As much as I love creating desserts from scratch, there are times when I don't have time to make a complicated dessert...you know, when you are making a big dinner for family or perhaps making so many other dishes you don't have oven space for a dessert. And of course, sometimes you just want a sweet bite of something that doesn't take much time!
This dessert is perfect anytime you don't have the desire to bake or the time! It may not be "gourmet" but it's delicious! Kids love helping create with this dessert so put them to work!
Makes about 8 (but depends how big your dishes are!)
Ingredients1 can condensed milk (14 oz)- plain, chocolate or even caramel flavoured
1 bar cream cheese (8oz), room temperature
2 tbsp jam, your favorite flavour
juice of one lemon (for berry flavours) or 2 tbsp strong coffee (if making chocolate mocha flavor)
1-1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
2-3 tbsp melted butter
2 cups cool whip if adding to mixture
2 cups cool whip for layers and topping
- Add condensed milk and cream cheese to large mixing bowl and beat until smooth, about 5 minutes.
- Add lemon juice (or coffee) and mix.
- Add jam and mix. (if using more than one type jam, divide mixture first)
- If using cool whip, add 2 cups and gently fold into mixture.
- In another bowl, combine melted butter and graham crumbs.
Set 8 smaller sized ramekins or cute glasses on work station. Add layers of graham crumbs, cool whip and cheesecake. You could add in other fun stuff - caramel sauce marshmallows, chocolate chips... whatever you have on hand.
|Caramel, graham cracker crumbs, chocolate cheesecake mix and marshmallows |
make this a pumped up s'more version of dessert!