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Chai Latte No-Bake Mini Cheesecakes

Irresistibly smooth and creamy, these chai latte no-bake mini cheesecakes are perfect indulgence on gloomy fall days. Especially delicious with creamy caramel dip and sea salt!

Irresistibly smooth and creamy, these chai latte no-bake mini cheesecakes are perfect indulgence on gloomy fall days. Especially delicious with creamy caramel dip and sea salt!

I’ve been obsessed with spiced chai latte lately. Seriously, in the food-world filled with pumpkins, squashes and apples, I just wanted to take a break and obsess about other fall flavors, like spiced chai!

Oh-so-good, soul-warming drink.

Don’t get me wrong, I still love all things pumpkin, apples and squashes. 🙂 Can’t imagine getting through the fall without those flavors, but spiced chai is just another great addition.

These cheesecakes are so delicate, creamy smooth with just a touch of fall flavor!

Irresistibly smooth and creamy, these chai latte no-bake mini cheesecakes are perfect indulgence on gloomy fall days. Especially delicious with creamy caramel dip and sea salt!

In my quest for the perfect ratio for cream cheese vs gelatin, I’ve made a few dozens of mini cheesecakes. I wanted to get the perfect cheesecake texture that’s creamy smooth without wobbly jello-like consistency, yet firm enough to hold and eat without a spoon. 🙂

Mission accomplished!

And here’re the step by step photos to make these creamy goodness.

Chai latte no-bake mini cheesecakes, step by step photos

Quick tip! Make sure to melt the gelatin in the warm, not hot milk, or it will loose its hardening magic. You don’t need to have a stand mixer to make this recipe. Hand-held electric mixer will do just fine.

These mini cheesecakes are soft and delicate, both texture-wise and flavor-wise. A little smear of creamy caramel dip puts this dessert over the top. Simply divine!

Irresistibly smooth and creamy, these chai latte no-bake mini cheesecakes are perfect indulgence on gloomy fall days. Especially delicious with creamy caramel dip and sea salt!

I really hope you’ll get a chance to try this recipe this fall.

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Chai Latte No-Bake Mini Cheesecakes

Irresistibly smooth and creamy, these chai latte no-bake mini cheesecakes are perfect indulgence on gloomy fall days. Especially delicious with creamy caramel dip and sea salt!

Yield: 12 mini cheesecakes

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup (115gr) gingersnap cookie crumbs*
  • 4 tablespoons (55gr) unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 teaspoons powdered gelatin
  • ½ cup (120ml) milk
  • 1oz (30gr) Chai latte powdered mix
  • 8oz (225gr) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/3 cup (80ml) heavy cream
  • Creamy caramel dip for topping
  • Sea salt, optional

Directions:

  1. Line the muffin tin with 12 cupcake liners.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the cookie crumbs and melted butter and mix them well.
  3. Place 1 tablespoon of cookie crumb mixture into each cupcake cup. Press the mixture down firmly and evenly to the bottom of the pan.
  4. In a small cup, combine gelatin and 1 tablespoon of cold water. Let it sit for 5 minutes, until the gelatin absorbs the liquid completely.
  5. Heat the milk until warm, but not hot.
  6. Stir in chai latte mix and gelatin. Mix well till the gelatin is completely dissolved.
  7. In a large mixing bowl with whisk attachment, or using a hand-held mixer, beat the cream cheese until fluffy, about 2 minutes.
  8. Add powdered sugar and continue to beat until well combined, about 3 minutes.
  9. In a separate bowl, beat the heavy cream till soft peaks form.
  10. Then add whipped cream  and chai latte mixture into whipped cream cheese. Gently fold the mixture until smooth.
  11. Divide the mixture into 12 cupcake cups.
  12. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or overnight, to set.
  13. Before serving, smear creamy caramel dip and sprinkle some sea salt, if desired.

*You can substitute graham cracker crumbs mixed with 1 tablespoon of cocoa powder and 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon for gingersnap cookie crumbs.

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This post was originally published on October 29th, 2014.

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5 comments

  1. do I have to use gelatin? any other substitute I can use? or can I eliminate that ingredient.

    • Yes, gelatin is important for proper setting. Without it, the cheesecakes won’t hold its shape. And unfortunately, I don’t know of any substitution for gelatin.

  2. I am fasting today (damn you, 5;2 diet) but if I wasn’t I would be hitting up the pantry to make these lovelies. Stunning.

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