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Frozen raspberry & white choc cheesecake

With its biscuit base and creamy topping, cheesecake is always a winner. This fruity frozen version is a perfect make-ahead dessert for entertaining

  • Prep: 1 hrs 15 mins
    Cook: 5 mins
    plus freezing overnight
  • Cuts into 15 squares
  • Easy
  • Cuts into 15 squares
  • Easy
  • Calories 502
  • Carbohydrates 30
  • Saturated Fat 25
  • Sugar 22
  • Protein 5
  • Fat 40
  • Fibre 1
  • Salt 0.7

Nutrition per serving

  • Calories 502
  • Carbohydrates 30
  • Saturated Fat 25
  • Sugar 22
  • Protein 5
  • Fat 40
  • Fibre 1
  • Salt 0.7

Ingredients

  • 200ml pot double cream
  • 200g bar white chocolate, broken into chunks, plus extra to serve
  • 300g raspberries, plus extra to serve
  • 500g cream cheese
  • 50g golden caster sugar
  • 300g vanilla or white chocolate ice cream - all will taste good, but ice creams without too many chunks in are best
  • 175g crunchy butter biscuits - we used Fox's Butter Crinkle Crunch
  • 140g ginger nuts
  • 140g butter, melted

Method

  1. Brush a 20 x 30cm baking tin with a little oil, then line well with two layers of cling film, leaving overhang for lifting out – or use a tin with a loose bottom. Put the biscuits into a food processor and whizz to crumbs, then tip in the melted butter and mix again. Press the crumbs firmly into the base of the prepared tin, then chill while you make the filling.

  2. Put the cream and chocolate in a small pan. Melt very gently, stirring, until no lumps of chocolate remain. Clean out the food processor and add the raspberries and creamy chocolate mixture. Whizz together until it can’t get any smoother, then rub through a sieve to get rid of the raspberry seeds.

  3. Put the cream cheese into a mixing bowl with the sugar and the sieved raspberry mixture. Beat with an electric whisk until smooth.

  4. Let the ice cream soften in a big bowl, but not melt, then fold in the cream cheese mixture a little at a time until well mixed and no ice-cream lumps are visible. Scrape into the prepared tin and level the top. Cover with cling film, not letting it touch the top of the cheesecake, then freeze at least overnight or up to 3 months before serving.

  5. To serve, remove the covering cling film, lift out the cheesecake, or slide out if in a loose-bottomed tin. Remove any remaining cling film. Decorate the top with fresh raspberries and drizzle with a little more melted white chocolate.

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