While in St. George, my mom made a yummy no-bake cheesecake from a recipe she had found online. It was really good, but actually ended up tasting more like a Cool Whip pie. My dad was in heaven. There are few food items my dad loves more than Cool Whip.
We decided the next time we made it, we needed to alter the recipe a bit to make it taste more like cheesecake. Sorry Dad.
When I got home, my husband had prepared a wonderful steak and asparagus meal on the grill for us. I decided to surprise him with one of his favorite desserts... cheesecake. After discussing it with my mom, we came up with the following recipe. It turned out, and was really good. This recipe will definitely be a keeper!
Hil's Revised No-Bake Cheesecake
1 ready made shortbread cookie crust (Keebler makes a good one)
10 oz. cream cheese
1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp. Vanilla
1/2 tsp. Almond Extract (or to desired taste)
1 (8 oz.) Cool Whip
Fruit Topping (optional)
Blend cream cheese, sugar, vanilla and almond extract together in mixing bowl until smooth. Fold in about 5/6 of the Cool Whip, adding more if desired. Blend until smooth. Poor mixture into ready made crust. Chill at least 2 hours before serving.
Serve with your choice of Cherry, Blueberry or other favorite fruit topping.
*This would make a great 4th of July treat, served with blueberries and cherries!