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New York Cheesecake with a Mango Coulis

Updated: Jun 16, 2021

I love cheesecakes. Its my all- time favourite dessert. Is there anything better than a delectable creamy New York cheesecake? What about a cheesecake free from preservatives and the cream cheese is actually homemade? Sounds even better, and maybe too good to be true? Well now it isn’t. I’ve already shown you how to make your own cream cheese at home, and if you haven’t checked it out already, just follow the link here.

I wanted cream cheese that tasted great, didn’t cost me an arm and a leg and was customisable. So I came up with my own recipe instead. After the video was uploaded to YouTube , I was asked by many viewers whether we could make desserts with this recipe. I set out to come up with a video to show you guys just how easy it is to use the cream cheese to make a New York Cheesecake with a Mango Coulis. You all know how much I love feeding the kids healthy foods, keeping away from all those preservatives and E- numbers, so I made sure that the coulis was homemade too.

I just wanted to show you how easy it is to make something delicious from the ingredients you may just have laying around in the fridge. With mango season in full swing here, it was obvious I’d be using mangoes in the dessert. I have a few more mango desserts coming up, so make sure you check those out too.

Now let’s get cracking!

This recipe is very simple and great for little hands who want to help mix or pour. Get their hands dirty!

Preparation time 20 minutes

Bake time 1 – 1 hr 20 minutes

Serves 12


250 grams Digestive biscuits- in crumbs

140 grams Butter- melted

500 grams Cream Cheese- at room temperature

300 ml Sour cream

3/4 cup Sugar

3 Eggs

3 teaspoons Vanilla

1 teaspoon Lemon Zest

Mango Coulis

3 ripe mangoes- pureed

2 Tablespoons lemon juice

2 Tablespoons Sugar

1Tablespoon Corn Flour