Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Cheesecake Shot Glasses

Cheesecake in a shot glass - So its the holidays and we definitely did a lot of cooking! So please excuse the random posts but I am going to post up all the holiday treats that E and I made before the new year! The strawberry cheesecake in a shot glass is so easy to make and you can make it a day a head and its a great little dessert to have after all that holiday turkey.

Cheesecake (should roughly make 6 to 8 2oz shot glasses and not filling it to the brim)

  • 250ml of cream cheese (let it soften)
  • 250ml of whipping cream or Cool Whip
  • 1/2 cup of white sugar
  • a box of graham crackers
  • 150ml of melted butter
Strawberry Sauce
  • 8 cups of frozen strawberry thawed
  • 1/4 cup of white sugar (you can add a little more if you want it sweeter)
  1. blend the thawed strawberries with the 1/4 cup of sugar - it should be a thick sauce, if its too runny add more thawed strawberries (set the sauce aside, you will need to add a little bit to the cheesecake mix to get a pinkish hue)
  2. whip the cream until stiff and fold it into the soften cream cheese and slowly add the 1/2 cup of sugar - fold until everything is well blended add about a 1/4 cup of the blended strawberry sauce into the mixture to get a pinkish color - don't add too much or else the mixture will be too runny
  3. taste the mixture it should taste a bit tart/sweet with a hint of the cream cheese, once satisfied put the mixture into a piping bag
  4. mash about a quarter of the box of graham crackers into fine crumbs - doesn't have to be exact. If you have left overs store it in a container for next time, mix it with the melted butter
Assembling the Shots
  1. spoon a layer of the graham cracker mixture into each glass for the "crust"
  2. pipe a layer of the cheesecake mixture into each glass (not too thick you will be piping total of 2 layers into each glass)
  3. put a teaspoon of the strawberry sauce into each glass
  4. pipe the second layer on top of the sauce this is how you get the "swirl" effect as seen in the picture.
  5. to finish it off add another teaspoon of the strawberry sauce and a sprig of mint leave
  6. store it in the fridge and serve when ready

1 comment:

  1. Looks so delicious! I love all the recipes on your blog! xoxoxo