Blackberries are in season right now and just in time for the July Fourth Celebration.
I’ll give you three guesses what’s easy to make, taste like summer and fast as lightning to create with fresh blackberries. Ready, go!
Guess #1…nope, not blackberry cobbler, although that IS easy and yummy. Click here for my recipe from last year.
Guess #2…nope, not blackberry jam
Give up? Okay, this is your laaaaaassst guess!
Guess #3…you are right if you said, Blackberry Lime No Bake Cheesecake! You are one smart cookie!
Here’s the step by step way to make it but no recipe is included. Why? Because I want to challenge you to try using your taste buds as your guide. You can do it…this is so easy!
Place softened cream cheese and a splash of vanilla into a mixing bowl. (I eyeballed the amounts and ended up with a guesstimate of about 1-1/2 cup of cream cheese.)
Add fresh lime zest and juice. (I ended up using the zest of 1 lime and juice of 1-1/2 limes)
Then add a little powdered sugar. (After I tasted it , it wasn’t quite sweet enough, so I added a second scoop. The scoop is 1/4 cup, so 1/4 plus 1/4 equals how much? 1/2 cup; good job!
Whisk together until smooth and creamy. Taste and ask yourself is it sweet enough?, can I taste the lime?” If it needs to be a little sweeter, add a little more powdered sugar. If you can barely taste the lime, then add a little more juice.
Keep tasting and talking it out until you are one happy little chef.
Now it’s finally time for those luscious, juicy blackberries.
Place a few in the bottom of a serving dish. I used cute little mason jars. I love mason jars! They are perfect for each person to have their own serving and they’re perfect for summer. Summer time is mason jar time…more on that a little later.
Spoon a little of the lime cheesecake mixture on top of the berries.
Repeat with more fresh berries and another layer of the zesty cheesecake mixture.
Top with a single, beautiful blackberry and a sprinkle of zest.
And now you have a very easy, very summery, very blackberry lime no bake cheesecake!
See? You don’t really need a recipe…just start with these ingredients and make it how you like it! Maybe you could add a layer of crushed graham crackers for a little crunch.? Maybe not. Just go for it, the sky’s the limit!
Happy Fourth of July. I love ya!