Get ready to treat yourself to a delicious and refreshing culinary experience – Peppermint Cheesecake! This dessert perfectly combines the coolness of peppermint with the creaminess and sweetness of a cheesecake, offering you an explosion of flavors and textures in every bite.
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Festive cheesecake decorations for Christmas
When it comes to decorating the peppermint cheesecake, you can use your imagination and creativity to create an attractive and festive look. Here are some tips to help you create a creative decoration:
- Melted chocolate: Melting dark chocolate and using it to create patterns or designs on the surface of the baked peppermint cheesecake can add an artistic and delicious look. You can use a pastry bag or a container with a fine tip to control the flow of chocolate and create precise patterns.
- Personalized messages: If you are preparing the cheesecake for a special occasion, such as a birthday or holidays, you can write personalized messages on the cake with melted chocolate. With the help of a small plastic bag or a toothpick, carefully write the desired words or messages on the surface of the dessert.
- Peppermint candy: Peppermint candy, in the form of sticks, canes or small pieces, can be used as decorative elements. You can sprinkle them on the top of the baked mint cheesecake or you can arrange them in specific patterns or designs, offering a wonderful taste and a festive look.
- White or colored chocolate flakes: White or colored chocolate flakes can add an elegant and colorful look to your chocolate peppermint cheesecake. Sprinkle them generously on the surface of the dessert or create patterns and shapes.
- Fresh fruits: If you want a more natural decoration, you can add fresh fruits, such as raspberries, blueberries or strawberries, to contrast with the sweet and aromatic taste of peppermint candies.
- Mint leaves: You can use them to add an extra accent of mint and to complete the peppermint theme of the dessert.
Ingredients for the best peppermint cheesecake
- Butter and ginger biscuits: These biscuits add a crunchy and slightly spiced note, contributing to the delicious crust of the candy cane cheesecake. For a more consistent crust, you can crush the biscuits finer or coarser, depending on your preferences.
- Melted butter: The melted butter is mixed with the crushed biscuits to form the crust. Choose a good quality butter to get a rich and consistent taste.
- Cream cheese: Cream cheese is the main ingredient that gives the chocolate and mint cheesecake its creamy texture and rich taste. Use a quality cream cheese for the best results.
- Sugar: Sugar adds sweetness and balances the flavors. You can adjust the amount of sugar according to your preferences regarding sweetness
- Salt: A pinch of salt adds depth to the taste and helps highlight the flavors.
- Eggs: Eggs ensure the binding of the ingredients and the stability of the chocolate mint cheesecake recipe. Add them gradually to obtain a uniform texture.
- Liquid cream: Cream adds an extra level of creaminess and balances the taste. Opt for heavy cream for the best results.
- Mint extract: This ingredient is essential for the peppermint flavor. Add it carefully so as not to overdo the taste.
- Dark chocolate: Dark chocolate can be melted and mixed into the composition or used for decoration. The better the chocolate, the richer the flavor will be.
- Peppermint lollipops: These candies are used to give extra crunch and flavor. They can be crushed and mixed in the composition or used for decoration.
Peppermint cheesecake recipe
- 50g gingerbread biscuits (store-bought)
- 4 tablespoons melted butter
- 800g cream cheese
- 1 cup sugar
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 3 large eggs
- ¾ cup liquid cream
- 1 teaspoon mint extract
- ¾ cup dark chocolate, chopped
- 2 peppermint candy canes
- Cover the cheesecake baking form with some parchment paper.
- In a food processor, add the biscuits, grind and add the melted butter. Pulse once more.
- Transfer the composition to the baking dish and flatten it with a glass.
- Using a mixer, whisk the cream cheese, sugar and salt for 2-3 minutes. Add the eggs, one at a time, without turning off the mixer. Add ¼ cup of liquid cream and mint extract and continue mixing for another minute.
- Transfer the mixture over the biscuit cheesecake base.
- Place the cheesecake baking pan in a larger oven pan. Fill the large oven pan with hot water, so that the water reaches the middle of the cheesecake dish.
- Put the cheesecake in the preheated oven (325°F (160°C)) and let it bake for an hour or until it hardens in the middle.
- Turn off the heat, open the oven door and leave the cheesecake in the oven for another 10 minutes.
- Then transfer the cheesecake to a rack to cool, for about 30 minutes. Put in the refrigerator for four hours or overnight.
- Prepare the topping: Heat ½ cup of liquid cream in a saucepan, over low heat.
- Add the chopped chocolate to the heated cream and mix until it melts completely.
- Transfer the chocolate mixture over the cheesecake and spread it over the entire surface.
- Sprinkle the crushed peppermint cane over the chocolate.
- Put in the fridge for another 15 minutes.
Amount Per Serving Calories 616Total Fat 47gSaturated Fat 27gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 15gCholesterol 172mgSodium 475mgCarbohydrates 42gFiber 1gSugar 34gProtein 9g
I strive to keep the information as accurate as possible but make no warranties regarding its accuracy. I encourage you to make your own calculations using your preferred nutrition calculator.