Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Cooking Thursday

Sandra is hosting Cooking Thursday again, so be sure to stop at her place to see what is being shared today!
My recipe is one I tried for the first time last week. It's a good one for hot weather, so keep it in mind if it warms up again. It's yummy and refreshing!

*The filling is actually a light green, but the color didn't show up in the picture.

Frozen Peppermint Cheesecake

2 cups oreo crumbs
1/4 cup melted butter
8 ounces softened cream cheese
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 teaspoon peppermint extract
2 cups whipping cream, whipped
2 drops green food coloring
4 squares semi sweet chocolate
2 tablespoons butter
1 cup powdered sugar
2/3 cup evaporated milk

Stir oreo crumbs and melted butter together. Press into bottom and up sides of a springform pan. Chill.
In large bowl, beat cream cheese until fluffy. Stir in sweetened condensed milk, peppermint extract and food coloring.
Gently fold in whipping cream.
Pour into pan, cover and freeze.
Combine powdered sugar and evaporated milk, add chocolate and butter. Cook over medium heat until thick. Cool for about an hour and pour over frozen cheesecake.
Freeze at least 6 hours. Keep leftovers frozen.

* I think next time I make this I may put it in a 9x13 pan, as it would be easier to cut than the thick layer in the springform pan!

13 comments:

Kat said...

Gosh that sounds (and looks) delish Mari. I'll copy the recipe for future use. I've decided to go back on my low carb diet effective asap so I can't try it now.

Hugs,
Kat

Karin said...

I enjoy cakes - virtually - don't bake anything any more in reality, lol!

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Mmmmmmmmmmmmm, :::rubbing my tummy:::: So light, so luscious. Oh what a treat. [in the recipe tho, do you mean 8 oz. of cream cheese?]

~Ginger said...

You know how I feel about cheesecake.


Sooooo, you were busy making this while you were suppose to have your foot up?

Are you feeling better???

Connie said...

Sounds like Summer - I'll wait til it warms up and then try it. Sounds easy and good!

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Angel said...

Sounds yummy!! I think I am going to have to make a Mari's recipe file, they always sound so good!!

Love and Blessings

Marie said...

Oh you are my new best friend!! I love peppermint and I love cheesecake. But together?! Oh yum, I will totally be trying this! (:

bicocacolors said...

absolutely delicious!!!
greetings from Spain

Katherine ( Katie) Corrigan said...

yummy!

Debbie said...

Good heavens, this looks and sounds incredible! I have already bookmarked it to make the next time my daughter comes home. Love the idea about the 9x13 pan too. I bet it was hard to cut since it is so thick.

Kim said...

Oh my goodness, this sounds so rich! I'm going to have to try it! I think I have everything I need except evaporated milk -- mentally putting on the grocery list...wait, better make that literally put on the list or I'll forget :)

Kayren, Pink Daisy Girl said...

That looks absolutely delicious! I'm curious how long it took you to make it.

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