9/25/12

No Bake Sugar Free Chocolate Cheesecake


I remembered to take a picture!  Not a good picture, but a picture none-the-less!


Last night I was getting ready to put dinner on the table and was regretting my decision not to bake a chocolate cheesecake earlier in the day.  I had debated but since I don't love chocolate and I wasn't in the mood, I talked myself out of it.   Sure enough, I regretted it and wished I had made it after all.  I knew my family would enjoy it and the dinner was light enough that a nice dessert would be appreciated.

What the heck - I decided to whip something up.  And this is what I came up with.  A no bake version of a chocolate cheesecake that was ready quickly and chilled to perfection by the time we finished eating and were ready for sweet treat.



No Bake Sugar Free Chocolate Cheesecake

1 1/2 packages sugar free chocolate chips, melted in the microwave, stir smooth
1/2 c plus 1 T Splenda
12 oz. cream cheese, cubed for easy mixing
2 1/2 T butter
2 t vanilla extract
1/2 t almond extract
1 c heavy cream

While the chocolate chips are melting in the microwave (about 2 minutes depending on how powerful your microwave is - and stir until completely smooth) mix the rest of the ingredients in a large mixing bowl.  I like to mix everything but the cream, scrape down the sides, mix again to blend and then add the heavy cream and mix just until it starts to form stiff peaks.  Slowly pour in your melted chocolate.  When it's blended, pour into a lined or greased springform pan.  Chill in the refrigerator.  You can decorate with swirls of whipped cream and garnish with sugar free chocolate curls made by scraping a sugar free chocolate bar or if you are in a hurry like I was, simply press a few into the dessert and serve.

Extra whipped cream for garnish:

1/2 c heavy cream
2 T sugar free product such as Splenda or Swerve or Ideal
1/2 t vanilla
 
Whip to stiff peaks and use to garnish your dessert



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