I posted this picture, on Instagram Sunday:
It does look pretty good, doesn't it? That is why a couple of people asked if I would post the recipe.
There are a couple of points I would like to clarify before giving you the recipe. This is not totally lactose free, because I used bourbon biscuits on the base & a flake on the top. If I wanted to make it totally lactose free I would make my own cookies to crumble for the base, and add fruit or something other than chocolate for the topping! As a side note, this is not a 'healthy' version, it's just got a lot less lactose!
Also, this isn't baked, so it's much looser than a traditional cheesecake. It really is a delicious dessert though.
I don't like soy based products. For the butter, to add to the base, I used Vitalite, which a dairy free Margarine. For the cream and soft cheese I use Arla Lactofree range, all the flavour, none of the dairy!
For the base:
10 bourbon biscuits (or whatever biscuits you choose)
10 grams of melted butter
For the topping:
200g pack of lactofree Soft cheese
1 tablespoon of honey
150ml of lactofree cream
1tsp of vanilla
Crumble the biscuit into a reasonably fine crumble, pour on the melted butter and mix.
Place in a suitable dish (I used throw away tins, from the pound shop), and press down.
Place in the fridge, while preparing the topping:
In a bowl whisk the double cream and vanilla, until stiff.
Please be careful doing this, as it can go very quickly from stiff peaks to curdled!
In a separate bowl, mix together the cream cheese and honey.
Add the cream mix to cheese mix, 1 spoon at a time. Don't over work it, but do get it thoroughly mixed.
Spread the cheese mixture onto the, now chilled, biscuit biscuit base and return to the fridge.
Leave it there for at least an hour, if you can! Then sprinkle the flake over the top, unless you are being healthy, then add fruit.
This honestly didn't last long in our house, and it wasn't even the boys this time. Like I stated at the start, this has the flavour of cheesecake, but doesn't set like one. It's not overly sweet, but utterly delicious.
Do let me know if you give it a go and if you have any questions, please get in touch on here, or social media.