Recipe by CC♥'s2bake
"This tropical-inspired cheesecake features a ginger-coconut crust and two divine layers topped off with a fresh mango coulis. I like to make a coconut cream by adding coconut extract to whipped cream for topping the cheesecake. Top with a dollop of whipped cream and a sprinkle of toasted coconut, for even more flavor."
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sweetened flaked coconut
crushed gingersnap cookies
2 (8 ounce) packages
cream cheese, softened
1 (10 ounce) can
sweetened condensed milk
cubed fresh mango
white sugar, or more to taste
OMG CC this is ADP! (Absolute Dessert Perfection) And, I must admit I was a bit skeptical since this is the first time I've made a cheesecake without a water bath. But even without that there were no cracks at all! I am a skeptic no more. Now onto the crust - I didn't use gingersnap cookies as I'm not a fan of them and I had some leftover "Guyanese Lime Cookies" from this site. I crushed those up and next time I might put the coconut in the food processor or leave it out altogether. The crust is wonderful. The cheesecake itself is fabulous! It's divine and having two layers is GENIOUS! The flavors compliment each other vs. compete with each other. Some people thought it was thin or there wasn't enough filling - well if you have experience making cheesecakes you can tell by the ingredients that this isn't a NY style cheesecake that would contain at least (4) 8 oz. blocks of cream cheese. Double it if you must, but I do think that will take away from this dessert. The mango coulis is delish and I wish I had made this while mango was in season as I had to add a bit more sugar to get the desired sweetness. I did follow CC's suggestion and topped this with some toasted cococut, lime zest, and some coconut flavored whipped cream (8 oz. heavy whipping cream, 2 Tbsp. white sugar, 1 1/4 tsp. coconut extract) which put an already incredible dessert over the top to ADP! Thanks CC for a great recipe! (As I write this review I'm actually enjoying a slice....)
I was very disappointed in this crust. The ginger flavor was overpowering and the texture was chewy. I was embarassed serving this at a friend's house especially because the silence said it all. I think using half gingersnap cookies and half graham crackers would help the flavor. And because the moist/sticky coconut flakes seemed to overtake the texture of everything by creating a chewiness it would have been better to use unsweetened coconut (its a fine grated type that is dry) and added a tablespoon+ of sugar. There also seemed to be too much butter...I'd try using just 2 tablepsoons. I wish this had worked out better for me as I was very interested in making a different type of crust. I will try testing it out again with the above changes but make sure I do so before serving it to friends.
I needed a show stopper dessert for a BBQ over the Memorial Day weekend and this was just the one. I loved how this came together and was one of the easiest cheesecakes I've ever made. I confess I didn't have the gingersnaps and didn't feel like making a trip to the store, so I used cinnamon graham crackers that I had on hand and added 1 tsp of ground ginger to the crumbs for that ginger taste that was such a nice compliment to the other flavors. In the coconut layer of the cheesecake, I also added 1/4 C of coconut to carry that flavor through. This is the first cheesecake I've ever made that I didn't do in a water bath. I followed the baking instructions exactly and it came out perfect. No cracks and very little settling. A wonderful dessert that just screams summer and one I'll make several more times before the summer ends for sure. Thanks CC, really, really delicious.
Fantastic! I made this for a small dinner party and everyone loved it! Very refresing and tropical. You can taste each flavor, but not one overpowers the other. I only have a 10" spring form pan, but it still came out fine. I used my food processor to crush the ginger snaps. I've found that the finer the crumb, the better the crust sticks together. For the coulis, I doubled the sugar and added about 5 tsp. water so that I could drizzle it (I just put it in a plastic baggie, snipped the corner off, then squeezed out decoratively). Topped it off with homeade whipped cream and toasted coconut. My guests thought they were dining at a five-star restaurant. Well done, CC!
This was really good! I like the mango puree over the cheesecake. I did change the crust only because we done like gingersnaps. I used vanilla wafers instead, I followed the rest of the recipe as stated. Thanks for sharing!! Everyone loved it :)
WOW the crust for this cheesecake is ingenious! I think that the coconut lime flavor is so great on its own that you dont actually need the mango coulis- but if you like a saucy cheesecake than its an excellent way to go. super easy too!!!!!!!
I've found that I can use simple soup crackers (saltines or the like) to make the crust- much cheaper than buying gingersnaps! And it works just fine; just replace cookie crumbs with cracker crumbs, adding a tablespoon or so of sugar. For a "ginger" crust, just add some ginger (and other spices if preferred). Another thing to do: You can buy frozen mango cubes at some grocery stores. Very handy. And I think I'll try using some coconut cream concentrate (a product from Tropical Traditions), instead of the coconut flavoring. No, I'm not in sales for the company! I just love the product. It's concentrated coconut milk, concentrated flavor, but doesn't have the additives (and artificial ingredients?) that many flavorings have.
This is absolutely delicious! We loved it. Each flavor stands on it's own, none of which are overpowering. The combination of flavors, the smooth texture, the sweet/tart mix, everthing is perfect. Husband said "It tastes like summer!" This dessert would be perfect for very special occassions, a BBQ, Sunday dinner, anytime. We will definately make this again. Thank you for sharing!!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Coconut-Lime Cheesecake with Mango Coulis
Serving Size: 1/8 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 285
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