Frozen Raspberry and White Chocolate Cheesecake – Perfect with Strictly Come Dancing

I’m watching week two of Strictly Come Dancing. (‘Dancing with the Stars’ if you live on the other side of the pond). The wife watches religiously (she was an Am-Dram queen, took the lead in Carousel, could have been a contender…but became an accountant and it all went wrong from there…)

Anyway all this means I get to watch fat golfers (and this year fat Radio DJ’s, fat entrepreneurs, fat soap stars and not-so-fat supermodels) drag professional Latvian (maybe the odd Ukranian) dancers around a stage somewhere in England, with camp judges telling them how shit they are.

Have to love British TV. It’s the best in world. And I know that’s true, because I read it in the newspapers all the time. (BTW did anyone watch Breaking Bad? That’s the best TV. Ever.)

So. My ’emotional investment’ in Strictly Come Dancing isn’t quite up there with Breaking Bad. (WTF is he talking about you might ask?). It’s TV-speak for ‘is that guy watching the show or is he fading out’. So if ’10’ is ‘he’s glued to the screen’ and ‘1’ is ‘he’s dribbling onto his chin’ then I’d say I’m around a three. Or ‘0’ when Vanessa Feltz is on.

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Which gives me plenty of time toย reminisce about my Frozen Raspberry and White Chocolate Cheesecake. Another classic from the house of Good Food Magazine. You will need…

  • 200ml double cream
  • 220g white chocolate (plus some more to drizzle)
  • 300g raspberries (mine were frozen. Its October)
  • 500g cream cheese
  • 50g caster sugar
  • 300g vanilla ice cream
  • 175g crunchy butter biscuits
  • 140g ginger nut biscuits
  • 140g butter

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First make the biscuit base. Smash up the biscuits in a bag. Melt the butter in a pan, add the biscuit crumbs and mix. (Cha Cha Cha!)

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Push the mixture into a tray (about 20cm) – we used a silicon tray here because it makes it easier to get the completed creation out onto a plate. Chill in the fridge for half an hour. (American Smooth)

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Meanwhile create the filling. Put the cream in a small pan and warm. Add the chocolate and heat until melted. (Tango)

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Put the raspberries in a big bowl. Add the chocolately creamy mixture and whisk with an electric whisk. (Foxtrot)

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Push the mixture through a sieve to remove all the pips. (Waltz)

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Put the cream cheese and sugar in another big bowl. Add the raspberry mixture and whisk again. (Jive baby!)

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Let the ice cream soften up and fold gently into the mix. (Charleston)

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Pour the mix onto the biscuit base and smooth over. (American Smooth)

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Put in the freezer overnight.

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When you’re ready to serve place some more raspberries on top of the cheesecake and drizzle with melted white chocolate.

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Leave to let the filling soften a little and then slice into squares. (Paso Doble)

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Serve with coffee or tea! (with a good dose of Mambo)

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25 thoughts on “Frozen Raspberry and White Chocolate Cheesecake – Perfect with Strictly Come Dancing

  1. OHHH that looks amazing! I make a similar non-frozen one for my husband’s birthday every year (it’s his mom’s recipe). I may have to switch it up for this one next year!!
    I love how every time I read your posts I learn something new, like Strictly Come Dancing!!?? I pretty much died when I read that. I just thought it would be called the same thing!
    We just got into Breaking Bad on Netflix a few weeks ago. Yesterday we watched 6 straight episodes. Only stopping for occasional bathroom breaks and chip refills. Now we’re about half way through Season 4. I’ve been avoiding spoilers like the plague but I have an idea how it will all end…and I don’t think it can end well! Why oh why did they only do 5 seasons?! Just as I get into it ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  2. The cheesecake looks amazing, perfect for a dance show. Not quite the dessert I’d associate with Breaking Bad (hmm, maybe something blue for that show ๐Ÿ˜Š). I, too, like British television, but I have to chime in and say that Breaking Bad is pretty much the best. television. ever. Glad to hear you enjoyed it on your side of the pond. I can hardly wait to see the spinoff show with Saul – what a character! (Oh, was I supposed to be talking more about the cheesecake? Sorry!)

  3. Love British television. Doesn’t come with my cable package, but I get to watch it at my parent’s place. And love any frozen dessert.

  4. That looks excellent. My belts and the waistbands of my trousers are telling me the party is over. I will have to live vicariously through blogs like yours ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿฐ๐ŸŽ‚

  5. The end of Breaking Bad has not been good for our local economy. It was filmed in Albuquerque, just down the road.

    As to desserts, I don’t know why you don’t weigh enough to qualify for the dance show. Your desserts always look so delicious.

  6. I like the way you waltzed us through that. Nice cheesecake.
    I would rather go to bed with Brucie than sit through one of those shows. I’m more of a Storage Hunters kind of guy, if I am looking to numb the brain completely.

    • If I want to numb my brain I watch Brian Cox explain Einstein’s explanation of the origin of species. Hang on I mean his explanation of relativity. See, my brain is numbed already.

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