Mangos And Me
Mangos have a soft spot in my heart. Childhood memories, you might say. When I was a kid, my parents planted several mango trees (among other trees) in our small humble lawn.
My father said they were the "honey mango" type and he was right because they tasted so sweet, like honey. The flesh were so bright orange that it made you feel happy just to see it.
Throughout the years the trees were giving us extremely lots of fruits until it was impossible for us to consume them all. My father started to give them to our neighbours.
My mother even packed boxes of them for me to give to my office mates back then. The mangos were gifts for relatives, whoever that came by the house.
We still have those trees. Until now. For me they're not only some mango trees. They're precious memories that I cherish from both of my late parents.
Canned Mango Or Fresh Mango
Ok so for this recipe in the video I used canned mango. Why?! You'd ask me, right?
Well it was easier? I already had that canned mango in the pantry screaming to be used. So I did, and this mango cheesecake came out great!
But hey, if you don't have canned mango laying around in your pantry (or ran out of it, like I did), then no worries. Just use fresh mangos. Yep, it works great also.
I know because I tested it *wink*! and we re-shoot the photos for it. If you see any difference from the video below, it's because of that, the recipe is the same except I'm using fresh mangos.
Ok, so you'd need around 2 mangos. Just peel them, take out the flesh and blitz them into very fine puree. That's all. Easy, right?
Tips On How To Get it Right
This is a very simple straight forward recipe, if you'd ask me. Having said that, down below I've listed some tips that I think you should know of would find them useful so that you can easily get this cheesecake right.
We don't want to be wasting all the ingredients away now, do we?
Mango - use canned or ripe sweet fresh mango.
Cream cheese - Use full fat cream cheese. Don't use light one, else your cheesecake won't set properly.
Ingredients temperature - Make sure you use the ingredients at the temperature mentioned in the recipe. For example, cream cheese at room temperature. This makes the whisking easier and smoother when mixing it with other ingredients.
White chocolate - Don't skip this as it's what give the sweetness to your cheesecake, and it also helps setting it.
Chilling - Chill your cheesecake in the fridge, at the coldest part. I'd recommend you chilling it for min 8 hours for it to properly set.
Substitute for gelatine powder - You can use sheet gelatine or agar-agar powder, whichever you prefer. Just refer to your packet instruction and use the amount that sets 500 ml liquid.
Incorporating whipping cream - In the video below I added the whipping cream after fluffing up the cream cheese, and mixing everything just until it gets slightly thicker. If you get grainy texture it means that you over mixed it.
If you're not comfortable of using that method, just whip the whipping cream separately and add it as the last ingredient, mix everything together by gently folding it with a spatula.
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No-Bake Mango Cheesecake
- 1 ⅓ cup digestive biscuits (130 g)
- 3 tbsp unsalted butter plus 1 tbsp more, (50 g)
- 10.5 oz full fat cream cheese (300 g)
- ⅔ cup whipping cream (150 ml)
- 10.5 oz white chocolate (250 g)
- 1 ½ cup canned mango pulp , for cheesecake (375 ml)
- 2 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 tbsp gelatin powder (10 g), use any type or amount that sets 500 ml
- ¼ cup water (60 ml)
- ¼ cup canned mango pulp , for decoration (60 ml)
- Crush the digestive biscuits into fine crumbs. Pour into a bowl and add in melted butter. Mix well and pour into a 7 inch springform pan. Press the crumbs to the base. Chill in the fridge for 30 minutes.
- In a bowl, add in cream cheese and whisk until fluffy. Add in whipping cream and mix until the mixture is a bit thicker. Do not over mix to avoid the cream from splitting.
- Melt the white chocolate in microwave or double boiler. Add into the cream cheese mixture and immediately mix all together to avoid the white chocolate seizing up. Add in mango pulp and mix to combine. Add in lemon juice and mix all together. Set aside.
- In a bowl add in water and powdered gelatine. Let it bloom for 5 minutes and heat in microwave or double boiler until the gelatine is dissolved. Add some cheesecake mixture into the dissolved gelatine and mix to combine. This is to temper it so it's easier to mix later.
- Add tempered gelatine into cheesecake mixture. Immediately mix all together to combine. Pour into previously chilled base. Hit the pan against the work surface a few times to release air bubbles.
- Spoon mango pulp randomly on top. Using a stick, make a swirls all around. Chill in the fridge overnight to let it set (minimum 8 hours in the coldest part of the fridge). Ready to serve.
How Transfer To Serving Plate
- It's easy since this cake is small. First insert a knife under the cheesecake and carefully run it all around to detach the cheesecake from the base.
- Using the same knife, gently lift the cheesecake a bit and insert 1 flat spatula. Do the same in the opposite direction.
- Carefully yet confidently lift the cheesecake with both spatulas and place on a serving plate. Gently remove spatulas out.
- Or place a baking sheet on the base of the springform pan before assembling. You will have a slightly bigger baking sheet coming out from the springform pan after assembling it. Before serving, gently slide the cheesecake onto a serving plate.
How To Serve
- Keep the cheesecake in the fridge all the time until just a few minutes before serving. Cut the slices as needed and put back the cheesecake in the fridge to maintain chill.
- Please use full fat cream cheese. Meaning, do not use light cream cheese else it won't set as good.
- Please use minimum 35% fat content for the whipping cream. The fat is needed to help set the cheesecake.
- Use unsalted butter.