Lemon Icebox Cheesecake Recipe

Lemon Icebox Cheesecake Recipe
Lemon Icebox Cheesecake

Lemon Icebox Cheesecake

Lemon icebox cake is a favorite among lemon lovers. I bet you’ll love this wonderful dessert during summer. This cheesecake is very creamy with a really light texture and a super fresh flavor.

Recipe Ingredients

IngredientUS measureMetric measure
FILLING  
Lemon juice¼ cup59 ml
Unflavored gelatin2 ¾ teaspoons2 ¾ teaspoons
Cream cheese1 ½ Ibs3bars
Heavy cream1 ¼ cups150 grams
Sugar¾ cup150 grams
SaltPinch
CRUST 
Grated lemon zest1 teaspoon1 teaspoon
Rectangular graham cracker1 ½ cups9 whole
Melted butter5 tablespoons5 tablespoons
CURD  
Fresh Lemon juice1 tablespoon1 tablespoon
Butter2 tablespoons2 tablespoons
Heavy cream1 tablespoon1 tablespoon
Sugar½ cup100 grams
Egg1 large
Egg yolk1
    

Recipe Directions

The Crust

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and adjust oven rack to middle position.
  • In a food processor, pulse the crackers until finely ground.
  • Add butter and lemon zest and pulse until well combined.
  • Press the mixture onto the base of a 9-inch springform pan.
  • Bake for 10minutes or until it is lightly golden brown.
  • Cool completely on a wire rack while making the curd.

The Curd

  • Whisk egg, egg yolk, cream, sugar, and salt in a small saucepan. Add the lemon juice and whisk.
  • Cook on medium heat and stir continuously until the mixture is thick like pudding. Remove and stir in the butter and cream.
  • Press the mixture through a sieve into a small bowl and keep in the refrigerator until needed.

The Gelatin

  • In a small bowl, soak gelatin in ¼ cups of lemon juice and allow it to soften for 5 minutes.
  • Microwave the mixture for about 30 seconds until it is bubbling around the edges and gelatin dissolves.

The Filling

  • Using an electric mixer on medium speed, beat cream cheese, sugar, and salt for 2 minutes until it is smooth and creamy – scraping down sides of the bowl.
  • Slowly add the cream and beat for 2 minutes until light and fluffy.
  • Add the gelatin mixture and ¼ cup of chilled curd.
  • Beat on medium-high speed for 3 minutes until smooth and airy.
  • Remove the crust from the refrigerator and pour the filling into it and smooth the top.
  • Pour thin lines of remaining curd on top of cake and create a decorative pattern by dragging paring knife through the lines.
  • Keep in the refrigerator for at least 7 hours and remove sides of the pan.

Servings

Using a chef’s knife, carefully cut into slices and serve.

How best to serve the dish?

Serve slices with lemon zest or whipped cream.

How to store

Cover with a plastic wrap and keep in the refrigerator.

How long can it be stored?

The dessert can last for 2 days in the refrigerator.

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