Earl Grey & Blueberry Cheesecake

Earl Grey & Blueberry Cheesecake

This is a pretty special cheesecake, not only is to no bake and vegan friendly, but it also uses our earl grey tea! Read on to find the recipe from @Alphafoodie

Ingredients

Base

  • 1/2 cup raw hazelnuts
  • 1/2 cup raw Almonds
  • 8-9 pitted Medjool dates
  • 2 Tablespoons raw cacao powder
  • Pinch of sea salt

Filling

  • 2 cups raw cashew nuts (pre-soaked in boiling water for 30 minutes or overnight in cold water)
  • 1/2 cup frozen or fresh blueberries
  • 1/2 cup melted coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup coconut cream
  • 1/3 cup agave or maple syrup or honey (add more if you like it sweeter)
  • 1/3 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 1/2 earl grey tea bags (approx 5 teaspoons)

Decoration (optional)

  • Edible flowers
  • Frozen berries

Method

  1. Place the almonds and the hazelnuts in a food processor and process until you obtain a crumbly flour. Add the rest of the base ingredients and pulse together until well mixed.
  2. Press it into the bottom of prepared 8-inch spring form pan and set aside.
  3. Rinse the food processor and process the cashew nuts, coconut cream, coconut oil and maple syrup until smooth and creamy.
  4. Set aside half of the mixture. To one half of the cashew mixture, add the tea leaves and blend until thoroughly incorporated. Set aside.
  5. To the other half of the cashew mixture, add the lemon juice and zest and the blueberries. Blend until a smooth, creamy texture is obtained.
  6. Layer the tea mixture evenly onto the base using a spatula, followed by the blueberry and lemon layer.
  7. Place the cheesecake in the freezer for at least 5 hours.
  8. Remove from the freezer and release the springform pan.
  9. Let it rest for about 15 minutes.
  10. Add any desired decorations to the cheesecake, like frozen fruit and edible flowers, and enjoy.
Love cheesecake? Check out our chamomile cheesecake or our raw cheesecake bars.

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