The Baker Upstairs: Vanilla Cheesecake Mousse

7.30.2018

Vanilla Cheesecake Mousse

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This homemade vanilla cheesecake mousse is so luscious and silky smooth. All the taste of cheesecake, without any of the work!

This homemade vanilla cheesecake mousse is so luscious and silky smooth. All the taste of cheesecake, without any of the work!

Hey friends! It's been a minute. :) I posted almost a month ago about our new house, and then haven't posted anything since. The last month has been a blur of painting, packing, floor refinishing, moving, unpacking, and settling into our new place. We are finally 100% moved in (although far from 100% unpacked...) and it's exciting to see our house coming along, bit by bit! Anyway, since it's National Cheesecake Day today, I thought I might as well pop back in with a quick and easy recipe. This vanilla cheesecake mousse is one of my husband's favorite desserts. It takes just a few minutes to mix up, and a little bit of chill time, and then you've got an awesome cheesecake dessert that tastes like a million bucks!

As a rule, I don't like cheesecake very much (I know, I'm super weird that way!) but I do love this cheesecake mousse. It's so incredibly smooth and luscious, and has the perfect light cheesecake flavor. I love it with fresh fruit on top (or even a few spoonfuls of this delicious strawberry sauce or blackberry sauce), but it's delicious all on its own. The recipe makes about four hearty servings, but you could easily double or triple the recipe if you're making it for a crowd. This one is definitely a must-make!

This homemade vanilla cheesecake mousse is so luscious and silky smooth. All the taste of cheesecake, without any of the work!
Vanilla Cheesecake Mousse

2/3 cup heavy whipping cream
1 teaspoon corn syrup
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
2/3 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste (or regular vanilla)
1 cup graham cracker crumbs
1 teaspoon sugar
1 tablespoon butter, melted

In a large bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer, beat the whipping cream until soft peaks form. Add the corn syrup and beat until stiff peaks form. Set aside. In a separate bowl, beat the cream cheese and powdered sugar together until light and fluffy. Beat in the vanilla until well blended. Add half of the whipped cream to the bowl and mix until smooth. Add the other half of the whipped cream and mix until completely blended. Cover and refrigerate at least one hour.

When you're ready to serve, whisk together the graham cracker crumbs, sugar, and butter. Sprinkle a few tablespoons of the mixture into each of four small serving dishes. Pipe or scoop the cheesecake mousse into the serving dishes.
This homemade vanilla cheesecake mousse is so luscious and silky smooth. All the taste of cheesecake, without any of the work!

For more delicious cheesecake recipes, be sure to check out these fantastic posts below from my Celebrating Food blogging friends:

16 mouthwatering cheesecake recipes, perfect for celebrating National Cheesecake Day!

Cheesecake Brownies from Creations by Kara
Mini Raspberry Cheesecakes from Pretty Providence
Coconut Key Lime Cheesecake Bars from Real Mom Kitchen
No Bake Berry Cheesecake Parfait from An Italian in my Kitchen
Dairy Free Cheesecake from Namely Marly
Cappuccino Cheesecake from Simply Stacie
Chocolate Almond Cheesecake in Jars from Premeditated Leftovers
No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake from Super Golden Bakes
Instant Pot Cheesecake from My Mommy Style

and even more tasty cheesecake recipes from The Baker Upstairs:


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