Tasteful Tuesday: Pink Lemonade No Bake Cheesecake

Decorating in pinks and reds for Valentine’s Day may not be all that difficult, and now creating a sweet confection in those colors can be easy too. Although we gave you a cheesecake bar recipe last week, we couldn’t resist this cheesecake treat – especially since its color makes it so fitting for Valentine’s Day. These are elegant enough for an exclusive party, but are also great for an after school treat or post-dinner dessert. Just grab your favorite glass dishes for serving and indulge in these Pink Lemonade Cheesecake delights (no cooking required)!

http://www.cravingsofalunatic.com/2014/02/pink-lemonade-no-bake-cheesecake.htmlWhat you’ll need:
Crust:

  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter

Cheesecake Mixture:

  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened and whipped smooth
  • 1 individualized size package (4.5g) of Crystal Light Pink Lemonade Mix
  • Pink food coloring, sprinkles, whipped cream (optional)

Directions:
Crust:

  1. Pour graham cracker crumbs into a bowl, add sugar and mix well.
  2. Pour melted butter over crumbs and sugar, mix well until combined. Divide evenly among serving dishes (no need to pack it down).

Cheesecake Mixture:

  1. Combine heavy cream, confectioners’ sugar, and granulated sugar in a bowl and use a mixer on low speed to start mixing. Once mixture starts to thicken, increase to high speed. Continue until mixture is fluffy.
  2. In a separate bowl, whip the softened cream cheese with a mixer until it is smooth (no chunks), and then add the lemonade mix slowly. Mix until combined.
  3. Add cream cheese mixture to the whipped cream mixture (step 1) and whisk on medium speed until the combined mixture is smooth.
  4. Transfer to piping bag, if desired, or spoon into serving dishes.
  5. Place in refrigerator for at least an hour. Add sprinkles, whipped cream, or crushed cookies if desired, and enjoy!

*recipe adapted

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