July 30 is a great day for the foodies and dessert lovers in America and also, around the world. Cheesecake Day is coming to town and better get ready for a cream-filled day of cheesy goodness.
Dating back to history of the ancient Greeks, cheesecake had been a very popular treat. There has been a debate as to what to call the cheesecake. It is often described as a cake with a crushed biscuit base and a very creamy cheese-based filling. Cheesecakes are usually sweet in nature and can be served with or without any toppings. Some makers usually add grated cheese on top, selected fruits, chocolate drizzle, and many more. Variations of cheesecake have been widely done, due to its popularity in many countries around the world. Each region has added its own flavors using local ingredients, while keeping the thought of “cheesecake” in place. Unlike regular cakes, cheesecakes can be or may not be baked, depending on how you want to make it.
Despite being packed with unnecessary nutrients such as calories and cholesterol, it still remains to be a very popular treat. And if there’s a very famous restaurant that makes huge servings of cheesecake, that would be the Cheesecake Factory. Go to the nearest dessert shop or restaurant and have a slice of this cheesecake goodness, even just for this special day. But if you want to make it extra special and a little healthy, you can make your own cheesecake at home.
Irish Cream Chocolate Cheesecake. Give your ordinary cheesecake experience by adding in a little Irish Cream for that safe liquor kick. Irish Cream is a popular cream-based liquor made of cream, Irish whiskey and usually coffee. The alcohol content is often mild and balanced by its creamy ingredient. This makes a good blend with the cream cheese and the chocolate mixture. Be careful because the Irish Cream Chocolate Cheesecake is full of creamy calories. Try not to overeat and make sure you’d do some exercises to burn off that extra calories.
White Chocolate Raspberry Cheesecake. As if blueberries are not enough to add in a regular cheesecake. Raspberries also make a good cheesecake topping. White chocolates also make a good cream cheese combination. Every bite is filled with fruity and creamy flavors that will definitely leave a mark on your palates. It’s chocolatey in a sweet and fruity way, the cheesecake way.
Diet Cheesecake. If you’re looking for some healthy cheesecake recipe, you can do this diet cheesecake at home, instead. This recipe is sweet but without the help of any refined sugar. Use healthy sugar substitutes for that extra sweetness. Low-fat cream cheese is used in the cake and low-fat sour cream for the topping. This is a great blend of flavors in a major healthy diet cheesecake.
Blueberry Cheesecake. This is probably one of the most popular of the cheesecake family. You can make it a little healthy by using low-fat cream cheese instead of the regular cream cheese. This cheesecake is easy is to make, does not need baking and can be done within an hour or so. This blueberry cheesecake has the subtle flavors of a regular cheesecake, but on a healthier note.
Cheesecake may not be that food for the health, but it doesn’t mean you can’t have one. Give yourself a cheesecake treat “once in a while,” like in special days such as the Cheesecake Day. Mark your calendars for a very cream-filled food holiday on July 30th.