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No-bake Mini Berry Cheesecakes

|No-bake Mini Berry Cheesecakes

These mini cheesecakes are definitely on the list of my best recipes. They are great for the 4th July celebrations, but I'm sure you will find many other occasions for it, too :-)

I've used a special ingredient: freeze-dried fruit powder (no added sugar). I discovered this just a few months ago and started experimenting by adding it to several different meals. In the UK I got it from: HealthySupplies.co.uk. You can also find several fruit powders on my US Amazon store.

Why use fruit powder? In some recipes you cannot use fresh fruits. It may be because of their high water content or extra carbs. Using freeze-dried fruit powder is a great way to enhance your meals and make them vibrant, delicious, yet low in carbs! Freeze-dried berries contain between 30 and 60 grams of net carbs per 100g / 3.5 oz. Too much? No, you only use a very little amount. Adding a few tablespoons is all you need to add wonderful colour and taste.

If you are allergic to eggs, this recipe is perfect for you - no eggs were needed. If you have nut allergies, use desiccated coconut instead of macadamia nuts.

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Nutritional values (per serving):

3.8 grams 2.8 grams 3.6 grams 19.6 grams 11.4 grams 204 calories
Total Carbs6.6grams
Fiber2.8grams
Net Carbs3.8grams
Protein3.6grams
Fat19.6grams
of which Saturated11.4grams
Energy (calories)204kcal
Potassium86.3mg

Macronutrient ratio: Calories from carbs (7.4%), protein (7%), fat (85.6%)

Ingredients (makes 12 mini cheesecakes):

Crust:

Cheese filling:

Note: You can get berry powders from here. If you don't have freeze-dried fruit powder and would like to try this recipe now, you can substitute blueberry fruit powder for raw cocoa powder and strawberry fruit powder for 1 cup of fresh strawberries! When looking for ingredients, try to get them in their most natural form (organic, without unnecessary additives).

Instructions:

  1. Place all the ingredients for the crust in a food processor. |No-bake Mini Berry Cheesecakes
  2. Add freeze-dried blueberry powder. Pulse until the mixture is roughly chopped. Don't blend it too much. |No-bake Mini Berry Cheesecakes
  3. The crust batter should be crumbly, not as smooth as nut butter. |No-bake Mini Berry Cheesecakes
  4. Transfer the mixture in the mini cake molds and press it down. Place the molds in the fridge before the cheese filling is ready.
    Note: I used mini cheese cake pan molds with removable bottom. If you don't have one, use silicone muffin forms. Other forms are not recommended - you will need to be able to remove the cheesecakes after they are done! |No-bake Mini Berry Cheesecakes
  5. In a bowl, mix all the ingredients for the filling apart from the gelatin sheets. Place half of the mixture in another bowl and set aside. |No-bake Mini Berry Cheesecakes
  6. Place 2 gelatin sheets into a small plate and add a bit of water. In a small pan, bring 1/4 cup of water to boil and turn the heat off. Add softened and drained gelatin sheets and mix well until it disolves. Pour the gelatin mixture slowly into one of the bowls with cheese filling and incorporate well.
    If you are using powdered gelatin, use one envelope and follow the manufacturer's instructions. |No-bake Mini Berry Cheesecakes
  7. Take the cake molds from the fridge and pour the mixture evenly into each of them. Place in the fridge before you prepare the last layer of cheese filling. |No-bake Mini Berry Cheesecakes
  8. Spoon the strawberry powder into the bowl with remaining cheese filling and mix well. Similarly to step 6, incorporate the remaining gelatin sheets and add the mixture slowly to the cheese filling while stirring. |No-bake Mini Berry Cheesecakes
  9. Take the cake molds from the fridge and carefully fill all of them with the last layer of cheese filling. Place in the fridge for at least 2-3 hours, or better overnight. |No-bake Mini Berry Cheesecakes
    Push the cakes out from the molds and and keep them in the fridge in an airtight container to prevent the edges from drying. Enjoy! :-) |No-bake Mini Berry Cheesecakes

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Comments (28)

Do you think these will travel well? I will be driving 1 hr 10 mins to a reunion and they may be sitting out a while as well both before we eat and then during the afternoon?  Would I need to set them on ice?  Thanks for your response.

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Hi Jennifer, yes, they will be fine for just a couple of hours in the car but I can't guarantee they'll be fine if you leave them out for longer. It depends on the weather and I think it's better if you keep them cool Smile

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have a nut allergy. What can be used instead?

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Hi Kat, you can try coconut butter instead or shredded coconut and add a tablespoon or two of water or coconut oil if needed (if the mixture is too dry).

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Hi. Can I use an 6 or 8 inch cake mould (springform with removable bottom) for this receipe please?

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Hi San, I think both should work but the 8-inch might be better. It depends on how deep the pan is.

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loved these! I used acai powder on the bottom and camu camu berry powder (extremely high in Vit C!) on top, mixed in with 1/2 cup of mashed up blackberries because they were fresh from our garden and I just love blackberry cheesecake! Thanks for sharing. I've got this on my Keto desserts Pinterest board.

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Oh I love acai powder - great for smoothies! I still haven't tried camu camu but it's on my list Smile Thank you, glad you liked it!

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These look awesome! I am going to try this out with Blendfresh powders. Much healthier than freeze dried powders as they are raw. Can't wait to share! I hope you don't mind if I share a link for Blendfresh as some commenters are looking for a source. Just click my name and you can read about it on my blog.

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Sure - thanks for sharing! I think that freeze-dried powders are fine - the freeze-drying process requires no preservatives or additives so I don't see why they should be less healthy Smile

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Desiccated coconut is made with corn syrup

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Hi Frank, only sweetened desiccated coconut is made with sugar / corn syrup. Unsweetened desiccated coconut only contains coconut and nothing else.

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Question, if I avoided all sweeteners would it still come out ok? My husband and I are avoiding forms of sugar (only allowing fruit and honey, point is to get rid of junk food and the cravings). So just wondering if no sweeteners would make it turn out different. (I know it will taste different).. it looks really yummy and want to try it! Jen

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Hi Jen, I think it depends on your palate. If you use fruit or fruit powders, there should be some sweetness and you won't need to add any or very little sweeteners. You can always use just a few drops of stevia (healthy, no impact on blood sugar or calories). Hope this helps! Smile

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Do you know if strawberry and blueberry powder can be replaced by açai powder and if the carb content is still the same? here we only have açaí powder
Thank you

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Hi Dalila, yes, you can try acai powder or even lucuma and maca powder. All these work but the amount may need to be adjusted.

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Do you have a link for the dried blueberry/strawberry powders?  Also, is dessicated coconut the same as regular unsweetened coconut flakes?

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Hi Stephanie, the coconut I used was shredded, the flakes would be too big but you can use a blender to cut them into smaller pieces. The link to the berry powders is in the note below the ingredients (US Amazon store) and I also included a link to an online shop I get them from in the UK (top of the post).

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Lovely cakes and a great great idea!
Shobha

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Thank you! Smile

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Is one serving one cheesecake?

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Yes, one serving equals one piece of cheesecake.

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These look delish! So pretty. Shame I'm vegetarian-keto so gelatin is out for me... will have to experiment with some vege-gel

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Vege-gel is ok - I don't use it because it has some additives (at least the one I found). I also tried using it and there is one drawback: it thickens soooo quickly and while you add it to the cool mixture, it may get  a bit lumpy. I would suggest Agar powder - it's easier to work with and vegetarian, too Smile

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These are lovely and are similar to a little cheesecake I made last year with cashew nut "cream cheese" while I was doing a Whole30 challenge and couldn't have any dairy.  Your freeze-dried blueberry powder intrigues me.  I've never seen it before.  I'll have to find a source.  

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I love using fruit powder and there will be many more recipes using this ingredient Smile Can you post a link to your cheesecake? I would love to try it!

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Sure!  Here ya go:  buttoni.wordpress.com/.../

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Thanks a lot! I love trying new recipes and was actually trying to cut down on dairy recently Smile

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