Vanilla cheesecake

Back to basics with a low carb vanilla cheesecake.

A buttery biscuit base, with a creamy no-bake vanilla cheesecake topping. Pure, simple and very indulgent! 

This is the same as my lemon cheesecake recipe, but perfect for someone who doesn’t enjoy lemons.

low carb vanilla cheesecake
Vanilla cheesecake
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*low carb *vegetarian *nut free
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 15 minutes
Passive Time
1 hour
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 15 minutes
Passive Time
1 hour
low carb vanilla cheesecake
Vanilla cheesecake
Print Recipe
*low carb *vegetarian *nut free
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 15 minutes
Passive Time
1 hour
Servings Prep Time
4 servings 15 minutes
Passive Time
1 hour
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Add the melted butter to the crushed biscuits and mix well until the biscuit crumbs are fully coated in butter
  2. Divide the buttered biscuit crumb between 4 ramekins or glasses and push down lightly to form a biscuit base
  3. Whip the double cream with a electric whisk until it stiffens
  4. Add the cream cheese and seeds from the vanilla pods to the cream and whip until fully combined
  5. Add xylitol granulated sweetener to your liking and taste. I use 4tsp, but you may prefer less or more depending on your taste. Start by adding 1 tsp, taste, then add more until you are happy with the sweetness
  6. Divide the cheesecake mix onto the biscuit base. Decorate with slices of berries, or nuts and refrigerate for around an hour. The cheesecakes can be eaten straight away, but taste better once refrigerated
Recipe Notes

*Vanilla extract or paste can be used for this recipe, but be mindful that many contain high amounts of sugar. By using a vanilla pod you get the pure vanilla flavour without the added sugar.

Sweeteners for baking:-

Sweeteners vary greatly and so I advise using the one specified in the recipe (if I have specified one) for the best results. I find xylitol works very similar to sugar in baking, it weighs the same like for like as sugar and it is also a natural sweetener.

total sweet xylitolXylitol when eaten in large amounts may, like many sweeteners cause a laxative type effect, but I find it is not as bad as other sweeteners in this respect at all. The type of xylitol I purchase is called Total Sweet and is available in many larger supermarkets, health food stores like Holland & Barrett and on Amazon. You can check where your nearest stockist is via this link.

If you choose to use a different sweetener you may need significantly less than the recipe stipulates and you may experience a bitter aftertaste in your desserts.

Xylitol weighs the same like for like as sugar, where as many other sweeteners only need a tiny amount for the same sweetness.

Please note that xylitol is toxic for dogs!

Jo xx 

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