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This easy No Bake Avocado Cheesecake uses healthy fats to make the yummiest of treats!
The best Avocado Lime Cheesecake
It's Father's day this weekend so I thought I'd make a healthy treat to celebrate! I was originally going to make a lime cheesecake, but I wanted to give it some colour so I thought of adding some healthy fats like avocado in it! Making an avocado cheesecake may seem a little odd at first, but trust me it will be one of the yummiest cheesecakes you'll ever make!
Making desserts with avocado has been getting increasingly popular. Avocados have such a creamy texture and are full of healthy fats so adding them to desserts improves the texture and creaminess of the actual desserts. I added them to my Keto Avocado Brownies recipe and the brownies turned out extremely creamy!
You do have to add enough sweeteners or else the bitterness of the avocados will overpower the desserts. I make sure to taste test the batter with my finger before baking or letting it cool in the fridge to assure that it's sweet enough! You can sweeten desserts with avocado with either stevia powder (my favourite), erythritol or monk fruit for low carb options!
This avocado cheesecake does not taste like avocado, just lime so if you're worried about that, then it's not a problem! I gave some to my boyfriend and only told him it was a lime cheesecake and he never knew! Muahaha, I always try to sneak in some healthy food in him as he practically only eats carbs.
Adding lime to an avocado cheesecake really improves the flavour. For savoury dishes we always add either lemon juice or lime juice to salads with avocado because they go so well together. It's the same thing for desserts with avocado. Adding lime to this avocado cheesecake because you really want that tangy feeling to this recipe.
Whenever I make cheesecakes, you'll notice I usually only use 15cm cheesecake molds as any bigger than that would be just too big for me! I live alone so a small cheesecake like that is absolutely perfect. This avocado lime cheesecake ended up pretty tall as it was in a smaller cheesecake mold, but if you were to use a larger mold, it wouldn't be as tall!
How to make a Low Carb No Bake Cheesecake
I personally can't decide whether I prefer eating no bake cheesecakes or baked ones. But one thing's for sure, low carb no bake cheesecakes are definitely easier to make! When making a no bake cheesecake, you simply just need to add gelatin water to the cream cheese mixture. You can pour the gelatin while it's still hot into the cheesecake as you really don't have to wait until it cools down. I've tested this a couple of times.
I like to make my cheesecakes with a combination of cream cheese, sour cream and heavy cream. You can also use full fat Greek yogurt if you wanted! Before adding the gelatin, you just want to make sure that you have whipped up your cream cheese with all of the other ingredients! Adding the water to the mix can make it more watery so it can be harder to mix in the food processor. Once everything is assembled, then that's the time you'll add it!
My favourite sweetener for desserts like this, is always stevia powder. My favourite brand is from NOW Organic Stevia Extract Powder and it's just perfect for desserts like this. Whenever it's a baked dessert, I usually like to use either just stevia or with a combination of erythritol. I haven't made a low carb no bake cheesecake with monk fruit powder yet, but it's definitely on my to do list!
If you feel adventurous and would like to try making another low carb no bake cheesecake, then you must try my No Bake Raspberry Cheesecake with Lemon. It has some raspberry jelly over the cheesecake and is also sweetened with stevia powder! A very similar recipe I have is my Raspberry Cheesecake made in individual mini muffin cups for portion control!
I decided it to decorate this cheesecake with some sliced limes that I had zested not to waste them, some raspberries, a bit of lime zest and some chia seeds! You could even decorate it with some avocado slices if you wished!
For this recipe, I used my brand new 9-cup Kitchenaid food processor! It is absolutely amazing and I'm so happy I got it 🙂
Avocado Cheesecake with Lime
- 240 g (8.47 oz) avocados (about 2 without seeds)
- 440 g (15.52 oz) cream cheese (2 packs)
- 90 ml (0.39 cups) sour cream
- 3 tbsp (3 tbsp) lime juice
- ¾ tsp (¾ tsp) stevia powder (*see note)
- zest one lime
- 90 ml (0.38 cups) heavy cream
- 1.5 tbsp (1.5 tbsp) gelatin
- 100 ml (0.4 cups) boiling water
- As needed slices lime
- As needed chia seeds
- zest lime
- As needed raspberries
- Mix the cheesecake crust ingredients in a small bowl until it resembles a crumbly mixture. Add the crust into a 15cm cheesecake dish and spoon it evenly.
- In a large food processor, add the avocado and process a minute until completely smooth. Scrape the sides if needed.
- Once the avocado is all smooth, add the cream cheese and process for 1-2 minutes until completely smooth, again scraping sides if need be. Add the sour cream, lime juice and stevia powder and process a minute until combined.
- Add the heavy cream to the food processor and process for 2 minutes. This will whip the cream. With a zester, zest the peel of the lime into the cheesecake mixture.
- In a small bowl, combine the gelatin and boiling water and mix until the gelatin has completely melted.
- Pour the gelatin water into the food processor. It's okay if it's still hot. Mix for a minute until perfectly combined. Pour the cheesecake batter into the cheesecake mold and smooth out the top with a spatula. Place into the fridge for 4 hours minimum.
- Once the cheesecake is cooled, decorate it as you wish. I added a few raspberries, some lime slices, chia seeds and a bit more lime zest!P.S. I had a piece for breakfast for 3-4 days and it was really filling! It can be the perfect treat for breakfast!
- *Before setting the cheesecake in the fridge, taste the batter and see if it's sweet enough for you. I personally haven't eaten sugar in over three years, so I found this extremely sweet, but if you don't think it's sweet enough, add ¼ tsp of stevia at a time until desired sweetness 🙂
- If you want to use lemon juice instead of lime juice, you can totally switch it out!
- The cheesecake is good in the fridge for about 4-5 days!
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