Cheesecake and Other Creamy Desserts That Will Blow Your Mind

June 8, 2014

As the temperature begins to rise, cool and creamy desserts are a refreshing treat.  The key to custard desserts is the texture, you want a smooth and lump-free base.  This is achieved by whipping the mixture thoroughly before baking (or in the case of no-bake desserts, before setting in the fridge).  If the custard is cooked on the stove top, like for creme brulee, monitor the temperature.  You want to thicken the cream base without cooking the eggs in the process.  Creamy dessert and fresh summer berries are a natural pairing so take advantage of this seasonal combo. 

Almond Raspberry Cheesecake

To accentuate the raspberry flavor, swirl some raspberry jam into the batter before baking.

Roasted Strawberry Greek Yogurt Cheesecake 
Recipe by Baked by Nature

Roasting strawberries gives them depth of flavor and caramelizes their natural sugars.

Nutella Mousse
Recipe by Maya Kitchenette

This creamy dessert is made from whipped cream and chocolate hazelnut spread - that's it!

White Chocolate Panna Cotta with Berry Compote
Recipe from The Kiwi Cook

Panna cotta translates to "cooked cream" and uses gelatin to stabilize the dessert instead of eggs.

Lavender Infused Creme Brulee
Recipe from Moonberry

The caramelized sugar crust against a luscious custard is simply to die for.

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