Happy Mother's Day! To all the mothers, grandmothers, godmothers, caretakers, aunts, and all other women out there who have helped to shape someone's life, you are so appreciated!
This week I'm showing you the sweet treat that I made my mother. She loves cheesecake so we went with a no-bake fruity cheesecake. The basic recipe that I followed was this one from Taste of Home: www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/triple-berry-no-bake-cheesecake/print/
I changed up the recipe slightly in terms of the graham cracker crust and added some rainbow sugar for color and crunch. In all honestly, you could just buy a premade graham cracker crust and use that, but I have some springform pans that rarely get any use and I was excited to use them!
I followed the filling recipe, but did add some vanilla paste for extra flavor and some blue food coloring to make it a pastel blue color. Once the filling was done, the whole cheesecake went in the fridge overnight.
My husband assisted with the fruit portion of the berry cheesecake and we cut up some fruits and put them in a little bowl with some sugar to release the juices overnight.
The cheesecake came out of the pan very cleanly the next day and once topped with some fruit and CoolWhip, it was amazing! I've made a few no-bake cheesecakes before and this one was the best yet I'd say. It didn't end up being too sweet and had the tang that you want from a cheesecake. I would highly recommend! It fulfills the need for cheesecake without being excessively complicated like an oven-bake cheesecake.
I know this is a blog about cheesecake, but I wanted to add a quick little paragraph about the awesome cards I was able to make for my mother and mother-in-law using my Cricut. I cut out the words Happy Mother's Day and used both the letters and the relief left over to make 2 cards.
I hope you all have a lovely Mother's Day and make sure that the mother-figure in your life feels appreciated!
I am a 24-year-old crafter and baker from New Hampshire!