No-bake Lavender Tea Cheesecake


No-bake Lavender Tea Cheesecake

What tastes better than cheesecake? An effortless cheesecake made with tea! In my house, cheesecake is always the preferred dessert and my No-bake Lavender Tea Cheesecake includes everything that I love: tea, lavender, and honey! If you like sweet and simple desserts made with tea and fit for tea time, then you will absolutely love this recipe. Bon Appe-tea-t!

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No-bake Lavender Tea Cheesecake

Yields: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 tbsp. loose-leaf green tea

  • 4 tbsp. dried lavender flowers, divided

  • 1/4 cup boiling water

  • 1-1/2 cups crushed shortbread cookies (about 21 cookies)

  • 3 tbsp. butter, melted

  • 2 packages (8 oz. each) cream cheese, softened

  • 3/4 cup honey

  • 1-1/4 cups heavy whipping cream

  • Fresh mint leaves

  • Lavender sugar*

Instructions

Step 1: In an infuser or a small bowl, combine 3 tablespoons lavender, tea and water. Cover and steep for 15 minutes. Strain water, discarding lavender and tea. Set aside.

Step 2: Crush remaining lavender flowers. In a small bowl, combine the cookie crumbs, butter and crushed lavender. Press onto the bottom of a greased 9-in. spring form pan (I used a 6-in. pan for aesthetic). Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.

Step 3: For filling, in a large bowl, beat cream cheese and honey until smooth. Gradually beat in lavender tea. In another bowl, beat cream until stiff peaks form. Fold into filling. Spoon over crust.

Step 4: Refrigerate overnight. Run a knife around edge of pan to loosen; remove sides of pan. Sprinkle with lavender sugar and mint leaves if desired.

*Lavender Sugar: 1) Place dried lavender in food processor and blend for 10-15 seconds until chopped into small pieces. 2) Add 1 cup granulated sugar to processor and blend well for 10-15 seconds or until lavender is finely ground and mixed into sugar. 3) Store lavender sugar in airtight container at room temperature for up to 6 months.

No-bake Lavender Tea Cheesecake

I made this cheesecake for my husband who took it to work for a pot-luck. If I hadn't made it for others, I would have cut a slice so that I could have shown you just how creamy this cake is.

The crust is made of minced lavender buds and crushed short-bread cookies. It is truly divine! What is more is that the cake's filling is sweetened by honey which also lends to its creaminess.

No-bake Lavender Tea Cheesecake
No-bake Lavender Tea Cheesecake
No-bake Lavender Tea Cheesecake

The lavender sugar adds an organic and elegant finish to the cheesecake and I had fun using whole mint and lavender to garnish it.

No-bake Lavender Tea Cheesecake

I really hope you try this recipe! I don't see how any true tea lover who enjoys a simple no-bake dessert could resist and not fall in love with my Lavender Tea Cheesecake.

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