As its name implies, Kahlua and Cream Cheesecake is Kahlua and Cream in cheesecake form.
This weekend marks one year since my sister died. I think God is watching out for me because a few days ago I got an unexpected e-mail from an old friend who happens to be in town this weekend. He needed a place to stay and I have several empty bedrooms at this point. Catching up with an old friend coupled with some cooking classes made a difficult time much easier.
A year ago I also did my first post here on Chocolate, Chocolate and more so this is also my blogiversary. Since my first post was a drink, Cambodian Iced Coffee, I thought I’d go with a drink for this post as well. Thing is, I’m not a fancy drink person. So I decided to convert Joan’s favorite drink into a cheesecake. She loved cheesecake so I think she would approve.
Joan loved her Kahlua and creams. She never skimped on the cream either. Our grandfather was a dairy farmer so dairy is important to both of us. Joan only drank whole milk and when she made a Kahlua and cream, she used cream, not milk.
The Kahlua comes through in the cheesecake but it just wasn’t Kahlua and creamy enough for me so I topped it with a generous helping of Kahlua whipped cream. Kahlua and cream requires equal amounts of each which would not make very good whipped cream. I backed off a little on the Kahlua and added some gelatin to stabilize the whipped cream. You can cut the whipped cream recipe in half if you want less of it.
Joan was never one to skimp and during the holidays we should all let loose right? I topped my Kahlua and Cream Cheesecake wit some Ferrero Rochers. If you want even more decadence, drizzle chocolate syrup on your Kahlua and Cream Cheesecake or drizzle some on the plate before serving.