned for her.
Not sure what I would bring for the potluck, I put down ‘ Cheesecake’ by my name in the office notice board. “Cheesecake”? What kind, I was asked by my curious team members. I did not give out any details. “Surprise” I smiled.
Every evening after work I read and reread the recipe. Made a list of ingredients for shopping. Not wanting to disappoint my team members at work I bought back up ingredients in case the first one didn’t work.
My inspiration for this recipe was from this beautiful blog, Sugar et al. You can take a look at her stunning work here. I kept the basic recipe similar but played with the topping. With the abundance of summer fruits this time of year, I felt obligated to include them in my recipe.
Individual portioned desserts appeal to me a lot. Instead of making it into a traditional cake form, I served them in tall glasses. Here it is friends Caramel Ice cream Cheesecake with fruit topping.
I made 12 servings.
Vanilla ice cream 500 gms
Philadelphia cream cheese 500 gms
Chocolate chip cookies 180 gms
Smucker’s caramel 334 ml
Melted Unsalted butter 75 gms
Seasonal fruits ;
I used cherries and mangoes cut in small pieces.
Butter 2 Tbsp
Sugar 1 cup
Heavy cream 3/4 cup
Water 1/4 cup
Break the cookies into crumbs using a Food processor. Mix the melted butter. Pour this equally in the serving glasses, press and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
In a big bowl beat the Cream cheese till light and fluffy. I used an electric beater. Add the ice cream and mix well. Gently fold in the Smucker’s caramel. Pour this mixture over the cookie crumb layer in the individual glasses. Freeze overnight.
About 10 minutes before serving pour a layer of Caramel sauce on top. I followed this video to make the sauce.
Decorate with the fruit pieces and serve.
The glasses were empty pretty soon. It must have tasted great!