No Bake single-serve Cheesecake

              Single-serve desserts are not only easy and unsophisticated but also are less time-consuming and energy-savers. Why I call them energy savers is because they give instant satiety to your sweet tooth. And if they involve less sugar than otherwise needed , why not make them , enjoy and celebrate for a while.
So whether you have completed your pending jobs or you got promoted or you received an unexpected surprise or you live alone and wish to indulge , this recipe is a saver for those days. I got inspired by my sister Chetana to try this recipe on my own. But today I am sharing this recipe as part of a Blogging Marathon started by Srivalli some years back, whose theme is “Single Serve Desserts“.

 

 

INGREDIENTS:
1. Cream cheese (at room temperature)- 2 oz or 2 tbsp
2. Sour cream / Yogurt/ Greek strained yogurt / Home-made curd (at room temperature) – 2 tbsp
3. Sugar – less than 1 tsp (optional)
4. Unsalted/salted butter (makhan) – 2 tsp
5. Graham crackers/ Parle-G gold biscuits/Any biscuits/crackers of your choice – 4
6. Fresh Plum (Aloo bukhara)/Pluots small pieces – 3 to 4 (for garnishing)
7. Heavy whipping cream / whipped cream – 2 tbsp (for garnishing)
8. Confetti /sprinkles – 1/2 tsp (for garnishing)

 

 

METHOD:
| Preparation time : 10 mins | Serves 1 person |

1. We begin with the bottom layer of crackers or biscuits. You can use any cream or non-cream biscuits in this layer. Take them in a ziplock , close it. Then roll the ziplock with a rolling pin to crush the biscuits into a coarse powder. It doesn’t need to be even. You may save some powder for garnishing in the end. Mix it with melted butter in a bowl before adding to your glass or serving bowl. (If you are using creamy biscuits , you won’t need any butter whereas with non-creamy ones,we will need butter to make it non-sticky. Similarly, salted crackers and sweet biscuits both add a different flavor and sweet level to this base layer. I prefer less sweet , non-creamy ones depending on calorie content.)
biscuits in zip

rolled


melted butter

butter and biscuit crumbs

butter and biscuit crumbs

added in base layer

added in base layer

2. Next layer is the creamy sweet layer. Here too you can be creative. But for the plain ones, I recommend using home-made curd/hung curd/ greek yogurt with cream cheese. Warm the cream cheese in microwave a little to thaw it. 15-20 seconds are enough for this much cheese. Let it come to room temperature again if it has got too hot. Now mix in the curd with a whisk or spoon. Adding sugar depends on your appetite and preference. If you prefer low sugar, you can skip sugar here. I added less than a tsp to get the right taste. You may also use Shrikhand for this middle layer.
Cream cheese

base layer set

base layer set

middle layer

3. The topmost layer includes fresh fruits or cracker’s powder or some whipped cream. I topped it with freshly cut plum pieces. You may use strawberries, oranges, cherries, apples, pineapples etc. for garnishing depending on your choice. Also add some confetti or sprinkles to add a pop of color. [ Although whipped cream in swirls look attractive , but I skipped it owing to high calories and sugar.]
plum pieces

You can make this in a transparent tumbler or a bowl. This is an instant recipe ,hence it tastes best when consumed the same day. You can cover it with plastic freshwrapp and refrigerate the left-over for next day too. Since it doesn’t involve any baking or cooking ,even a kid can make this with your little help.

I participated in Blogging Marathon BM#90 for 2 weeks. This is my 1st post under the “Single serve sweets” theme for the 4th week of July. To know more please check this Blog by Srivalli .
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You may also like my other single-serve recipes here like Shrikhand, Badam ka Halwa , Aate ka Sheera, Shakarkandi ka Halwa etc.

So let’s enjoy this summer with a sweet dessert and some kids’ fun. Till then keep smiling…
🙂

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No Bake single-serve Cheesecake
Single-serve desserts are not only easy and unsophisticated but also are less time-consuming and energy-savers. Why I call them energy savers is because they give instant satiety to your sweet tooth. And if they involve less sugar than otherwise needed , why not make them , enjoy and celebrate for a while.

              So whether you have completed your pending jobs or you got promoted or you received an unexpected surprise or you live alone and wish to indulge , this recipe is a saver for those days. I got inspired by my  sister Chetana to try this recipe on my own. But today I am sharing this recipe as part of a Blogging Marathon started by Srivalli some years back, whose theme is "Single Serve Desserts".
Course Dessert
Cuisine European, French, Indian
Keyword cream cheese, French
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Passive Time 0 mins
Servings
person
Ingredients
Course Dessert
Cuisine European, French, Indian
Keyword cream cheese, French
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Passive Time 0 mins
Servings
person
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. We begin with the bottom layer of crackers or biscuits. You can use any cream or non-cream biscuits in this layer. Take them in a ziplock , close it. Then roll the ziplock with a rolling pin to crush the biscuits into a coarse powder. It doesn't need to be even. You may save some powder for garnishing in the end. Mix it with melted butter in a bowl before adding to your glass or serving bowl.
  2. Next layer is the creamy sweet layer. Here too you can be creative. But for the plain ones, I recommend using home-made curd/hung curd/ greek yogurt with cream cheese. Warm the cream cheese in microwave a little to thaw it. 15-20 seconds are enough for this much cheese. Let it come to room temperature again if it has got too hot. Now mix in the curd with a whisk or spoon. Adding sugar depends on your appetite and preference. If you prefer low sugar, you can skip sugar here. I added less than a tsp to get the right taste.
  3. The topmost layer includes fresh fruits or cracker's powder or some whipped cream. I topped it with freshly cut plum pieces. You may use strawberries, oranges, cherries, apples, pineapples etc. for garnishing depending on your choice. Also add some confetti or sprinkles to add a pop of color.
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24 comments

  1. farah says:

    lovely and easy shweta. its definitely useful for us to bookmark this recipe…. as sometimes we crave for sweet somethings that serve just one or 2.

  2. code2cook says:

    Great to see this cheesecake for a single serve. Explained in details, love this no bake cake. great recipe share.

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