Low Carb Recipes for the Low Carb Lifestyle

Friday, March 30, 2012

Coffee and Cream Cheesecake

Coffee & Cream Cheesecake

This was a little time consuming to make but oh so much fun.  I mean you basically make whipped cream, then coffee jello, then coffee pudding, chill it all then mix it together to make a fluffy coffee whipped cream cheesecake.  I just *might* have licked the beaters while letting it chill. teehehee  I pulled this recipe from Linda and while it was good, I have to say that I agree with her that this is a 3 star recipe.  You might like it better than us if you REALLY like whipped cream or like really fluffy cheesecake.  Don't get me wrong, I ate it like no tomorrow but I prefer a more traditional cheesecake texture.

8 servings
6.5 net carbs per serving

1 packet unflavored gelatin
1/2 cup coffee, cold or room temperature
2 teaspoons instant coffee granules
2 cups heavy cream
16 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 cup granular Splenda or equivalent liquid Splenda, divided
1 teaspoon vanilla

In a medium bowl, whip the cream with 1/2 cup of the Splenda until stiff. Place the whipped cream in the refrigerator until needed. There's no need to clean the beaters. You can use them later for the cheese mixture.
In a small pot, sprinkle the gelatin over the cold coffee and let soften 5 minutes. Heat and stir over low heat to dissolve the gelatin completely. Do not boil. You can also dissolve the gelatin in the microwave by heating it about 30 seconds or so on HIGH. Stir until completely dissolved. Stir in the instant coffee granules until dissolved. Cool to room temperature. Add the remaining 1/2 cup Splenda and the vanilla to the cooled gelatin mixture.
Beat the cream cheese until creamy and smooth. Gradually beat the gelatin mixture into the cream cheese until well blended and slightly fluffy. Chill the batter until slightly thickened, about 20-30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes to prevent lumps. Very gently fold in the whipped cream a little at a time. Spread in a greased 9-inch pie plate and chill until set, about 5-6 hours. This makes a very high, fluffy pie. 

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