Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Frozen Key Lime Cheesecake in a Cone

I am looking for a show of hands...

Do you like a laid back lifestyle?
Do you enjoy not having to rush around, constantly looking at the clock?
Do you like warm nights with cool ocean breezes?

If you said yes, you would love visiting the Florida Keys.
The sun shining down on you and water as far as the eye can see!
Lots of ocean time swimming, fishing, boating and snorkeling.
Fun evenings hanging out at the beach or a bar in Key West.
 And the freshest seafood anywhere and of course, key lime pie.
Doesn't that sound just delightful?

While in the Florida Keys, a fun place we visited was the Blond Giraffe Key Lime Factory in Key West.  I was saddened to hear that it has since closed, but they had the best frozen and chocolate covered key lime cheesecake on a stick.  So I got to thinking...and an idea was birthed!

Frozen Key Lime Cheesecake in a Cone!

You will so want a batch of these in your freezer for anytime you want a treat to keep you cool.

2 packages of cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup sugar
5 Tbsp all purpose flour
1 tsp of vanilla extract
3 eggs
1/2 cup sour cream
1/4 cup key lime juice
2 packages of sugar ice cream cones (24)
1/2 of a package of chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

In a bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar until light and fluffy.  Add the flour and vanilla and blend well.  At low speed, add eggs 1 at a time, beating until just blended.  Add the sour cream and key lime juice.  Blend until mixed well.

Pour the cheesecake batter into ice cream cones.  Fill 3/4 of the way up the sugar cone.  Place in a tall baking dish so that the cone remains standing.  You may need to use scrunched up foil to prop up each cone; depends on the size of your tall baking dish.  You can also use the cones themselves to keep them all standing.

Bake the cones with the cheesecake batter for about 30 minutes.

Remove from oven and place chocolate chips on top.  The chocolate chips will melt on the hot cheesecake.  After 10 minutes, place the cones in the freezer for 4-5 hours or overnight.

Yum!  The cone acts like the key lime cheesecake's crust.  The cheesecake is light, fluffy and deliciously refreshing with just the right amount of key lime flavor; all topped with a chocolate layer of frozen goodness.

Wouldn't that be a fun treat to leave in your freezer for ANYTIME you wanted?
Just grab and go!!!

Celebrate the little things that make life sweet!

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