No Bake Mocha Cappuccino Cheesecake…An Icebox Cheesecake

No Bake Mocha Cappuccino Cheesecake...An Icebox Cheesecake | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

I had every intention of devouring this cheesecake this weekend for my husband’s birthday. Had I made it soon enough. Oh the procrastinator in me-why won’t she leave and be gone with herself!? It’s like I’m possessed by this little being that tells me, “wait, you have time-no seriously, you have time”. Uhm, current self, why are you sitting here typing this at 5am in the morning when your deadline is in one hour? Oh Camilla, you love me though, don’t you?

No Bake Mocha Cappuccino Cheesecake...An Icebox Cheesecake | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

Maybe it wasn’t the whole act of procrastinating that got me here, but merely the fact that: I-love-cheesecake-so-darn-much-that-I-can’t-trust-myself-with-it-in-the-house! I have this crazy thing I do with all my sweets when I want to keep temptation at bay-I freeze them!!! Yes, it’s temporarily out of sight, yet if I have a hankering, there it is.

No Bake Mocha Cappuccino Cheesecake...An Icebox Cheesecake | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

No Bake Mocha Cappuccino Cheesecake...An Icebox Cheesecake | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

And it’s perfect for cheesecake really. Have you ever had a slice of frozen cheesecake? It is heaven. Coming from the girl who worked at Jack in the Box and would hide in the freezer with a slice of their frozen cheesecake, because, don’t you know, they start frozen!? Oh and speaking of Jack in the Box, that’s where I met my wonderful husband who celebrated his wonderful birthday this past weekend. And we ourselves will be celebrating our very own 16th anniversary this year too!!

Too? Why’d she just say too? (this is your inner voice, don’t lie.)

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Because Camilla from Culinary Adventures with Camilla is celebrating her 16th Wedding Anniversary and she is celebrating with Sixteen Cheesecakes…and then some.

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Last year Camilla at Culinary Adventures with Camilla rallied some blogging friends to help her celebrate her 15th wedding anniversary. She was only looking for fifteen cheesecake recipes. But we posted waaaaaay more than #FifteenCheesecakes.

No Bake Mocha Cappuccino Cheesecake...An Icebox Cheesecake | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark

It was such a hit and we all had so much fun that she decided to see if she could get enthusiasm for another round of cheesecakes. Yep. This is an encore performance by some of her favorite foodie bloggers.
And without further ado, I give you the recipe for my very own No Bake Mocha Cappuccino Cheesecake…An Icebox Cheesecake that will make you feel like you are digging in to a slice of Iced Coffee. IT IS GOOD. And you won’t believe that it’s LIGHT!!!!
And don’t miss the others in the LinkUp below!
No Bake Mocha Cappuccino Cheesecake...An Icebox Cheesecake | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark
No Bake Mocha Cappuccino Cheesecake...An Icebox Cheesecake | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark
This recipe is derived from Martha Stewart.
More than #SixteenCheesecakes

No Bake Mocha Cappuccino Cheesecake...An Icebox Cheesecake | Famished Fish, Finicky Shark
Dark chocolate covered espresso are truly addicting-have you tried them?

No Bake Mocha Cappuccino Cheesecake…An Icebox Cheesecake

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 8 hours, 10 minutes

Total Time: 8 hours, 30 minutes

Number of servings: 16

Per Serving 184 calories

Fat 17 g

Carbs 8 g

Protein 3 g

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No Bake Mocha Cappuccino Cheesecake…An Icebox Cheesecake

Ingredients

    For the Crust

  • 1 1/2 packs chocolate grahams (13 crackers)
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate covered espresso beans, plus 2 Tb for garnish
  • 2 Tb vanilla sugar or granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted
  • For the Filling

  • 2 8oz pkg Neufchâtel cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 Tb vanilla sugar or granulated sugar
  • 1 Tb instant coffee
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • For the Glaze

  • 1 tsp instant coffee
  • 2 Tb water
  • 1 Tb vanilla sugar or granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp gelatin

Instructions

  1. In a food processor, pulverize the chocolate covered espresso beans about 2 minutes until they resemble crumbs. Add the chocolate grahams and vanilla sugar and process until combined. With the processor running, stream in the melted butter.
  2. Using greased fingers or a greased spatula, press the crumb mixture into a 9″ springform pan, up the sides and on the bottom, pressing firmly. Place in freezer to set.
  3. Meanwhile in a stand mixer, beat the cream cheese until smooth. Add the remaining filling ingredients and beat until smooth.
  4. Pour the filling into the crust. Push down any crust that extends too high, down slightly to allow crumbs to fall along the edge of the filling.
  5. Make the glaze. In a small bowl combine the instant coffee, water and vanilla and mix until dissolved. Sprinkle the gelatin over the top and let set a few minutes. Stir and drizzle over the filling in desired pattern.
  6. Freeze 8 hours or until firm. Let set out 5 minutes before serving. Garnish with additional chocolate covered espresso beans.