No bake cheesecakes are a fabulous dessert option and are always a crowd pleaser. For this recipe, I went a step further into lazy land and took out the whoIe crust making process because well, time and effort. Plus, this recipe proves it's really not necessary. But trust me, you'll still make friends with this dip-style treat because it's definitely hard to resist.
This finger food delight would pair perfectly with any fresh fruit but don’t dismiss those veggies dudes. This whipped cheesecake dip would also compliment a nicely baked sweet potato cooked with coconut oil and cinnamon (whole, sliced, wedged, etc.). Roasted butternut squash or pumpkin would also be a great serving choice, especially in the fall which is JUST around the corner....I may have to host a party soon just for an excuse to make this and share it with all my favourite peeps.
You can always pimp this dip out by adding tons of different goodies. The addition of superfoods would take this dip to a whole new nutritional level. Consider adding hemp hearts, bee pollen, chia seeds, or even a pinch of Himalayan salt. For some added protein and fibre you can even fold in cooked quinoa. Go wild my friends. Load it up and get your dip on.
Whipped Cheesecake Dip
*Makes roughly 2 cups
- 4 oz. plain cream cheese (1/2 a brick)
- 1 cup coconut cream (from a full fat can of coconut milk)
- 3 Tbsp. coconut milk (liquid from the same can)
- 2 Tbsp. pure maple syrup
- 2 Tsp. pure vanilla extract
- 1 Tsp. lemon juice
- Crushed nuts (I used pecans)
- Extra maple syrup
1. Place all ingredients, except for your garnish choices, in a blender or food processor. Blend until all ingredients are thoroughly combined and you have reached a light, whipped texture. You can also use an electric mixer here as well.
2. Scoop your dip into a serving bowl and garnish as desired. Serve with fresh fruit or roasted vegetables.
*Note: If making this dip in advance for a special occasion, you may need to re-blend it prior to serving. The fat from the coconut cream will solidify the mixture while sitting in the fridge.