Who doesn’t love a good cheesecake? My hand is raised and I bet yours is too. The creaminess and sweetness of a cheesecake is just addictive. In a good way! I used to believe it was so complicated to bake, but when I realized I couldn’t eat them with dairy (lactose intolerance) and started researching recipes and it just hit me that I could give it a try and indulge in this dessert once again. Ready for this?, I created the best dairy free recipe you could have ever tasted. But, wait there’s more, this recipe is so easy anyone can do it! Here it is, just for you.
My love for cheesecakes came through my mother. We love watching Golden Girls (yes, I watch Golden Girls and love it) and while we watch, we are known for enjoying, you guessed it, a good slice of cheesecake. We’ve built so many fond memories over a slice, or two, of smooth and creamy cheesecake. Oh, yes!
But once I was diagnosed as Lactose Intolerant, it seemed nearly impossible to enjoy that so-loved dessert of ours. So many changes and so many delicious used-to-be favorites now gone. I had to adapt to a whole new lifestyle. So lately, I’ve spent my free time trying new dairy free recipes and testing for the best ones. Tweaking them here and there until we find the ones that hit the right note.
Not long ago I shared a Vegan, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Mini Cheesecakes recipe that if you haven’t tried, you just have to. It’s amazing and no baking required. We used cashews and other nuts to make a sweet, portable cheesecake treat. Knowing that so many of you out there may be sensitive to nuts, we went on the search for a more simple and nut free option, and we found it.
Now, you don’t have to be lactose intolerant to enjoy this amazing treat! The whole family enjoyed it and I’m sure you will too. We can’t stop eating and we’re ok with it.
Here’s a tip I’m sure some of you will enjoy. If you desire the vegan route, the best substitute for each egg would be ¼ a cup of vegan yogurt of your choice.
What are you waiting for? Go on and make this dairy free cheesecake, it’s the best one out-there after all! Give it a try and let me know what’s your favorite cheesecake flavor combination. Share in the comments below!