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No bake Nutella Cheesecake ~ mini versions


  • Author: Kavitha
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 5 mins
  • Yield: 2 1x
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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup Nutella (or as much as you want!)
  • 1/4 cup Powdered Sugar (adjust or skip as per taste)
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 34 TBsp Heavy Whipping Cream (optional)
  • 1 cup Cream Cheese, softened at room temperature ** (read below for substitute)

For the Cream cheese substitute

  • 500 mls Whole Milk
  • 1/2 tsp Vinegar

Instructions

NOTE:

  1. Since I was making a substitute for cream cheese which needed to be blended, I decided to do the whole mixing in a blender itself. It’s really as easy as dumping all the ingredients into a blender and giving it a blitz. If you get cream cheese where you live, you can do the mixing by hand too. In fact, if I suggest you do it by hand only because I found that blending it made the mixture a bit too liquidy and not at all like a cheesecake mixture.

If you are using Cream cheese, skip out the first step where I curdle the milk and extract the milk cheese.

Step 1: Separating the milk particles from the whey (SKIP if using cream cheese)

  1. Bring a pot of milk up to boil and add drops of plain vinegar (or lime juice) to it.
  2. You’ll see it curdle immediately. Let it boil till the whey is separated from the milk particles & switch off the flame.
  3. Strain out the whey and wash the left over milk cheese particles well to get rid of any vinegar-smell. Get rid of as much moisture as possible by pressing the milk cheese into the strainer.

Step 2: Making the cheesecake mixture

  1. To a blender, add some powdered sugar and the milk particles & blend for 30 seconds or until the mixture is smooth
  2. Add a dollop of nutella (you can add how much ever you want!), vanilla extract and some heavy whipping cream for extra richness. Again blend for 45 seconds – 1 minute until you have a smooth mixture.
  3. Divide the mixture in glasses or whatever dish you’re gonna serve this on. Cover the top with a plastic wrap or aluminum foil. Chill in the refrigerator (not freezer) for at least 4-6 hours or overnight.
  4. When you’re ready to serve, decorate it however you like. I just sprinkled some sugar around the edges and added a small dollop of nutella in the center.

Note

  1. If you are already using cream cheese, you can even mix everything by hand