No-bake green tea cheesecake

    8 hours 20 min

    If you are looking for a no-bake Japanese-style green tea cheesecake recipe, this is it. It couldn't be easier to make, and it's gorgeously creamy and very impressive. A great make ahead dessert for a dinner party.

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    Serves: 12 

    • 140g digestive biscuits, crushed
    • 2 tablespoons caster sugar
    • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
    • 2 tablespoons green tea powder (matcha)
    • 120ml warm water
    • 2 tablespoons gelatine powder
    • 120ml cold water
    • 475ml whipping cream
    • 450g cream cheese, at room temperature
    • 100g caster sugar
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 4 tablespoons honey
    • 2 eggs

    Prep:20min  ›  Extra time:8hr chilling  ›  Ready in:8hr20min 

    1. Combine the digestive biscuit crumbs with 2 tablespoons of sugar in a mixing bowl. Drizzle in the melted butter and mix until evenly moistened. Press into the bottom of a 23cm springform cake tin lined with greaseproof paper; set aside.
    2. Stir the matcha powder into the warm water; set aside. Sprinkle the gelatine over the cold water; set aside.
    3. Whip the cream to stiff peaks; set aside. Beat the cream cheese, 100g sugar, vanilla and honey in a clean mixing bowl. Beat in the eggs one at a time until evenly blended. Cook the gelatine mixture in the microwave until melted, about 45 seconds. Beat the gelatine and tea into the cream cheese mixture, then fold in the whipped cream until smooth. Pour into the springform tin.
    4. Refrigerate 7 hours to overnight before unmoulding and serving.

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     -  16 Aug 2011


    Wow, I love green tea flavors and this was my very first attempt at making a dessert out of matcha. I am so used to getting this flavor from green tea ice cream, it was almost bizarre to have it in a fluffy airy mousse cake like this. The color is delightful and is not as rich as a lot of cheesecake. I really enjoyed this recipe!  -  10 Apr 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Outstanding! This recipe is fabulous. The presentation is also gorgeous. Go make this NOW!  -  04 Feb 2010  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)