Mini “Watermelon” No Bake Cheesecakes for Two

I honestly can’t believe I actually managed to share this recipe as I’ve been putting it off ALL month 🙈

I’ve had this idea brainstormed forever as Daniel loves both cheesecake AND watermelon – and you all know how much I love making things look like other things – but I wasn’t really looking forward to making this.

Since I don’t like cheesecake, I hate having to smell the cream cheese whilst I’m making them, AND I don’t know if they turn out okay because they all taste bad to me 😅 and Daniel will eat almost anything so the fact that he LIKES the cheesecakes I make doesn’t really say much! Haha!

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I decided to go ahead and make them anyway as it’s really the decorating part that make this recipe unique.

Since the decorating portion of this post is made with just whipped cream and chocolate, you can easily use your favourite cheesecake recipe for the base, then follow my instructions to decorate if you think this particular cheesecake sounds boring! 😂

Personally, I don’t think any cheesecake I make will ever beat the Rick and Morty “Portal” cheesecakes that I made last year, so I’m not even going to bother trying 🙅‍♀️ I

t was still fun to play around with a new decorating technique – as I haven’t heard of many cheesecakes being decorating with whipped cream – AND to test out the awesome biodegradable piping bags that Loyal Bakeware sent me, which are awesome because they’re not horrible for the environment AND you don’t have to clean them! 🎉

YOU WILL NEED:

♡ Two 11cm circle pans
♡ Green and red gel food colour
♡ Roughly four plain biscuits (I used my favourite: milk arrowroot!)
♡ 2 tbsp white sugar, separated
♡ 60g butter
♡ 250g cream cheese, room temperature
♡ Half a 397g can of condensed milk
♡ 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
♡ 2 tbsp lemon juice
♡ 1 cup cream
♡ Dark chocolate melts
♡ Angled spatula + other fondant tools
♡ Baking paper + pencil
♡ Two piping bags, fitted with circular tips (HERE are the biodegradable ones that Loyal Bakeware sent me!)
♡ Decorating pen (to use with the melted chocolate, I got mine from Daiso)

DIRECTIONS:

1. Line the bottom of your pans with baking paper, and grease the sides with spray oil or butter.

2. Crush up your plain biscuits with a mortal and pestle or food processor until they’re fine crumbs, then mix in one tablespoon of sugar. Melt your 60g butter in short bursts in the microwave and add that to the biscuit mix.

3. Stir together and press into the bottom and sides of your pans. If you don’t have enough to cover both pans, just mix more biscuits, butter and sugar together until you do! Place pans in fridge to harden the crust.

4. Beat cream cheese until smooth, then slowly add your condensed milk in increments, beating well in between each addition.

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5. Add in your vanilla, lemon juice, and a drop of red food colour if desired, then beat well until everything is combined. Carefully pour the mixture evenly between both pans and place back in the fridge.

6. Get two sheets of baking paper and a pencil. Cover one sheet with outlines of small watermelon seeds; draw many more than you think you will need. Place the other, not drawn on sheet on top.

7. Melt a few dark chocolate melts in a microwave safe bowl in 30 second increments. Once it is all melted, scoop it into your decorating pen and work quickly to pipe out the “watermelon seeds”, using your outlines as a guide.

The technique that worked best for me was to pipe a small dot, then use the end of the pen to smear it out to a point. You will need to wipe the tip every few minutes to ensure it doesn’t get clogged. Continue piping until you run out of chocolate or room on your baking paper, then set aside to dry.

8. After your cheesecakes have been in the fridge for at least two hours, whip your cup of cream until soft peak forms. Add in the second tablespoon of sugar and whip again until still a firm peak forms.

9. Scoop out 1/3 of the whipped cream and place it in another bowl, then dye that one green with your food colour. Whip together until it is all one colour, then scoop into one of your piping bags. Pipe a ring of green whipped cream around the edges of your cheesecakes, then place them back in the fridge.

10. Add a few drops of red food colour to your remaining white whipped cream, and beat until well combined. Scoop the remaining cream into your second piping bag, get your cheesecakes out of the fridge, then pipe the red whipped cream in the middle of your cakes and use your angled spatula to smooth down the tops.

11. Now it’s time to add the finishing touches: the chocolate watermelon seeds! Using whatever tools you have on hand, carefully and slowly pick up on seed at a time and drop it onto your cheesecakes.

I used a plastic skewer to push the “seeds” onto my mini spatula, which I then brought over to my cakes, and used the skewer again to push the seed onto the cakes. It took a little time because I was being so careful, but it was definitely worth it in the end! 🙌

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Ahh, cheesecakes just might be the death of me! Crumbly crusts that I can’t get even, insides that sometimes just don’t set no matter how long I put them in the fridge for, and that overwhelming cheese-y smell! I just don’t understand the fuss, honestly 😅

However, I’m not completely giving up hope on them! If any of you have found some delicious (and easy to make!) cheesecake recipes online then please link them below so I can give them a go at home. I want to see what all the fuss is about!

Until next time,
Indya xx

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34 thoughts on “Mini “Watermelon” No Bake Cheesecakes for Two

  1. I haven’t made cheesecake since I was a teenager but I would love to give it another shot, this option is so freaking cute for a summer party!

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  2. These are so adorable! I’ll admit when I first saw this post, I was confused! Watermelon . . . Cheesecake?!

    I’m a lover of all cheesecakes, But a watermelon flavored cheesecake had me scratching my head. Haha

    This is SO adorable. Watermelons are so cute too. This could work with any round fruit! Oranges . . . Avocados?!?

    The possibilities are endless! 🙂

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    • That was one of my biggest worries with this post! That’s why I used quotation marks so that people would hopefully get that they just LOOK like watermelons 😅 I’m not sure if adding watermelon to these would have tasted very nice 😂 but it was a fun design to make!

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  3. OMG these are SO adorable! I’m obsessed with everything watermelon – actual watermelon, watermelon drinks, watermelon soaps, ahhhh I can’t wait to try this out!

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  4. These are so adorable!! I love your decorating skills and want to try this myself. Not to mention eat them — they look delicious! Perfect for August.

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    • Thank you! To be honest, I almost didn’t share these because I wasn’t too happy with my decorating, but you can still tell what I was going for so I decided to share them anyway! I’m really glad I did as everyone has been so lovely about them 😊

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    • Everyone keeps saying how great these are for Summer, whilst I’m over here in Australia sitting in front of the heater with a blanket on because it’s so cool 😅😂 Can’t wait for Summer to make its way over here!

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