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Saturday, July 7, 2012

Sweet Saturday: No-Bake Cheesecake Cones!

Happy Saturday, my dear friends! I hope you enjoyed a wonderful, festive week! I was away from Blogger for a few days of family fun, so I am excited to play catch-up today to see what you've been up to! :o)

There is a lot of love to be found with this week's delightful confection. After a few (unplanned) weeks away from this feature, it returns in a most colorful fashion. There are so many things to love about this treat. One of the best facets? I made this yesterday, as the temps rose to 100ยบ F. An easy no-bake treat that is eons more special than the typical ones I've made to beat the heat... and an absolute blast to make! Cheesecake Cones!
I did have some piping issues, but who can be unhappy about that when surrounded by so many rainbow sprinkles? Our kids-at-heart selves even forgot the scorching heat when in the presence of these beauties. Ready for some tasty details? The cones are filled with a fluffy vanilla-bean no-bake cheesecake batter, which is piped with a pastry bag to resemble soft-serve ice cream. As the recipe creator correctly declared, it's almost like a cheesecake mousse. A sprinkling of rainbow nonpareils atop the swirls makes my heart flutter.

Did you notice the cones? Oh my... how fun and delicious! Before filling the cones, the rims are dipped in melted white chocolate and then dipped into a mix of rainbow jimmies and nonpareils. I was positively giddy making these sprightly treats and everyone loved them. (And I am absolutely making a red and green Christmas variation.) They were enjoyed soft when eaten the moment I finished piping the last cone... and equally loved straight from the freezer as a frosty treat after a long, hot summer day. This recipe is easy, yet delivers an impressive result. Make these colorful cheesecake cones and see the sweet joy in the eyes of everyone around you. :o)

Thank you for fluttering on by! Stay cool this weekend, my friends! You make me happy. :o)

Recipe notes! To ensure success (and avoid runny batter), take note of the following tips emphasized by the recipe creator:
 * Put your bowl and whisk in the refrigerator, getting them very cold before you begin.
 * Make sure you use heavy whipping cream. It should have a milk fat content of between 36 and 40 percent. It should be cold.
 * Do not soften the cream cheese in the microwave. Let it stand at room temperature until it loses some of its firmness. It should still be a little cold when you add it to the whipped heavy cream/sugar mixture. (For my sparkly self, it was ready before thirty minutes had passed.)
 * Add the sugar a little at a time.
 * Regarding storage: To avoid the cones getting soggy, it is not recommended to refrigerate for more than a few hours. If made well in advance, store in the freezer. Remove for an extra frosty treat or if you prefer the soft mousse-like texture, simply let it sit out for a little bit at room temperature.

Cheesecake Cones
Yield: 8-10 cones

1 cup + 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
½ cup granulated sugar
4 ounces cream cheese, slightly softened (should still be a little cold)
Seeds of 1 vanilla bean OR 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
8-10 sugar cones (or other ice cream cones)
Multicolor nonpareils

In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, beat heavy whipping cream on high speed. Gradually add in half of the granulated sugar and beat until soft peaks form. Add the cream cheese and beat again, gradually adding the rest of the granulated sugar. Add the vanilla bean seeds or extract and beat until stiff peaks form.

Transfer the mixture to a piping bag fitted with a large star tip. Pipe batter into cones and into a large swirl on top like soft-serve ice cream. Sprinkle with multicolor nonpareils. Refrigerate until read to serve. You can also freeze them for an extra frosty treat.

TIP: To make these extra colorful, dip the rims of the sugar cones in melted white chocolate and then into multicolor sprinkles. Place them on parchment paper and allow them to harden before filling with cheesecake batter.

Source: SprinkleBakes


  1. I bet they taste yummy too!
    You always have the greatest sweets to share...
    Enjoy your weekend!

  2. Oh I can see why these would disappear quickly and I am sure there were as tasty as they look. I am glad you we we able to take some time to spend with your family. I pray that you have a week end filled with many blessings...hugs

  3. Wow! This looks so yummy! I especially like that you dipped the rim of the cone in white chocolate! The sprinkles look so pretty too! :)


  4. They look yummy and l'm sure they tasted just as yummy too:)x

  5. Oh my gosh, YUMMO!! I must try these!! I don't know where you find all these amazing recipes, my sweet friend, but I'm so glad you do!! It looks so festive with the colorful sprinkles and the white chocolate-dipped cone!! I want one NOW!!

    I hope you are doing great and feeling well!! I also hope you are having a marvelous weekend!! Big hugs!!

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  6. Now, isn't this to die for???? This looks so yummy and scrumptious! I will definitely have to try this recipe:)
    Thanks for sharing Karen!!
    Sherrie K


    Tee hee hee!!! Happy Sweet Saturday Everyone!!! *hugglers everyone and tosses sprinkles to celebrate this extra happy sweet day*

    OMJ Sunshine! I want to literally eat my screen right now. They look SOOOOOOOO amazing!!! I can't even imagine how fun they were to make. I bet your family's hearts just lit up the second they saw what you had for them! *hugglers you silly for being so amazing*

    I can't stop smiling, sis. These creations are just an instant burst of sunshine straight to the heart. SQUEEE!!! *devours one right this second because I simply cannot wait a second longer to try one* You did save me some, right sis? TEE HEE! You SO need to do a Christmas version of these sis! OMJ!!! Can you imagine?! *faints* Is it December yet? *counts down seconds with you*

    I LOVE YOU SUNSHINE!!!!!!!!!

    *forever rainbow sprinkle squishies*
    ~~~ Christina :) (aka the girl who just snuck unto your fridge and ate the rest of your masterpieces without you knowing) WHEEEEEEEEEE!!!

  8. Oh MY oh MY! Cheesecake is one of my hubby's favorite right after anything peanut butter and oreo :) But I think my 8 yr old son was sold on the beautiful sprinkles and the fluffy cheesecake...before he could even read the ingredients he was asking please, please, please. My mouth was watering as soon as I started reading.
    Thank you for sharing Sweet Saturday with us, so happy to be here!

  9. Oh Karen, these look so good!! I love coming over here to see what goodies you have for us.

    Thank you my Darling little Sis for your sweet comments you leave me. You brighten my day with each word you write. You are so loving, it just oozes out of you. I love and adore you right back!

    Hugs, Pam

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  11. Karen, this is Cindy, Madison's mom. Can you please send me an email to Madison's Funkycards @ charter dot net email address. I am not sure which email address is yours. I owe you a HUGE apology. Thank you! I made a mistake while she was gone.


Thank you for leaving some love! Have a beautifully blessed day. :o)

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